What is Gentle Hair Removal?
Gentle-Laser Hair Removal is the laser hair removal treatment that’s safe and effective for all skin types! It’s powerful enough to deliver great results, and with Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM and fast treatment times, it’s the most comfortable laser hair removal available.
How Does Gentle Hair Removal Work?
Gentle-Laser Hair Removal targets the hair follicle at the root, delivering a burst of gentle energy and therapeutic heat to provide permanent hair reduction over the course of a few treatments. In addition to super-fast treatment times, Gentle Hair Removal ensures additional comfort through its patented Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM, which uses cooling bursts of liquid cryogen for the most gentle laser hair removal treatment available today!
What can I expect during laser hair removal treatment?
Treatments take place in your practitioner’s office. Your practitioner will use a small handpiece to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin. Therapeutic heat then safely and effectively removes unwanted hair.
Is Gentle Hair Removal safe for darker skin tones?
Yes! Other laser hair removal treatments don’t cater to all skin types, but GentleMax Pro is the treatment that’s right for you, no matter what your skin tone. Check out the infographic below to learn what your skin type is, and talk to your practitioner about which Gentle treatment is right for you.
How long does Gentle laser hair removal treatment take?
A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated. Both legs can often be treated in as few as 15 minutes, as can an average-sized man’s back.
Is Gentle laser hair removal painful?
Some patients may feel slight discomfort, which has been compared to snapping a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by our patented Dynamic Cooling Device.
How does the Dynamic Cooling Device work?
Our Gentle Hair Removal system features the patented Dynamic Cooling Device, which uses bursts of liquid cryogen to rapidly cool the skin, making gentle the most comfortable laser hair removal available today!
How many treatments will I need?
Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect. That’s because hair grows in three stages:
- Anagen – (the growth stage). Hair is thickest and darkest, so laser treatments are most effective.
- Catagen – (the transitional stage). The hair begins to loosen from its follicle.
- Telogen – (the shedding stage). The hair falls out to make room for new growth.
How do I prepare for a Gentle Hair Removal treatment?
For about six weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) before your treatment.
Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, donâ€™t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Are there side effects?
Permanent side effects are rare and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (laser bruise) in the treated area, these usually do not last more than a few days. Your practitioner will have more information about potential side effects.