Candela GentleLASE Houston, TX

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An Effective Laser Treatment To Remove Unwanted Hair, Sun/Age Spots & Much More!


Are You Tired Of Not Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin Due To Visible Blue Veins, Wrinkles, Sun Or Age Spots, Or Excessive Facial Hair?

Looking for an effective, permanent solution to your skin concerns? Candela GentleLASE, a high intensity, long-pulse laser system designed to treat various conditions, might be the right treatment for you!

What is the GentleLASE Laser?

The Candela GentleLASE Laser is a non-ablative laser that can be used to treat pigmentation issues and provide effective laser hair removal. The laser has high energy and a long pulse, making it an ideal treatment for darker pigmentation issues such as those with a brown or purple hue. It also features a cooling burst of cryogen that can help protect the treatment area and increase comfort without damaging surrounding skin tissue.

GentleLASE Treatment Areas

Laser hair removal treatments can be applied to areas such as the upper lip, back, chest, underarms, legs, and bikini area. For treating sunspots or other pigmentation issues, it is effective on nearly all parts of the body including leg veins, facial veins, freckles, age spots, and more.

If you are interested in a treatment using the Candela GentleLASE or any other cosmetic technology, Dr. Streitmann will be happy to discuss your options with you. During your consultation, he will confirm that laser treatment will be an effective way to achieve your desired results. If not, he may suggest alternative options including both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

What is Candela Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal using the Candela GentleLASE uses therapeutic heat energy with high intensity light and penetrates deep to target and destroy hair follicles. It is considered to be a quick and relatively painless way to effectively reduce body hair. Many people grow tired of regular shaving and/or waxing and want a longer-term solution that will eliminate the need for constant upkeep. The Candela GentleLASE hair removal treatment can provide that.

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

The laser hair removal procedure is a non-surgical treatment, meaning it can be performed in an exam room. We will apply a numbing cream to the area to help to manage any discomfort. Additionally, the Candela laser also applies a cooling burst to help prevent any pain during the procedure.

Using the laser, Dr. Streitmann will target the hair follicles and the blood supply that nourishes the hair. The result is a highly effective permanent hair reduction in the area. Although there can be some redness and minor soreness in the treatment area, the procedure does not require any downtime. You can resume work and all normal activities on the same day as your treatment.

Depending on the specifics of your situation, several treatments may be necessary for long-term results. During your consultation, Dr. Streitmann will estimate the number of treatments that will be needed.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

There is no recovery time necessary for the Candela GentleLASE treatment. Normal activities can be resumed on the same day as the treatment. There may be redness in the area for a few hours after the treatment; however, this should quickly subside.

Patients should avoid direct sun and heat exposure for two weeks after the treatment. Additionally, they should not wax, pluck or bleach hairs in the area for four to six weeks. We will provide you will post-treatment instructions during your appointment at our Houston, Texas office.

Is Candela Laser Treatment Less Painful?

Most patients experience little to no pain during their treatment with the Candela GentleLASE. This device lives up to its name. Its unique Dynamic Cooling Device helps to cool the upper layers of the skin before the laser pulse. Any pain or discomfort can be easily managed.

How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?

Each patient has a slightly different need due to skin types. Some treatments require only one session, whereas others need several. During your initial consultation, Dr. Streitmann will discuss what you hope to achieve and estimate the number of sessions that will be necessary, although the actual number can vary on occasion. After every treatment session, you can expect to see noticeable results.

Candela Laser Sunspot Removal

The Candela GentleLASE can also be used to treat sunspots, pigmented lesions and other skin pigmentation issues. Like hair removal, this is done by targeting the area with a laser pulse. Typically, dark skin pigmentation issues respond best to a high intensity light long-wavelength laser such as the GentleLASE. During your consultation, Dr. Streitmann will determine whether this is likely to be an effective treatment for you.

Typically, the treatment process is quick and causes little to no pain. You can go back to work immediately and resume normal activities. We will provide instructions about caring for the treatment area after your session. Laser sunspot removal may require multiple sessions depending on the size and condition of the area.

Get Candela Laser Treatment in Houston, TX

If you want to get the professional results you have always wanted, contact Dr. Michael J. Streitmann about Candela GentleLASE hair removal or sunspot procedures. We are happy to schedule an appointment at either our Houston or Conroe office at your convenience.

Get the results you’ve always desired

Michael J. Streitmann, M.D., a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon , offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures. To learn more, give us a call at 713-667-4600 or contact us.

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