Laser hair removal allows men and women to safely and quickly eliminate unwanted facial and body hair and enjoy long-term results, so if you’re tired of using at-home hair removal treatments or scheduling waxing sessions, we can help. At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we offer treatments with the Candela GentleMax Pro®; the gold standard for hair removal that delivers a versatile and customizable treatment.
Laser Hair Removal
We perform our laser hair removal treatments with the Candela GentleMax Pro® device. This device is the most effective laser system for hair removal and is thus the gold standard for treatments.
This medical-grade laser device features dual wavelengths and adjustable spot sizes so that we can target different skin types, tones, and treatment areas with accuracy and precision. Candela GentleMax Pro® device delivers a quick and comfortable treatment, and within just a few sessions, you can enjoy hair-free skin and long-lasting results.
How Does It Work?
Traditional hair removal methods, like shaving, waxing, and plucking, all cut, shorten, or remove the actual hair from the follicle for temporary results. After a few days or weeks, the hair grows back, and you have to repeat the treatment process to maintain your results. Laser hair removal treatments are so effective because they work differently.
The laser energy emitted by the device is attracted to pigment. It targets the pigment in the hair follicle, heating the follicle and damaging it so that it stops growing hair. After completing the recommended number of sessions, you will notice a significant reduction in hair growth. This device can help patients achieve their desired results, that being hair-free and smoother skin, without negatively impacting the surrounding skin in any way.
Are the Treatments Painful?
The Candela GentleMax Pro® is known for delivering a comfortable laser hair removal treatment. We will take every step to promote your comfort throughout the treatment, and with that in mind, you can schedule your appointments with confidence, knowing that you won’t have to endure significant discomfort to achieve hair-free skin.
What Areas Can It Treat?
The Candela GentleMax Pro® laser device can help patients eliminate unwanted hair from virtually anywhere on the face and body. Some of the most common areas include the arms, legs, back, chest, and face. We can even remove unwanted hair from intimate areas for men and women and perform full-body treatments. You’ll have the option of treating one or multiple areas throughout your treatment plan, and we can customize your treatments as needed.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
With each treatment you schedule, you’ll notice less hair in the treatment area. You’ll also experience the surprising benefit of laser hair removal: skin rejuvenation. The laser energy can help rejuvenate the skin in the treatment area as it targets and destroys hair within the hair follicles by increasing natural collagen and elastin production.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
One of the many benefits of the Candela GentleMax Pro® laser system is that it can deliver quick treatments. You can schedule your treatments and get back to your daily activities in less than an hour. Typical treatments can take 30 minutes. Once we learn more about the size and number of areas that you want to treat, we can give you a better idea of how long to plan for your treatment sessions.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The total number of treatments you will need to achieve your desired results will depend on many factors, including the number of hair follicles in an active growth phase in the treatment area at your time of treatment as well as the size of the area or the number of areas you want to treat. Once we learn more about the areas you want to treat, we can customize your treatment plan accordingly.
When you come in for your initial consultation, we can give you a better idea of how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results. We offer seven package sessions as well as complementary touchup treatments for up to two years after completing those sessions. We can give you more information about what your treatment plan may look like and our complementary touchup sessions at your consultation.
Who Is a Candidate?
Because this device can treat a wide range of skin types and tones, most patients will qualify for treatment. However, laser hair removal requires pigmentation. The laser light targets pigment, so if there is no pigment in the hair follicle, the treatment will not be effective, and the laser device won’t effectively destroy the follicle.
For that reason, certain hair colors may not respond to the treatment process. Our complimentary consultations provide the perfect avenue for you to learn more about laser hair removal and discuss your desired treatment areas. Then we can evaluate your hair and skin color in person to confirm your treatment eligibility and move forward with the process.
Eliminate Unwanted Hair the Easy Way
You don’t have to spend more time shaving, waxing, or tweezing than you already have. Our laser hair removal treatment plans are comfortable and quick and are an invaluable investment that will save you time and money and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of living hair-free. We can give you more details about the Candela GentleMax Pro® laser system, what you can expect from your treatment, and what your unique treatment plan will look like at your consultation.