GENTLEMAX PRO FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL
At Physicians Skin & Laser, we offer GentleMax Pro laser hair removal treatments for fast, efficient and gentle hair reduction that’s safe for all skin types. Laser treatment results are long-lasting and the procedure causes only minimal discomfort. Due to the fact that a laser targets melanin, the more melanin an individual has in his/her hair, the more effective a laser will be. Therefore, someone with gray, red, or blonde hair is not as good a candidate for laser hair removal as one with darker hair.
GentleMax Pro may also be used to treat age spots, veins visible on the face and legs, and to rejuvenate your skin overall.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the GentleMax Pro treatment process?
GentleMax treatments are non-invasive, delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time. To reduce discomfort, the laser uses a patented cooling system that sprays cryogen to deeply cool the top layer of your skin before and after every pulse of the laser. Depending on the size of the area being treated a treatment may last a few minutes or an hour or more. GentleMax Pro can remove hair from all areas of the body including the face, underarms, legs, arms and back.
Some patients experience a mild stinging or pinching sensation with the GentleMax Pro. Usually no local anesthetic or pain medicine is necessary but a topical anesthetic cream may be applied one hour before the treatment to reduce any pain.
Treatments may need to be repeated depending on your unique hair growth cycle and the density of your hair. Additional factors that determine if multiple treatments are necessary include your age, ethnicity, hormones, medications and metabolism – all of which can affect your hair’s thickness and tenacity.
What is the treatment preparation?
You may shave the area to be treated 1 to 2 days before treatment, but it’s advised not to pluck or wax before or after your GentleMax Pro treatments begin.
What is the treatment aftercare?
After a GentleMax Pro treatment you can resume normal activities, but sunscreen must be worn on any treated areas whenever exposed to the sun. Limiting sun exposure to treated areas by covering them with clothing or staying indoors is best. You may also be advised to use a formulated skin care product, exfoliate and antibacterial body soap after the procedure.
Laser Hair Removal and Skin Color
Previous laser hair reduction and removal technology could not safely be used on patients with darker skin tones due to the potential to develop post-laser pigmentation changes. GentleMax Pro can safely be used on darker and ethnic skin tones.
Are there any side effects of GentleMax Pro for Laser Hair Removal?
Side effects of treatments include temporary redness and swelling at the treatment site. This indicates your hair follicles have responded to the treatment. Side effects normally disappear within hours of treatment.