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Laser Hair Removal in Albany, NY

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Candela GentleLASE Laser Hair Reduction

Simple and effective, this non-invasive approach to hair reduction using the Candela GentleLase system, is FDA approved for long lasting results.  With minimal discomfort you will experience no down time while reducing hair growth.  This procedure is ideal for any area and can safely treat all skin types.   Consultation is required with one of our certified laser specialists.  You will have confidence in knowing our team has performed hundreds of procedures.


Candela GentleLASE FAQ

It is suggested that you avoid the sun for 4-6 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment at our Albany, NY facility. Sun protection with an SPF of 30 should be worn at all times. You should avoid electrolysis, plucking, and waxing 4-6 weeks prior to your treatment. If you have a history of peri-oral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy should be taken to avoid a possible outbreak. In some cases, it may be suggested for people with darker complexions to use a bleaching cream 4-6 weeks prior to the start of treatments to help avoid the possibility of pigmentation irregularities. Our staff is ready to consider your needs and make sure that you are treated effectively and safely with laser hair removal. Albany, NY, residents and visitors can trust we will answer any questions you have. To learn more about our services, please contact our office today.
You and the laser technician will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light during the procedure. The technician will then use a small handpiece that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. You will feel a light spray of coolant on your skin just before each laser pulse. The degree of discomfort varies for each person, but this spray will help provide a greater sense of comfort and protection to the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in less than 10 minutes; legs and larger areas can take longer. The treated area may become pink and feel similar to the sensation of having a sunburn within 30 minutes after treatment. These post-treatment effects may last up to a few hours, but are typically relieved with the application of a cooling pack and soothing post-laser gel.
The Candela GentleLASE is FDA approved to treat the following areas of the body:
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini area
  • Face
  • Legs
The number of laser hair removal treatments required depends on your skin, hair coloring, and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least three to five treatments, as the process is only effective on hairs during their growing cycle. Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat follicles when they re-enter the growth phase. Most individuals do not require more than six treatments. That said, clients with hormonal imbalances or a long history of either waxing or plucking might require several more sessions to achieve optimal results.
The GentleLASE removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin.The revolutionary long-pulse, high-energy alexandrite laser system emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed. The laser energy is then transformed into heat, which disables the follicle, while leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. The skin is further protected during treatment by a dynamic cooling process where a cryogen is sprayed onto the skin. This allows the upper layers to cool and provides patients with an increased level of comfort. The precise nature of this technique helps to protect the skin while effectively diminishing the presence of unwanted hair.
Lasers have been used for several years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures, including the treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots, tattoos, and birthmarks, as well as the smoothing of fine facial lines. Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, and waxing, provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only semi-permanent way to remove hair has been by electrolysis. The GentleLASE laser system safely and effectively helps do away with the presence of unwanted facial and body hair.