Laser Hair Removal
GentleMax Pro® – Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatment A Laser for Everyone and Every Condition Trust GentleMax Pro to remove unwanted hair, sun and age spots, and facial and leg veins efficiently and on all skin types. GentleMax Pro uses laser technology to apply a concentrated but gentle burst of energy to targeted areas of skin, delivering a controlled amount of therapeutic heat safely and effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during laser treatment?
Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s office. They will use a small handheld device to deliver each pulse. Each treatment time could last as little as a short few minutes to up to an hour, depending on the size of the treated area and the condition being treated
Does it hurt?
Some patients may feel slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as a small pinching sensation. Discomfort will resolve quickly, and it is lessened by GentleMax Pro’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), or air cooling. Some patients may use a topical anesthetic before their treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you need will depend on the treatment you’re receiving as well as the condition of your skin. Multiple treatments are necessary for hair removal. Other conditions may clear up in as little as one treatment. However, it is important to note that many factors impact the effectiveness of treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Hair removal patients should avoid plucking, electrolysis, or waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, your doctor may prescribe prophylactic antiviral therapy. Your skin should be clean-shaven and washed, free of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics, or self-tanning products. Do not expose the your skin to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. Use sunscreen (SPF 30+) prior to treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
You may use a cool compress or gel pack for comfort immediately following your treatment. Any redness or swelling you experience should resolve within a few hours.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunscreen (SPF 30+). In the first few days after treatment, do not use skin scrubs or other abrasive cleansers on treated areas. Your practitioner may advise you of additional precautions.
Are there side effects?
Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyper- or hypo-pigmentation, blistering, or purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated areas—these usually do not last more than a few days. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner. Permanent side effects are rare.
Are these treatments covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, some carriers will cover treatment for disfiguring birthmarks. Consult your insurance carrier for more information.
How much do treatments cost?
The cost of laser treatment depends on the area and condition being treated. Discuss your personal needs with your practitioner to learn more. *The GentleMax Pro hair removal and skin treatment system offers the same results as the Cutera™ CoolGlide laser system previously used here at La Med Spa. We do still offer treatments using the CoolGlide system, however GentleMax Pro is now used primarily.