Once you get past a certain age, you begin to think that silky smooth skin is a thing of the past. Years and years of sun exposure, ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and other damage done to your skin can reduce the soft, tight skin of your youth.
Don’t believe the negativity. It’s possible for you to restore your youthful appearance and fantastic skin using the Candela GentleMax Pro, the latest in laser technology that beams pulsed light into your skin to remove unsightly hairs, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and rejuvenate your overall appearance. The world-renowned medical and cosmetic skin specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego know skin rejuvenation and are proud to offer this innovative dermatology technology to improve a variety of skin conditions. Get in touch with us by filling out our online contact form or calling (858) 943-2113 to learn more through an in-depth consultation from a skilled dermatologist.
What is Candela GentleMax Pro?
The advances in laser technology over the past two decades have been used to improve people’s lives in countless ways. For a myriad of medical and cosmetic conditions, laser treatment can dramatically transform your appearance. One laser system today delivers the fastest, safest, and most versatile treatments available – the Candela GentleMax Pro.
The GentleMax Pro is actually an integration of two laser platforms featuring dual wavelengths, elevating the science of heat and light to a new level of cosmetic and medical laser treatment. The system takes the fastest, most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser and combines it with the incredible performance of the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser to deliver an efficient, versatile, safe, and effective solution to your problems with a single beam of light.
The Laser Solution for Hair Removal
Hair removal is probably the most common laser treatment utilizing the GentleMax Pro, and with good reason. During the procedure, bursts of light energy are shot into the chosen area of your skin and, regardless of the size of the area you’re having treated, targets all hair follicles within that area for removal. The beams of light energy are intense, so as each hair is removed, you might feel mild pinching or stinging.
However, most dermatology patients in Del Mar don’t find this uncomfortable because prior to and after each laser pulse, the top layer of your skin is cooled with a quick spray of cryogen to reduce any discomfort. Some patients even choose to have a topical numbing agent or another pain medication to further increase the comfort of this procedure.
Depending on the size of the area you want to be treated, this laser procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, and you can have unwanted hair removed from any part of the body you choose. Common areas include lips, legs, cheeks, underarms, arms, and back. Many men choose to have laser treatment on their face or neck for bumps due to their beards.
Additionally, GentleMax Pro is also effective for treatment of all skin types in Del Mar. Learn about the science behind laser hair removal at webmd.com.
Not Just for Hair Removal
As we mentioned earlier, the GentleMax Pro laser is versatile. Because of the system’s revolutionary dual wavelength technology, many of our patients choose to have this fast, effective laser treatment for a wide spectrum of other dermatological issues:
- Superficial wrinkles, creases, and lines
- Facial & leg veins
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
- Skin Tightening
- Dull skin tone
- Pigmented lesions
- Spider veins
- Nail Fungus
Potential Laser Side Effects
Laser treatment with the GentleMax Pro is safe, effective, and fast. There are very few side effects, and the ones that do arise are mild and temporary. These include redness and/or swelling around the hair follicle site, but it normally doesn’t prevent you from resuming your normal schedule. Any redness or swelling that you do experience typically recedes within 24 hours.
All you’ll be left with is beautiful, smooth skin that positively glows!
Effective Laser Treatment for Any Skin Type
Due to the advanced, dual wavelength technology of the GentleMax Pro, you can have successful results regardless of your skin color. Treatment with inferior lasers or laser technology in the past was not always suitable for darker skin, but this cutting-edge dermatology technology treats all skin types and colors safely and effectively.
Is One Session Enough?
The amount of GentleMax Pro treatments depends on a variety of factors. One major factor is the area of treatment you want. On some areas of your body, hair growth is thicker or denser than in other areas. Dermatology treatment on these most likely involves more than one treatment. Another factor is your body’s hair growth cycle. The hair needs to be targeted at the right phase of the hair growth cycle for the most effective results, which is why laser hair removal treatments can take up to 6 sessions. However, the end result is worth it in terms of money and time saved from not having to wax or shave.
Other factors include your age, overall health, diet, metabolism, weight, hormonal activity, and more. If you’re considering treatment for something other than hair removal – such as for wrinkles, age spots, or spider veins – there are other factors that could come into play.
Your best bet is to schedule a consultation with the laser dermatology experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in Del Mar to design a treatment plan customized just for you.
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Has Answers to All Your Laser Treatment Questions
Although many of our patients have benefited from the GentleMax Pro, you should contact us as soon as possible to see if it’s the right treatment for your particular situation. If you have unwanted hair or a variety of other dermatology issues, don’t wait another day. Call us today at 858.943.2113 or contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology online.
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