What can you treat with GentleMax?

  • Beard Bumps (PFB)
  • Facial & Spider Veins
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Leg Veins
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • A range of high efficacy treatments
  • Hair removal for all skin types
  • Treatment of benign pigmented and vascular lesions including leg veins

GentleMax™ advantages

  • Combines 755nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful 1064nm Nd:YAG laser
  • Hair removal for all skin types
  • A range of high efficiency treatment options

How does the laser treatment work?

The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heart. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Devise™ (DCD™) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD or air cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

What can I expect during treatment?

Clients will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treatment.

Does it hurt?

Some clients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described like the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by Candela’s DCD or air cooling.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. For hair removal, multiple treatments are required, as the process is most effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth phase. Other conditions may clear up in only one treatment, but many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.

What can I expect after treatment?

A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.

What precautions should I take after treatment?

After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’ts crub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. You will receive an aftercare package at your first treatment with further instruction.

Are there side effects?

Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area – these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects are rare. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.