Unwanted body hair are a nuisance and most people want to get rid of them. While men are more interested in lightening their brushy appearance to maintain both style and masculinity at the same time, women tend to completely wipe off any hair that are not on their scalp. For this purpose, numerous options are available but nothing nearly works as well as the laser hair removal.
There are numerous different kinds of options in the lasers available as well. One of the finest lasers available for the purpose of hair removal is the Candela GentleMax which is being used by us at this point in time. Why it is so good and effective, we should learn below.
Why choose laser?
The first question people ask is why choose any laser treatment at all. The reason is simple, the treatment brings results that are permanent in nature and once a hair is removed, it does not grow back. There is no need to remove the hair every few days to look good. The treatment also does not pose risks of infections and ingrown hair that are quite common with other methods like plucking and waxing.
How does it work?
The laser works by targeting the melanin in the hair follicles in order to heat them up and inhibit the ability of the follicles to reproduce hair in the future. The intense laser pulses are delivered in short bursts for this purpose. Since the laser is set for countering the darker material only, the adjoining areas of the skin remain largely unaffected.
Usually laser hair removal is not advised for the patients with darker skin tones. However, Candela GentleMax combines the Alexandrite and Nd:YAG technologies which are useful for both people with lighter and darker skin tones. The doctor can make a number of adjustments in the treatment to ensure that the best results can be obtained with the help of minimum pain and trouble.
Is it painful?
Previously used lasers were quite painful. However, the GentleMax has very little discomfort attached with it. It also has an inbuilt feature of blowing air along with the treatment to ensure that the discomfort is minimal. Cooling gel too s routinely applied prior to the treatment for the same purpose.
Number of sessions required
The treatment starts bringing results from the very first treatment and about 20% of the follicles stop producing hair. For most people, six to seven sessions are enough for completely getting rid of the unwanted hair. Sessions are spaced a few weeks apart from each other to allow the skin to recover from the previous session.
Your treatment provider can assess best depending upon your needs as to how many sessions you will require. The only treatment for hair removal that you will need after the conclusion of the sessions is the occasional touch up session for hair that were originally not treated due to being in the resting phase.
Side effects and downtime
The side effects are pretty mild and limited to some redness and swelling which can last from a few hours to a couple of days. In rare cases, bruising too can take place. Photosensitivity is developed after the treatment and protection from the sun is a very important part of the process. There is generally no downtime after the treatment and one can carry on the usual chores without disruption.
Why is it a better option?
There are numerous options available but the Candela GentleMax appears to be the very best of them. The reason is that it not only gets rid of the hair completely, it does so without causing any serious discomfort. It also carries an added advantage of allowing a person with darker skin tone to be able to get the treatment without the worry of getting hyperpigmentation. All in all, it has the best results in the lasers that are used for the purpose of hair removal.
To learn more about the Candela GentleMax laser hair removal treatment or to schedule a procedure, please visit us at Laser Skin Care. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free online consultation simply by taking a moment to fill in the form given below.
Please note that we advise cosmetic procedures to be availed only for therapeutic or reconstructive reasons. If you have any symptoms of pain that persist after the treatment, we strongly advise that you see your doctor.