Syneron Candela’s leading dual technology, Gentle Max Pro, utilizes YAG and Alexandrite to safely and effectively removes unwanted hair for ALL skin types. Small blasts of cooling cryo will help maximize your comfort during each treatment.
Laser hair removal treatments use light energy to permanently damage or destroy hair follicles with the goal of preventing hair from growing back. Because everyone is different, there’s no set rule on how many sessions you’ll need and when you’ll need them. Generally, people have six to eight laser hair removal treatments staggered every four to eight weeks to see results, plus an annual maintenance session.
What happens during laser hair removal?
Each treatment may take up to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Smaller areas like the upper lip, ears, chin can be treated in less than a minute, while large areas like the back or legs can take up to an hour. First, your provider will determine the settings that are best for your skin and hair, as well as your goals. Tell them about any medications you’re taking, as well as any medical conditions.
The laser equipment will be adjusted to your skin color and hair thickness. You’ll need to put on special eye protection so the laser light doesn’t damage your eyes. Your doctor may also use a cold gel or cooling device to protect your skin and help the laser to penetrate. Then you’ll undergo a test pulse of light to the treatment area, and your physician will check the area over several minutes to see if you have any adverse reactions. During the treatment, the laser emits a concentrated beam of light to damage the hair follicle and prevent regrowth. While your provider methodically treats one small area at a time, you may feel mild discomfort, like a warm pinprick or snap, as the laser passes over your skin. When the procedure is done, you may be given ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams to help keep swelling down and soothe any irritation.