Laser Hair Removal

Legs after laser hair removal

Laser Technology at Skin Smart Clinic – The Gentle Max Pro, Candela Medical

Discover your skin’s true beauty with the Gentle Max Pro Laser. This is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines the fastest and most powerful laser for high performance treatment capabilities in terms of speed, efficiency, ease of use, outstanding performance, safety and patient satisfaction. At Skin Smart Clinic we use The Gentle Max Pro Medical Grade laser to solve the problem of ingrown hairs and unwanted hair for both men and women. The Gentle Max Pro is one of the most advanced and effective laser hair removal technologies, giving clients permanent laser hair removal solutions and treating all skin types safely. We also use the DCD cool system for the ultimate patient comfort.

GMAX Pro device

Why choose the Gentle Max Pro Device? Let’s get technical!

  • Gentle Max Pro Laser hair removal is safe, effective and fast.
  • It has two wavelengths which means it can treat paler and darker skin types safely.
  • The Alexandrite 755-nm wavelength has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for permanent hair reduction.
  • The Nd:YAG 1064-nm wavelength is the safest wavelength for permanent hair reduction on darker skin types.
  • The larger spot sizes delivers high fluence ensuring deeper penetration, faster treatment sessions and optimal results.
  • The smaller spot sizes ensure that finer hair is targeted too.
  • The Gentle Max also has several pulse widths options which means we can change the pulse width to ensure more comfort for the client during a treatment and target the hair.
  • The Gentle Max Pro is the only laser with a larger selection of pulse widths on the market.
  • The Gentle Max Pro also has numerous spot sizes which are changed during the treatment which ensures the highest standard of hygiene throughout the treatment.

 

How does laser hair removal treatment work?

 

What are the steps involved in the treatment?

 

Can all hair colours be treated? Can white or blonde hair be treated?

 

I have some red/blonde facial hair, can I be treated?

 

Can all skin types be treated i.e. pale and darker/warmer skin tones?

 

What precautions are needed before and after the treatment?

 

Does the laser hair removal treatment hurt?

 

How long does the treatment take?

 

How many treatments should I require?

 

Is laser hair removal treatment like waxing or electrolysis?

 

What are the costs likely to be?

 

For a full list of precautions, aftercare and general information on laser hair removal treatment please see below.

Hair Removal Treatment Precautions prior to commencing or during your laser hair removal treatment.

The importance of having pale skin throughout your laser hair removal treatments is very important. This also means that on the day of treatment we want your skin to be totally free from false tanning products, gradual tanners or spray tans.

Tanning

  • The treatment area should be free from artificial or natural tan for your appointment.
  • No sunbathing for minimum of 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • No sunbeds for minimum of 6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Gradual tanning products – stop using 2 weeks prior to treatment & exfoliate daily prior to treatment.
  • Spray tans if applied must be applied at least 3 weeks prior to treatment and exfoliated daily prior to treatment, any remaining residue you will not be treated.
  • Any instant tans or bronzers must be removed 3-4 days prior to treatment.

Shaving

  • The area to be treated must be hair free by means of shaving or cutting with scissors (for the face). Wet shave the night before treatment, and shave as close as possible.
  • The face maybe be trimmed back by cutting with a scissors.
  • You may shave in between treatments but as little as possible is preferable, do not shave areas where there is little to no hair.
  • No tweezing, plucking or epilating or use of hair removal creams as they may interfere with the treatment.

For 4 Weeks Before and After Treatment

  • You should avoid exposure to UV light and sun bathing for at least one month before and after treatment.
  • You should avoid exposure to sun-beds for six weeks before and after treatment.
  • An SPF 50+ should be applied regularly when outside. Pre and Post U.V. exposure can cause pigmentation changes to the skin.

Medication / Medical History

  • Any existing medical conditions please inform your laser specialist as it may affect your treatment. Some medications may cause photosensitivity (skin may burn if treated with laser).
  • Any changes to medical status your therapist must be informed prior to treatment.
  • Any antibiotics or medication taken prior to treatment – please call prior to treatment and advise specialist, as they maybe photosensitive (skin may burn if treated with laser).
  • Any new medication or herbal supplements – please inform prior to treatment.
  • We may require a Doctors letter to confirm it is safe for you to undergo treatment.

Laser Hair Removal - Before Treatment

Laser Hair Removal – Before Treatment

Laser Hair Removal - After Treatment

Laser Hair Removal – After Treatment

Hair Removal After Care

After the Laser treatment it is common for the area to feel warm. Some localised swelling (lasting up to 2 hrs), redness and tenderness may also be apparent. Occasionally, if an area of severe hair growth was treated some clients may experience localised blemishes. These symptoms may appear immediately or a few days after treatment. The use of 100% Aloe Vera is recommended directly after the treatment and for a few days if necessary.

The importance of having pale skin throughout your course of treatments has been stressed to you. This also means that on the day of treatment we want your skin to be totally free from false tanning products, gradual tanners or spray tans.

It is important that when Laser Treatment has been performed that you follow the recommended after treatment guidelines:

For 4 Weeks After Treatment

  • You should avoid exposure to UV light – sun bathing for at least one month before and after treatment.
  • Avoid sun beds for 6 weeks before and after treatment.
  • An SPF 50 in summer and SPF 30 in winter should be applied regularly when outside. Pre and Post U.V. exposure can cause pigmentation changes to the skin.

For the Next 24-48 Hours

Avoid all heat treatments such as:

  • Steam Rooms / saunas
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Baths
  • Hot showers
  • Excessive exercise
  • Turn off direct heater in car on drive home following treatment / patch test
  • Sensitive skin: Avoid all perfumed creams, soaps and lotions on the treatment area.
  • Do not touch, pick or scratch or rub the area.
  • Do not apply any fake tan or gradual tanners to the areas that have been lasered until at least 48 hours post treatment, and if any areas remain red please wait before applying any tanning or perfumed products or exfoliators.

NOTE: If you find the area sensitive, continue the list above for the next week.