Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera ProWave and Cool Glide ND Yag hair removal systems. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors!
We can treat a wide range of skin types and tones safely and effectively for both men and women. We have an excellent understanding and appreciation for this treatment to help our patients achieve smooth, hair-free skin. With age, different skin types and different qualities of hair, we keep safety uppermost when treating our clients for laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal treats growing hairs, and usually 6 – 10 treatments are recommended over the hair growth cycles for permanent hair reduction. We treat small and large areas efficiently, with no downtime. Less irritating than waxing or threading and a permanent result is what makes it a popular treatment for both men and women. Commonly treated areas are the face, neck, underarms, back, shoulders, chest, legs and bikini areas.
Laser hair removal treatments with the CUTERA Prowave handpiece and the Cool glide Nd:YAG take seconds to minutes, depending on the areas to be treated.
Frequently asked questions:
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities
right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen is
recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In addition,
your physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin
care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated
for your skin type.
What are the possible side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, those most commonly
noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a
sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare
instances, blistering may occur. We ensure you are a safe candidate for treatment prior to your first appointment, ensuring a wide safety profile.
How does ProWave compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which
must be repeated on a frequent basis. ProWave offers permanent hair
reduction for lasting results.
How does ProWave compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves
inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an
electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years
of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds
of hair follicles at a time, ProWave effectively treats an area in just
seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
Why is ProWave a good choice over other hair removal systems?
Using the latest technology in hair removal, ProWave can rapidly treat
large areas safely and effectively on patients with a wide range of skin
types. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes
the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other light sources. Schedule your consultation now to find out if you are a good candidate for hair removal.
What areas can be treated with ProWave?
ProWave can remove hair from all parts of the body including the
face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive
areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
What do treatments feel like?
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; however, some patients may prefer
to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 6-10 treatments. However, the number of
treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on
multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s
growth cycle. Each hair grows at a different rate and goes through
three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Hair removal
treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally 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. Darker skin types and areas of denser hair growth may require 10 or more sessions.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your 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.