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Laser Hair Removal

Chicago Skin Clinic uses one of the the most advanced hair removal lasers available today. The Candela GentleLASE is a premium hair removal that offers precise, non-invasive treatment of cosmetic skin conditions such as excessive hair by applying high energy, long pulse operations with the industry’s only integrated Dynamic Cooling Device for alexandrite lasers. The Dynamic Cooling Device minimizes patient discomfort and collateral epidermal changes. Again, results for the patient are quick, effective and comfortable.

The Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) is a state-of-the-art, patented system that selectively cools the upper layers of your skin an instant before the laser energy pulse is applied which serves to minimize any discomfort caused by heat emitted from the laser itself.

The GentleLASE hair removal laser, manufactured by Candela Corporation, generates long pulses of laser light in the near infrared wavelength range (755 nanometers) to thermally affect the hair follicle. This infrared wavelength targets the naturally occurring light absorption properties of your hair. All light-based hair removal devices generally differ in their choice of wavelength, pulse duration, power, fluence, spot size and/or skin cooling method. These characteristics are important and can influence the safety and efficacy of the treatment. The choice of wavelength is influenced by the depth of light penetration into the skin as well as the retention absorption rate by the hair follicle at that wavelength. Deep penetration is necessary for laser hair removalbecause the entire hair follicle and its bulb need to be treated. Another factor influencing wavelength range is the amount of melanin in your hair. Melanin is the dominant absorber in your hair and epidermis. The absorption of light by melanin decreases at longer wavelengths.

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