GentleMax Pro for Laser Hair Removal
What is the advantage of GentleMax Pro?
Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro laser is a gold-standard, award-winning laser that consists of a dual platform. Laser hair removal is carried out by means of the 755 nm alexandrite laser, which is one of the fastest and the most powerful lasers currently available, as well as using the equally high-powered 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, which effectively removes all types of body hair on any skin color (including dark skin).
Are GentleMax Pro laser procedures painful?
A dynamic skin cooling system (DCD) is integrated into the GentleMax Pro laser. The desired level of skin epidermis cooling can be selected before, during, and after the transmission of the impulse. As a result, the GentleMax Pro procedure can be made more comfortable while still ensuring that the surrounding tissues remain protected.
How often do I have to come back for more GentleMax Pro treatments?
It really depends on your age, hair type, and the area to be treated. Some clients require six treatments, whereas others may need more. But on average, about 80 percent hair reduction is achieved after six visits. You should also know: there may be reduced hair growth for several weeks after a treatment, then you’ll experience new regrowth in certain areas. During this stage, another treatment is required.
Treating Pigmented Lesions with the GentleMax Pro
Solar lentigines, also known as age spots or liver spots, have long been targeted for removal. These hyper-pigmented patches are sun-induced lesions that do not have a premalignant potential. Removal or destruction has strictly been a cosmetic problem. The face, the backs of the hands, the forearms, and the lower legs are most often involved. Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy has been the standard therapy for years. Prolonged healing, scabbing, and the risk of hyperpigmentation (or more likely, hypopigmentation) have somewhat limited the use of this modality. Topical retinoids, glycolic acid preparations, hydroquinone, and combinations of these products have been used extensively. These products have achieved some success in the lightening, but seldom in the total removal of, solar lentigines. Microdermabrasion has very slightly improved these lesions after multiple treatments. Mild chemical peels using glycolic acid or salicylic acid have also shown minimal improvement.
However, lasers and intense pulsed light treatment have moved to the forefront of lentigines treatment.
GentleMax Pro is a dual-wavelength, long-pulsed laser platform providing 755 nm Alexandrite and 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser energies at pulse durations ranging from 0.25 to 100 milliseconds. The device is used to treat various pigmentary disorders, provide skin rejuvenation treatments, treat vascular lesions and achieve effective, lasting hair removal. Pigmentary disorders are very effectively treated with the GentleMax Pro’s 755nm Alexandrite laser. With respect to pulse duration, millisecond pulses are used for the treatment of photo damage, freckles, seborrheic keratosis, and lentigines. Recently, Nd:YAG has been used successfully to treat difficult cases of nail fungus as well.
Treatment of Vascular Lesions by GentleMax Pro
1. Treatment of Leg Telangiectasia by GentleMaxPro
The treatment of leg telangiectasia and reticular veins remains challenging. With modalities varying from sclerotherapy to vein microsurgery, to laser therapy and new endovenous laser treatment, physicians are faced with many choices. While micro– and sclerotherapy, as well as microflebectomy, remain the gold standard, with rates of success approaching 80 percent, recent studies have demonstrated good clearance using different types of lasers. When using lasers to treat leg telangiectasia and reticular veins, the lasing medium must be chosen according to the diameter of the vessels. Long-pulsed dye lasers have been reported to be successful in the treatment of vessels measuring up to 0.5 mm in diameter. More recently, pulsed Nd:YAG lasers have been discussed in the context of leg telangiectasia measuring between 0.1 and 2.0 mm in diameter.
2. Treating Rosacea and Facial Telangiectasia by GentleMaxPro
Rosacea is a complex and varied clinical disorder. From a treatment perspective, most dermatologists separate this disease into four different components–erythema or redness, telangiectasia or small red blood vessels, pustule or typical acne lesions, and hypertrophic, raised and thickened areas, especially prevalent on the nose. Topical treatments for rosacea have included metronidazole in creams, lotions and gels, sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur-based creams and lotions, hydrocortisone creams and lotions, and azaleicacid gels and creams. Topical treatments have only shown modest improvement in most cases of rosacea. Oral antibiotics have been most helpful in treating the pustular component of rosacea. However, lasers have been used for many years to treat the telangiectatic component of rosacea. Using the GentleMax Pro Nd:YAG 1064 nm wavelength is a new and effective technique for treating facial redness and telangiectasia.