How does laser hair removal work?

The Candela GentleLASE is tailor-made to target certain substances that will absorb its light color and wavelength. To remove hair, this laser targets melanin, the brown pigment around the root of the hair, and disables the hair growth, leaving your skin smoother and silkier than ever. With each pulse, the GentleLASE applies a cool burst of air to protect the skin and reduce any stinging sensation.
Any unwanted body hair can be treated for laser hair removal. Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. The GentleLASE System safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in under ten minutes; legs, backs and larger areas can take longer.

What areas are treated for laser hair removal?

Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color, hair color and coarseness of the hair. There are usually some hairs that will grow back after each treatment due to different growth cycles of different hair follicles. This is why multiple treatments are necessary for full treatment of all hairs in the target areas. During your hair removal consultation, we will discuss with you the probable number of treatment sessions to fit your individual hair removal desires.

How many treatments will I need?

What is IPL Photofacial?

A photofacial is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL™ photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment.