Gentle®


The gold standard in laser hair removal and so much more.

Proven results. Fast treatment times.

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What is Gentle

Gentle, but powerful, our Gentle Pro lasers have over 20 years of proven results on hair removal and on a myriad of other skin conditions such as wrinkle, spider veins, age spots, freckles, and sun spots, on all skin types.

Gentle Pro devices deliver short pulses of light energy into the skin, using state-of-the-art technology. The Gentle Pro systems are FDA and CE cleared. The series include the GentleYag Pro®, GentleLase Pro®, GentleMax Pro®, and GentleMax Pro Plus®.

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How it works

Hair Removal


Gentle Pro lasers work by selectively targeting the hair follicle with intense pulses of light energy for thermal destruction, but without damaging the surrounding tissue. The epidermis is protected by the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), which sprays the treatment area before each laser pulse with a liquid cryogen coolant. This system provides a cooling protection factor over 50% greater than contact or air cooling4,5, and can be adjusted to individual needs to make the procedure as comfortable as possible!

Pigmented Lesions


The light energy is absorbed disproportionately by the concentration of pigment which forms the unwanted lesion. This selective delivery of laser energy destroys the excess pigment and fades the lesion, but remarkably leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected.

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Facial and Leg Spider Veins


The Gentle Pro short pulses of light energy target and destroy problematic blood vessels, thereby eliminating the unwanted surface vein or vascular lesion. Before and after each laser pulse, the Gentle Pro device delivers a liquid coolant onto the skin, protecting the surrounding tissue. This cooling system can be adjusted to your individual needs.

Wrinkles


The laser pulses are typically delivered very quickly over the affected area, gradually heating the skin until the therapeutic temperature is reached. Ultimately, the light pulsed laser energy stimulates the production of collagen, improving the appearance of wrinkles from the inside out.

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Treatment Results

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Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: Hair Removal
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
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After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: Hair Removal
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
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After
Photos courtesy of: O. Zerpa, MD, Venezuela
Condition: Hair Removal
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
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Before
After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: facial veins
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
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After
Photos courtesy of: Candela
Condition: leg veins
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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After
Photos courtesy of: Jonathan Crane, DO
Condition: wrinkles
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: M Taylor, MD
Condition: wrinkles
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: Jill Waibel, MD
Condition: age spots (lentigos)
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: Christine Mansur, MD
Condition: sun spots
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: Jonathan Crane, DO
Condition: sun spots
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: E. Victor Ross, MD
Condition: leg veins
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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After
Photos courtesy of: Candela Institute for Excellence
Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Condition: pigmented lesions
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: Candela Institute for Excellence
Condition: Hair Removal
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: Candela Institute for Excellence
Condition: Hair Removal
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
None
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Photos courtesy of: Candela Institute for Excellence
Condition: nail fungus
Treated with: Gentle Pro Series
Key Benefits

Get smooth legs without the cost and hassle of shaving or waxing.

The Gentle way to remove hair.

A woman spends on average more than $10,000 and nearly two month of their lives managing unwanted hair. The woman who waxes once or twice a month will spend more than $23,000 dollars over the course of her lifetime.6

Gentle laser hair removal treatment is faster and more comfortable than standard laser hair removal treatment. with an 80% permanent hair reduction in only 3 treatments,1,2,3 in addition to being more convenient and cost-effective in the long run!

State-of-the-art technology


Powerful, state-of-the-art laser technology with over 20 years of leadership and proven results.

Suitable for all skin types


Highly rated by patients2 and trusted by dermatologists3 worldwide.

Quick, in-office procedure


Fast, efficient, and convenient treatments keep sessions as short as possible.

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What to expect

The duration of each session varies from person to person, but on average they last about 20 minutes.

Because hair grows in stages, multiple treatments are required. The number and timing of these treatments will be determined by your provider.

Laser hair removal treatments are commonly described as similar to having an elastic band snapped against the skin during treatment. A topical anesthetic can be used before treatment if desired.

After the treatment, a cool compress or gel pack may be applied. If you do have any redness or swelling after treatment, this should resolve in a couple of hours. Permanent side effects are rare but should be discussed with your provider.

You will be able to resume normal activities after each session, but you may be given specific advice, such as avoiding sun or abrasive skin cleansers on treated skin for a few days.

You should always follow specific instructions from your healthcare provider.

The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient, but typically two to four sessions are needed.

Each session usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, but again will vary depending on your individual needs.

Some people feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, describing the sensation as similar to having an elastic band snapped against the skin. Ask your provider what you should expect.

You will be able to resume normal activities after each session, but you may be given specific advice, such as avoiding sun or abrasive skin cleansers on treated skin for a few days.

After the treatment, a cool compress or gel pack may be applied. If you do have any redness or swelling after treatment, this should resolve in a couple of hours. Permanent side effects are rare but should be discussed with your provider.

You should always follow specific instructions from your healthcare provider.

The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient – many lesions will clear after just one treatment.

The duration of each session will depend upon your individual needs.

The Gentle Pro™ lasers have a unique, integral skin cooling system, so most patients find Gentle Pro™ treatments extremely tolerable. Some people experience a sensation similar to having an elastic band snapped against the skin during treatment.

You will be able to resume normal activities after each session, but you may be given specific advice, such as avoiding sun or abrasive skin cleansers on treated skin for a few days.

After the treatment, a cool compress or gel pack may be applied. If you do have any redness or swelling after treatment, this should resolve in a couple of hours. Permanent side effects are rare but should be discussed with your practitioner.

You should always follow specific instructions from your healthcare provider.

The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient, but is usually between two and four.

Each session usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, but again will vary depending on your individual needs.

You will be able to resume normal activities after each session, but you may be given specific advice, such as avoiding sun or abrasive skin cleansers on treated skin for a few days.

After the treatment, a cool compress or gel pack may be applied. If you do have any redness or swelling after treatment, this should resolve in a couple of hours. Permanent side effects are rare but should be discussed with your practitioner.

You should always follow specific instructions from your healthcare provider.

FAQs

Treatments take place in your practitioner’s office. Your practitioner will use a small handpiece to deliver an intense burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin.

Yes! Many laser hair removal treatments don’t cater to all skin types, but there’s a Gentle Hair Removal treatment that’s right for you, no matter your skin tone. Check with your local provider about which Gentle treatment is right for you.

A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated. Both legs can often be treated in as few as 15 minutes, as can an average-sized man’s back.

Some patients may feel slight discomfort, which has been compared to snapping a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by our patented Dynamic Cooling Device. Be sure and talk this over with your practitioner.
Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect. The hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six to eight weeks apart, to catch them all in the growth stage.

For about six weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) before your treatment. Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, a prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.

A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.

After your treatment, your skin will be much more prone to sun damage, so be sure to use sunblock with SPF 30 or greater. In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.

While side effects – such as redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, or purpura (a bruise-like condition) in the treated area – can occur, it is rare for them to be permanent, and will usually go away in a few days. Your provider will have more information about potential side effects.

Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.

References
1. Comparing 18- versus 12-mm spot size in hair removal using a Gentlelase 755-nm alexandrite laser. Nouri K, Chen H, Saghari S, Ricotti CA Jr. Dermatol Surg. 2004 Apr; 30 (4 Pt 1): 494-7.
2. Comparison of long-pulsed alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers, individually and in combination, for leg hair reduction: an assessor-blinded, randomized trial with 18 months of follow-up. Davoudi SM, Behnia F, Gorouhi F, Keshavarz S, Nassiri Kashani M, Rashighi Firoozabadi M, Firooz A. Arch Dermatol. 2008 Oct; 144(10):1323-7.
3. Clinical comparison of four hair removal lasers and light sources. Amin SP, Goldberg DJ. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Jun;8(2):65-8.
4. Candela data on file (Mathematically calculated, larger spot sizes cover more area per pulse than smaller spot sizes, enabling faster treatments; faster pulse repetition rates cover the treatment area faster)
5. Lasers and Energy Devices for the Skin; edited by Mitchel P. Goldman, Richard E. Fitzpatrick, E. Victor Ross, Suzanne Kilmer, Robert A. Weiss; page 22; 2013 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
6. Herzig, Rebecca M. Plucked: A History of Hair Removal. , 2015. Print.
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1. Comparing 18- versus 12-mm spot size in hair removal using a Gentlelase 755-nm alexandrite laser. Nouri K, Chen H, Saghari S, Ricotti CA Jr. Dermatol Surg. 2004 Apr; 30 (4 Pt 1): 494-7.
2. Comparison of long-pulsed alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers, individually and in combination, for leg hair reduction: an assessor-blinded, randomized trial with 18 months of follow-up. Davoudi SM, Behnia F, Gorouhi F, Keshavarz S, Nassiri Kashani M, Rashighi Firoozabadi M, Firooz A. Arch Dermatol. 2008 Oct; 144(10):1323-7.
3. Clinical comparison of four hair removal lasers and light sources. Amin SP, Goldberg DJ. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Jun;8(2):65-8.
4. Candela data on file (Mathematically calculated, larger spot sizes cover more area per pulse than smaller spot sizes, enabling faster treatments; faster pulse repetition rates cover the treatment area faster)
5. Lasers and Energy Devices for the Skin; edited by Mitchel P. Goldman, Richard E. Fitzpatrick, E. Victor Ross, Suzanne Kilmer, Robert A. Weiss; page 22; 2013 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
6. Herzig, Rebecca M. Plucked: A History of Hair Removal. , 2015. Print.
PU01785EN, Rev. A

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