Laser Hair Removal
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair from the body. The laser works by emitting light energy, which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This energy causes permanent damage to the follicle, which prevents future hair growth. Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair from almost anywhere on the body, including the face, back, legs, arms, and bikini area.
At Kanata Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, men and women alike are making unwanted facial hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera CoolGlide Ottawa Laser Hair Removal. 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 skin types safely and effectively, year-round. Even patients with a suntan.
What are Five Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
1. Long-lasting Results: Unlike waxing or shaving, laser hair removal provides long-lasting results. The laser permanently weakens the hair follicles, resulting in permanent hair reduction.
2. Speed: Laser hair removal treatments are much faster than traditional methods. A full-body laser hair removal session can take as little as 30 minutes, while a small area can take just a few minutes.
3. Precision: The laser targets only the hair follicles, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. This makes it an ideal treatment for targeting small, hard-to-reach areas like the upper lip or chin.
4. Convenience: Laser hair removal treatments are quick and convenient, and can be done in the comfort of your own home.
5. Cost-effectiveness: The initial cost of laser hair removal may be higher than traditional methods, but in the long run, it can be more cost-effective because you won’t need to keep buying razors or waxing supplies.
Who is the ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is someone who has light skin and dark hair and who is not pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking certain medications. The laser works best on individuals who have dark, coarse hair. Individuals with lighter skin and darker hair are more likely to experience better results with laser hair removal.
The Cutera CoolGlide Difference
The Cutera CoolGlide was designed to be the most outstanding laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do CoolGlide treatments feel like?
As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. 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 3-6 treatments. However, the number of CoolGlide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. CoolGlide 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.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your CoolGlide 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.
What are the possible side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, the 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 the CoolGlide 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, the CoolGlide effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
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