Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair reduction – The GentleMax Laser treatment is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair from the face and body on all skin types.

Laser Hair Removal in New Fairfield, CT

Laser Hair Reduction in New Fairfield, CT- The Candela GentleMax Laser offers a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair. This system contains two lasers: the Alexandrite or Alex, for lighter skin and The Yag for darker skin. Unlike other laser treatments, this system has been designed to work on any skin type with minimal risk and can remove hundreds of hair follicles at the same time. 

How Laser Hair Removal Works

The GentleMax Laser utilizes the gold standard of hair removal for all skin types. Its advanced technology targets the melanin of your hair, damaging the follicle which inhibits future growth.

Why We Like Laser Hair Removal

This laser utilizes two wave lengths in one machine, which allows us to safely treat all skin types with minimal risk.  It also provides us with the flexibility to use more powerful settings, giving semi-permanent results.  

Treatable Areas


Treatment Process


During your first appointment, our laser technician will discuss treatment areas, medical history, current medications, and for female patients, hormonal components of hair growth. Once confirmed a candidate, they will discuss what to expect during your laser sessions.


Depending on the surface area, treatment can take anywhere from a matter of minutes to an hour. Most patients report mild discomfort but treatment is overall well tolerated.

Post Treatment 

You can anticipate an immediate halt in hair growth for 3-7 days following treatment, hair growth will then continue and is likely to grow patchy and eventually finer and more sparse. 

Pre and Post-Treatment Do’s and Don’ts


  • Shave the treatment area the night prior to your appointment.
  • Stop all application of retinol or hydroquinone products in the treatment area for two weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Stop all antibiotics 1 week prior to treatment.


  • Wax or pluck the treatment area for 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • No active suntan or self tanner in the treatment area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this treatment right for me?
This treatment is great for candidates that have dark, thick, unwanted hair. Ideally, female candidates will be through puberty with regulated menstruation.
How soon will I see results?
You can anticipate an immediate halt in hair growth for 3-7 days following treatment, hair growth will then continue and will begin to grow patchy and eventually finer and more sparse.
Is this treatment painful?
Treatment is mildly painful, but well tolerated by most patients. It feels like a hot rubber band snapping followed by a burst of cold (cryogen) to cool the skin. Aloe cortisone cream is applied to the area immediately following treatment to provide soothing comfort.
How often should I receive this treatment?
Treatment packages are sold in six sessions which are spaced out between 4 and 8 weeks depending on the treatment area. Patients can anticipate a 90-95% reduction of hair growth in any given treatment area.
How long will results last?
Maintenance treatments are sometimes required, most commonly on the face secondary to the hormonal nature of facial hair.
Should I plan for downtime?
Patients are typically able to resume their normal activities directly after the procedure, although some slight redness may be noticed in the area that was treated. The only limitation to providing a safe and effective treatment series is remaining away from the sun. Direct sun exposure and tanning are contraindicated during the treatment series.

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