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The GentleMax Pro is made by Candela, a leader in the laser hair removal industry. Since 2003, we have used Candela’s equipment for all Affordable Laser’s treatments. The GentleMax Pro is one of Candela’s newest models, making our laser one of the most effective lasers on the market today. Trust GentleMax Pro to remove unwanted hair efficiently and effectively on all skin types.
What are Laser Hair Removal treatments like?
Laser energy is delivered through a small hand piece operated by your practitioner. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Your skin may be slightly red immediately following the procedure. This typically lasts from a few minutes to several hours after the procedure.
Are laser hair removal treatments painful?
Gentle Pro Laser Hair Removal treatments use a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layer with a cooling burst of cryogen in adjustable durations—milliseconds before the laser pulse. DCD helps ensure that the treatments are as comfortable as they are effective.
What precautions should I take throughout this process?
Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks prior and immediately after treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatment. Wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning treatment.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
Avoid plucking, electrolysis, or waxing for 6 weeks prior to your appointment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products before your laser treatment.
How long do Laser Hair Removal treatments take, and how many treatments will I require?
Treatment times may vary depending on your specific needs. Appointments vary from ten minutes to an hour. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and the number of treatments required will be based on your hair color and type, body area and skin tone. Typically most clients require 6 to 9 treatments.
Is Laser Hair Removal safe, and are there any side effects?
Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Permanent side effects are rare, and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area – these usually do not last more than a few days.