When shopping for a reputable place for laser hair removal in Arizona, be sure to ask about the equipment that’s used. There are several factors that go into creating a premier laser hair removal experience in Arizona including experienced aestheticians, great customer service and the best equipment on the market. At Hello Laser, we use the top-of-the-line Candela GentleMax Pro. It’s considered the “gold standard” for laser hair removal equipment and used by over 10,000 aesthetic practices in the United States.
Candela is the manufacturer of the GentleMax Pro and their motto is “Science. Results. Trust.” Established in 1970, Candela is a leading U.S.-based global medical aesthetic device company with headquarters in Massachusetts. In this blog we’ll explain what makes the GentleMax Pro superior for laser hair removal.
Dual Wavelengths for All Fitzpatrick Skin Types
First, you may be asking, “What is a Fitzpatrick skin type?” There are six skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale, which was developed as a way to estimate the response of various skin types to UV light. Skin ranges from Type I (always burns, never tans, pale, freckles) to Type VI (never burns, deeply pigmented, dark brown to darkest brown.)
The GentleMax Pro has two wavelengths which can treat all skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale. This is important because not all wavelengths are safe for all skin types. The first wavelength, 755 nm, is optimal for Types I-III. The second wavelength, 1064 nm, is optimal for skin types IV-VI. (Note: nm stands for nanometers) The length of the beam of light determines how far into the skin the laser penetrates.
Generally, the shorter the wavelength, the more the wavelength is absorbed by melanin and blood. Thus, a 755nm wavelength is not as safe for darker skin types as a 1064 nm wavelength, due to its absorption by melanin (the brown pigment in skin). The longer the wavelength, the more absorbed it is by water and less so by melanin, which is why a 1064 nm wavelength is safer for darker skin types.
The 755nm wavelength is referred to as Alexandrite because it uses an alexandrite crystal. When light passes through the crystal, it produces a 755nm beam. On the other hand, the 1064 wavelength is referred to as YAG because it uses a Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet crystal to create the 1064 nm beam.
With the Candela GentleMax Pro, Hello Laser can perform laser hair removal safely on all skin types.
Patented Cyrogen-Based DCD Technology
During laser hair removal, the laser emits a pulse, which travels through the skin and is attracted to the darkness of the hair. The laser then heats up the hair’s shaft and root, destroying it. Because heat is used, cooling is extremely important to the laser hair removal process. Cooling protects the epidermis and keeps you comfortable during treatment.
The Candela GentleMax Pro uses DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) technology – a patented process that cools the skin right before the laser is fired. The Candela handpiece emits a cryogen spray that pre-cools the skin and keeps it cool during the heated laser pulse. DCD is perfectly synchronized with each laser pulse and therefore provides a high level of protection from overheating, burning or scaring while reducing any discomfort.
Choose Hello Laser for the Best in Arizona Laser Hair Removal
At Hello Laser, we’ve been a leader in laser hair removal in Arizona since 2001. We invest in our staff and equipment, including the Candela GentelMax Pro, to provide our customers with treatments that get results.
We invite you to meet with one of our qualified aestheticians, who will determine your skin type and the areas to be treated, then create a laser hair removal treatment plan. Call 480-905-3080 or stop into any of our three area locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale or Chandler, to book an appointment.