At Silhouette Aesthetics in Livermore, we offer fast, efficient, and gentle hair reduction that’s safe for all skin types with GentleMax Pro® laser hair removal. Pleasanton, Dublin, and San Ramon, CA, men and women can now enjoy long-lasting results with increased comfort during treatments.
GentleMax Pro may also be used to treat age spots, visible veins on the face and legs, and to rejuvenate your skin overall.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal offers long-lasting hair reduction for all areas of the body. After 6 to 9 sessions, 90% of our clients experience no regrowth in the treated areas.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
GentleMax Pro laser hair removal treatments are noninvasive, delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time. This light energy heats and damages the follicles, preventing or significantly slowing future hair growth.
Which Areas of the Body Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?
GentleMax Pro can remove hair from any area of the body, including the:
Depending on the size of the area being treated, laser hair removal may last a few minutes or upward of an hour.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Most of our clients find they can tolerate the process very well. This procedure does not require any form of medication or anesthesia before or after. Because the laser is pulsed so rapidly, it causes only a mild stinging sensation. To ease discomfort, the laser uses a patented cooling system that sprays cryogen to deeply cool the top layer of your skin before and after every pulse of the laser.
How Should I Prepare for My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
You may shave the area to be treated the day before treatment, but it’s advised not to pluck or wax before or after your GentleMax Pro treatments begin.
What Is Laser Hair Removal Recovery Like?
After a GentleMax Pro treatment, you can resume normal activities, but you must wear sunscreen on any treated areas whenever exposed to the sun. Limiting sun exposure to treated areas by covering them with clothing or staying indoors is best. (This is the case after any laser treatment, including laser skin resurfacing and laser skin rejuvenation.) We may also advise you to use a formulated skincare product after the procedure.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
As with any medical treatment, the use of any laser hair removal system may have some side effects. However, side effects have been minor and manageable, typically including redness or swelling that dissipates within a few hours. The precise laser parameters used for each laser hair removal system have been carefully defined by studying the hair follicle’s anatomy and precisely matching the color of laser light and the pulse duration to the size, depth, and location of the hair follicle. This research has resulted in a safe technique that effectively reduces the risk of scarring and most other complications following treatment.
How Long Do Laser Hair Removal Results Last?
Theoretically, damage to the hair follicle can remove unwanted hair permanently, but because of the nature of hair and the many factors that influence the growth of hair, the results vary from client to client. The effect of repeated treatments is cumulative, with most clients experiencing long-lasting results.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of laser hair removal depends on the size of your treated area and the number of sessions needed to achieve your best results. We will discuss your pricing with you after determining your goals at your initial consultation.