The Cutera Coolglide system is a revolution in hair removal. Using technology beyond that of other lasers, the Coolglide can disable hundreds of hair follicles in less than one second, and promises permanent results for all skin types.
Cuteras Coolglide Hair Removal Laser is a non-invasive laser specially designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. The Coolglide system generates intense, long pulsed laser light through an actively-cooled hand piece. The laser effectively disables unwanted pigmented hair follicles, thus impairing their growth. The lasers' cold hand piece is placed gently on the skin and glides along as pulses of light are delivered from the laser. When the light penetrates the skin, it selectively damages the root of the unwanted hair.
The Coolglide can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas like the chest, areole, and bikini line.
What About Side Effects?
Slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn, may occur in some patients. These effects last twenty-four hours or less. In very rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your laser technician for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Does Skin Color Make a Difference?
With Coolglide's unique design we have the flexibility to treat all skin types. Now even sun tanned patients or those with darker pigmentation and African American skin may be treated.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depend on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hairs' growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hairs' location, thickness and resilience.
Are There Any Restrictions on My Activity After Treatment?
After your treatment you can return to your normal activities immediately. Your technician may recommend that you use mild skin care products. The use of sun screen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
How Does Coolglide Compare With Other Hair Removal Methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. Hair removal with Coolglide offers longer lasting and permanent results.
How Do Coolglide Treatments Compare With Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive and painful process that involves inserting needle into each follicle and delivering an electrical charge to destroy them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatment at regular intervals. Coolglide delivers non-invasive light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at one time. In just a few minutes, Coolglide can effectively treat an area that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
What Are Coolglide Treatments Like?
Coolglides' hand piece, as the name implies, cools and soothes your skin as it glides along. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild stinging or pinching sensation.
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