What Is The GentleMax Pro Plus Laser?
The GentleMax Pro Plus laser device made by Candela, a leader in the field of laser technology. This particular device is designed with adjustable laser settings and a patented Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM feature for improved patient comfort. This alexandrite laser is considered one of the best innovations in laser hair removal.
Benefits Of The GentleMAX Pro Plus Laser
Laser hair removal offers significant benefits, including a decrease in stubble, ingrown hairs, and rashes caused by shaving and other hair removal methods. The FDA-cleared GentleMax Pro system can achieve permanent hair reduction of approximately 80 to 90 percent.
Candidates For The GentleMAX Pro Plus
This laser hair removal device is a dual-wavelength 755 nm and 1064 nm Alexandrite laser that can achieve optimal results for skin types I – VI. The adjustable treatment tip makes the GentleMax Pro Plus suitable for a variety of treatment areas, including the:
- Upper Lip
- Beard area
How Is Laser Hair Removal With GentleMAX Pro Plus Performed?
Laser hair removal using the GentleMax Pro Plus device is typically very comfortable. Patients usually do not need a local anesthetic applied beforehand. Treatment is conducted in a comfortable room where the patient sits or lies down comfortably. Everyone in the room wears protective glasses the filter laser light. The provider reviews the treatment area and answers any last-minute questions, then begins the procedure. The device settings are adjusted to the treatment area and pulses of laser energy begin. Just before each laser pulse, the device handpiece emits a short burst of cooling spray. This protects the skin and also diminishes the sensation of thermal energy entering hair follicles. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the process may be done in just a few minutes or may take close to an hour.
Like all laser hair removal treatments, GentleMax Pro Plus hair removal is performed in a series of 4 to 10 sessions. Each session targets the hair follicle in its active growth phase to disrupt the cycle and disable the follicles’ ability to produce new hair.
Is Laser Hair Removal With GentleMAX Pro Plus Safe?
Laser hair removal treatments have been popular for many years. As new technologies have been tested, innovative devices have been manufactured to improve efficacy, comfort, and safety. The GentleMax Pro Plus device has been designed to target the hair shaft and bulb of the hair follicle. The laser energy works by absorbing into the pigment of the hair shaft and transferring into the hair follicle, where controlled heat causes damage to the network that produces new hair. Because laser treatments work by heating targeted tissues, it is important to have this type of procedure performed in a specialized facility by a trained, licensed professional. Romeo & Juliet has been voted Best Laser Hair Removal in New York. Our highly trained staff performs each treatment carefully to produce excellent results with minimal risks and side effects.
How Many GentleMax Pro Plus Laser Treatments Are Needed?
We are so excited to now offer laser hair removal using the GentleMax Pro Plus laser platform! This system has many of the same features that are known and loved about the latest GentleMax Pro Plus laser and a few new ones that further improve upon this treatment. The GentleMax Pro Plus device has a larger spot size and shorter pulse durations, making this treatment ideal for finer residual hairs. Additionally, the built-in cooling system makes each treatment 50 percent more comfortable. That said, you may still need two or more treatments to achieve lasting results. While this system is appropriate for all skin types and can successfully target a wide range of hair, it may take more treatments based on the characteristics of your hair and skin.
Are There Any Risks Involved with the GentleMax Pro Plus Laser?
Laser hair removal should only be sought by an experienced practitioner who has received comprehensive training in the use of various laser systems. Laser treatments work using thermal energy. If not applied with extraordinary care, the laser energy can burn the skin. This can result in scarring or unwanted pigment changes. The staff at Romeo and Juliette have mastered the use of multiple laser systems, including the newest generation technologies like the GentleMax Pro Plus Laser. Laser hair removal is all that we do. By focusing solely on the use of lasers for hair removal, we have gained an immense amount of mastery in this procedure.
Can GentleMax Pro Plus Laser be Combined with Other Cosmetic Treatments?
It is possible to get other cosmetic treatments when you’re in your laser hair removal treatment program, yes. Talk to your providers ahead of time to ensure that you schedule your treatments in a way that is not contradictory to your comfort, safety, and optimal outcomes. For example, there are some cosmetic treatments that you may not have done within a week or two of your laser treatment if you are having the same area treated.
Should I Avoid Sun Exposure After GentleMax Pro Plus Laser Treatment?
Laser hair removal treatment makes your skin more sensitive to heat and sun damage. Sun exposure causes heat to build up in your skin so could cause unwanted discomfort. You can enjoy a day out in the sunshine while going through your laser hair removal program. However, it is best to limit sun exposure for two weeks after a session and for at least one week prior to a session.
Can People of Any Age Receive this Cosmetic Treatment?
Studies indicate that laser hair removal is safe for a wide range of people of all ages. That said, clients under the age of 18 may need parental permission to receive this treatment.
Is Laser Hair Removal With GentleMAX Pro Plus Painful?
Laser hair removal has been known to be uncomfortable. This reputation, however, was earned very early on. Today’s laser devices are more streamlined and inclusive of comfort measures. The GentleMax Pro Plus device cools the skin before laser energy is emitted. The Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM keeps the upper layers of the skin cool and comfortable so energy absorption is felt more subtly. Clients may experience a slight stinging or snapping sensation, though this lasts only momentarily.
Side Effects To Laser Hair Removal With GentleMAX Pro Plus
Clients scheduled for laser hair removal are advised to prepare for treatment by avoiding certain medications and supplements and by avoiding tanning prior to their appointment. The day before laser hair removal, the treatment area should be shaved. This reduces the absorption and transfer of heat into the follicle, which both improves comfort and decreases post-treatment side effects.
After laser hair removal, clients can expect mild side effects. These may include minor redness, small bumps around hair follicles, and a sunburned sensation. Side effects begin to diminish within a few hours of treatment but can take up to 2 days to fully resolve. If the skin feels uncomfortably warm, cool compresses can be applied for a few minutes at a time. Ibuprofen can also be taken if needed.