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GentleLase Hair Reduction (GentleYAG HR)
A smooth, hairless face and body is now possible with the GentleYAG™ laser that effectively, safely, and permanently removes unwanted hair in all skin types, even in patients with tanned skin or those with dark to very dark complexions. The session is quick, comfortable, with no messy gels applied to the skin. The most popular areas treated are the upper lip, underarms, legs, and bikini area for women, and the back and beard for men.
Does the procedure hurt?
The laser is equipped with the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™, which makes the procedure very tolerable, comfortable, to even painless. It delivers a cold spray of cryogen that cools and numbs the skin just microseconds before the laser beam hits your skin. One may still feel a warm sensation or something like a brisk, light flick of a rubber band on the skin. But for most, the sensation is quite tolerable.
How often do I need to do the treatment?
Treatments are done every four to eight weeks depending on the area being treated and hair regrowth rate. With each treatment, hair becomes finer and regrowth becomes slower. Patients may differ in sensitivity to the laser treatment, but in general, the number of treatments needed to achieve markedly significant hair reduction average from three to six treatments.
How does GentleYAG work for hair removal?
The main target of the Nd:YAG laser light, which passes through the skin are the dark pigments (melanin) within the hairbulb of the actively growing hairs (Anagen stage). The light absorbed by the melanin causes heating up and miniaturization of the actively-growing hairbulbs, which leads to finer and lighter hair growth or falling off of the entire hair if the root is completely destroyed. Since anagen hairs contain the most melanin, several sessions are needed to wait for the new anagen hairs to come out.[/fusion_text][/one_full]