Treatment / Device
GentleMax Pro® &
GentleMax Pro Plus® Laser
GentleMax Pro® & Pro Plus® are the number one hair removal lasers in the country
These lasers can treat large areas extremely quickly due to its quite large spot size and rapid repetition rate.
Results of Treatment
GentleMax Pro® and GentleMax Pro Plus® FAQ
Why do the Candela GentleMax Pro® and GentleMax Pro Plus® lasers have two different wavelengths of light?
People with lighter skin types require a shorter wavelength of light because melanin pigment absorbs shorter wavelengths more strongly. Lighter skin types are treated with the 755 nm alexandrite laser. Darker skin types require longer wavelengths of light and are treated with the infrared, invisible, 1,064 nm wavelength.
Why can’t a 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser be used for all patients?
Longer wavelengths of light (energy really, as technically it’s not light if we can’t see it) are absorbed so poorly, that very high energies would be required to treat people with very light skin types. This can exceed the available energy a laser can deliver, and result in skin damage because too much heat would have to be delivered to the skin. It works to use a long wavelength, 1,064 nm laser to treat light skin, but not nearly as well as a shorter wavelength.
Why can’t a 755 nm alexandrite laser be used for all patients?
Because 755 nm light is more strongly absorbed by melanin pigment than 1,064 nm laser energy, it can affect lightly colored hair with lower doses of light. This means that the laser can ‘see’ light colored hair quite well. The problem for darker skin types is that the laser will also ‘see’ more darkly pigmented skin. We are ‘angry’ at the hair and not at the skin and using a short wavelength in more darkly pigmented skin can injure the skin.
What are some of the main advantages of the GentleMax Pro Plus®?
In the early days of laser hair removal, it took Dr. Bernstein 2-3 hours to fully treat a back or legs. This made treatments uncomfortable, time consuming and expensive. TheGentleMax Pro Plus® can treat someone’s back or entire legs in 10-20 minutes, or even less. Having two wavelengths of laser energy in a single device also makes it possible to treat all skin types.