LASER HAIR REMOVAL– GentleMax Pro Plus®

Evita Med Spa offers Laser Hair Removal in Tallahassee & nearby areas. Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive treatment that results in permanent hair reduction. The laser targets the hair follicle at the root, delivering a burst of energy and heat. At the same time, cool bursts of liquid cryogen are emitted from the machine for a more comfortable treatment. Our laser hair removal treatments are approved for all skin tones and types. All treatments are performed with a Candela Gentle Max Pro Plus. Contact us to learn more.

Laser hair removal on young man

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

  • Permanent removal of unwanted or excess hair in all skin types
  • Decrease in stubble, ingrown hairs, and rashes caused by shaving and other hair removal methods.
  • Suitable for all skin types

Frequency of Treatment

We recommend at least 6-8 treatments for optimal results.

Packages Offered:

  • 6 or 8 Sessions
  • Single Session
  • Touch-Up Sessions

Here’s How it Works:

  • You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light.
  • The laser is applied to the treatment areas with a small handpiece, delivering a burst of energy and heat. At the same time, cool bursts of liquid cryogen are emitted from the machine for a more comfortable treatment.
  • A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area being treated.

Best For:

  • Upper Lip
  • Chin
  • Beard area
  • Ears
  • Back
  • Underarms
  • Bikini
  • Leg
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FAQ’s

How does Laser Treatment work?

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser emits light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth. At Evita Med Spa we are proud to offer the latest Gentle Max Pro Plus by Candela which is the fastest and the most powerful ND:YAG laser in the market, it offers 1064nm wavelength and combines both energy and power with variable pulse duration. The Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) handpiece delivers bursts of cryogen gas before and after each laser pulse, to maintain a consistent and comfortable skin temperature during treatment. Effective results for light or dark skin as well as coarse of fine hair.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

During your treatment, you can expect slight discomfort, like a rubber-band snap on your skin.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. Multiple treatments may be required, but many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.

How Can I prepare for Treatments?

Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics, or self-tanning products before laser treatment. If you have had a history of herpes simplex virus and are scheduled for facial vein treatment, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 14 days prior to treatment. More information can be found in the pre-treatment guidelines section below.

What Can I expect After Treatment?

  • You may experience slight redness, bumps, and swelling in the treated area for up to 72 hours. If these conditions persist, topical creams such as Restorative Gel (highest recommended), aloe, calamine or hydrocortisone may be applied.
  • Allow a minimum of 7 to 14 days post treatment for hair to “fall out” or shed from the skin.
  • On average, clients experience up to 30% reduction after each treatment.

Are There Side Effects?

Side effects are uncommon but may include Hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin), Hypopigmentation (loss of skin pigmentation), mild to moderate burns or blisters, permanent skin discoloration, temporary redness, follicular edema (little pink/red “puffiness and small bumps like “goose bumps”), swelling and itching in the treated area, hives, rashes, bruising, and lack of desired results. These side effects usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects are rare.

Who is not a candidate for laser hair removal?

  • Clients who are pregnant cannot be treated.
  • Technicians cannot treat over tattoos.
  • Clients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months CANNOT have laser hair removal treatments

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Male receiving treatment

PRE-TREATMENT GUIDELINES

  • The area to be treated must be clean-shaven. Unshaven clients will be rescheduled or be subject to our $50 shaving fee.
  • Do not wax, tweeze, pluck or use depilatories during your series of laser hair reduction.
  • Avoid sun exposure 7 days prior to your treatment. Clients who are sunburned or tanned must wait 2 weeks before being treated to avoid additional skin damage.
  • Avoid sunless tanning products 7 days prior to your treatment. It is recommended that you exfoliate the area to remove any residual color.
  • Clients should come to appointments with clean skin in the area to be treated. All clients who are treating any part of their face or neck will be required to cleanse their entire face in office.
  • Avoid chemical peels and other laser procedures in the area to be treated for 2 weeks prior and two weeks after your laser treatment.
  • Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, retinols/retinoid, Tazorac, and Differin for 7 days before treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
  • Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. We recommend that you check with your personal physician prior to receiving laser treatments if you are taking a long-term antibiotic. If you become ill and begin taking an antibiotic, you will need to be off the medication for 7 days before laser treatment.
  • Longevity of Botox and fillers done any time within 6 months prior to face treatment may be affected. Botox done within 2 weeks prior to treatment is not recommended.

POST-TREATMENT GUIDELINES

  • Avoid sun exposure for 7 days post-treatment.
  • If blisters occur, do not puncture. If skin is broken, apply an antibiotic ointment until healed.
  • Tylenol is recommended for post-treatment discomfort.
  • You may also apply Restorative Gel (highest recommended), cool towels, ice packs or aloe vera to alleviate discomfort due to heat.
  • Avoid any additional laser treatments or chemical procedures on the treated area for at least 2 weeks post-treatment or until healing has occurred.
  • Using a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 45 or higher is critical when receiving laser treatments and is recommended ongoing for maintenance.
  • To achieve the best results, complete the full treatment schedule at the intervals
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