About Laser Hair Removal & FAQ

Cutera CoolGlide Laser Hair Removal

The Cutera Coolglide is the best laser hair removal technology that can treat patients of all skin types and tones from light to dark, even tanned skin, rapidly and effectively. Due to its unique cooling design and longer wavelength, the results will be safe and permanent.

What areas can Cutera CoolGlide treat?

The CoolGlide can be used to remove hair from all parts of the body from face to sensitive areas like bikini lines and nipples.

Is the treatment painful?

The handpiece cools and soothes as it moves along the skin. There might be a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Although no pain medication is necessary, some prefer to use a topical anaesthetic for more sensitive areas.

How many treatments do I need?

Mainly three to six treatments are needed for most areas, but there are other factors to consider, such as hair thickness, hair growth cycle and the area treated. CoolGlide disables the hair which is at the stage of active growth, therefore, the hair that enters this cycle at a different time, should be treated at a later time.

What to expect after treatment?

The treated area will be a bit red or swollen three to seven days after treatment. The hair will grow again, but it will all shed after the complete treatment cycles are done. You can shave the hair in between the treatments, but no plucking or waxing.

Any restrictions on activities after treatment?

You can go back to your normal activities right away but it is necessary to use sunscreen when exposed to the sun.

Any Side Effects?

Usually there are few side effects, most common ones that patients may experience is a little swelling or reddening of the skin like sunburn which may last for several hours. In rare occasions, blistering may happen.

The CoolGlide compared with other hair removal methods?

The Cutera CoolGlide reduces hair permanently while other methods like depilatory creams, waxing, shaving are temporary and have to be repeated frequently.

CoolGlide compared with Electrolysis?

The CoolGlide is a non invasive system that treats an area in seconds, delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time. Electolysis, on the other hand, is an invasive, painful, lengthy procedure that uses electrical charge to remove hair follicles one at a time. It requires years of treatment to have effective results.

Why CoolGlide over other Laser hair removal systems?

The CoolGlide’s advanced technology using longer wavelength, is a safe way that can treat patients with light or dark skin rapidly and effectively. It can remove a woman’s fine upper lip hair as easily as coarse hair on a man’s back. The cooling system minimizes discomfort and skin reaction usually seen with other laser systems.

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