Laser Hair Removal Treatment With Candela Gentlelase
If you’re concerned about unsightly body hair and wondering how to go about removing it, there are many different methods available to achieve smooth, good-looking skin – although most observers agree that the best of these is laser hair removal treatment.
Of the traditional approaches to removing hair, the most commonly known are tweezing, shaving and waxing.
These are direct methods to yank or slice hair from the skin, although typically the hair will regrow very quickly, and the rough nature of the action can cause infection, red bumps and ingrown hairs protruding directly into the surrounding skin tissue.
More modern approaches include electrolysis –
which uses an electrical current to destroy hair roots – and certain creams that dissolve the hair protein. These can also be short-lived in their effect and cause irritation or even scarring.
For long-term eradication of hair on the body or face, most professionals recommend treatment with light – including laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments. Although both are excellent long-term treatments, laser hair removal is generally preferred for its focus and deeper penetration in the skin, working to destroy hair follicles with intense beams that prevent hair regrowth. This also greatly reduces the risk of ingrown hairs emerging following treatment, and laser sessions can even be of use in addressing skin conditions such as keratosis pilaris. Long-pulsed laser treatments are also particularly effective for people with skin discoloration.
At SIAN Skincare Laser Clinic, we use the Candela GentleLase as a safe and gentle laser hair removal treatment for people with common skin types, using controlled bursts of energy and therapeutic heat.
It is an Alexandrite laser emitting long-pulse laser light at a 755 nm wavelength at a high energy that is ideally suited as a gentle, safe and effective laser hair removal treatment. It is among the most effective, efficient and versatile lasers for most people’s skin, fast and comfortable with a reported 80 percent hair reduction in as few as five treatments, depending on the given skin and hair types. This system boasts a large 24 mm spot size, a large circumference that can effectively target more skin area at a time, allowing shorter session times. Beyond laser hair removal, the same system can also treat pigmented lesions of the epidermis, sun-damaged skin, age spots and many similar skin conditions.
The Candela GentleLase laser system also offers additional comfort through its patented Dynamic Cooling Device, which employs cooling bursts of liquid cryogen to achieve the lightest laser hair removal treatment around.
The Candela laser hair removal treatment is semi-permanent.
This is because while you might need multiple sessions before the treatment is complete, the treated follicles can no longer produce a hair. Multiple sessions are needed in most cases because people have many hair follicles on their body even within a relatively small patch of skin – so targeting all of them at the same time isn’t quite feasible. Fortunately, each session leaves you with fewer active hair follicles, so it’s just a matter of time before they can all be deactivated, leaving smooth, fresh-looking skin.
Exactly how many sessions are required therefore depends not only on the skin tone and color of that hair, but also on the size of the area covered and the number of those areas that need to be treated for laser hair removal. As a general rule, five treatments are enough to remove most body hair in treated areas (the system can target underarms, legs, the upper lip, chin, bikini area, back or chest) while complete treatment is generally achieved within eight sessions on average.
The fastest results are usually expected for people who have darker hair on fairer skin, as the laser can use the contrast between hair color and skin color as a guide.
There are few side effects of laser hair removal treatment, especially compared with other hair removal procedures that involve ripping and tearing skin tissue at the microscopic level, exposing the follicles to infection and scarring. People with especially sensitive skin may worry about experiencing pain following a treatment of any sort, although the Candela GentleLase system does actively work to minimize an post-treatment tenderness as much as possible via its Dynamic Cooling Device feature. The sensation has been described as being like gently snapping a rubber band against the skin, a sensation that is gone in an instant.
Typically skin treated with a Candela laser hair removal treatment may appear slightly red for any length of time from a few minutes to a couple of hours. As the blush fades, the skin left behind will appear noticeably smoother with less hair.
If you’re considering getting a Candela GentleLase treatment, avoid the sun for a few days prior to the treatment and carefully shave the area on the day of your appointment. Be sure to advance from razor to laser with SIAN Skincare Laser Clinic, and treat yourself to beautiful, smooth skin free of coarse,