The GentleLase System, q revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed.
The laser enery is transformed into heat, which destroys the air follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by a Dyanmic Cooling Device where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing patients with increased comfort.
You may feel a tingling or stinging sensation on the area being treated. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, but most people tolerate the procedure well. Some patients benefits with use of a topcal anesthetic ointment.
You should avoid electrolysis, tweezing or hair waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. Any hair should be shaved and your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, crem, or oils on its surface before your laser treatment. Sun tanning and self tanning should be avoided 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatments.