Laser Hair Removal

Delray Laser and Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Delray Beach, FL

Shaving, tweezing, plucking, and waxing are painful treatments that only temporarily reduce unwanted hair. At Delray Laser and Medical Spa in Delray Beach, Florida, Cynthia Mayers and the aesthetic specialists use the Candela™ GentleMax Pro® to permanently eliminate unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the body. To learn more about laser hair removal, call Delray Laser and Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive treatment that uses targeted laser energy to permanently reduce unwanted hair. The procedure is quick and relatively painless when compared to traditional waxing and plucking. In most instances, the treated hair does not return. The hair that does return is typically finer and lighter than it was before.

How does laser hair removal work?

The aesthetic specialists at Delray Laser and Medical Spa use the Candela GentleMax Pro — the gold standard in laser hair removal devices — to eliminate unwanted hair. 

Unlike many of its predecessors, the GentleMax Pro is effective at removing hair on all skin tones, including darker tones. The device includes a 755nm Alexandrite wavelength for lighter skin and hair and a 1064nm Nd:YAG wavelength for darker skin and hair.

During laser hair removal, your provider beams the laser energy directly into your hair shaft and follicle. The melanin (pigment) inside the follicle absorbs the light, which quickly converts to heat. The heat destroys the pigment inside the hair follicle to prevent new growth.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

The number of laser hair removal treatments you need depends on the size of the area you’re treating and the pigment in your follicles. Laser hair removal is most effective on very dark hair and pale skin. Gray hair typically doesn’t respond to laser treatments, while red hair may require additional sessions. 

Most men and women need at least four to six treatments for permanent hair reduction, but some people require more.

Does laser hair removal work?

A topical numbing anesthetic is available to alleviate any discomfort you may experience during your treatment. Most individuals don’t find laser hair removal to be overly painful. Many describe the treatment as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Which areas can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal with the GentleMax Pro can remove hair nearly anywhere on the face and body, including the:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Bikini area
  • Face
  • Upper lip

Your aesthetic specialist at Delray Laser and Medical Spa can design an individualized treatment plan depending on the areas you want to treat.

To learn more about laser hair removal, call Delray Laser and Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online today.