GentleMax laser for permanent hair removal, skin tightening, dark spot removal and vein removal.

GentleMax Laser treatments in Colorado Springs

GentleMax for permanent laser hair removal in Colorado Springs

  • The Candela Gentle Max Laser is a versatile device that removes unwanted hair on the face and body, smooths cellulite, reduces stretch marks, tightens lax skin on the body, removes spider veins/broken capillaries, and lightens brown spots. GentleMax has been voted by doctors to be the best device currently available for laser hair removal.

This laser has multiple wavelengths that give our technicians  great deal of flexibility for providing her clients with highly customized treatment. Besides direct results, it promotes the production of collagen for overall healthier and younger looking skin. The outcome is long-lasting with some clients reporting that the results have lasted for years.


The GentleMax Laser can:

  • Quickly remove unwanted hair from large areas of the body
  • Tighten, firm, and tone skin on the abdomen, knees, arms, and other areas of the body
  • Improve the appearance of cellulite
  • Clear spider veins, broken capillaries, rosacea, and redness on the face or chest
  • Lighten brown spots/hyperpigmentation
  • Increase collagen production

Read more about Laser Hair Treatment, Spider Vein Treatment, Body Shaping, Cellulite, Stretch Marks, Pigmentation and Melasma, and Chest Rejuvenation.


How does the GentleMax Laser work?

The GentleMax laser is non-invasive because it targets and heats only the areas to be treated, leaving the surrounding skin intact. For laser hair removal, hyperpigmentation, and broken capillaries, the laser light targets the pigment cells of the veins or the hair follicles. For skin tightening, the laser light heats the collagen under the surface, which causes the skin to contract and become firmer.


Who is a candidate for GentleMax Laser treatment?

If you have unwanted facial or body hair, cellulite, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, spider veins, or body areas that you wish to tighten without surgery, you are a potential candidate for the GentleMax laser.

Note, however, that the GentleMax works on most skin tones but not all hair colors when used for hair removal. Blonde, light red, white, and gray hair does not contain enough pigment for the procedure to work.


What can I expect from GentleMax Laser treatment?

The GentleMax laser is virtually painless. Our technicians will pass the device over the areas to be treated, and you will feel a mild sting like the snap of a rubber band. A topical anesthetic will be used to make the treatment more comfortable.


What does recovery from GentleMax Laser treatment require?

You need no down time after a GentleMax laser treatment, but there may be some slight redness and swelling for a few days.


How long do the results of the GentleMax Laser last?

The GentleMax laser offers the closest technology we have to permanent hair reduction. There is no 100% permanent technique, but a series of treatments will reduce hair growth significantly. What remains will be lighter and softer.

While the removal of spider veins, stretch marks, cellulite, and brown spots is permanent, these conditions can recur. The same is true of the results of body shaping. Proper diet and exercise or sun protection can help to avoid recurrences.

The GentleMax Laser is a state-of-the-art treatment for laser hair removal, hyperpigmentation, spider veins, and body shaping. Contact SKR Laser in Colorado Springs  today to find out if GentleMax treatment is a good choice for you.



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***Most pigmented lesions only require 1 treatment, but some may require more.

Laser treatment for Spider Veins- FAQ???

Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia or venulectasias, are tiny red, blue or purple thread-like veins near the surface of the skin that look like a spider's web. These dilated and visible veins are caused by increased pressure inside the veins. Spider veins can develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks.

Are you tired of your spider veins and want them gone? See the most frequently asked questions about laser treatment for spider veins.


About Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

What is the cost of spider vein laser treatment?

Spider veins are only of cosmetic nuisance and not covered by medical insurance or Medicare. The average cost for laser therapy may vary from $400 per session.

What happens during laser therapy?

Laser vein treatment takes less than an hour and is performed in our laser clinic. The procedure uses a focused beam of light to target the spider vein without damaging nearby tissue. The laser heats and destroys the spider vein and it disappears over a period of four to six weeks.

What type of laser is used to treat spider veins?

The most common laser used to treat spider veins is the Nd: YAG laser system. It is a hand-held device and also has a cooling tip to minimize discomfort during the therapy.

How does the laser work?

The Nd: YAG laser penetrates the skin into the superficial blood vessel. The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the spider vein, causing it to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks, the spider vein will disappear and all the blood will be removed by the body's scavenging cells. The newer laser treatments allow the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel without injuring any nearby structures.

Is laser therapy painful?

A local anesthetic can be used to numb the area. During treatment, however, you may feel a slight tingling sensation as the laser fires. Most current day lasers have a cooling system that prevents the tip of the laser from getting too hot and resulting in burns or damage to the area.

What preparations should I take before treatment?

There are no major preparations required before the laser treatment, but you will want to avoid sun exposure, aspirin, alcohol and smoking for at least a week prior to the procedure.

As for the day of treatment, avoid all creams, lotions and moisturizers on the area that is going to be treated. Also, wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the body part(s) being treated.

How do I know if I am a candidate for laser vein treatment?

All individuals are evaluated prior to laser therapy. Spider veins do not cause symptoms and are of a cosmetic concern only. For those who have symptoms, further investigation is done to ensure that they do not have varicose veins. Laser therapy is most effective for the very small spider veins and not used to treat large varicose veins.

What is the time between treatments?

It is generally recommended that the treatments be spaced four to six weeks apart. If new veins appear, additional treatments are required for optimum results.

What are side effects of laser therapy?

The skin above the veins will have a reddish, cat-scratch appearance. This generally disappears over the next two days.

What are potential complications of laser therapy?

The risks associated with laser vein therapy are minimal. Your eyes will be shielded during the treatments.  We use a state-of-the-art cooling systems, thus the treatments are low risk and relatively pain-free.

How many treatments are needed?

Depending on the size and number of veins, 1 to six treatments will be needed. The treatments are usually done 4-6 weeks apart. Those with a tendency towards vascular problems will most likely require additional treatments.

Will my spider veins return?

There is no cure for spider veins. Although treatment does not prevent the development of new spider veins, the removal of existing veins can dramatically improve the appearance of the affected area, providing a more youthful, healthy look and an even color pattern to the skin. Spider veins can be recurrent and thus, more treatments will be required in the future.


After Laser Spider Vein Removal


What can I expect after laser therapy?

Soon after the procedure, you may feel a slight bump on the skin; it should disappear hours after treatment. The area may also appear slightly redder and occasionally may be bruised.

Are there any precautions after laser therapy?

After laser therapy, it is strongly recommended that one keep away from the sun. Healing can be facilitated by wearing support hose. The pain is minimal and one may take any over the counter pain medications. After treatment, there is no downtime. You can resume all of your normal activities immediately afterward.

When can you go back to work after laser therapy?

Patients are encouraged to resume all normal activities immediately. Final results may not be apparent for several months. Most patients are satisfied by the results in a very short time.

How long does it take to see results?

The results of laser treatment for spider veins are not always immediate. The majority of spider veins will disappear within two to four weeks, but in some cases it may take longer to see good results. After the laser therapy, the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red color, then eventually disappearing in two to six weeks.

Most patients report a high degree of satisfaction with the procedure and relief at no longer having to hide unsightly veins. The treated areas are noticeably clearer and in most cases the skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.

Spider Vein Laser Removal Versus Other Treatments

What are other methods of treating spider veins?

The most conservative approach for treating spider veins is to wear properly fitting compression stockings. Compression stockings can help with dya-to-day symptoms of poor blood circulation and swelling, but they're not a cure for spider veins.

Compression stockings can be purchased at a pharmacy and come in various styles and colors. The stockings may be worn below or above the knee. They also come in different compression strengths varying from 18 to 20 mmHg and up to 40 to 50 mmHg. Your doctor may prescribe you stronger compression stockings that require a special fitting.

Other conservative treatment approaches include losing weight if you are overweight, exercising regularly (especially walking), avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or standing, and elevating your legs while sitting and sleeping. For those who tend to stand up for prolonged periods, time outs should be taken to rest the feet.

There are other treatments available if conservative treatment does not achieve satisfactory relief of symptoms or if the appearance of your spider veins is bothersome. Depending on the size and location of the veins, other treatment techniques include:

  • Sclerotherapy: This procedure involves the injection of a liquid or foam chemical directly into the vein with a small needle. The chemical, called a sclerosant, irritates the veins and causes it to collapse. Over time, the vein turns into scar tissue that fades away. The procedure is usually done in a clinic, is relatively inexpensive, and has little downtime. Most individuals require a couple of sessions to treat all the spider veins. Side effects of sclerotherapy may include slight swelling, bruising, and redness and itching at injection sites. If the solution leaks out of the vein, pain and darkening of the skin occurs.
  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL): This newer technique of treating spider veins uses intense pulsed light that can be used to selectively damage or destroy abnormal veins including small spider veins and small vascular birthmarks. Unlike laser, the intense light therapy is more suited for vascular lesions slightly deeper in the skin. This treatment may be recommended when sclerotherapy or laser therapy does not effectively treat the superficial vein. Two to four treatments may be required depending on the number and size of the lesions.

What are advantages of laser over sclerotherapy?

  • It has much fewer side effects
  • It is less traumatic to the surrounding skin compared to sclerotherapy
  • It takes a much shorter time to complete laser treatment
  • It is less painful than sclerotherapy
  • Recovery is immediate
  • Downtime is almost zero
  • Laser therapy can even be used on the face

What are disadvantages of laser over sclerotherapy?

  • Laser can not be used for more deeper veins
  • Laser is slightly more expensive than Sclerotherapy

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Laser removal of Brown Spots, Red Spots and Moles

Lasers are highly effective in removing "Spots"

 


High-energy pulsing lasers can safely and effectively remove many unwanted brown and red spots on your skin, including liver spots, age spots, sun spots, broken capillaries, birthmarks, and angiomas (red spots). Once the lasers do their job, you can have a more even skin tone.

Laser treatments usually take 15 minutes, depending on the size, color, and depth of the spot, as well as the number of spots to be treated. Most treatments do not require any anesthetic. Red spots can usually be treated in one to two visits. Brown spots may require two to three visits. Broken capillaries or red-colored scars may need multiple treatments. When removing red spots, the skin is often reddened or bruised for 7 to 10 days after the treatment and may sting like a sunburn for a few hours. Removing brown spots forms an abrasion and also temporarily reddens the skin. After each treatment, you can resume your normal activities immediately, although you should keep the treated area out of the sun for at least 6 weeks. Once the area is healed, you should protect it with sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher whenever it is exposed to the sun.

Side effects may include hypopigmentation (lightening of the treated skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the treated skin). Laser treatment will not stop new spots from forming.


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