The most common forms of hair removal include waxing, shaving and tweezing. However, upkeep using these methods can be time consuming, painful and require frequent maintenance. Laser hair removal is widely-known as a safe and effective technique to permanently remove hair. After a variety of innovative lasers have surfaced in the beauty industry, but the GentleMax Pro laser has proven to be one of the most successful at achieving desired results on majority of skin types. Some lasers don’t work on different skin types, but this one is exceptional as it works on all skin types. GentleMax Pro is an innovative technology that ensures a fast and gentle treatment with minimal discomfort.
What is the GentleMax Pro?
The GentleMax Pro is a first-class laser that uses a combination of 2 powerful lasers to remove unwanted hair: the Alexandrite and the YAG. This laser provides patients with a more comfortable hair removal experience. It’s non-invasive because it only targets and heats the areas that need treatment. GentleMax successfully destroys the hair follicle, without affecting the surrounding skin.
Fun fact – Along with hair removal, the GentleMax Pro treats the skin in a variety of other ways:
- Tightens and tones skin on areas including the abdomen, knees, arms
- Improves the look of facial and spider veins and broken capillaries
- Increases the production of collagen
- Improves the look of cellulite
- Clears rosacea and redness in the face or chest
- Lightens brown spots/hyperpigmentation
- Corrects and rejuvenates areas with sun damage
Preparing for Treatment
To achieve the best results, make sure you take the right steps to prepare for the treatment. Ensure that you stay away from sunlight to avoid possible hyperpigmentation in the area being treated. For this reason, many clients choose to begin the process in the fall. Shave the area so that the laser has a better chance to successfully target the hair follicle below the skin. Avoid waxing, tweezing or plucking prior to the treatment – these techniques will take away from the effectiveness of the laser. If there’s a specific event you want this done for, try scheduling your first session at least 10 months earlier. Be sure to purchase sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher so you can be ready post-treatment.
This treatment is safe and applicable to all skin types. With the GentleMax Pro, you can avoid excessive downtime and recovery time. Using the unique dual-laser system will ensure that growth from the hair follicles will disable. During the treatment, you can expect minimal to no discomfort. This is in fact the most comfortable laser used for hair removal because of the lasers unique cooling effect that occurs during the procedure.
Post-treatment, stay away from the sun for approximately 1-2 weeks. The only side effects that you may experience are warm skin, with slight irritation and sensitivity. Avoid other procedures such as microdermabrasion or exfoliation and stay away from harsh skin products. Approximately 4-6 weeks after the first treatment, you should expect some hair growth. During this time, shave the hair and remember to avoid any other method of hair removal.
How Many Sessions
The amount of treatments varies depending on the client’s hair and the area of the skin being treated. Generally, 6-8 sessions are necessary and will take place approximately 6 weeks apart. Typically, the results will be permanent. However, depending on the hair colour and its density, you may want to consider completing an annual session to keep-up with potential re-growth.
Book a Consultation
Dr. Boulos Medical Spa only uses the very latest in laser hair removal technology. For this reason, the GentleMax Pro is the laser we rely heavily on in order to achieve ultimate success and ensure our clients are happy with their results. If you think the GentleMax Pro Laser is suitable for you and you would like to learn more, then book a consultation today!