Are you tired of constantly waxing, plucking, or shaving away unwanted hair, only for it to grow back again? If this sounds like you, laser hair removal is a great option! At HMGS, we use the Candela GentleLase Pro laser to provide effective, long-term results so you can enjoy silky-smooth skin with confidence!
What is the Candela® GentleLASE Laser?
The Candela GentleLase Pro laser is considered the gold standard when it comes to laser hair removal. During treatment, light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This damage stops or delays future hair growth. The most common treatment areas for laser hair removal include the legs, armpits, bikini, upper lip, chin, back and chest however, it can be used on other areas of the body as well.
The great thing about the Candela GentleLase Pro laser is that it is very versatile, and can be used for more than laser hair removal. This machine can also be used to address the following:
- Unwanted hair
- Seborrheic Keratoses
- Age/Sun Spots
Who is a Good Candidate for the Candela® GentleLASE Laser?
Anyone who wishes to reduce hair growth can benefit from laser hair removal. Overall, a consultation with one of our dermatologists is required to determine if this treatment is a good match for you.
What to Expect During Candela® GentleLASE Laser Treatment?
Prior to their hair removal appointment, patients will be asked to refrain from waxing or plucking the hairs in the treatment area for several weeks. During treatment, individuals will be seated in a treatment chair and given goggles to wear to protect their eyes. A topical numbing cream may also be applied to the targeted area to ensure your comfort during the session. The Candela GentleLase Pro laser handpiece will then be placed against the skin to begin treatment. This instrument is also equipped with a skin cooling mechanism that is used during treatment to ensure you are comfortable and the surface of your skin is protected.
Recovery from the Candela® GentleLASE Laser
There is no downtime required following treatment, and patients can return to their normal activities right away. An ice pack can be used to help soothe the treated area and calm the skin if needed. For the first few days after treatment, patients should avoid scrubbing or exfoliating the targeted areas and use gentle cleansers. Sun exposure should also be avoided to prevent the risk of changes in pigmentation. Most people required 4-7 treatment sessions spaced about 4-8 weeks apart.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are tired of shaving and waxing, contact our office today to learn more about the Candela GentleLase Pro laser hair removal treatment! HMGS Dermatology has been performing hair laser treatments in South Jersey for almost 20 years. We will be happy to schedule your consultation with one of our dermatologists.
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