If you’re tired of using at-home methods to eliminate unwanted facial or body hair, you may be the perfect candidate for laser hair removal. At The Refinery Medspa & Wellness locations in West Melbourne and Indian Harbour Beach, FL, we offer this professional treatment to meet the needs of men and women who want to enjoy smooth, hair-free skin. After your treatments, you can say goodbye to waxing, tweezing, razors, and other hair removal methods for good.

Laser hair removal is such an effective treatment option for men and women who want smoother, hair-free skin because it targets and stops hair growth at the source. At The Refinery Medspa & Wellness locations, we use the GentleMax Pro laser for all our hair removal treatments. This device uses laser technology to target each individual hair follicle in the treatment area. It delivers intense pulses of light to the hair follicles to heat and damage each one so that they can no longer grow hair, and it does so without damaging the surrounding skin.

Once the hair follicle is damaged, it will no longer grow hair, and as a result, you’ll get to experience all the benefits of smooth, hair-free skin. After your treatment, the treated hair will begin to thin and fall out, after which those hair follicles will stop growing hair. The shedding process will last a few days to weeks, and results vary based on the patient and the treatment area.

What Does It Treat?

We design customized hair removal treatment plans to address unwanted hair on the face and the body. The most common treatment areas include the arms, legs, back, underarms, chest, bikini area, and face. We can use the laser device to remove unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body. Patients will have the option to choose to treat a single area or multiple areas based on their primary treatment goals.

If you’re interested in a hair removal treatment with the GentleMax Pro laser but aren’t sure if this treatment is right for you, we can discuss your desired treatment area at your consultation and confirm your eligibility so you can feel confident moving forward with this treatment process.

What Should I Expect From a Treatment?

You can expect smoother and healthier skin once you undergo a customized hair removal treatment with the GentleMax Pro. The process to get there is simple and virtually pain-free. Once you arrive for your appointment at our West Melbourne or Indian Harbour Beach location, we’ll make sure that the skin in your planned treatment area is clean and ready for the laser.

Once we activate the device, it will carefully heat each hair follicle in your treatment area in an active growth phase. Once it’s over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities.

Do I Need To Prepare My Skin Beforehand?

There are some steps you’ll need to take to prepare your skin before your treatment. Specifically, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure, as time spent in the sun will make your skin more sensitive to the laser and can result in unwanted effects like skin damage, sunburn, or accelerated aging. Additionally, you must arrive with clean skin, free of any topical products and avoid undergoing any type of exfoliating or waxing treatment before your appointment.

Preparing for Your Sessions

Your hair must be a certain length for the laser to effectively target the follicle, which is why it’s typically recommended that you trim or shave the day before your laser treatment.

You may need to temporarily discontinue some medications before your treatment because they can increase skin sensitivity, including topical products, certain antibiotics, blood thinners, and acne medication. We’ll give you a complete list of instructions on how to prepare your skin for your treatment so that you can achieve the best results.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?

Your total treatment time will depend on multiple factors, including the size and number of areas you want to treat, the location of the treatment area, and your ultimate treatment goals.

Typical sessions take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes since the GentleMax Pro device uses advanced technology to target the greatest number of hair follicles in the shortest time. Once you come in for your consultation, we’ll give you a better idea of how long your treatment should take so you can plan accordingly.

How Many Treatments Will I Need To Schedule?

For the best results, most patients need a series of treatment sessions. We recommend that patients schedule seven laser hair removal treatments with a few weeks between each one.

Is There Any Downtime?

Once your treatment is over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities. You must avoid certain products and medications for the first few days to avoid irritating your skin. It’s also important that you avoid sunlight and use sunscreen with high SPF protection to avoid sun damage.

Your skin will be much more sensitive to the sun after your treatment, which is why avoiding sun exposure is such an important part of aftercare. We will give you a complete list of products to avoid and recommend which products you should use to keep your skin hydrated and accelerate the healing process.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for hair removal treatments with the GentleMax Pro laser are men and women who no longer want to rely on at-home hair removal methods to maintain hair-free skin. Whether you want to target one or several areas, we can confirm your treatment eligibility at your initial consultation.

Some patients may be better suited for this treatment process than others based on their skin tone and hair type. Most patients qualify for treatment, but some may not for safety reasons, including pregnant and nursing women and those with certain medical conditions.

When Will I See the Results?

You can expect visible results after your initial treatment and even better results after completing the recommended sessions. It takes multiple treatments to achieve the best results since every hair follicle won’t be in an active growth stage at the time of treatment, and the laser device only targets those hair follicles that are actively growing hair. Patients typically see the best results after seven hair removal sessions.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Hair removal treatments with the GentleMax Pro laser device are designed to deliver long-lasting results. There are some factors that can cause hair regrowth after treatments, including hormonal changes or medical conditions. If you do notice hair regrowth at any point after your treatment due to factors outside of your control, we can schedule a maintenance session to target those hairs so you can maintain smooth hair-free skin.

Smoother and hair-free skin is within your reach, and all it takes is a customized hair removal treatment plan with our GentleMax Pro laser device. We’ll customize your treatment plan to target unwanted hair so that you don’t have to spend any more money on waxing appointments, razors, or other hair removal products or methods. If you’re in the Indian Harbour Beach or West Melbourne area contact The Refinery Medspa & Wellness and Skin & Body by The Refinery by using our simple online form. Alternatively, you can also call us at 321-341-3321 to reach us in West Melbourne, FL, or call us at 321-428-3004 to reach us in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Together, we can map out a path that leads to your best self, both now and in the years to come. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our latest deals, specials and events!