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Are you tired of shaving and plucking unwanted body hair, only to see temporary results? If so, you are not alone. Many individuals choose to undergo GentleLase treatments for long-term hair removal. This treatment safely removes unwanted hair without causing damage to delicate pores. Plus, it is quick and easy and requires no downtime, so you can resume your everyday activities right away. Our dermatologists are highly skilled in laser hair removal and aim to provide each of our patients with beautiful, long-lasting results.

What is GentleLase?

GentleLase is a laser treatment used to remove unwanted body hair. It can be used on any area of the body but is most commonly used on the face, chest, back, underarms, legs and bikini area. This system uses a long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser to aim gentle beams of light at the targeted areas. Treatment is safe and only targets the unwanted hair, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. GentleLase is able to provide both men and women with fast and reliable results, diminishing unwanted hair for good!

Who is a Good Candidate for GentleLase?

The GentleLase is an excellent modality to treat unwanted hair in a variety of skin types. Tanned skin is best avoided before any hair laser removal therapy. Dark and coarse hairs respond the best. Your dermatology provider will assess your skin and hair to determine if this laser would be most appropriate. If you are interested in long-term hair removal, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, your dermatologist will determine if this treatment is a good fit for you and your hair removal goals. 

What to Expect During GentleLase Treatments?

Before your GentleLase treatment, you will need to stop plucking or waxing hair, using tanning lotions, and using salicylic or glycolic acid on the treatment site for several weeks to ensure the best possible results. You will be directed to shave the area two days before your treatment so only a light stubble is left. 

During treatment, the GentleLase laser will be moved over the treatment area. Patients describe it as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin. This laser is also equipped with an auto skin-cooling mechanism to protect your skin and ensure you are completely comfortable. 

Laser Hair Reduction FAQs

How long does laser hair reduction last?

Laser hair reduction can last for years if you complete your treatment package. However, because of the nature of hair growth, you may need to return for maintenance sessions regularly.

Is laser hair reduction effective?

This can depend on your treatment package and the natural pigmentation of your hair and skin. For example, patients with darker hair and fairer skin may achieve better results.

Do laser treatments permanently remove hair?

Laser hair removal does not permanently remove hair instead, it simply damages the folliclesandrsquo; natural growth mechanisms, preventing growth.

When do you see results from laser hair removal?

It can take 2 to 3 weeks to begin seeing results after laser hair removal. This can also depend on factors like the number of treatment sessions and the growth stage of your hair.

Are 3 sessions enough for laser hair removal?

In general, patients undergo a package of 4 to 6 treatments for best results. This can be customized to your unique goals, however.

How much is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal price is based on the size of the treatment area, but can range from $150 to $800 per treatment session.

How many sessions for laser hair removal?

Most people have between four to six treatment sessions for the best results.

How do you prepare for laser hair removal?

The treatment area should be clean and have been shaved two days prior to the session. You will be advised not to use products containing glycolic or salicylic acid or wax or pluck hairs in the treatment area.

How does laser hair removal work?

GentleLase heats the dark pigment in the hair follicle to a point at which it loses function. Over several sessions, this kills off the follicle so it no longer able to produce hair.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

The GentleLase is specifically designed to enhance patients comfort, and the treatment feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin.

GentleLase Recovery

There is no downtime needed after treatment. The skin may be sensitive, and patients should avoid waxing and plucking, though shaving can be resumed after 4-5 days. You should also avoid sun exposure, as this can cause changes in pigmentation. While some progress may be noticeable after just one treatment, multiple treatment sessions (4-6) are often needed to see the best results. Treatments are commonly spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to say goodbye to unwanted body hair for good, contact our office today to schedule your GentleLase consultation! HMGS Dermatology has been the leader in performing hair laser therapy for over 15 years. During this appointment, you will be able to learn more about this treatment, speak about candidacy, and ask any questions that you may have. Our team will create an individualized laser hair removal treatment plan to ensure that your goals are met.

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