How does the GentleMax laser work?
The Gentlemax laser works primarily by the absorption of heat by pigment cells in the skin and hair. Surrounding tissue is unaffected. This pigment may be brown or black as is the case in brown spots on the skin or hair; red or blue for broken or enlarged veins. During treatment, laser light is absorbed only by the targeted pigment, raising the temperature enough to cause changes permanent changes.
In the case of brown spots and freckles, this heat absorption causes a shattering of the pigment. For hair removal, the dark pigment in the hair absorbs heat in the follicle, disabling the production of hair.
Superficial damaged blood vessels and broken capillaries are treated similarly with a quick switch of settings, though in this case the vessels respond by shrinking.
Shortly after treatment, the pigment cells (or melanin) have been thoroughly fragmented – all without damaging the surrounding tissue. Vascular lesions (spider veins) also coagulate and shrink, many of them disappearing altogether.
In the weeks after treatment, the shattered melanin particles are eliminated by your body’s own internal cleaning system that absorbs the fragmented pigment. Little or no trace of the initial pigmentation spots or spidery veins remain.
A GentleMax treatment also improves skin texture through collagen stimulation. Patients receive multiple treatment benefits through one treatment along with the balanced effectiveness of one integrated intelligent system.
A special cooling system sprays a microburst of cryogen immediately before and after the laser firing, alleviating the sensation of heat.
Are laser and light-based treatments safe?
Yes, laser and light-based treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today. Dr. Sikorski has chosen the Candela GentleMax for its effectiveness, increased patient comfort and speed.
We exclusively use GentleMax Laser for permanent hair reduction. Whether your hair problems are simply unwanted hair, excessive hair growth or abnormal hair growth from hormonal imbalances, laser hair reduction is a viable option to dramatically reduce the amount of hair growth in the treated areas.
Your Consultation Visit
You’ll enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire. If you believe you are a good candidate for a Gentlemax laser treatment, call Dr. Sikorski at her practice. Call or use our online form.