Laser Hair Reduction
Reducing & eliminating growth of hair follicles in various areas of the face and body.
Decreasing the occurrence of folliculitis- irritation and rash-like bumps associated with traditional forms of temporary hair removal - shaving, waxing & creams.
How it Works
The Cutera CoolGlide is the best laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling design, allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.
What do CoolGlide treatments feel like?
As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require an average of 6 treatments. However, the number of CoolGlide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. CoolGlide 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, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your CoolGlide treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
No self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Sun exposure, tanning beds or artificial tanning may increase risk of side effects.
Treatment will not be done over permanent makeup or tattoos.
Herpes - pre-treatment with antiviral is often recommended.
Anticoagulant or blood thinning medications (like NSAIDs, Ibuprofen, Aspririn, etc.) can increase risk for bruising.
Laser procedures CAN NOT be performed with the following conditions or medications:
Skin cancer/Malignant lesions
Open wounds or Active infection in area to be treated
Keloid or hypertrophic scarring
Accutane use in the last 6 months
Please contact the office if you have specific questions about the treatment or special considerations.