G e n t e  S p a  L a s e r  C e n t e r
1601 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209
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703 294 6565
Specializing in Laser Hair Removal Since 2001

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Laser Services

Gentlelase Center uses the best equipment to provide state of the art laser services to our patients.  We use the GentleMax® Laser which is made for every skin type!  It is one of the most versatile lasers on the market offering a variety of treatments.  We can provide you with the services you desire to help you feel better and look better!  The GentleMax® has multiple applications and can be used for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, pigmented lesions, and also has vascular applications. 

Services include:

Hair Removal: Hair removal for all skin types and even tanned skin.  We can even help our male clients who have BeardBumps –Pseudofalliculitis barbae (PFB)

Skin Rejuvenation: The GentleFacial™ may be just what you are looking for. Fix common problems with skin tone and texture. Treat yourself to a new you! Treatments include: pigmentation, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. These treatments can also be performed on areas other than the face and neck. 

Pigmented Lesions: Spending too much time in the sun can do damage to you skin.  Let Gentlelase Center help you treat your problem areas including: sun spots and age spots, freckles, café-au-lait, and melasma.

Vascular: Gentlelase Center offers vascular application as well.  We can treat leg veins, hemangiomas, venous lakes, and blue facial veins.       

Call 202-783-6565 today to schedule your free consultation with a professionally trained and certified laser technician.

How does the Gentle Max work?

The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat to the hair follicle (the root of where the hair grows).  This heat damages the follicle and over time results in less hair growth. The Gentle Max's patented cooling technology simultaneously protects the upper layers of your skin with a burst of cooling cryogen. Together, the laser and cooling technology offer optimal treatment results with minimal side effects.

What can I expect during the treatment?

Treatment will take place in our private office. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Your laser technician will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser pulse may be preceded by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.

Does it hurt?

Some clients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves in several seconds and is minimized by the Gentle Max's cooling system.
How do I prepare for treatment?

Clients scheduled for hair removal should avoid plucking, electrolysis or hair waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have had a history of herpes simplex virus and are scheduled for facial hair treatment, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Also, any hair should be completely removed by shaving, and your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or skin tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for a minimum of 14 days prior to treatment

What can I expect after a treatment?

A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours. After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying broad spectrum sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don't scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your laser technician may advise additional precautions.

Are there side effects?

Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, blistering, and purpura (a laser bruise), in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects are rare. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your technician
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