One of the lasers we use at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England is the Candela GentleMAX, or G-Max, which safely and effectively removes hair. The Candela GentleMAX is a is a dual wavelength laser that works by pulsing light to target the pigment in a hair follicle. This causes damage to the hair follicle, inhibiting the hair’s ability to grow back. Below are some commonly asked questions about Laser Hair Removal and the GentleMAX laser.
Is the Candela GentleMAX treatment safe for laser hair removal?
Yes. Laser and light treatments have been proven safe for many years for many different cosmetic and medical procedures. However, it should be noted that laser hair removal is not recommended for those with blonde hair or tan skin, because this increases the risks of burns.
Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?
Some possible side effects of laser hair removal include: skin irritation, pigment changes, redness, or crusting. Most discomfort and side effects that occur post-treatment will subside within a few days to a week.
Can I get laser hair removal while pregnant?
No. Pregnant women can not have laser treatments done.
How many treatments will I need?
Laser hair removal with the Candela GentleMAX is highly individualized. Treatment plans are based on the area being treated, pigmentation of the skin, and the amount of hair. Our providers can create a comprehensive treatment plan with you during a complimentary consultation.
How much will it cost?
Since treatments are individualized, pricing can vary. Pricing is done by pulses, which can range depending on the treatment area. Multiple treatments are required to fully treat an area.
What precautions should I take before getting laser hair removal?
Please avoid waxing, shaving, bleaching and other hair removal methods at least two weeks before treatment. We can not safely treat tanned skin, so please avoid sun exposure to avoid the risk of having to reschedule treatment. Our staff will also provide topical numbing cream to help ease any discomfort during treatment.