Permanent Hair Reduction
Until now, shaving, tweezing, depilatory creams, waxing, and electrolysis were the only forms of hair removal. The new GentleLase System, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser, makes permanent hair reduction quick and less painful.
During the procedure, the patient and practitioner will wear protective eyewear to shield their eyes from the laser light. Facial and bikini areas can usually be completed in under ten minutes, while other areas may take up to an hour. We recommend 4-6 treatments, but additional treatments may be necessary depending upon your skin color, hair color, and the coarseness of your hair.
Preparation and Post Procedure Information
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. Prior to and after the treatment, you should avoid the sun for 4-6 weeks. You must also avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to the treatment. A test area will be done prior to the treatment. You may go ahead with the treatment the same day, or you may wait up to two weeks later.
The treated area may become pink or red within 30 minutes of the procedure; it could last for a few hours up to several days. It is relieved with ice or cooling gels.