What is the Gentle YAG Laser treatment all about, and how does it work?
This is a non-invasive procedure using laser light with 1064 nm wavelength, which is useful in eliminating unsightly and unwanted hair on the face and body.
It works through an invisible beam of light and a constant source of heat that penetrates the hair follicle, destroying it at its roots, while preserving the surrounding skin.
Unlike other hair removal methods such as electrolysis, waxing, and shaving, laser hair removal is of the state-of-the-art and high technology method in removing unwanted hair, for longer periods of time. It is the only proven method available for easy removal of hair from large areas of the body including the back, chest, legs, and face.
Laser hair removal is less painful, precise, and cost – effective.
What are the Indications for this treatment procedure?
Removal of unwanted or excess hair from any part of the body can be treated with this kind of laser treatment.
How many treatments are recommended before results may be seen?
On the average, 3-5 treatment sessions, at 4-6 week intervals, are recommended before any results may be seen.
How long will the results of this procedure last?
Every person is unique and may have variable reactions to this laser treatment. The FDA has approved of laser treatment as permanent hair reduction device but that does not mean 100% hair removal; instead it means that a significant percentage of hair will no longer grow back.
This is a procedure that is done in an Out-Patient basis, requiring topical anesthesia only. The duration of the procedure may vary from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.
- The area for treatment is cleansed.
- Topical anesthesia is used to minimize any discomfort produced by the treatment procedure.
- Laser energy is targeted directly to the skin by the physician, with the use of a hand-held device.
- After the procedure, the patient is sent home with special instructions, including resumption of regular activities.
What are the common complications of this procedure?
The patient may feel a mild temporary swelling of the skin in the treated area lasting for about 1-2 days, or a warm tolerable sensation just like after a rubber band is gently flicked on the skin.