GentleLase Pro is the next step in laserbased hair removal and skin care. Using light energy, GentleLase Pro penetrates the hair follicle, destroying it at its root while preserving the surrounding skin. GentleLase Pro is also a gentle, safe method of reducing wrinkles and removing pigmented lesions, including age spots, freckles and damage from the sun. Experience:
• Smoother skin, free of unwanted hair
• Freedom from sun-damaged skin, age
• spots or freckles
• A reduction in wrinkles
Laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece operated by your practitioner. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Your skin may be pink immediately following the procedure; typically, this lasts from a few minutes to several hours after the procedure.
The GentleLase Pro system uses a patented Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM (DCDTM), which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layers with a cooling burst of cryogen in adjustable durations—milliseconds before and after the laser pulse. DCD helps ensure that GentleLase Pro treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Discuss your specific needs with us before beginning the GentleLase Pro treatments, but there are a few precautions you’ll need to take. Avoid sun exposure
at least two weeks before treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatment. Wait until your tan fades before beginning treatment.
Treatment times may vary depending on your specific needs, but treatments can usually be performed in under an hour. You’ll want to discuss your specific needs with us to determine how many treatments you’ll require.
Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. All treatment results are individual, but most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some patients experience pigment changes that generally vanish over time.
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Please consult your insurance carrier for details.
Cost depends on the area and condition being treated. Discuss your personal needs with us to learn more.
Dr. Braak is an ACOG Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas- San Antonio and completed her OB/Gyn residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City/Truman Medical Center.
At Women’s Choice of Missoula, we pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive care in the most professional manner