The Candela GentleYAG laser can eliminate the need for shaving, plucking or waxing forever. Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Until the advent of lasers, the only recognized way to remove hair permanently was by electrolysis, which can be tedious, time-consuming and uncomfortable.
Our Candela GentleYAG system can uniquely remove unwanted body hair on all skin types without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. The GentleYAG System, with its variable pulse high-energy ND:YAG 1064 laser, emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by (DCD™) which is desribed above. The GentleYAG selectivity helps to protect the skin, while effectively treating the unwanted hair. Although M.D. Spa and Laser beleives that the GentleYAG is the best hair removal laser available, 100% eradication of hair in any one area is virtually impossilbe by any means. Results vary depending on skin type, power settings of the laser, number of treatments and area of the body treated. Laser hair removal is often referred to as “permanant hair reduction” because complete hair removal is unrealistic.
Laser treament for hair removal can be slightly uncomfortable. To minimize discomfort, your laser provider may intermittently apply ice packs during the procedure or, anesthetic cream is availble to apply before the procedure if desired.
Although rare, side effects are possible. They may include redness, swelling, change in skin pigmentation (lighter or darker), bruising or blisters. Side effects do not last more than a few days, and permanent side effects are exceedingly rare.