Unlike “hair-by-hair” treatments with electrolysis, the laser uses a wide beam which treats many hairs at once.

Because the Laser can treat dozens of hairs with each pulse, it is possible to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face.

The Candela GentleMax pro can be used just about anywhere on the body, even sensitive areas such as the nipples, upper lip and bikini line can be treated easily.

The laser’s design allows us to customize treatment, according to your hair and skin color, hair texture, and location on the body.

This is a safe, fast, gentle and effective method for hair reduction.

In just a few Laser hair removal treatment sessions, you can greatly improve the appearance of skin which is disfigured by unwanted hair.

What parts of your body are good areas for treatment?

Where do you have unwanted hair? This laser hair removal system can help remove hair on the:

  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Chest


Anywhere you have unwanted hair, the GentleMax can reduce it.


Does Candela GentleMax Pro hurt?

Pain is always a concern with hair removal. Waxing, tweezing, or threading hurt. Ouch!

Here at the Aesthetic Laser Centre we offer the Candela GentleMax system. It comes complete with a Dynamic Cooling Device which ensures maximum comfort during your treatment. 

This solution instantly freezes the very top layer of skin. Within a couple milliseconds, the laser hits the same spot. The combination of cold and heat means most people will remain perfectly comfortable throughout the procedure.

It’s been compared to the feeling of snapping yourself with a rubber band. Yes, you feel it for an instant. Then it’s gone.

If you think you’re a little more sensitive to pain than the average person, you can take any form of pain killers prior to your treatment. Then relax. You’re on your way to that hair-free look and feel you want.

Do you need multiple sessions?

You have many hair follicles even in a small area. Targeting all of them in one session isn’t possible, but each session leaves you with fewer active hair follicles. The number of sessions required depends on:

  • Skin tone and color of hair.
  • The size of the area covered.
  • The number of areas covered.

If you have darker hair on lighter skin, you will get the fastest results. The laser uses the contrast between hair color and skin color to guide it. A single area will typically take six to twelve sessions. When you come in for your consultation, one of our Aestheticians can assess how many treatments you’ll likely need.

What's it like after the procedure?

Your skin may be red for a few minutes or a few hours. As this redness fades you’ll notice smoother skinWhile you might need multiple sessions, the treated follicles can no longer produce a hair.

How do you get ready for Candela GentleMax Pro laser hair removal?

Unlike prior to a waxing session, you’ll want to shave before you go in for this procedure. Shaving not only removes the longer hair; it exfoliates the top layer of skin, giving the laser 

direct access to the hair follicle.

Because the laser works more effectively on lighter skin, you should avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before the procedure. 

Continue to protect your skin for the followup sessions in the coming weeks to optimize results in the fewest session possible.

Don’t wax or pluck for four to six weeks prior to a session. If there’s no hair there, the laser can’t target its follicle. Are you ready to uncover smoother skin without unwanted hair?