Candela premier laser for removing hair, pigmented lesions and wrinkle is now smaller, ligher and faster than ever.
Treats all skin types quickly, comfortably and effectively. Our flagship system, GentleLASE offers fast treatment times, unparalleled efficacy, and the greatest flexibility treating a variety of conditions.
|Hair Removal |
Remove unwanted hair on all skin types quickly and effectively with GentleLASE family of lasers.
Don’t surrender to the skin’s aging process. It’s time to use the GentleLASE lasers to eradicate wrinkles.
|Pigmented Lesions |
Rid your patients of melasma, cafe-au-lait, freckles, and solar lentigines with GentleLASE lasers.
|Vascular Lesions |
You can free your patients from leg veins, blue facial veins, venous lakes, and hemangiomas with the GentleLASE family of lasers.
Hair Removal GentleLASE Laser System
What is the Candela GentleLASE laser and why is it a safe treatment?
Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures including treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots and rejuvenating the skin on the face. The GentleLASE System, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by a Dynamic Cooling Device where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing patients with increased comfort. The GentleLASE selectivity helps to protect the skin, while effectively treating the unwanted hair.
What precautions should be taken before and after treatment?
- Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment or until your practitioner allows it.
- You must avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment.
- If you have had a history of perioral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.
- If you have a dark skin type, a bleaching cream may be started 4-6 weeks before treatment to optimize results.
- You should discuss your desired results and the improvements you expect to achieve with your practitioner. Together you can decide if your expectations will be met and if this laser treatment is the best option.
How many treatments will I need?
Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color, hair color and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 2-3 treatments as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.
These procedures all range from light treatments to more aggressive treatments. The Fraxel laser can have dramatic results to replace damaged skin with healthy new skin. This can be just the “fix” your skin needs.
Is this procedure covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult with your insurance carrier for more information.
This pamphlet is intended to provide general information only. For details pertaining to your specific situation, please consult your physician or aesthetic practitioner.
What Condition are treated with the laser?
Traditional hair hair removal techniques such as shaving plucking waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only recognized way to remove hair permanently has been by electrolysis – which can be tedious, time-consuming and uncomfortable. The GentleLASE System safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pore and structure of the skin, Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in under ten minutes legs, backs and larger areas can take longer.
What other conditions does the GentleLASE treat?
The GentleLASE System is also effective for the treatment of the large “blue” leg veins
GentleLASE safely removes unwanted hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin.
What does the treatment include:
Depending on the amount of hair treated. The procedure varies from patient to patient. Generally the treatment will include:
- Wearing safely eyewear to protect the practitioner and patient’s eyes from the laser light during the procedure.
- A small handpiece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. A light spray of coolant onto the skin will be felt just before each laser pulse.
- A test area will be done prior to the entire treatment. Your full treatment may be done on the same day or up to two weeks later depending on the skin reaction.
- Most patients experience little discomfort at the treatment site because of the dynamic cooling device.
- The degree of discomfort varies with each person depending on his/her pain threshold. Topical anesthesia may also be requested based on individual preferences or tolerances. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner in advance of the laser treatment.
- The Procedure can take as little as ten minutes or up to an hour. Depending on the area treated
- The treated area may become pink or red within 30 minutes of treatment: this may last from a few hours to several days and is relieved with the application of ice or cooling gels
|The GentleLASE 755 nm alexandrite laser is Candela’s premier laser for removing hair, pigmented and vascular lesions and wrinkles. The GentleLASE treats all skin types quickly, comfortably and effectively. The GentleLASE family of lasers is fast, versatile and easy to use. And only Candela lasers feature the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCDTM) to maximize patient safety and comfort.|
|Speed – Treat more patients faster and more comfortably with the the largest spot size and fastest repetition rate found on any hair removal laser.|
Efficacy – 17,666 watts of peak power enables the GentleLASE to treat a variety of conditions unlike any other laser on the market today. The GentleLASE is capable of delivering 755 nm fluences up to 100 J/cm² in pulse durations of 3 ms for unparalleled treatment efficacies.
Easy To Use – Deep penetration with minimal scattering of laser energy makes the GentleYAG ideal for all skin types, especially dark and tanned skin.
Versatile – The GentleLASE can be used to treat for permanent hair reduction, vascular and pigmented lesions, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Patented Epidermal Cooling – Candela’s Dynamic Cooling Device represents an adjustable epidermal protection technology to maximize patient safety and comfort.
|GentleLASE Limited Edition|
|The GentleLASE Limited Edition is our most cost-effective laser hair removal, with 755 nm laser energy, 10-12-15 mm spots, and 3 ms pulse duration capabilities with Candela’s patented DCD skin cooling technology to deliver permanent hair reduction.|
Clinical Bulletin #1
“GentleLASE Plus Treatment of Hirsutism and Hypertrichosis” by Dr. Kenneth R. Beer. This study documents the effectiveness using the GentleLASE Plus to remove unwanted hair–in skin types I-V!
Clinical Bulletin #2
“GentleLASE Plus Treatment of Unwanted Hair” by Dr. Tony Ghidorzi. This study discusses GentleLASE Plus hair removal efficacy in terms of hair count reductions and impressive clearance percentages.
Clinical Bulletin #3
“GentleLASE Plus Treatment of Blue Veins Around the Eyes” by Dr. Tiffany Hamilton. This study discusses GentleLASE Plus vascular treatment efficacy at removing blue facial veins.
Clinical Bulletin #4
“GentleYAG Hair Removal for All Skin Types” by Dr. Elizabeth F. Rostan. GentleYAG hair removal efficacy for lighter skin types as well as darker skin types discussed.
Clinical Bulletin #5
“Hemangioma Treatment Using the GentleLASE 755 nm Alexandrite Laser” by Dr. Thomas E. Rohrer. Dr. Rohrer discusses the advantages of using 755 nm wavelength energy on thick vascular anomalies.
Clinical Bulletin #6
“GentleLASE Treatment of Hyperpigmentation” by Dr. Jonathan S. Crane. This study discusses GentleLASE efficacy treating melasma.
Clinical Bulletin #7
“GentleLASE Treatment of Café au Lait” by Dr. Claude S. Burton. This study discusses GentleLASE efficacy treating another type of pigmented lesion-café au lait macules.
Clinical Bulletin #8
“GentleLASE Treatment of Ephelides (Freckles)” by Dr. Cristina Mansur. Dramatic before and after photos are offered as evidence of GentleLASE treatment efficacy of freckles.
Clinical Bulletin #9
“GentleLASE Treatment of Venous Lakes” by Dr. Cristina Mansur. Another study demonstrating the advantages of using the GentleLASE laser on thick vascular lesions.
Clinical Bulletin #10
“Treatment of Solar Lentigines with GentleLASE Long-Pulsed Alexandrite Laser” by Dr. Stephen W. Eubanks. This GentleLASE is shown to be an excellent treatment modality for age spots/liver spots.
Clinical Bulletin #11
“GentleLASE Treatment of Dark Skin” by Dr. Tara Bryant. Understanding alexandrite treatment parameters allows for permanent hair reduction in skin types V & VI.
Clinical Bulletin #12
“Long Pulsed Alexandrite for the Treatment of Lentigines of the Face and Hands” by Dr. Elizabeth Rostan. Dr. Rostan writes about the advantages of using a long pulsed alexandrite laser to treat epidermal pigmented lesions versus a q-switched laser, including fewer side effects and the ease-and-convenience of using the GentleLASE’s large spots sizes to treat entire areas versus specific lesions.
Clinical Bulletin #13
“GentleLASE Treatment of Sun-Damaged Skin” by Dr. Jonathan Crane. Dr Crane once again pushes the GentleLASE envelope by using the 18 mm spot at maximum fluence (20 J/cm²) and NO DCD to treat women’s chests and necks. Like Dr. Rostan in CB #12, Dr. Crane also expounds on the advantages of treating entire areas versus individual lesions.
Clinical Paper #1
“Laser Hair Removal: Comparing Single Wavelength and IPL Technologies” by Dr. Philip L. Bailin, Chairman, Dept. of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bailin addresses the inadequacies of IPL hair removal treatment capabilities versus 755 nm efficacy.
Clinical Paper #2
“Treatment of Epidermal Pigmented Lesions with a Long-Pulsed Alexandrite Laser” by Dr. Katsumi Iwaki. Dr. Iwaki presents her findings treating pigmented lesions with the GentleLASE in this clinical paper.
Published Article 1
Sharyn A. Laughlin & Denis K. Dudley, “Long-Term Hair Removal Using a 3-Millisecond Alexandrite Laser”, Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 4, Number 2, 2000; 83-88. This article was used to secure GL’s [FDA] “Permanent Hair Reduction” claim.
Published Article 2
Ichiro Ono & Tohru Tateshita, “Histopathological changes in hair follicles after irradiation with a long-pulse alexandrite laser equipped with a cooling device”, European Journal of Dermatology, 2000; 10:373-8. Study confirms hair removal efficacy of GL, suggesting optimal settings of 25 J/cm with a spot size of 15mm OR 20 J/cm2 with a spot size of 18mm.
Published Article 3
Sorin Eremia & Nathan Newman, “Topical Anesthesia for Laser Hair Removal: Comparison of Spot Sizes and 755nm versus 800nm Wavelengths”, Dermatologic Surgery, 2000; 26:667-669. This article compares Candela and Coherent lasers; conclusions include 800nm laser causes greater discomfort than 755nm laser.
Published Article 4
Sorin Eremia, Cindy Li, Sanusi Umar & Nathan Newman, “Laser Hair Removal: Long-Term Results with a 755 nm Alexandrite Laser”, Dermatologic Surgery, 2001, 27:920-924. 89 patients with skin types I-V underwent 492 GentleLASE treatments over a period of 15 months. Patients had a mean 74% hair reduction with a mean 5.6 number of treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart with minimal side effects. Multiple anatomical sites were treated, and results were recorded by body location treated, skin type, # patients treated, # of treatments and fluence used.
Published Article 5
Sorin Eremia, Cindy Li, Nathan Newman, “Laser Hair Removal with Alexandrite versus Diode Laser Using Four Treatment Sessions: 1-Year Results”, Dermatologic Surgery, 2000; 27: 925-930. The study was designed to compare hair removal efficacy at “equivalent” laser parameters. In other words, to match the LightSheer’s 9X9 mm spot size and fluence range, the GentleLASE Plus had to be operated using its 12 mm spot size and associated fluence range. Dr. Eremia points out as much in the study, as he introduces his study with a brief overview of laser physics and the importance of wavelength (melanin absorption), power (more is better), spot size (speed and ease-of-use), pulse width (TRT implications) and skin cooling devices (consistent epidermal protection) in laser performance–all of which provides the basis for the conclusion that the GentleLASE Plus is a superior hair removal laser.
Published Article 6
Nouri, Jiminez & Trent, “Laser Hair Removal in Patients with Fitzpatrick Skin Type VI”, Cosmetic Dermatology, Vol. 15, No. 3, March 2002 Dr.’s Nouri, Jiminez and Trent conclude that LPA is safe and effective for treating darker skin types when proper laser settings are used.
Published Article 7
Arielle N. B. Kauvar, MD, Wendy W. Lou, MD, “Pulsed Alexandrite Laser for the Treatment of Leg Telangiectasia and Reticular Veins”, Archives of Dermatology, Volume 136, No. 11, 2000. Conclusion reads: A single treatment with a 755-nm, 3-millisecond alexandrite laser at high fluence in conjunction with cryogen skin cooling produced excellent clearance of telangiectasia and reticular veins of the leg with minimal adverse effects.
|Neck – Upper Back|
|Courtesy of Jayme Bashian-Heid – Lead Aesthetician at Simply Posh Spa|
|Courtesy of Marcelle Kuton, CCE,CME, FEHS, CLS|
|PFB (Psuedofolliculitus Barbae)|
|Courtesy of Lori M. Hobbs, MD|
|Courtesy of Lori M. Hobbs, MD|
|Courtesy of Munevver (Aslan)Ercan, MD|
|Skin Type V- VI|
|Skin Type V|
|Solar Lentigenes (Age Spots)|
|Courtesy of Thomas E. Rohrer, MD|
|Courtesy of Ariel Kauvar, MD|
|Courtesy of Tiffani K. Hamilton, MD|
|Courtesy of Jonathan S. Crane, MD|
|Courtesy of Tiffani K. Hamilton, MD|
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