Vascular issues such as spider veins on the face and legs is a common problem, affecting millions of people. About Skin has been helping men and women in Gainesville get the look they want by removing these unsightly veins quickly and easily—and we can do the same for you!
GentleMax Pro uses laser technology, directing powerful yet gentle light-based energy directly into the skin. The laser targets the vein, causing the blood inside it to coagulate. Over time, the vein collapses and eventually disappears.
Facial & Leg Vein Treatment
Sun spots and age spots (also known as sun spots, liver spots, freckles, melisma, hyper-pigmentation, etc.) are usually a result of sun damage and tend to get larger with age. They are harmless but they can give the skin an aged appearance. The Gentle-Max Pro laser’s energy is absorbed by melanin pigmented areas (brown spots) and targeted vessels. It safely and comfortably treats sun spots.
Dark spot removal treatments take place in our office setting where expertly trained practitioners use a small hand piece to deliver each laser pulse. Sun spot removal treatment times can vary, depending upon the number and size of treatment areas.
Sun & Age Spots
GentleMax Pro uses safe, quick bursts of laser energy to heat the infected tissue and directly target the pathogens that cause fungus to grow underneath the nail. The treatment has been proven effective in more than 85% of patients surveyed. Your new nail will begin to form within three to six months following your treatment sessions, and a healthy, clear nail should be completely grown in within a year.
You can expect about three treatment sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart. Patients may experience some discomfort during the laser treatment. This discomfort usually resolves shortly after the procedure.
The Gentle Max Pro laser is revolutionary in the treatment of laser hair removal. Its unique patented cooling system provides comfort as well as efficacy for all skin types. Its ability to pulse quickly offers quick optimal treatments with minimal redness or discomfort.
The GentleMax is actually two lasers in one. It is Candela's GentleYag [for dark skin] (Yag laser) combined with their GentleLase [for light skin] (Alexandrite laser). Therefore, the GentleMax (which is really just both of these lasers combined into one box) is widely known to be the best choice laser, for hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal
What can I expect during laser treatment?
Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s of ce. Your practitioner will use a small handpiece to deliver each laser pulse. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated.
Does it hurt?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described like the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by the patented Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM (DCDTM) or air cooling. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. For hair removal, multiple treatments are required. Other conditions may clear up in only one treatment, but many factors impact the ef cacy of treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Hair removal patients should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products before laser treatment. Do not expose the intended treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) before treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the rst few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Are there side effects?
Permanent side effects are rare, and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.
Are these treatments covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Some carriers will, however, cover the treatment of dis guring birthmarks such as hemangiomas. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.
How much do treatments cost?
Cost depends on the area and condition being treated. Discuss your personal needs with your practitioner to learn more.
A laser for everyone and every Condition - Trust GentleMax Pro to remove unwanted hair, as well as sun & age spots, nail fungus and facial & leg veins - effciently and effectively on all skin types.