Laser hair removal is one of the most advanced, reliable and effective methods of removing unwanted hair growth. In this procedure, hair is removed to reveal soft, smooth, stubble-free skin. Laser light is emitted onto the skin’s surface, effectively disabling the hair follicle with minimal discomfort. Laser hair removal is designed to rid you of the hassle associated with maintaining undesired hair by giving you permanent hair reduction.
If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal at our Houston or New York practice, please contact one of our doctors at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center for a consultation.
What is the GentleMAX® Laser?
The GentleMAX® Laser harnesses the power of two state-of-the-art lasers, GentleLase and GentleYAG, in a single laser device. This dual alexandrite and YAG wavelength technique allows Dr. Paul Friedman and Dr. Jennifer Peterson to provide laser hair removal for all skin types safely, effectively, and comfortably, without risking hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. The GentleMAX® Laser can even work on patients with deep tans and dark skin pigmentation. This permanent hair reduction treatment is designed to remove unwanted hair from any area of the body, including:
- Face (lips, cheeks, chin, brows, forehead)
- Bikini line
What are the Benefits of GentleMAX® Laser Hair Removal?
Studies have shown that laser hair removal can provide up to a permanent 96% reduction of hair in treated areas, which can benefit you in a number of ways, including:
- No more constant shaving
- No more painful waxing or plucking
- No more depilatory creams
- Results that last
- Smooth skin as if it were naturally free of hair
What is the GentleMAX® Laser Hair Removal Procedure?
The procedure involves moving the GentleMAX® laser over the targeted areas of skin. Pulses of light will target only the areas of unwanted hair and become absorbed by the hair follicles, causing them to lose the ability to regrow. The GentleMAX® laser is known for its precision and is able to destroy the undesired hair follicles without harming surrounding skin. A cooling system used during the procedure can keep you comfortable while our dermatologist performs the laser procedure over the treatment areas.
The entire procedure typically takes under 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. A series of laser hair removal treatments, spaced about 4-to-6 weeks apart, are often necessary for the most optimal results.
What is the Recovery Process with GentleMAX® Laser Hair Removal?
There is usually no downtime necessary after laser hair removal with GentleMAX®; however, patients can expect some degree of redness and mild irritation in the treated area after the procedure. Our dermatologists advise patients to use high-SPF sunscreen on a regular basis, and it’s particularly important in the days following treatment since the treated areas will be more sensitive to light. They also advise laser hair removal patients not to pluck, wax, or use hair removal creams in between treatment sessions.
Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation
Please contact the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal at our Houston or New York practice. Dr. Paul Friedman and Dr. Jennifer Peterson can eliminate undesired hair for a smoother appearance to the skin.