What is GentleMax laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment to remove unwanted hair for men and women. The GentleMax laser hair removal system used at Capitol Vein & Laser Centers leads to a more permanent hair reduction than electrolysis, shaving or even at-home laser hair removal methods.
How Does GentleMax laser hair removal work?
The GentleMax laser method of hair removal produces a beam of highly concentrated light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. With a series of GentleMax laser hair removal treatments, one can expect 70-80% hair reduction.
Depending on the area to be treated, the length of a laser hair removal treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour. It is important to know that while all of the hairs in an active growth phase (referred to as anagen phase) are affected by the laser, hair removal is a process that requires multiple treatments because all hairs are not in this phase at the same time. Several treatments will be necessary to achieve more permanent hair reduction.
The GentleMax laser has a patented cooling system that provides comfort as well as efficacy for all skin types. Its ability to pulse quickly offers quick treatments with minimal discomfort. Most people return to normal activity right away after laser hair removal treatments. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects and what results you can expect during your consultation.