FAQ

GMax Pro

WHAT IS THE GENTLEMAX PRO® SYSTEM?
The GentleMax Pro® system is a consolidated, dual wavelength laser platform that combines a fast and powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser to deliver a range of treatments. For over two decades, the Gentle Family® of devices has been a gold standard for hair removal and more, with over 10,000 lasers in use worldwide in over 86 countries.
WHAT DOES THE GENTLEMAX PRO TREAT?
The GentleMax Pro laser system is best known for hair removal for all skin types, providing up to 80% permanent hair reduction after three treatments. 1 The device does not treat white, blonde or gray hairs. In addition to hair removal, the device platform can be used for the effective treatment of pigmented lesions, vascular lesions such as diffuse redness, facial veins, spider and leg veins, and beard bumps and wrinkles.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece operated by your practitioner. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Gentle hair removal is comfortable and fast with proven and long-lasting results. The treatment takes only a short time for small areas such as the upper lip or underarms, and just minutes for larger areas like the back and legs.
IS THERE ANY PREPARTION REQUIRED PRIOR TO TREATMENT?
Prior to treatment, patients should avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks and should not bleach, pluck or wax for 4-6 weeks.
WHAT MAKES THE GENTLEMAX PRO SYSTEM UNIQUE?
The GentleMax Pro system is part of the Gentle Family; the Gentle Family is widely recognized as a world leader in hair removal, with over 20 years of expertise and 10,000 systems installed globally in 86 countries. It is also the leading hair removal brand chosen by dermatologists.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Skin may be slightly red and/or swollen immediately following the procedure, which typically lasts from a few minutes to several hours.
WHEN WILL I START SEEING RESULTS?
Treatment results may vary depending on your specific needs. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and the number of treatments required will be based on your hair color and type, body area, and skin tone. Typically, 4-6 treatments are recommended.
IS THERE ANY PAIN?
The GentleMax Pro laser system uses a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which provides a cooling burst of cryogen to ensure that the treatments are comfortable and the skin is consistently protected.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Patients can resume daily activities immediately after treatment. To reduce any redness or swelling after treatment, it is recommended to apply a cool compress, aloe vera and/or topical corticosteroids. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid sun exposure after treatment and apply a sunblock with SPF 30 or above.
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. 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. doi: 10.1001/archderm.144.10.1323. Clinical comparison of four hair removal lasers and light sources. Amin SP, Goldberg DJ. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2006 Jun;8(2):65-8. 2 Proprietary Syneron-Candela survey conducted by Wizer via Nielsen’s online physicians’ panel, among dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medspas, 2015