Imagine having smooth, hair-free skin without shaving, waxing, plucking, or bleaching unwanted hair.
Using the latest laser technology known as the GentleLASE Plus, a revolutionary long-pulse high-energy alexandrite laser, we offer safe, fast, effective treatments for both men and women. This exciting laser is clearly the best for treating unwanted hair.
The GentleLASE Plus features a Dynamic Cooling Device where cryogen is misted onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing increased comfort. Each time the laser pulses, your skin is cooled to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment. The GentleLASE Plus selectively helps to protect the skin, while effectively treating the unwanted hair.
During your treatment, the GentleLASE Plus system emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the targeted hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Most visible hairs vanish immediately. Over a period of 10-14 days, the remaining hair disappears.
The follicles most responsive to the GentleLASE Plus are in the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle. This comprises between 45% and 80% of hair follicles on the human body. Therefore, as a result of the body’s natural hair growth cycles, while one treatment would thin hair, you would need multiple treatments to permanently remove hair from the site treated. The treatments are generally spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Treatment of Sun-Damaged Skin with the GentleLASE
When using different manufacturer settings on this versatile laser, “sun-damaged skin” can be treated with good results. The term “photoaging” is often used to describe the process from which multiple dermatologic conditions develop from chronic exposure to solar UV. Despite numerous calls to use sun block and avoid direct sun exposure, and to a certain degree, more compliant behavior from patients in this area, the effects of years of overexposure to the sun cannot be erased by simply avoiding the sun going forward.
The brown, patchy spots of skin-sun or age spots-and other benign pigmentary lesions as a result of sun overexposure are common dermatologic complaints. The Alexandrite lasers, long known for their hair-removal capabilities, in part because of their melanin absorption coefficient levels, are also excellent at treating a variety of pigmented lesions, including those resulting from excessive sun exposure.