Candela has been a name synonymous with the elite in laser hair removal equipment for many years. They first introduced the GentleLase Alexandrite technology in the 90s and continue to use that same technology in the equipment they sell new today. The 755nm wavelength is known by all health professionals to be the most effective in treating hair removal for most skin types. This wavelength reaches the precise depth a physician wants to kill the hair follicle under the skin.
When hair removal first became available it could be a fairly uncomfortable procedure. Candela again rose to the challenge and created the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD). DCD uses a coolant called Cryogen that releases cold air onto the skin before and after the laser is applied to the patient. Candela no doubt helped increase the popularity of this procedure by taking away the stigma of pain that was once associated with hair removal procedures.
Candela GentleLase also offers several different spot sizes, which allows for treatments in different areas. The spots sizes available are 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, and 18mm. This wide range of spots sizes allows a physician to treat large areas, such as back or legs, to small areas, such as neck and bikini areas.
In recent years, Candela GentleLase systems have started to be the top sellers in the pre-owned market. One reason for this trend is the reliability of these systems. The GentleLase is known to run with millions of shots used with minimal upkeep. Another reason for their popularity in the pre-owned market is the ease of outsourcing service. Candela does not have any proprietary parts in their equipment, making the parts very accessible to outside service technicians, and in many cases more affordable when purchased from someone other than Candela. Candela continues to be the gold standard for hair removal. The desired wavelength, DCD technology, options of spot sizes, reliability, as well as the ease of outsourcing service make them a must have for any physician performing hair removal treatments.