Laser hair removal is a popular procedure that is growing by leaps and bounds in the medical spa industry. Some patients are scared off by the idea of pain and the fear that certain skin types don't respond well to the laser or may even suffer burns. New technologies are increasing patient comfort and treatment efficiency.
The GentleMAX machine from Candela has interchangeable parts so that the single base station can perform multiple functions. Featured on "The Doctors," Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs the procedure on Tamara who is embarrassed about her dark back hair.
The laser integrates a cooling sensation so that the pain is minimal without using any topical skin numbing. Additionally, laser technology has advances to that all skin types can be treated.