Unwanted hair can easily be removed with a few different kinds of lasers. A series of sessions is usually required for optimal hair removal, depending on the color of your skin and the color of the hair being treated. Hair grows in multiple stages and must be targeted in its active growth phase. In order to do so, it is important to repeat the treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
Pain tolerance is patient dependent. We usually start without any numbing cream to assess pain tolerance. If needed, the second laser session can be completed with numbing cream. After the procedure, the area will be warm, red and tender. This can be minimized with ibuprofen (Advil®).
It is case specific. Most patients will see desired results after 6 sessions but may need up to 12.
It will look red and irritated. Occasionally, bruising and blistering may also occur.
Apply Aquaphor® liberally until the skin is healed.
Candela® GentleMax™ is a laser system used for hair removal. The GentleMax™ system contains two lasers for hair removal: the Alexandrite laser treats lighter skinned individuals and the ND:Yag laser treats darker skinned individuals. To obtain significant hair reduction, the required number of laser treatments depends on the patient’s skin color and the coarseness and darkness of the hair being treated. Most patients will require a minimum of 6 treatments.
*Individual results may vary
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