No more painful plucking or waxing – why not have long-lasting hair-free skin by using the most advanced method of permanent hair reduction?
Non-invasive and suitable for all skins types (including type 6 – Afro Caribbean), GentleMax Pro uses the fastest and most powerful laser in the market.
Without doubt the most effective and long-lasting laser hair removal procedure available in Dubai, it is also one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the region.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser targets the chromophore in your hair (the pigment that gives it colour). When light is absorbed by the pigment, it damages the follicle and decelerates future growth.
How Often Should You Have Treatment?
Depending on the type of skin and hair colour, multiple sessions may be required for long-term hair reduction.
What Happens Before and After Treatment?
Laser hair removal treatment is generally performed every 4-6 weeks, depending on the area being treated. Each session lasts between 10 minutes and 90 minutes, and although the number of treatments varies, typically 6 or more are required for optimum results.
What can I expect during treatment?
Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s office. You 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 handheld probe. 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 treated.
Does it hurt?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with the laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort is minimized by DCD 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, most people require at least 2 to 3 treatment, as the process is only effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth phase. Other conditions may clear in as few as one treatment, but many factors impact the efficiency of individual laser treatment, including the severity of the condition being treated.
How do I prepare for the treatment?
Patients scheduled for hair removal should avoid electrolysis or hair waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have had a history of periodical herpes and are scheduled for facial hair treatment, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Also, any hair should be shaved, and your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, cream, or oils on its surface before laser treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
Patients should avoid sub exposure before and after treatment, and should apply sun block (SPF 30 or above) when going outdoors.
Are there side effects?
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include purpura (a laser bruise), redness, blistering, hyper pigmentation, hypo pigmentation, and swelling in the treated area – these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects, such as hyper pigmentation, hypo pigmentation or scarring are rare.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After laser treatment, avoid sub exposure. In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advice additional precautions.
Are these treatments covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Some carries will, however, cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks such as hemangiomas. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.