Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Which Type of Laser is best?

gentlelaseplus-laser11 The GentleLase Laser is the most popular laser for Laser Hair Removal in the Treasure Valley. Why? Because it works! It also provides the most comfort to the client with the patented dynamic cooling system.

There are several other types and brands of lasers designed for hair removal. All remove hair. Ruby Lasers have been shown to be less effective than the newer technologies in well-controlled studies. Claims by competitors that their Technology makes “all other lasers obsolete” are completely unfounded. Avoid the hype and look for someone who can offer you the benefit of real world experience.

Are all lasers effective? GentleLASE Challenge

Integrated computer controls assure consistent, reproducible protection, regardless of who is operating the laser. Our GentleLase Plus can  go side-by-side with any other hair removal device and prove to you that we are the fast and the most effective.  Broad band devices are not as effective for hair removal.  Many times practitioners purchase lasers that do many different things… but often they are not as effective at removing hair for that very reason.  This laser is made specifically for Hair Removal.

What are the risks, or side effects of Laser Hair Removal?

Temporary risks include:

  • Bruising (rare)
  • Purpura (purple coloring of the skin) on tanned areas
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Temporary pigment change (hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation)
  • Superficial burns (rug burns) in tanned or dark skin
  • Side effects occur infrequently and, as a rule, generally are temporary.

Who is a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Both men and women seek the above mentioned services to have superfluous or unwanted hair removed. Permanent hair reduction (removal) is commonly done on the following areas: hairline, top of the nose, lip chin ear lobe, shoulders, back, underarm, abdomen, buttocks, pubic area, bikini lines, thighs, face, neck, breast, arms, legs, hands, and toes.

Why is Cryogen a better coolant?

GentleLase™ is the only permanent hair removal system that employs the patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD). The GentleLase Plus laser emits a beam that only heats the hair shaft. The heat is transmitted from the hair shaft to the surrounding tissue for several milliseconds after the laser pulse. The DCD produces a fine spray of cryogen, cooling the surrounding skin to fully cool the heat transmitted from the destroyed hair shafts.

The overall advantages to cryogen spray?

The spray does three things: it protects the skin from hurting; it protects the skin from burning; and most importantly, it puts the energy down below the skin where it needs to be to effectively destroy the hair follicle. In a nutshell, that’s why we’re able to work on darker skinned individuals.

Today, Laser Hair Removal seems to be everywhere; in doctor’s offices, Medspas, franchises, hair salons, and day spas.  With the popularity of Laser Hair Removal, we have seen many unqualified and unlicensed competitors jump in to the market.

So…how do you know who to trust?

The best way to determine whether a business is legitimate is to ask to visit with a physician.  If a physician is unavailable or isn’t willing to visit with you, then look elsewhere. The Idaho State Board of Medicine requires that a physician prescribe treatment for Laser Hair Removal. Unfortunately, many unqualified people may buy lasers off the internet and start a business.  These sites are in jeopardy of being shut down and you will lose your investment.