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CoolGlide Laser Hair Removal

Laser treatment for unwanted hair is a noninvasive approach to permanent reduction and long-term removal of undesired hair from anywhere on your body. Large areas such as your back, shoulders, abdomen and legs can be treated rapidly. Facial areas such as lips or chins can be treated in minutes. Multiple treatments are necessary to disable hair follicles completely.

Men, women and children have all been successfully treated with our laser hair removal procedure. Treatments are customized according to hair color, texture and location on the body. Nearly all hair colors – black, brown and red can be treated, and the administration is effective on all skin types, including dark and light-skinned individuals of all ethnic origins.

The procedure is well tolerated by most patients, as the laser functions so quickly that only a mild sting is felt. No local anesthetic or pain medication is necessary, but topical anesthetic is offered for sensitive areas. Side effects are rare. Blistering, soft scabbing or redness sometime occurs, but disappears quickly – a few days at the most. In certain cases the skin could become slightly lighter or darker. To minimize risk of complications, you must limit sun exposure for 2-4 weeks before and after treatment.

See Results with Cutera CoolGlide Laser Hair Removal

Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera CoolGlide Laser. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The CoolGlide Laser delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the CoolGlide laser can treat men and women of all askin types and tones safely and effectively.

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Introduction

The Cutera CoolGlide® laser is a noninvasive light therapy systems which have been custom designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. The Cutera CoolGlide® laser and the ProWave™ 770 generate pulses of intense, concentrated light which are directed through small, cooled hand pieces which are gently applied to the treatment site.

This energy passes through the skin to the hair follicle, where the energy is absorbed by pigment in the hair and hair follicle, causing selective damage to the hair root while protecting delicate pores and structures of the skin. The energy is pulsed, or “turned on”, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of the pulses is carefully determined so that energy will be absorbed by the hair follicle without transferring excessive heat to the surrounding skin.

Some of the hair which was in the treated follicles is wiped off immediately after treatment, and the rest is shed over the next 2-3 weeks. The hair roots which have been destroyed are reabsorbed by the body. If you have ingrown hairs, they will be reabsorbed by the body and the appearance of the skin will improve greatly over the next few months.

The surface of the skin is protected by built-in cooling systems which help to protect and soothe the skin during treatment of your unwanted hair.

How Does it Work?

A laser produces a beam of concentrated light. The CoolGlide laser hair removal system targets the melanin in the hair follicles and vaporizes them in a fraction of a second.

What areas can be treated?

Hair can be removed from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, back, chest, areola and bikini line. Also, hair in a given area can be “thinned out” as opposed to completely removed if desired (for example, men who are tired of shaving once or twice a day).

How many treatments will I need?

Most areas require 3 to 8 treatments for optimal long-term benefits. There is a wide range of possible treatment cycles because of numerous factors that vary per individual. These factors include: metabolism, hormonal levels, hair thickness, area treated and the growth cycle of hair. Growth cycle of hair is a variable because the laser works by targeting the melanin in the actively growing hair follicle and only a certain percentage of your hair follicles are in the active growth phase at any given time.

How long do the treatments take?

Treatment times vary depending on the size of the area addressed. A small area such as upper lip may take only five minutes while a large area such as a male back may take up to an hour.

How do laser hair removal treatments compare with other hair removal methods?

Waxing, shaving and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The CoolGlide laser hair removal system is FDA cleared to offer permanent hair reduction for lasting results.