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GentleLASE Laser Hair Reduction

If you or a loved one have unsightly or unwanted hair on any part of your body, or if you have experimented with other methods of hair removal or reduction that were tedious, painful or not as long-lasting as you had hoped, the GentleLASE Laser may just be the solution you have been waiting for.

The GentleLASE laser emits an invisible beam of light that interacts with the pigment or melanin in the hair follicle destroying it at the root while preserving the surrounding skin. Because the laser energy interacts with the melanin in the hair root, the treatment is not well suited for patients with red, blonde or gray hair, and patients should not use any other form of epilation for at least 6 weeks prior to the treatment in order to ensure that the follicle is present.

The laser also interacts with the pigment in your skin so tanning should be avoided for 6 weeks before and after the treatment and patients with very dark skin are not good candidates for the procedure because the active melanin in their skin could cause them to have a reaction to the treatment. Before the area is treated, excess hair will be shaved off in order to reduce the risk of burning from singed surface hair and so the laser energy is focused on the root of the follicle.

This effective, long-lasting treatment for the removal of unwanted hair is gentle, safe and fast so it is ideal for larger areas where hair removal would be too painful with other forms of epilation like waxing and electrolysis. To give you an idea of the speed of this treatment, an entire back can be treated in as little as 20 minutes.

Laser hair removal can be safely performed on any part of the body, with the exception of eyebrows and eyelashes because of the proximity to the eyes, and protective eyewear must be worn by everyone in the treatment room whenever the laser is in use.

O'Donoghue Dermatology brings in a GentleLASE Laser every 6 weeks. This allows our patients to schedule their treatments on a 6 weeks cycle so the hair has sufficient time grow and we can treat as much hair as possible on each visit. Most patients will require 6 to 8 treatments for truly lasting results and you can expect to come in for a touch up once or twice a year. O'Donoghue Dermatology offers a discount to patients who book 4 or more treatments at one time.

If you have any questions about the GentleLASE laser or to find out if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary procedure, feel free to contact O'Donoghue Dermatology at (941) 926-7546.

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