The Candela GentleLASETM Laser is a revolutionary long-pulse alexandrite laser system that emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle where it is absorbed by the hair. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which will disable the follicle. All the while leaving the skin unchanged in most cases. The skin is protected because the GentleLASETM Laser utilizes a special cooling device known as the dynamic cooling device also known as DCD. This DCD is actually a spray of cryogen that brings the skin temperature down to a cool temperature for a split second while the laser light immediately follows and passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair. This selectivity helps to protect the skin, while effectively treating the unwanted hair. Most patients experience little discomfort because of the DCD spray.
You want to look and feel your best, and you want the confidence of knowing that you are getting the highest quality care and treatment. Candela is the world leader in producing fast, safe, and effective lasers and light-based products. Patient safety, comfort and efficacy are our primary concerns. Let Candela assist in your journey to a healthier and more beautiful you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is laser therapy and how does it work?
Laser therapy is a safe, effective, and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in areas such as the removal of unwanted hair, skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, leg veins, or tattoos; and the treatment of acne.
Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Candela lasers feature a patented skin-cooling device for even greater patient comfort and safety - and better results.
Are laser and light-based treatments safe?
Yes, laser and light-based treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today.
What will my treatment be like?
You and your practitioner will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. The practitioner will use a small hand piece that touches your skin to deliver the light. You may feel a light spray of coolant on your skin before each laser pulse.
How long will my treatment take, and how many treatments will I need?
Every treatment, like every patient, is unique. Consult your practitioner to decide what is best for you based on your needs and expectations.
What precautions should I take before or after my treatment?
In general, avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your physician allows it. Care should be taken in the first few days following treatments to avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers. Consult your practitioner for specific precautions that relate to your individualized treatment plan.
Are there any adverse side-effects to laser or light-based treatments?
In general, most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some patients experience pigment changes in the skin color. If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. All treatment results are individual.
Is my laser treatment covered by my medical insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult your practitioner for more information.
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