At the beginning of your GentleMax Pro laser treatment, your skin undergoes cleansing, and you will receive protective eyewear. Your treatment specialist provider employs a small handpiece to deliver a laser light energy pulse to the treated area. Additionally, the device discharges a cooling spray, which protects the skin and mitigates discomfort from the laser pulse.
You may experience mild discomfort during treatment, often likened to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin. Although the cooling mechanism minimizes pain, you can request your provider apply a topical anesthetic before beginning the session.
To enhance your comfort further, your provider may apply a cool compress or gel pack at the end of your treatment. Depending on the area and condition being treated, your GentleMax Pro laser treatment session can range from several minutes to an hour.
Following treatment, your skin may appear slightly red and swollen, similar to a mild sunburn. There is no associated downtime with GentleMax Pro, and you can immediately resume most of your regular activities. It is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure to the treated area and use harsh cleansers until the skin heals.