With summer right around the corner, it’s time to shed those winter layers and by layers, we mean hair! The days of depilatory creams, electrolysis, and waxing are over; laser technologies have become the top choice for permanent hair reduction. At Dr. Jhonny Salomon Plastic Surgery & MedSpa our highly trained laser hair removal specialists make hair removal easy and relatively painless by utilizing Candela’s GentleLase and GentleYag systems; the most advanced long-pulse alexandrite lasers available.
Approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction, the GentleLase & GentleYag systems are designed for maximum performance in the shortest time with the least discomfort. These Candela lasers feature a precise targeting mechanism, which focuses the laser beam directly onto the hair follicle, while the patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) cools and protects the surrounding tissue. This unique feature greatly reduces pain, discoloration, and damage to the surrounding skin while allowing the lasers to destroy the hair follicles from the root. Some patients do report mild discomfort and opt for a topical numbing cream in order to ease any pain during treatment.
Hair growth occurs in cycles; therefore it is recommended that patients undergo several laser hair removal treatments to ensure that each cycle is being treated effectively. The procedures take as little as a few minutes for small areas and up to 30 minutes for larger areas. It is advised that individuals being treated by lasers not be exposed to sunlight during treatment or consume antibiotics at least two weeks prior to treatment.
The Candela GentleLase and GentleYag systems work best on darker, coarse hairs and it is recommended that you schedule a consultation with a laser hair removal specialist to determine if you are a candidate for laser hair removal. During this consultation, your laser specialist will assess the hair growth and test a small area to ensure the hairs respond positively to the laser frequencies. Once complete, you will be provided with a recommended treatment schedule and customized pricing.
To schedule your complimentary laser hair removal consultation, contact our Miami Medical Spa at 305.270.7991.