GentleMax Pro is today’s modern approach to skin rejuvenation. Too much exposure to sunlight is a significant cause of skin aging, appearing as darker pigmentation spots. These pigmented spots are discolorations of the skin. Photofacials are perfect for those struggling with sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and even enlarged pores. These photofacials are performed with the top-of-the-line, Alexandrite laser in the GentleMax Pro, maximizing effective results for clients.
Today, let us know more about this laser treatment and what it is used for and discover if the GentleMax Pro can also be helpful for your skin issues and concerns.
What is the GentleMax Pro?
GentleMax Pro is a dual-platform laser made by one of the industry’s leaders, Syneron Candela. The GentleMax Pro is a dual-platform laser. It utilizes a 755nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064nm Nd: YAG laser, allowing a wide range of treatment options.
It uses light-based energy to target sun damage, age spots, and freckles. It increases the temperature of the unwanted pigment, which aids in breaking it up. The laser creates a high-intensity light beam penetrating deeply into the skin’s tissue. Once penetrated, it delivers controlled amounts of therapeutic heat to the targeted blood vessels. In addition, the GentleMax Pro protects your skin’s upper layers with a cooling burst of cryogen.
How It Works
As a photofacial treatment, the GentleMax Pro takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the size of the areas to be treated. With this treatment, there is no downtime. However, the broken melanin will rise to the skin’s surface. You are giving the skin’s surface a coffee grind or peppering appearance. Your body’s “clean up” system absorbs the fragmented pigmented melanin particles and eliminates them. This peppering is easily concealed with a foundation.
Benefits of GentleMax Pro
The advantages of the GentleMax Pro photofacial treatment include the following:
- Improves the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces and eliminates redness, rosacea, dilated blood vessels, and “broken” blood vessels on the face (especially in the nose area), neck, and chest
- Lightens and removes age spots, brown spots, and sun spots, which are imperfections on the face, neck, chest, hands, and other areas of the body
- Minimizes enlarged pores
- Regulates controlled flushing
- Removes seborrheic keratosis
- Treats sun damage like sun-induced freckles on the face, chest, and hands
What It Helps Treat
As a laser treatment, the GentleMax Pro can effectively do the following:
1. Correct and rejuvenate areas with diffused sun damage, especially on the face and selected body parts
The GentleMax Pro can also treat diffuse sun damage that usually manifests on the arms, chest, neck, and face. Based on the severity of the sun damage, experts would recommend a necessary series of treatments, but significant improvement is seen with each treatment.
2. Effectively tightens the skin
As a procedure that does not require sedation and has no downtime, the GentleMax Pro administers skin tightening on the face and the lower jawline over 4-6 weeks per series of treatments.
3. Remove benign keratosis or sunspots on all parts of the body
Without the threat of scarring, The GentleMax Pro can effectively remove unwanted brown sun damage spots and benign keratosis. Since the late fall and winter are the best times to begin treatment of these lesions, you should start shielding the skin from exposure to the sun before and after treatment for optimal results. However, some spots may still require more than one treatment.
4. Treat facial redness and blood vessel breakages
Targeting the cheeks, nose, and chin, the GentleMax Pro treats background redness and broken blood vessels in these said areas. Because the background redness and broken blood vessels result from damaged blood vessels, you should expect some redness, swelling, and possible bruising for several days after the treatment.
Experts suggest halting the intake of aspirin or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for one (1) week before your procedure if medically allowable. In addition, they do not advise patients to stop any blood thinners for this procedure. NSAIDs are a bunch of drugs, including ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil, Motrin, Meloxicam, and Celebrex.
In addition, the GentleMax Pro can also permanently remove unwanted or excess hair in all skin types. Commonly targeted areas are the face, chest, back of the hands, arms, top of the shoulders, and back.
Expectations from GentleMax Pro
Upon arrival for your treatment, expect your practitioner to numb the targeted area using topical lidocaine 20-30 minutes before your procedure. Before your GentleMax Pro treatment, do not sunbathe or use tanning beds. Also, do not use fake tans and depilatory creams on the treatment area. The GentleMax Pro procedure usually takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size and number of targeted areas.
FAQs About GentleMax Pro
“Does GentleMax Pro hurt?”
Some patients experience a mild stinging or pinching sensation with the GentleMax Pro. Usually, no local anesthetic or pain medicine is necessary, but a topical anesthetic cream may be applied one hour before the treatment to reduce any pain.
“What is my recovery time?”
Patients should expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by minor swelling, immediately following treatment. This downtime usually lasts between 2-24 hours and can be soothed with ice packs.
“How many treatments do I need to achieve the best results?”
A series of 3-5 treatments are recommended, spaced approximately 3-4 weeks apart. With the progression of the treatment, the pigmented spots will start to fade, and new collagen growth will stimulate more healthy skin layers. Results are long-lasting and can keep improving over time. Follow-up treatments of GentleMax Pro can help them last even longer.
“How should I take care of my skin after treatment?”
Avoid sun exposure for one week after treatments to reduce the risk of sunburn, darkening, or skin lightening. Use gentle cleansers and an SPF 30 or higher during the entire course of treatment.
“Are everyone great candidates for this photofacial treatment?”
GentleMax Pro treatment is not for everyone. Therefore, we only recommend photofacials for skin types 1-3. However, we have many different services, including microneedling, which is excellent for all skin types and works on treating the same issues. If you aren’t sure whether a photofacial is right for you, we will encourage you to come for a free consultation.
The GentleMax Pro procedure can work its magic when administered by professionals using only legit and state-of-the-art pieces of equipment. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider and discover if the GentleMax Pro treatment is the best option for you.
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