South Florida Dermatology
Dermatologists located in Coral Gables, FL & Miami, FL
Imagine waking up each morning with smooth, hair-free skin and not having to shave, pluck, wax or bleach unwanted hair.
GentleMax Hair Laser Removal
Trust GentleMax to remove unwanted hair - efficiently and effectively on all skin types. Gentlemax uses laser technology to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin, delievering a controlled amount of therapeutic heat to the targeted area safely and effectively.
What can I expect during laser treatment?
Treatment will take place in your our kendall office. We use a small handpiece to deliver each laser pulse. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated.
Does it hurt?
Some patients 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 the patented Dynamic Cooling Device or air cooling. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner.
How many treatments 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.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Hair removal patients should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Skin should be clean-shaven and throughly cleansed, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products before laser treatment. Do not expose the intended treatment area to sunlight or fanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment.
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 your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30+). In the first few days after treatment, don't scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Are there side effects?
Permanent side effects are rare, and 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. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.
How much do treatments cost?
Cost depends on the area and condition being treated. Discuss your personal needs with your practitioner to learn more.