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Finding The Best Hair Removal Laser Treatment

In the quest for smooth, hair-free skin, hair removal laser treatments reign supreme as the most effective solution with long-lasting results. Laser hair removal continually stands out as a go-to solution because it offers effectiveness and convenience that many traditional hair removal methods often lack.

Finding the best hair removal laser treatment for you is often a process that considers skin tone, safety, efficacy, and cost. While several options exist, they are not all equal and some are less advanced than others. To make the entire laser hair removal process easy, comfortable, and an option for everyone, we use the Candela GentlewaveMax Pro Plus hair removal laser treatment, which can be tailored to your needs. Here’s everything you need to know to find the best hair removal laser treatment for you so you can get closer to smooth, hair-free skin with confidence and clarity.

How Laser Hair Removal Treatments Work

Laser hair removal destroys unwanted hair by first emitting a specific wavelength of light to the skin that transfers into heat through the Candela GentleMax Pro Plus laser handpiece. As the handpiece glides across the skin, the released heat selectively absorbs any pigment (melanin) present in the root of the hair to destroy it. This process creates permanent hair reduction. Heat must stunt hair growth and destroy the follicle to be effective. The more heat the hair is exposed to during its growth cycle, the less hair grows from the follicle. 

White, gray, and light hair doesn’t respond as well as darker hair. The laser’s light cannot always accurately detect the color of the hair to destroy it effectively. Most treatment machines work best on dark hair.

Several sessions are necessary to eradicate the hair. That’s because the hair grows at different rates through the three phases of the growth cycle. The hair can be in various stages of the growth cycle at any time, so multiple sessions are necessary to eliminate all the hair in a treatment area.

At Skin Plus Beauty, we offer the Candela GentleMax Pro Plus laser. This laser device provides a unique dual-wavelength system that makes it safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones. Its versatility leads to superior results for everyone. 

How to Choose the Right Treatment

When it comes to choosing the proper laser hair removal treatment for you, there are several factors to consider to ensure optimal results and safety, including:

  • Skin and hair type and color: Different laser technologies suit different skin and hair types. Most laser hair removal machines work best for those with lighter skin and darker hair because they typically respond well to treatments. However, we use the Candela Gentlewave laser, which is safe for all skin types and even darker skin tones. 
  • The Technology: You’ll see the best results from laser hair removal when you choose a med spa that uses the most advanced laser technologies for hair removal. Those that are up-to-date and safe and effective will garner more hair reduction. 
  • Comfort: Some laser hair removal treatments can be uncomfortable, so look for machines that make the entire process more manageable. Our treatment is effective and comfortable. The skin is protected by a Dynamic Cooling Device, which sprays the treatment area before each laser pulse with a liquid cryogen coolant, making the procedure comfortable. Most patients compare each laser pass to the feeling of a rubber band snapping on the skin with a tingling sensation that quickly passes. After a session, the skin may be pink or red and warm to the touch for a few hours.
  • Customized treatment: The best results come from customized treatment plans tailored to your needs and concerns. A personalized approach ensures that the treatment targets your unique hair growth patterns and delivers optimal results.

It’s always best to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals, assess your skin and hair type, and determine the most appropriate treatment plan. 

Make Sure to Research Providers 

If you want to find the best providers and medspa to perform your laser hair removal, you’ll want to do your research first. This includes evaluating their qualifications and experience. Remember that laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that requires skill and expertise to perform safely and effectively. Certified and experienced laser technicians are better equipped to assess your skin and hair type, customize the treatment to your needs, and minimize the risk of complications.

Equally important is choosing a reputable medspa that fully understands the intricacies of the treatment. It’s also important to select a clinic that follows strict safety protocols and uses FDA-approved laser devices so that you feel comfortable and confident with your treatment. 

Reading patient reviews and testimonials can also provide valuable insights into the reputation and performance of a medspa you are considering. There should be a feeling of trust and confidence among the testimonials. Trusting your provider fosters open communication, allowing you to express your concerns and preferences and collaborate on a treatment plan that aligns with your goals.

The Importance of a Consultation 

A proper in-person laser hair removal consultation is essential and always step number one. Your consultation allows your technician to accurately assess your skin type, hair color, and medical history to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your concerns. Tailoring the treatment ensures better results and minimizes the risk of adverse effects.

During your free consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the treatment so that you can manage your expectations and understand each step of the treatment. The consultation is an educational opportunity to better understand the laser hair removal process, including how the technology works, what to expect during treatment, and any pre- or post-treatment care instructions.