What is the GentleLASE Laser?
The Candela GentleLASE laser is considered the gold standard when it comes to laser hair removal. It has a long history of safe use and is one of the most effective laser hair removal treatments available today. We are proud to offer this advanced laser treatment at many of our New York and New Jersey offices.
Laser hair removal is an alternative to frequent and time-consuming hair removal rituals, such as shaving, plucking, and waxing. This nonsurgical and non-invasive way of removing unwanted body hair offers long-lasting – sometimes even permanent – results. Our physicians have chosen to offer laser hair removal with the Candela GentleLASEbecause it provides superior results and a very comfortable experience for our patients.
GentleLASE is an alexandrite laser that is most often used to treat patients with very light skin and dark hair. This type of laser has longer pulses of light, which lets it target and destroy deeper hair follicles.
If you choose to undergo laser hair removal at one of our NY or NJ offices, we will ask you to refrain from shaving, waxing, or plucking hairs in the targeted area for several weeks prior to your treatment. During your session, you will be seated comfortably in a treatment chair and given goggles to protect your eyes. Depending on your pain tolerance levels, we may apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the session, but most of our patients do not find the treatment very uncomfortable.
A member of our medical team will then place a hand piece against your skin and begin the treatment session. The hand piece is moved to a new location and the laser is activated again until the entire treatment area has been covered. GentleLASE is equipped with an advanced skin cooling mechanism that is used throughout the treatment to protect the surface of your skin and ensure your comfort.
After your treatment session, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately. If needed, you can apply an ice pack to soothe the treated area and calm the skin. For the first few days, avoid exfoliating or scrubbing the skin and use gentle cleansers instead of abrasive ones. You will also need to avoid sun exposure during the entire course of your treatment to prevent the risk of pigmentation changes.
Most of our patients require 3 to 7 treatment sessions, spaced at 3 to 8 week intervals. When you see fine hairs beginning to grow again, you will know it’s time for your next treatment session. During your initial consultation, we will give you an idea of how many sessions will be required.
Your laser hair removal consultation with Advanced Dermatology
While laser hair removal is considered to be a very safe treatment, you will receive the best results and minimize any risk by working with a qualified medical professional. At Advanced Dermatology, our team has extensive training in the application of various lasers for laser hair removal. During your initial consultation, we will determine which laser will provide the best results and create a plan for your treatment. With offices conveniently located throughout NY, New York, and New Jersey, you’ll find it easy to attend your laser hair removal sessions and will soon be able to enjoy a life without burdensome hair removal routines!