Permanent Hair Removal for Dark Hair

The GentleMax Pro Plus™ Laser is the Best In-Clinic Hair Removal Laser


Looking for permanent hair removal?  Unwanted face and body hair can have a negative impact on how we feel, how we interact with others, what we wear, and what we do.

Plucking, shaving, bleaching, utilizing lotions, and epilation are among the options for concealing or removing undesirable hair (using a device that pulls out multiple hairs at once).

Electrolysis and laser therapy are two longer-term options. Electrolysis uses an electrical current to destroy individual hair follicles.

Because lasers are attracted to pigment, they work best on hair that’s brunette or darker. Laser currently does not work on hair that has no pigment, such as very light blonde, light red, and white hair.

Patients with thick, coarse, and dark hair are the best candidates for laser hair removal. So, since the laser is attracted to the dark hair pigment, or colour, in the hair follicle, so even stubborn, thick, dark hairs are ideal for laser hair removal.

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The Candela GentleMax Pro PLUS™ is a laser device used for permanent hair removal on both dark hair and light hair. Here are some benefits of this laser treatment for hair reduction:

  • Popularity: It is the most sought-after hair reduction laser in the world thanks to the many good reviews from patients of this hair reduction laser.
    Non-invasive treatment: Lasers are used to treat cosmetic concerns. This can be regarded as a non-invasive treatment process, and many patients who loathe invasive therapies prefer it. 
  • It targets light or grey hair: It targets light hair colours that normally would be harder on more traditional laser hair removal methods.
  • Proven Performance: Candela Gentle Pro lasers have been the beauty industry standard for two decades.
  • Versatility: Beyond hair removal, 755 nm and 1064 nm wavelength technologies can be used to treat wrinkles, benign pigmented lesions, and vascular lesions. This adaptability can lead to new revenue and a higher return on investment.
  • Skin tightening: It again proved its versatility and performs skin tightening on the face and lower jawline over a series of treatments every 4-6 weeks. This procedure may not require sedation and there is no downtime at all.
    Safe procedure: Hardly any risks or side effects is associated with the candela GentleMax Pro PLUS™ hair removal laser. It’s no wonder it is very popular in the beauty industry

How does laser treatment work?

Lasers produce a single wavelength of light with a single color. The energy from the light is transferred to the skin and hair pigment melanin when it is targeted at the skin. This causes the surrounding tissue to heat up and get damaged.

However, to permanently eliminate hair while minimizing injury to the surrounding tissue, the laser must be directed to specific cells. The hair follicle stem cells are found in the hair bulge, which is a component of the hair.

As the skin surface also contains melanin, which we want to avoid damaging, patients of this procedure are carefully shaved before treatment.

How many laser treatments do I need to for permanent hair removal?

It’s crucial to remember that not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, so you’ll probably need more than one treatment to get the best results. In general, 5 to 7 treatments spaced at approximately six to eight weeks intervals are required. What is the significance of 6-8 weeks? This will allow your hair to grow just long enough to provide a better laser imprint.

Can permanent hair removal be achieved?

Laser treatment can permanently reduce hair density or remove undesired hair.

Because the hair density is permanently reduced, some hairs will regenerate after a single course of treatment, and patients will require continued laser treatment.After a single session of laser therapy, none of the hairs in the treated area will regenerate, and no more laser therapy is required.

The decision to remove hair permanently or only lower its density is determined by a variety of factors:

  • the colour and thickness of the hairs being treated
  • the type and quality of the laser used
  • the competence and training of the person operating the laser.
  • the colour of the patient’s skin

What side effects or complications should I be aware of?

To avoid eye harm, you will be encouraged to wear goggles during the therapy.

During therapy, you will feel some discomfort, especially in the beginning. This is primarily owing to the fact that all hair in the treatment area was not removed before the surgery. Hairs left on the skin surface after shaving absorb the laser energy and heat it. Repeated treatments at regular intervals result in less pain.

After laser therapy, your skin will feel heated for 15-30 minutes. For up to 24 hours, there may be redness and swelling.
Blisters, too much or too little skin pigmentation, or permanent scarring are more serious adverse effects.
These are most common in persons who have just gotten a tan and haven’t adjusted their laser settings. Alternatively, people who are taking drugs that impair their skin’s reaction to sunlight may experience these negative effects.

Permanent hair treatment for Dark hair

  • The type of laser you use affects not only how well it works, but also how likely you are to experience negative effects.
  • Long-pulse ruby lasers, long-pulse alexandrite lasers, long-pulse diode lasers, and long-pulse Nd:YAG lasers are all excellent for dark hair removal.
  • IPL (intense pulsed light) devices are flashlights that emit many wavebands of light at the same time, rather than lasers. They act in a similar way to lasers, but they are less effective and have a lower chance of permanently removing hair.
  • The type of laser and how it’s used can be tailored to your skin type to reduce the danger of damaging melanin-producing cells on the surface.
  • An IPL device, an alexandrite laser such as the Candela GentleMax Pro PLUS™, or a diode laser can be used on dark hair; a Nd:YAG or diode laser can be used on dark skin and dark hair, and a diode laser can be used on dark or light hair.
  • In recent years the Nd:YAG (or just YAG) has become increasingly popular because the wavelength of this laser goes deeper into the skin than a diode, So it more successfully bypasses the pigmentation present in the skin.
  • Short laser pulses are used to regulate the propagation of heat and avoid tissue injury. The laser’s energy is also adjusted: it must be powerful enough to harm the bulge cells while remaining low enough to avoid discomfort or burns.

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The Gold Standard Gentle Hair Removal™

The Gentle Hair Removal laser targets the hair follicle with intense laser light energy for thermal destruction to provide permanent hair reduction over the course of a few treatments. With fast treatment times, Gentle Hair Removal delivers a more comfortable patient experience through its distinctive Dynamic Cooling Device™. This cooling system sprays the skin before each laser pulse with a cooling burst of cryogen over the treatment area, providing a Cooling Protection Factor over 50% greater than contact or air cooling for optimal comfort!

During this unique laser treatment, two highly effective and proven wavelengths work together to eradicate unwanted hair. The laser beam may penetrate the pigment of the targeted hair follicles and disintegrate the hair shaft without harming the surrounding healthy skin tissue, regardless of the patient’s skin color, whether lighter or darker.

  • Permanent results
  • Safe to treat all skin types
  • Quick treatment
  • No downtime
  • Pain free

GentleMax Pro™ is a dual platform laser made by one of the industry’s leaders, Syneron Candela. The GentleMax Pro™ is a dual platform laser using a 755nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser, allowing a wide range of treatment options.

Candela’s GentleMax Pro PLUS™ platform is the newest advancement in the number one dermatologist-recommended laser hair removal brand. 1 It is meant to exceed patients’ expectations as well as other needs, as it is built on a foundation of over 20 years of clinically Proven effectiveness across all skin types. 

Increased power, speed, and larger spot sizes, as well as short pulse durations, allowing for a better laser hair removal experience.

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