Laser Hair Reduction
Total Dermatology offers the powerful GentleMax Laser Pro.
- Super efficient
- Super fast
- Super gentle
- Super safe for all skin types
Laser Hair Reduction offers long-lasting results with minimal discomfort for all skin tones. GentleMax may also be used for medical and cosmetic procedures including treatments of facial and leg veins, age spots, and rejuvenation of the skin.
“Investing in hair laser removal has been a wonderful experience for me. Not only do I have the freedom to wear whatever I want whenever I want, the process was fast and treatment great throughout!” Grace I. * Patient testimonial
Does skin color make a difference in the results?
The GentleMax Pro has the flexibility to provide a customized treatment regardless of skin color. Many earlier lasers were not suitable for all patients. Skins which had potential for post-treatment pigmentation were difficult to treat safely and still get good results. This laser reduces the risks previously associated with hair reduction on ethnic or darker skin tones.
FAQs on Hair Removal
What are treatments like?
GentleMax delivers light energy in a non-invasive manner to hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously. A specialized cooling pulse reduces discomfort during the treatment.
A pulse of light is delivered to an area of the skin. The laser treatment may last a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Lasers can remove hair from all parts of the body including lips, cheeks, legs, arms, underarms, and back.
Are treatments painful?
Some patients experience a mild sting or pinch. It can feel like a small snap of a rubber band. No local anesthesia or pain medication is required, however, a topical anesthesia cream may be applied to skin one hour prior to treatment to minimize any pain. A special feature of the GentleMax lasers is the patented cooling system. Immediately before and after each laser pulse, a cryogen spray super-cools the top layer of skin.Are
How many treatments are required?
Multiple treatments are usually necessary. Some factors include hair density, and your own hair’s growth cycle. Age, diet, ethnicity, weight, hormones, medication, and metabolism all may effect your hair’s location, thickness, and resilience.
Are there side effects?
Short-term side effects may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which indicates that the hair follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to normal activity directly after the procedure. Side effects typically disappear within hours of treatment.
Is it important WHERE I go for treatment?
Absolutely! Inadequately trained technicians can cause permanent scarring, hyperpigmentation and disfigurement. Always make sure the person who is performing any laser treatment has the required training and experience as well as the correct laser for your skin type and color.
How should I prepare for treatment?
You may shave the day before. It is not recommended that you wax of pluck hair prior to treatment. Although having done so will not mean you cannot have a laser hair reduction treatment, best results are obtained if you don’t.
Once your treatment series has begun, we urge you to completely stop both waxing and plucking.
Are there restrictions after treatment?
After treatment, you may return to normal activities. You may be advised to use a formulated skin care product after your laser treatment. Sunscreen must be used on any treated areas exposed to the sun. Limiting sun exposure is best.