The North Shore Laser Center uses Syneron-Candelas’ GentleMax Pro®, the most effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair, sun and age spots, and veins. The GentleMax Pro® is the only laser system that uses a coolant, cryogen, to help keep the procedure less painful and more effective.

Laser hair removal is the most effective and the safest technology for hair removal. This technology continues to evolve; no matter what skin type you have, newer lasers can safely and effectively remove unwanted hair from your face and body.

Laser hair removal ends the costly repetitive procedures of shaving, tweezing, chemical depilatories, waxing and electrolysis. Unlike these other hair removal procedures, laser technology is able to quickly treat large areas of hair at once, targeting, damaging, and retarding the growth of future hair.

The North Shore Laser Center specializes in laser hair removal, offering a quick, safe and comfortable way to remove unwanted body hair permanently.


The length of the procedure depends on the area of the body involved. A small area, such as the upper lip, may take several minutes, whereas a larger area, such as the back, may require several hours.

During treatment, you will wear goggles to protect your eyes from accidental exposure to laser light.

Our Certified Laser Technician presses the GentleMax Pro® to your skin and activates it for a fraction of a second. The laser light passes through your skin’s surface to tiny sacs of hair follicles. Each follicle contains a bulb that germinates a hair shaft. Many people describe the “zap” as a rubber band smack. Because laser hair typically causes only mild discomfort, patients generally don’t need anesthetics. However, topical ointments are available if you find the procedure too uncomfortable. Once the laser zaps there is no virtually no pain.

The procedure causes a slight charring of your stubble and you may notice a strong odor of singed hair, which is normal. Afterwards, you may experience some temporary redness and swelling. The hair will continue to grow through its cycle until the dead end falls out. After your treatment, you will be able to continue your normal routine or return to work.