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The GentleMax Pro from Syneron Candela is a single consolidated system that delivers a range of treatments for hair removal and pigmented (brown) and vascular lesions (red). This dual wavelength laser system combines a powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser. The results are high performance treatments in terms of speed, comfort, safety, and duration. The larger spot sizes of the Gentle laser reduce treatment time without compromising the quality of the hair removal, so your legs and underarms become smooth and hair free faster, with fewer treatments needed.
Two high power cooling systems are compatible with the Gentle series of hair removal lasers. Air Cooling Compatible (ACC) and Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD). This helps eliminate some of the stinging and burning associated with other forms of laser hair removal—even for men who are notoriously big babies when it comes to pain.
GentleMax does it all. It can safely remove unwanted hair, ingrown hairs, and shaving bumps on all skin tones and works on all hair types. It also helps reduce wrinkles, and vascular conditions such as facial and leg veins. The laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas of the skin, delivering a controlled amount of targeted heat just where you need it to destroy the hair follicle. People with darker skin tones are not always the best candidates for laser hair removal with single wavelength systems due to increased risk of skin lightening or darkening. Having the dual wavelength gives dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and other physicians more choice so they can treat all skin tones without side effects.
“The GentleMax Pro laser system delivers both Alexandrite and Nd:YAG energies providing two wavelengths that are gentle on the surface of the skin while effectively destroying hair follicles for long lasting results. Moreover, using a combination of the two laser sources is a breakthrough that allows us to treat any skin type safely. I’ve used them all and this is the best hair removal system available. Patients who come to my practice are extremely happy with the results,” said Dennis Gross, MD, Creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare and Founder of 900 5th Dermatology.
A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on what is being treated and how much hair there is. After Gentle laser treatment, you will be warned to avoid sun exposure by applying sunblock SPF 30 or above. In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. You can expect to need an average of 6 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart for best results. The denser your hair is in the areas to be treated, the more sessions you will need to get totally hair-free. After each treatment, hair grows back more slowly and less densely.