GENTLEMAX PRO FAQ
What can I expect during laser treatment?
Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s office. Your practitioner will 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™ (DCD™) 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 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. Other conditions may clear up in only one treatment, but many factors impact the efficacy of treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
What precautions should I take 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. After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). 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 inculude redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (laser bruise) in the treated area. These usually do not last more than a few dyas. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.