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Laser Hair Removal in Oxford, MS

Everyone wants to look good and feel confident, but unwanted and excessive amounts of hair growth throughout the body can be emotionally uncomfortable. It may make men and women alike feel insecure about their appearance. Additionally, shaving and waxing can be painful and expensive. Plus, these methods only offer temporary results. That is why Shell Plastic Surgery is pleased to provide a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution for laser hair removal with the highly advanced GentleMax Pro Plus® by Candela®.

The GentleMax Pro Plus® takes laser hair removal up a level by offering quicker treatment times, superior hair removal technology, and dual wavelengths that allow treatment for a wider variety of skin types,

Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Candidates for GentleMax Pro Plus® laser hair removal should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations of their treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal should not have sunburned, cut, damaged, or recently tanned skin.

Unlike previous laser hair removal treatments that were only effective and safe for lighter skin tones, the GentleMax Pro Plus® is appropriate for all skin types, from I-VI on the Fitzpatrick skin-type classification scale. This system can quickly and painlessly remove unwanted hair on those with very light skin to very dark skin.

While this system can reach even the most fine hairs, it is still not appropriate for those with white or blonde hair.

Men and women can benefit as GentleMax Pro Plus® candidates, eliminating undesirable hair in one or more of the following areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Feet
  • Bikini
  • Underarms

What Makes the GentleMax Pro Plus® Different From Other Laser Hair Removal Technologies?

The GentleMax Pro Plus® is the culmination of technological advancements made in laser hair removal. Not only does this system offer both Alexandrite and ND:YAG laser wavelengths (making it safe for all skin types), but it also offers multiple spot sizes (including larger spot sizes), shorter pulse durations, and a higher repetition rate. This means that the GentleMax Pro Plus® can treat larger areas, such as the back or the legs, in less time.

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?

Prior to your treatment, the treatment area will be cleansed for sanitization and even distribution of the laser. GentleMax Pro Plus® is applied with a small wand placed against the skin to deliver alternating pulses of light and bursts of cold air. This initial process helps to reduce pain and scabbing.

After this process, the energy from the GentleMax Pro Plus® laser will pass through your skin to reach the hair follicle without causing damage to the surrounding skin. As your hair follicles absorb the heat produced by the brief beams of light, the bulb of the hair follicle will become damaged and prevent further hair growth.

Treatment with the GentleMax Pro Plus® is virtually painless, thanks to Candela®’s Dynamic Cool Device (DCD™). This cryogen solution immediately cools your topmost layer of skin, leaving you feeling comfortable. Most patients liken the feeling of the treatment to rubber bands snapping against the skin.

Due to the larger spot sizes offered, GentleMax Pro Plus® has shorter treatment times than previous hair reduction technologies. You will still need to undergo a series of laser hair removal treatments. The number of laser therapy sessions you require will be discussed during your consultation process.

What Will My Laser Hair Removal Recovery Be Like?

GentleMax Pro Plus® is a non-surgical procedure performed on an outpatient basis, and it offers little to no downtime. GentleMax Pro Plus® recovery is quite simple, as the laser is designed to leave surrounding tissue unharmed.

Immediately after your treatment, the skin in the treated area(s) may be slightly red and inflamed, with some patients describing the feeling as a mild sunburn. Generally, uncomfortable or abnormal sensations will resolve in a few hours. However, some patients may require one or two days for their skin to return to a normal state. Any persistent discomfort can be easily managed with cold compresses or over-the-counter pain medication.

What Will My Laser Hair Removal Results Be Like?

GentleMax Pro Plus® laser therapy requires multiple sessions before optimal results can be achieved. Hair follicles grow in multiple stages before they surface; therefore, GentleMax Pro Plus® precisely targets these follicles at each stage to ensure dormant, developing, and developed hair follicles are eliminated.

Once a patient’s GentleMax Pro Plus® treatment series is complete, they can expect to have slower hair growth, smooth and hairless skin, and restored emotional comfort.

Can I Combine Laser Hair Removal With Other Cosmetic Enhancements?

Some men and women who decide to seek GentleMax Pro Plus® therapy may benefit from treating additional skin concerns with the Gentle Pro Series. The versatility of the Gentle Pro Series laser enables the treatment of vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, leg veins, red lines or patterns on the skin, and more.

Patients who choose Shell Plastic Surgery will be able to receive consultations from licensed aestheticians who will be able to determine the right laser therapy for any additional skin concerns. We offer cutting-edge treatments such as the Clear + Brilliant® System, the elōs® Photofacial, and the eMatrix™ sublative rejuvenation laser.

Interested in Laser Hair Removal in Oxford, Mississippi?

If you are considering GentleMax Pro Plus® laser hair removal, professionals at Shell Plastic Surgery would be pleased to sit down with you to discuss each of your concerns regarding unwanted hair growth. To learn about how the GentleMax Pro Plus® therapy can be applied for your needs, please fill out our contact form or call (662) 236-6465 to set up a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal

  • How much does laser hair removal cost?

    Laser hair removal costs depend on a variety of factors, including:

    • Number of areas treated
    • Size of areas treated
    • Number of sessions required for optimal results

    The best way to get an accurate cost estimate is by scheduling a consultation at Shell Plastic Surgery to discover what GentleMax Pro Plus® laser hair removal can do for you.

  • How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

    One of the most important ways to prepare for laser hair removal is by shaving the treatment area at least 24 hours before your appointment. Laser hair removal sends heat energy to the root of the hair follicle, and if you have longer hair, the heat may burn your skin where the hair touches it. DO NOT wax or tweeze the hair, as the follicle must be intact for laser hair treatment to work. Giving your skin at least a day between shaving and treatment reduces the risk of irritation.

    Other things to avoid prior to your laser hair removal treatment include:

    • Avoid exposure to UV rays (including tanning beds) for at least two weeks
    • Do not have injectable treatments (BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers), microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or microneedling in the treatment area for at least two weeks
    • Do not use topical skincare products that cause photosensitivity (retinol, AHAs, benzoyl peroxide, Vitamin C) for at least three days

    Arrive at your appointment with freshly cleansed skin, free of lotions or fragrances.

  • How long does laser hair removal last?

    While laser hair removal is a long-lasting treatment, it is not permanent. After you’ve completed the recommended number of sessions, you may not see new hair growth for months (or even years). When you do see hair regrowth, it will be sparser, finer, and lighter than before. In order to keep the targeted area completely hair-free, you will likely need occasional maintenance treatments down the line.

  • Can you get laser hair removal while pregnant?

    While laser hair removal is considered safe, doctors often advise against it during pregnancy because of the lack of information about the effects on your body. But beyond safety concerns, laser hair removal while pregnant may simply be less effective. Your hair is affected by pregnancy hormones, and the growth phases are different than when you’re not pregnant, which can decrease the effectiveness of the treatment. Additionally, your skin may be more sensitive, leading to discomfort during and after treatment. OBGYNs often recommend other methods of hair removal during pregnancy, with laser treatments as an option post-partum.