Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to Laser hair removal techniques. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! Our center uses 21st century technology to  treat a wide range of skin types and tones safely and effectively.

How does Laser hair removal work?

Our Laser Hair Removal Device

Our laser  hair removal system delivers a specially tailored light source for permanent hair reduction. Cutera’s newest hair removal innovation provides treatment for a wide range of skin types. An additional patient benefit is the ability of the hand-piece to treat large areas such as women’s legs and men’s backs – quickly and safely.

What areas can be treated with Laser hair removal?

The laser 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.  Our device can rapidly treat large areas safely and effectively on patients with a wide range of skin types.

What do Laser hair removal 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.  Our Cutera device has a cooled hand-piece that increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other light sources.

How many Laser hair treatments will I need?

Most areas require 3-6 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. Each treatment works 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.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following your laser hair removal 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.

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. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

How does Laser Hair Removal compare with other hair removal methods?

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. Laser technology offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.

How does Laser Hair Removal 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, effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.

Please describe which areas are considered small, medium or large?

We consider small-sized areas to be the underarms, bikini line, chin, upper lip, "Happy Trail"(navel line), areolas, ears and sideburns areas.

Medium-sized areas are the abdomen, chest, lower back, extended bikini area in men or women, buttocks, inner thighs, front or back of neck.

Large-sized areas are full arms, full back (no shoulders), Brazilian Bikini, full face (upper & lower ip, chin, jawline, cheeks only), shoulders, upper or lower legs.

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