Laser energy is delivered through a small hand piece operated by your practitioner. The laser emits gentle pulses of energy that passes through the skin to the hair follicle. The light is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming the surrounding skin.
Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all types of skin (even dark skin).
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Patients often say it feels similar to the snap of a rubber band. Slight redness or localized swelling can occasionally occur, but this usually subsides within a few minutes to 24 hours after treatment. The GentleLase Pro system uses a patented Dynamic Cooling Device, which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layers with a cooling burst of cryogen. The treatments are as comfortable as they are effective.
Typically patients will see results in 4 – 6 treatments, though this number will vary based upon skin tone, hair color and several other factors. Your doctor or practitioner will talk to you about variables that may affect your individual result
Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. All treatment results are individual, but most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects.