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Imagine having smooth, hair free skin without shaving, waxing, plucking, or bleaching your unwanted hair. Using the latest Candela laser technology known as the GentleLase lasing process, we now offer safe, fast, effective treatments for both men and women.

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Unlike other treatments, the GentleLase process is easy—requiring no creams or gels, no pre-treatment waxing, and no needles. In fact, laser hair removal is a medical breakthrough. Treatments are comfortable, treating hair follicles in a fraction of the time of other methods, using only the gentle power of laser light.

Q&AWhat is the Candela GentleLase laser and why is it a safe treatment?

Q&ALasers have been used for many years for a variety of medical cosmetic procedures including treatment of facial and leg veins, age spots and rejuvenating the skin on the face. The GentleLase System, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy alexandrite laser emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.

The skin is further protected during treatment by a Dynamic Cooling Devicetmwhere cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers and providing patients with increased comfort. The GentleLase selectivity helps to protect the skin, while effectively  treating the unwanted hair.

Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only recognized way to remove hair permanently has been by electrolysis - which can be tedious, time-consuming and uncomfortable. The GentleLase System safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in under ten minutes; legs, backs and larger areas can take longer.

Q&AWhat does the treatment include?

Q&Ahair removalDepending on the amount of hair treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient. Generally, the treatment will include:

:: Wearing safety eyewear to protect the practitioner and patient's eyes from the laser light during the procedure.

:: A small hand piece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. A light spray of coolant onto the skin will be felt just before each laser pulse. Most patients experience little discomfort at the treatment site because of the dynamic cooling device.

:: The degree of discomfort varies with each person, depending on his/her pain threshold. Topical anesthesia may also be requested based on individual preferences or tolerances.

Q&AWhat precautions should be taken before and after treatment?

Q&AAvoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment or until your practitioner allows it. You must avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment. If you have had a history of peri-oral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. If you have a dark skin type, a bleaching cream may be started 4-6 weeks before treatment to optimize results.

Q&AHow many treatments will I need?

Q&AHair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color and coarseness of the hair. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments.

Although one laser session can produce long-term hair removal, as a rule multiple treatment sessions are necessary to obtain optimal results. In large part this is due to the fact that laser hair removal is most effective for hair which is in the anagen phase. Anagen is the growth phase of hair. Since hair grows in cycles, not all of the hairs are in anagen at any given time. Additional sessions are necessary to catch all of the hairs when they are in anagen.

Q&AWhat will I look for after treatment?

Q&AWithin several minutes of the treatment, the treated area will be come slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides, and within a few hours the area returns to normal. Since the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any way, no bandages are necessary, and you can return to your normal activities immediately.

Recommended post-operative care includes:

:: avoiding sun exposure or tanning

:: applying ice for discomfort

:: applying topical antibiotic cream or ointment.

Q&AAre there any side effects?

Q&APatients will experience some discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may experience hypo- (reduced pigment) or hyperpigmentation (increased pigment) response or increase of pigment color. The skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time.

For more information, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Buckley.


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Milford, PA 18337
Phone: 570-296-4000
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Milford Pennsylvania is located where NY, NJ and PA meet, along the Delaware River in the Pocono Mountains. We are only 90 minutes from Manhattan. From New York City and eastern New Jersey consider Route 80 to exit 34BB (Route 15 North towards Sparta), continue on 206 North, cross the Delaware River (on the bridge, not like George W.), then stay right on Route 209 North which, in one minute, brings you into Milford. Stay straight at the light and find our office in two blocks on the right (corner). From East STBG, PA take Route 209 North. From Scranton take Route 84 East and get off at the Milford exit and turn right. Our office will be on your left one block after the Grand Union. From Northern NY take 87 South then 84 West. Get off at the Milford exit in Pennsylvania.

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