Permanent Hair Removal

About Permanent Hair Removal

How does the Laser Hair Removal treatment work?

The Cutera CoolGlide was designed to be the most outstanding laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling allows extremely effective, safe and permanent results. As the name implies the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia is required. Laser Hair Removal does not react to any blonde, gray or red hairs.

How many treatments will I need?

Most areas require anywhere between 5-10 treatments once every 6 weeks depending on theperson and the area that is being treated. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression and resting. Laser Hair Removal treatments work by disabling the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, multiple treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

What will happen after treatment?

Immediately after treatment, the area may appear red, have tiny bumps or a bit swollen. This will usually go away within a couple hours and sometimes a couple of days. Three to seven days after treatment, you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually most of these hairs begin to shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments do not wax or pluck your hair, you may shave the area as many times as you like.

Is it painful?

The feeling you experience from Laser Hair Removal varies from person to person. Most people say that the feeling of Laser Hair Removal is similar to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against your skin. Some people find it painless. Because of the CoolGlide handpiece, most areas such as arms and legs are not painful. More sensitive areas are numbed with ice before the treatment.