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GentleLase Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Dermatologist

GentleLase Pro is the premier laser hair removal treatment that is also used to reduce the visibility of the wrinkles and pigmentation. It is ideal for any skin types that produce an effective, comfortable and quick solution and relatively painless due to the Dynamic Cooling Device. The treatment will last for several hours, but it doesn’t have a downtime so you can immediately return to your normal routine after. By utilizing the innovation of laser, it will penetrate deeply into our follicle and destroy its roots, while protecting the layer of the skin.


What Can GentleLase Laser Be Used For?

This treatment is more than just the hair removal treatment. It can also be used in treating the following conditions.

  • Fine Lines
  • Facial veins
  • Hemangiomas
  • Leg Veins
  • Sun-damaged Skin
  • Pigmentation

How Does It Work?

The GentleLase Pro emits a mild light, which penetrates deeply into our skin and inside the hair follicle where it will be absorbed. This energy will be converted into thermal energy that will destroy the roots of the hair follicle while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. The skin will even be safeguarded by utilizing the DCD or Dynamic Cooling Device wherein the cryogen will be dispersed onto the skin, cooling the superficial layer and giving the patient with an extreme level of comfort during the treatment.

When used in removing pigmentation, the Candela Laser will release an intense light beam that will focus on the lesions that will prompt the healing of the upper dermis. The precision of the equipment targeting the pigmentation will prevent any type of damage to the other tissues. This form of treatment promotes the production of new skin cell that will fade and lighten the pigmentation on the skin’s surface.

What Should I expect During the Treatment?

Contingent upon the volume of hair that needs to be treated, the process may vary. However, the average process of treatment may include the following.

The doctor will require you to wear a protective eye mask or eyewear to protect you from the excessive brightness of the light emitted by Candela Gentlelase Pro.

They will then use a small gadget that will touch the surface of your skin in order to distribute the light. You will feel a coolant being sprayed onto your skin just before the treatment initiate.

Prior to the treatment, the GentleLase Pro will be tested in a definite region of your body. The whole treatment will be initiated two weeks after the pre-treatment procedure.

Some patient may feel a slight discomfort due to the DCD.

When you have a low pain threshold, be sure to discuss it with your doctor. He may provide you with a topical anesthesia to remove any feeling of discomfort.

After the laser hair removal treatment, your amount of hair will be reduced by as much s 70%-90%. The result may vary from person to person and can depend on the type of the skin, hormones and the color of the skin. For the pigmentation removal, there is also a significant change in their condition for as much as 70%. A desirable result will be evident after 2-4 successive treatments.

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Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking to additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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