Hair removal treatment with lasers is ideal for women and men of all skin types who would like to free themselves from the inconvenience of unwanted facial and body hair, as well as the pain and mess involved with other hair removal methods.
GentleLase and GentleYAG can safely be used to treat the face, underarms and bikini line, as well as large areas such as the back, chest, and legs.
There may be specific instructions you will need to follow before and after laser hair removal. These important tips and information will be discussed with you at your free consultation prior to your procedure. To schedule a consultation or treatment please call GlowMD at (540)-371-9098.
This varies widely, depending on the area(s) to be treated and the scope of your hair removal needs. In general, we recommend five treatments. This will be discussed during your consultation when we can evaluate your specific needs.
The Candela GentleLASE is a high energy, long-pulse laser that can treat a variety of conditions. The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Devise (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
The GentleYAG Laser system is a more recently developed treatment system that has proven to be very effective for a range of conditions. Laser treatments have been safely used for years, but this cutting-edge method brings some new advantages for the patient. The process includes a patented cooling system, developed to prepare the skin for treatment. It sprays the upper layer of the skin with a burst of cooling cryogen (a substance that produces very low temperatures). This cooling factor makes the treatment more comfortable for the patient.
The GentleYAG Laser system delivers laser energy through a small device held by the practitioner. It functions by delivering a narrow, intense beam of light that is then absorbed by the skin and converted to heat which is absorbed by the cells in the specific targeted area of the face or body. The process involves focusing the laser upon a very limited area, and this direct beam does not affect the surrounding tissue – the perfect method for those who are interested in permanent hair removal. The GentleYAG Laser can be used to resolve unwanted hair in the following areas of the body: