Laser Hair Removal

The GentleMax Pro™ is the gold standard for effective hair removal in skin types I-VI, which includes most skin types. The GentleMax Pro™ excels in providing safe, high speed, effective laser hair removal with high patient satisfaction and comfort. Our estheticians will use a small handpiece to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin. Therapeutic heat then safely and effectively removes unwanted hair. Topical lidocaine is available for you to numb 30-45 minutes prior to your procedure, if needed. A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour depending on the area being treated.

Laser Hair Removal by Shades Valley Dermatology in Birmingham and Jasper, AL

Typically, permanent hair removal requires 4-6 treatments but some patients do require more. Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect as hair grows in the three stages:

  1. Anagen (the growth stage): Hair is thickest and darkest so laser treatments are most effective.
  2. Catagen (the transitional stage): The hair begins to loosen from its follicle.
  3. Telogen (the shedding stage): The hair falls out to make room for new growth.

The hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six weeks apart, to catch them all in the growth stage. Sunscreen should be applied to any treated areas whenever exposed to the sun. Limiting sun exposure to treated areas by covering them with clothing or staying indoors is best.

Schedule a consultation with one of our estheticians to skip the regular razor routine and try laser hair removal treatments for longer-lasting results!