Everything You Need to Know About Candela GentleMax Laser Hair Removal

What is Candela GentleMax® laser hair removal?

It's time to get excited about laser hair removal, regardless ofyour skin type. It's the fourth most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the

U.S. for a reason. People like you love the look, feel of a hassle-free lifestyle without unwanted hair.

The state-of-the-art Candela GentleMax is a patented hair removal system. Dr. Pasha uses a smallhandpiece to direct a beamofpowerful light onto the area being treated. The targeted skin cells absorb this light. They convert it to heat.

This destroys the hair follicle so that it can no longer produce a hair there and the GentleMax does this without damaging the surrounding skin.

What parts of your body are good candidates for treatment?

Where do you have unwanted hair? This hair removal systemcan help. Remove hair on the:

Almost anywhere you have unwanted hair, the GentleMax can remove it.

Does Candela GentleMax hurt?

Pain is always a concern with hair removal. Waxing, tweezing, or threading hurt. Ouch! Who knows what the long-term effects ofusing depilatory creams are? You're applying harsh chemicals to your skin.

The Candela GentleMax systemis different. It comes complete with a Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™). Dr. Pasha uses this device to spray the upper layer of skin with a cooling solution.

This solution instantly freezes the very top layer of skin. Within a couple milliseconds, the laser hits the same spot. This one-two punch of cold and heat that takes less than a second means most people will remain perfectly comfortable throughout the procedure.

It's been compared to the feeling of snapping yourself with a rubber band. Yes, you feel it for an instant. Then it's gone.

If you think you're a little more sensitive to pain than the average person, ask Dr. Pasha to apply a numbing creamas an extra precaution. Then relax. You're on your way to that hair-free look and feel you want.

Do you need multiple sessions?

You have many hair follicles even in a small area. Targeting all of themin one session isn't possible, but each session leaves you with fewer active hair follicles. The number of sessions required depends on:

If you have darker hair on lighter skin, you will get the fastest results. The laser uses the contrast between hair color and skin color to guide it. A single area will typically take two to six sessions. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Pasha can assess how many treatments you'll likely need.

What's it like after the procedure?

Your skin may be red for a few minutes or a few hours. As this redness fades you'llnote smoother skin with less hair. Best of allis that it's permanent. While you might need multiple sessions, the treated follicles can no longer produce a hair.

How do you get ready for Candela GentleMax laser hair removal?

Unlike prior to a waxing session, you'llwant to shave before you go in for this procedure. Shaving not only removes the longer hair; it exfoliates the top layer of skin, giving the laser direct access to the hair follicle.

Because the laser works more effectively on lighter skin, you should avoid sun exposure for a few weeks before the procedure. Continue to protect your skin for the follow-up sessions in the coming weeks to optimize results in the fewest session possible.

Don't wax or pluck for four to six weeks prior to a session. If there's no hair there, the laser can't target its follicle. Are you ready to uncover smoother skin without unwanted hair? Book online today.

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