Now men and women are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past, thanks to CoolGlide® and ProWave 770 laser systems. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! CoolGlide and ProWave 770 laser systems deliver 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Because we have multiple laser systems, we can treat men and women of all skin tones safely and effectively. Even patients with a suntan. All laser systems are cleared for permanent hair reduction.
What areas can be treated with CoolGlide systems?
The CoolGlide Laser System 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, areola, and bikini line.
What do CoolGlide laser treatments feel like?
Patients will feel a series of short snaps, somewhat like a rubber band snapping, but 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 6-9 treatments, but the number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as your hairs' thickness, the area treated, and your hairs' growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Our laser systems 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 treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be re-growth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment, and are not re-growing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Is it safe?
The beauty of our technology is that it effectively destroys the hair itself without harming the surrounding skin. You may be a little red afterward, but that typically goes away in a matter of hours. As with all medical procedures there is a slight degree of risk, and we will discuss this with you thoroughly when you come in for your consultation.
Can anyone have it done?
No laser or light-based system can treat blonde, white, red or gray hair since there is no melanin in it to absorb the light. With our CoolGlide system people with any other color hair, any skin type and even tanned skin can receive treatment. A good candidate for the ProWave 770 is someone with pale to medium skin tone that wants to treat hair that is fine or light brown. We will evaluate if you are an appropriate candidate at the time of your consultation.
Why choose our laser systems over other laser hair removal systems?
Our CoolGlide technology is considered the gold standard in the laser industry because of its long history of safety and effectiveness on all skin types. CoolGlide Laser Systems can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The CoolGlide system's longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.
Our ProWave 770 technology is effective on a wide range of skin types (skin types I to V) and is also one of the fastest. Shorter treatment times provide a nice benefit to our patients. Both treatment systems are permanent, safe and effective.