Hair today, gone tomorrow with new laser therapy


By Nancy Edwards

With summer here, many of us are donning shorts in our spare time—and nicking ourselves from shaving, stifling screams from waxing, or, for men, covering up with a T-shirt outside due to embarrassing back hair.

A new laser hair removal system, GentleMax Pro, kills up to 90 percent of all hair follicles over the course of several treatments. Yet most of us will argue that the procedure is too expensive. However, studies have shown that women spend, on average, $10,000 on shaving over their lifetime, with waxing more than doubling the investment, especially when done by a professional, according to Dr. Paul Flashner, chief medical director for American Laser Skincare.

“One of the great things about hair removal is, you see these celebrities and the skin on their legs is completely smooth with no hair,” he said. “Skin gets a glass appearance. That’s a look that a lot of women want to achieve.”

Flashner noted that the procedure is also great for men who have hairy backs or want to get rid of nose hairs or hair in their ears. Even better news: the pain and discomfort levels of these treatments are far less than they used to be. GentleMax Pro has a cooling device built into it because of advanced technology.

The laser hair removal system is also perfect for any skin type due to a combination of two lasers: Yag and Alexandrite. While Yag is more effective on darker skin, Alexandrite is better on lighter skin. Used together, the lasers can combat hair on skin of any color.

Hair removal will not be effective for those with gray or white hair due to the fact that laser is only attracted to pigment.

To schedule a consultation visit or learn about more laser procedures, please call American Laser Skincare in Carmel at 844-0574 or go to

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