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Why Do We Use the Candela GentleMax Pro at Satori Laser?

Understanding the Challenges

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment (melanin) in hair follicles with concentrated light energy, which damages the follicles and inhibits future hair growth. The challenge with darker skin is that it contains more melanin, which can absorb the laser energy intended for the hair follicles. This can lead to skin damage, hyperpigmentation, or ineffective treatment if not performed correctly.

Technological Advances with Candela GentleMax Pro

  1. Dual Wavelength Technology: The Candela GentleMax Pro combines two laser wavelengths the 755 nm Alexandrite laser and the 1064 nm Nd laser. The 1064 nm Nd laser is particularly effective for darker skin tones because it penetrates deeper into the skin and bypasses the melanin in the epidermis, reducing the risk of skin damage and making it safer and more effective.

  2. Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD): The GentleMax Pro is equipped with a Dynamic Cooling Device that sprays a burst of cryogen onto the skin before each laser pulse. This cooling system protects the skin’s surface, minimizes discomfort, and reduces the risk of burns, making the treatment more comfortable and safer for darker skin tones.

  3. Variable Spot Sizes: The GentleMax Pro offers multiple spot sizes, allowing for precise and efficient treatment of both large and small areas. This flexibility ensures that each treatment is customized to the patient's specific needs, providing optimal results.

With advancements in laser technology, particularly with devices like the Candela GentleMax Pro, individuals with dark skin can now safely and effectively benefit from laser hair removal. The combination of the Nd laser and the Dynamic Cooling Device ensures a safe, comfortable, and effective treatment experience. Schedule a consultation with Satori Laser  to discuss your options and possibly a test patch to understand how it works.