The GentleYAG system utilises a high-energy laser that does not affect or harm your skin. A cooling device will be used first to spray your skin so as to ensure you are comfortable during the hair removal procedure. As the target is set, a gentle beam of light is emitted by the GentleYAG system. The long-pulse laser will pass through your skin without causing any damage whatsoever, and will be absorbed by the target area. Laser energy will be converted to heat which helps to target the hair follicles in the process, which will help to reduce any hair regrowth.
There is no downtime with the Candela GentleYAG laser, making this the laser of choice for your permanent hair removal.
It does not matter how fair or dark a patient’s skin is as the GentleYAG laser system will remove hair regardless. This eliminates the need for waxing, shaving or plucking on the patient’s part and they will no longer have to go through this cycle. Less painful than electrolysis, the procedure is fairly swift and a lot less tedious than other hair removal techniques. Skin and delicate pores are not harmed during the treatment and even larger body areas such as the back, arms, legs and shoulders can treated and left hair-free in a single session.
Immediately following your Candela Gentle YAG treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing.
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less.
The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.