Dr. Gregory Piro

Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery


GentleLase

At Brighton-HowellDermatology cosmetic surgery Dr. Piro has been treating patients since the mid 1990's with laser hair removal. Since that time it has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States.

The Candela GentLase  laser uses pulsed beams of light that target the pigment of the base of the hair follicle inhibiting its future growth. Best results usually take between 2 to 5 sessions. Many patients experience 80% and 90% hair reduction. Stable hair removal has been reported for 15 years (permanent can't be claimed at this time).

It is important to avoid tanning 4 to 6 weeks before and after treatment because it reduces the efficacy and increases the risk of hyperpigmentation at the treatment site. For best results waxing or plucking the area should be avoided because the root of the hair needs to be present for the laser to work. Just before the treatment session the area can be shaved. there is a slight stinging sensation during the treatment but, there is no need for medication before or after treatment.

Patients may return to normal activity immediately. Side effects are rare but can include blisters, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and scarring.




Laser Services

Brighton

7575 Grand River

Brighton, MI 48114

Call Now  (810) 227-8500

Cosmetic Surgery in  Brighton & Howell

Howell

1155 Byron Rd.

Howell, MI 48843

Call Now  (517) 545-2300