An Era of Fast, Painless Laser Hair Removal for All Is Here

Laser continues to be one of the most effective long-term hair removal solutions available. With the introduction of new technologies clearing the way for gentle, more efficient treatments, popularity of laser devices is on the up.

Beauty businesses look to laser devices to serve multiple client needs, and so look to them as a viable investment. At the forefront of innovation in this space is the GentleMax Pro Plus by Candela.

For over 20 years, Gentle Pro devices have been the industry leading laser hair removal systems trusted by dermatologists and aestheticians around the globe to successfully treat patients of all skin types. This latest rendition is designed to treat larger surface areas with more energy, in less time. Shorter pulse durations and higher repetition rates make for less time on the bed and more time in the schedule for additional clients.

Candela GentleMax Pro Plus

GentleMax Pro Plus is flexible and versatile in its capabilities. Spot sizes are tailored to your clients’ treatment zone, ranging from 1.5-24mm with a new 26mm spot available for fewer laser pulses and therefore, greater client comfort. “A large spot allows for deeper penetration, even targeting the deeper lying hair follicles, for instance on a man’s back or in the bikini area,” says Vera Kapalle, Candela Sales Manager ANZ. High repetition rates also make for quicker treatment times. “Not only this – we have also been able to treat fine, regrowth hair with the shortened millisecond pulse duration.”

This is a dual wavelength device, meaning Fitzpatricks types 3 and above, as well as those with fairer hair, can still achieve excellent results. “The 755 Alexandrite wavelength [allows for] a high absorption into melanin and is safe to utilise on darker skin types with the 1064nm wavelength,” Vera says.

To further ensure client comfort during treatment, Candela engineered the latest in cooling technology. “We also have a proprietary cooling technology that some customers choose to utilise on their Gentle series lasers, ‘Dynamic Cooling Device’ (DCD) – this utilises cryogen cooling, scientifically proven to be the safest cooling option versus contact or air cooling.”

“The ability to treat on larger spot sizes up to 26mm with more fluence even on the 1064nm wavelength ensures the best efficacy,” Vera says. “Only Candela offers the DCD cooling option, making it safe and very effective even on darker skin types.”

Candela GentleMax Pro Plus

GentleMax Pro Plus is also effective in the treatment of wrinkles. “Laser is well known for a Photo-rejuvenating effect,” explains Kirsten Cachia, Candela Clinical Operations Manager, ANZ. “The two wavelengths can both be utilised for wrinkle reduction and collagen stimulation.”

“The 755nm wavelength has a more shallow depth of penetration and a higher absorption to melanin so you can use a smaller spot size (12mm) and DCD cooling to create enough heat in the upper dermis to cause a wound response which results in a dual effect, removing superficial damaged vessels, sun damage and reproduction of collagen type 3&4.”

“The 1064nm has a deeper penetration, and by using a smaller spot size (8-10) you can bulk heat the deep dermis by painting over the skin on a high repetition rate to approximately 40-43 degrees. This causes denaturation of the proteins that are not supporting the dermis and stimulates fresh collagen type 1 and other ingredients to create a stronger, more hydrated, fresher skin,” Kirsten says.

Overall, GentleMax Pro Plus by Candela can treat a variety of indications:

  • Permanent hair reduction for patients of all skin types, including those with thinner/finer hair 
  • Benign pigmented lesions
  • Diffuse redness and facial vessels
  • Spider and leg veins
  • Wrinkles
  • Vascular lesions 
    – Angiomas and hemangiomas 
    – Venous lake 
    – Port wine stains
  • PFB (pseudofolliculitis barbae)
  • Nail fungus

So, what exactly makes GentleMax Pro Plus an ideal investment for salon owners? “Brand recognition”, Vera adds. “Consumers know Candela and seek clinics offering our technologies. GentleMax Pro Plus is a step up and we have revamped the laser hair removal market with faster, more efficient treatments.”

To discover more on GentleMax Pro Plus, download your free brochure today.

This article is sponsored by Candela.

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