LASER HAIR REDUCTION
Confidence starts with great looking skin. With the advanced laser technology of our GentleMax™ system, there’s never been a better time to gently and safely remove unwanted hair. This is virtually a painless procedure that lasts approximately fifteen to thirty minutes per visit depending on the area you are treating. Laser Hair Reduction requires a series of treatments (approximately 6) every four to six weeks to complete treatment.
How does the laser treatment work?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into skin tissue, where it delivers
a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™)
technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse
laser and DCD or air cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
What can I expect during treatment?
Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s office. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from
the laser light. Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser
pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few
minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
Does it hurt?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described like the snapping of a
rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by Candela’s DCD or air cooling. For
some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. For hair removal, multiple treatments are required, as the process is most effective when the hair follicle is in its active
How do I prepare for treatment?
Patients scheduled for hair removal should avoid plucking, electrolysis or hair waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus and are scheduled for laser treatment, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Also, your skin should be clean shaven, and your skin should be thoroughly cleansed and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment according to your providers recommendation. Before laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above).
What can I expect after treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after
treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise
Are there side effects?
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation,
blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days.
Permanent side effects are rare. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.
Our Program Pricing
All of our hair reduction is priced by location. You can purchase a package which includes six visits or you may pay per visit. If you purchase a package and do not need all of your visits for that specific area, we will be happy to apply the remainder toward another area or hold them should you need touch-ups. If you would need more than 6 visits or a touch-up on a certain area, the price would be $35 for 15 minutes or less or 1/2 of the individual session price, whichever is less. Anything over 15 minutes is not considered a touch-up and would be at 1/2 the session rate. Click here to see our current Price List.