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Laser Hair Removal (GentleMax Pro®)

In Toronto, laser hair removal has advanced beautifully, which means that fewer people waste time and money shaving or waxing and instead, opt for the lasting, smooth skin solution.

If you are seeking a safe, efficient, and long-lasting treatment for unwanted hair, Philosophy of Beauty is proud to offer the state-of-the-art, advanced technology of GentleMax Pro Plus®, by Candela.

GentleMax® for hair reduction is a game changer with its dual wavelength system combining the powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser and 1064 nm Nd: YAG for comfortable, effective hair reduction that is safe for a broad spectrum of skin tones.

GentleMax® delivers high-speed laser hair reduction and skin rejuvenation on two platforms for ultimate flexibility and customization. That means your laser hair treatment can be suited precisely to you, your unique skin type, and the hair you want to reduce.

Previously, our Lumenis LightSheer system was a well-established diode technology used for hair reduction with excellent results in most cases. However, we’ve now advanced past two primary limitations of previous lasers. First, the range of skin tones-from lightest to dark-which GentleMax® can treat means that the flexibility and safety we Offer at Philosophy of Beauty extends to a very diverse clientele.

Second, the comfort of laser hair removal has improved dramatically. This is because GentleMax® patented Dynamic Cooling Device® delivers consistent bursts of soothing, cooling cryogen which not only prevent s thermal damage to the skin but keeps your skin cool and comfortable.

The GentleMax® laser beam passes harmlessly through surface skin to be absorbed by your hair follicles. It generates enough heat energy to destroy follicles in a targeted way that leaves the surface unaffected.

Patients may seek laser hair removal treatment for almost any body part, including challenging facial hair which is typically difficult to reduce.

The most popular treatment areas for women include:

  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini Area
  • Upper Lip
  • Chin


Men most commonly seek treatment for the back and shoulders.

GentleMax ® Pro is the most comfortable incarnation of modern hair reduction lasers on the market today. For the team at Philosophy of Beauty, patient comfort is just as important as stellar results, and we love that significantly reducing unwanted hair growth no longer has to be painful.

The GentleMax ® system uses a sapphire chilled tip to instantly cool skin, protect, and keep you comfortable throughout your treatment.

You will hear the device working and you may feel a mild snapping or tingling sensation as the handpiece is moved across the treatment areas, but this sensation is described as quite tolerable.

The length of time required for your laser hair treatment is now substantially reduced with GentleMax ® as w ell.

During your complimentary consultation at Philosophy of Beauty, our caring and experienced technicians will examine your treatment area and develop an individualized treatment plan. While the number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual case as well as the size of the treatment area, on average, between 6-8 sessions are recommended. Your treatments will be scheduled at 6-8 week intervals, due to the natural hair growth cycle.

Although the laser is effective on all skin types, it should be noted that clients with finer hair and/or darker skin might require up to 12 treatments. The appropriate energy setting for darker skin types is generally lower to prevent damage to the skin, which means more sessions may be necessary for safe, yet optimal results.

On the other hand, finer and lighter hair does not absorb laser light as effectively as darker, coarser hair, so additional treatments may be required.

Please note t hose who suffer from hormonal imbalances may require ongoing treatments since some hormones are known to stimulate the development of course, dark hair growth.

Successful hair reduction requires individualized planning and will depend somewhat on your skin type, hair type, and density, as well as the areas we treat. While many patients notice a visible reduction in hair growth after just one treatment, multiple sessions are required for permanent reduction because, during each treatment, your hair will be in various stages of the growth cycle. Most patients experience a significant reduction in hair growth after three to five sessions and your entire process can take several months due to the time required between laser sessions.

Laser hair removal is no longer just an option for a select few. We treat patients with all types of skin ranging from shades 1-6 and offer them smooth skin results that last. The Alexandrite wavelength treats Fitzpatrick skin types 1-3, while the 1064 nm Nd: YAG safely treats darker tones from 4-6.

Hair types that may not respond to laser hair removal include grey or white, blonde, and red. Your complimentary consultation with the experienced practitioners at Philosophy of Beauty is essential to provide you with honest, helpful feedback and ensure that you select the right treatment for you.

The most common instruction you’ll receive prior to any laser treatment is, no tanning!

You should avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least two weeks before and two weeks after your treatment. As well, before laser h air reduction you may be asked to prepare by:

  • Showering before arriving
  • Shave treatment areas (if appropriate)
  • Speak with us about any medications or herbal supplements that you take because they may affect the way your skin responds to laser
  • Keep skin clear of makeup, lotion, or other topical products

Thankfully, there is minimal to no downtime required after GentleMax ® Pro treatments.

You can expect your skin to appear slightly red or feel sensitive for the day following, but patients return to all regular activities right away.

Possible s side effects are typically minor and may include mild skin redness, minor swelling, or itching immediately following the procedure.

In rare instances, blistering ma y occur, which leads to temporary pigment changes such as lightening or darkening of the skin. Such discolouration usually resolves within weeks. Our GentleMax Pro system designed for the gentle treatment of darker skin types helps to mitigate many of the risks previously associated with laser hair removal.

Sun exposure after laser hair removal can increase your risk of developing hyperpigmentation. That’s why we advise the use of a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen for any exposed areas. Don’t scrub with abrasive cleansers or use exfoliants for a few days after treatment. You will be provided with a comprehensive list of instructions and guidelines.

Once the redness has subsided, you can expect new skin to show a dramatic reduction of previous fine lines, pigmentation issues, and other blemishes. The complexion is smoother and firmer with evened tone and a glow.

ZO Controlled Depth Peel can help improve:

  • Brown spots, age spots, and uneven pigment
  • Melasma
  • sun-damaged skin
  • Acne scarring
  • Acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

 

There is a protocol recommended for the ZO peel which is designed to strengthen and prepare skin for maximum benefits. 4-6 weeks prior, the ZO Hydroquinone or Non-Hydroquinone system can be used by the client at home to prep for dramatic results.

Imagine the freedom of never having to tweeze, wax or shave again! If you are tired of traditional hair removal methods, such as waxing, shaving, plucking, and sugaring, which are temporary, and painful, Philosophy of Beauty invites you to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine if permanent laser hair reduction is right for you.

We understand how frustrating and time-consuming hair removal can be and we’re here to help you achieve the smooth, carefree results you are looking for.

The benefits of GentleMax ® hair reduction include:

  • Precision: our laser can selectively target the dark, coarse hair you want removed while leaving the surrounding skin untouched.
  • Effective: Our patients see a measurable reduction in hair growth
  • Improved Comfort: The Candela GentleMax® Pro features two expertly engineered handpieces designed with your treatment personalization and your comfort in mind. The Dynamic Cooling Device® (DCD) applies protective cryogen simultaneously with follicle-targeting laser energy to prevent unwanted damage and make the experience pleasant.


At Philosophy of Beauty, we’re proud of our extensive laser hair removal experience and believe that it is this knowledge and skill which can drastically reduce unwanted effects or disappointing results. Trust the leaders in medical aesthetic techno logy with your laser hair reduction in Vaughan.

You can select from numerous, body-smoothing and toning treatments to level up your results at Philosophy of Beauty.

To compliment your silky, hair-free skin, you may want to accentuate muscle tone and sculpt your physique with EmSculpt® Neo-a powerful muscle-building device used to target definition and enhancement in all the right places.

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Nothing leaves your whole body feeling luxuriously fresh, smooth, and moisturized like HydraFacial® Body. This all-over glow treatment exfoliates, cleanses, and infuses nutrients from an enticing selection of specialized serums

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