Laser Hair Removal Boston
Embarrassing unwanted hairs on the face and body make a big impression. Having to shave an area or use depilatory cream over and over again gets frustrating, and options like plucking and electrolysis are painful and take forever. Many of these are also short-term solutions. If you’re through with these old, dated ways of removing hair, it’s time to try laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is a gentle yet powerful method of removing embarrassing hair. How powerful is it? The GentleMax Pro® laser is so effective that it’s able to disable hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously. Not only is it more effective than the older methods, its results also last longer.
Many lasers are not considered safe for use on patients with darker skin tones. The GentleMax Pro, however, is completely safe for these patients. Those with darker skin tones will benefit from the GentleMax Pro’s Nd:YAG laser. For those patients with lighter skin tone, the Alexandrite laser is preferred.
In the six weeks leading up to your laser hair removal treatment, do not wax, pluck, or get electrolysis in the area that will be targeted. During the 14 days leading up to the procedure, do not let the target area get exposed to sun.
Before you get laser hair removal, shave the target area to remove the surface portion of the hair. Cleanse the skin to fully take off topical anesthetics, creams, tanning products, and makeup products.
To protect the skin from the laser’s heating energy and ensure that the patient is comfortable, the Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) is used to lower the temperature of the area with cryogen, a freezing chemical substance. This occurs directly before the laser is utilized.
The areas being targeted by the GentleMax Pro are then treated using laser pulses. These pulses of energy specifically affect the hair follicles, leaving the other cells in the area healthy and safe. The application of laser energy creates a tingling sensation and sometimes a rubber-band-snap feeling. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the patient’s goals.
The GentleMax Pro laser is also able to treat a variety of skin issues and imperfections. Its laser energy can heal veins on the legs and face, pigmented lesions, and wear and tear on the skin. If you’re dealing with damaged blood vessels and capillaries, this may be the perfect procedure for you. It can even tighten lax skin.
To find out more about laser hair removal, contact Laser MD Med Spa.