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Laser Hair Removal in Orange County, California

If you have excessive hair on your face or body, it may feel like you’re spending a lot more time shaving and waxing than you’d like. Ditch the razor and the hassle for GentleMax Pro laser hair removal. At Total Dermatology we strive to deliver the best laser hair removal Irvine has to offer.

What is the GentleMax Pro?

The GentleMax Pro is a laser designed for safe, comfortable, quick hair removal in patients of all skin tones. In addition to hair removal, the GentleMax Pro can be an excellent treatment for veins, including broken capillaries and spider veins of the face and legs.

How Does GentleMax Pro Work for Laser Hair Removal?

The GentleMax Pro works by delivering a gentle burst of light to multiple hair follicles at once, effectively damaging the hair follicle and slowing hair growth. The laser targets the follicle by detecting pigment in the hair, therefore only dark hair can be treated (for the same reason, it is important not to pluck or wax during the duration of your treatments).

The GentleMax Pro’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) simultaneously provides air cooling for a comfortable laser hair removal treatment, however, a topical numbing cream may be applied 15-30 minutes before treatment to further minimize discomfort.

Am I a Good Candidate for GentleMax Pro?

You’re a good candidate for laser hair removal if you have excessive facial and/or body hair, or just want to ditch the razor for good. GentleMax Pro can be used on a variety of areas, including the upper lip, legs, bikini line, underarms, and back, and is safe for use on all skin types.



How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*

Treatment time will vary depending on the size of the area being treated — treating the underarms can be as quick as 15-20 minutes while treating the full legs can take up to an hour. Our Irvine laser hair removal patients generally return every 4-6 weeks for a series of treatments, depending on their hair growth cycle.

Irvine Laser Hair Removal Before & After
Irvine Laser Hair Removal Before & After

*Individual results may vary.

Photos courtesy of Candela

What Results Will I See?*

Most of our Irvine laser hair removal patients can expect to see a slowing and reduction of hair growth after a few sessions, with a significant reduction apparent after a series of at least five treatments. Depending on factors such as hormones, diet, and quality of hair, some patients may require more treatments.

Is There Any Downtime?

Patients may experience mild redness and swelling in the treated area in the hours following treatment. Most people return to normal activity directly after laser hair removal, however, avoiding any sun exposure to the treated area is imperative both before and after treatment, and a physical SPF 50 should be worn at all times.


We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.

“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”

— Priscilla S.

“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”

— Kay S.

“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”

— Victoria L.

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*Individual Results May Vary


Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

*Individual Results May Vary

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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