Laser Hair Removal San Jose

Jenesis uses various hair removal lasers, Alexandrite (GentleLaseTM), Diode (elos), Nd-Yag ClearScan ALX, Clearscan Yag, BBL,mand IPL for all skin types and hair colors! GentleLASE (Alexandrite Laser) 755 nm alexandrite laser is Candela’s premier hair removal laser, treating quickly, comfortably and effectively.

The most commonly used lasers utilize a low energy laser beam. This beam passes through the patient’s skin and is attracted to the pigment of the hair. The energy passes down the hair shaft and is absorbed by hair follicles that are in the active growth phase, thereby disabling the hair follicle in the deeper layer of the skin. The hair follicles that are in dormant phase are not affected by the treatment. In most cases, minimal pain should be experienced and no anesthesia is required.

MAJOR BENEFITS

  • A non-invasive, gentle technique that reduces undesirable hair from most parts of the body
  • Treats larger areas effectively
  • May make skin color and complexion more uniform
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Replaces waxing, electrolysis, shaving and bleaching
  • No downtime

BEFORE AND AFTER

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Jensesis LipoPlasty & Laser provides treatments to patients throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Bay Area and out of town.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the GentleLASE laser and why is it safe?

A. Lasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures including treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots and rejuvenating the skin on the face. The GentleLASE System, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The skin is further protected during treatment by a Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing patients with increased comfort.

Q. What are the benefits to laser hair removal?

A. It combines the speed of shaving with the lasting results promised by electrolysis. Laser hair removal is effective on almost any area of the body were smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired.

Q. Are there any areas of hair types that the laser will not work?

A. Yes, areas where there are white or gray hair. The laser will not work on hair that does not have pigment (melanine).  Also, the laser may not be effective in patients that have hormonal imbalances.

The laser can be used to treat any area on the body with exception of areas that are close to the eyes.

Q. I am pregnant; can I still have laser treatment?

A. Yes, with the exception of the abdominal and pelvic areas. Any treatments in these areas will be avoided for the duration of your pregnancy. There are no restrictions for patients who are breastfeeding.

Q. How many treatments will I need?

A. The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle. Most patients require 4-6 treatments to a specific area. Although more treatments may be necessary to achieve the results you desire.

Q. How long does the treatment take?

A. Treatment times vary by body area and body size. Below is a table of average treatment times for several different body areas.

Body Area
GentleLase
Electrolysis
Waxing

Upper Lip
>1 Minute
30 Minutes
5-10 Minutes

Underarms
5-10 Minutes
2 Hours
10-15 Minutes

Bikini Line
5-10 Minutes
4 Hours
10-15 Minutes

Back
30-45 Minutes
<10 Hours
30 Minutes

Full Legs
30-50 Minute
<12 Hours
1 Hour

Q. How frequently will the treatments be performed?

A. Treatments will be performed once signs of hair re-growth appear, usually at 6-8 week intervals. However, some body areas may be having treatment intervals of 8-12 weeks.

Q. Does the treatment hurt?

A. You may feel a tingling or stinging sensation on the area being treated. Some areas of the body area more sensitive than others, but most people tolerate the procedure well. Some patients benefit with use of a topical anesthetic ointment.

Q. What happens after the treatment?

A. Immediately after the area has been treated, the area may become slightly red and puffy and feel warm. This reaction, if any at all, will return to normal within a day or so. Most people usually return to normal activity immediately. DO NOT, however, plan any important social engagement for the same day as your treatment. Do not use make-up lotion or any other cover-up in the area of treatment for at least 12 hours after treatment; this would not allow for heat dissipation from your skin any may cause blistering or pigment changes. You should NEVER pluck or wax your hairs in the area(s) of treatment between session. However, shaving in those areas is acceptable.

Q. What are the side effects?

A. Risks are minimal. Side effects may include purpura (a laser bruise), redness, blistering, hyperpigmentation, hypo pigmentation and swelling in the treated area. These side effects usually do not last for more than a few days. Permanent side effects such as hyperpigmentation or hypo pigmentation or scarring are rare

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