What is GentleYAG laser hair removal used for?
GentleYAG laser hair removal is used for any area of the skin which has unwanted hair, including the face, neck, chest, back, bikini area, underarms, arms and legs.
Who may have GentleYAG Laser?
This laser procedure may be used in women and men, teenagers to older patients. Any skin type may be treated including those with Asian and African American skin. The hair to be lasered must be pigmented, either brown or black. Because the laser targets pigment, blonde and gray hair are not removed with the GentleYAG Laser.
Is GentleYAG Laser safe?
GentleYAG Laser is a safe and effective method of hair removal. The procedure is performed by a nurse or CMA with supervision by a physician, or by a physician.
What are the possible side effects from GentleYAG Laser treatment?
Possible side effects include hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin in the treated area) and hyperpigmentation (darker skin in the treated area) and redness. Although scarring has been reported, this is unusual. Occasionally, the laser is not effective.