Hair removal seems like it should be a simple process, but there is a very good reason so many different products exist. They each have their pros and cons, from expense, to regrowth time, to discomfort and hassle. A more high-tech solution offers a permanent solution, removing the need for all of these different procedures for good.
Laser Hair Removal in Anaheim
Cutera CoolGlide is a cutting-edge laser technique, designed to be the most effective hair removal option on the market. The laser works on all skin types, and the long wavelength allows for safe and permanent hair removal.
Does the CoolGlide laser hurt?
The laser’s pulses of light do produce a mild pinching or stinging sensation in some patients, while others do not notice anything at all. As you might have guessed from the name, the CoolGlide laser produces a cooling sensation to counter these reactions. Depending upon the area treated, some patients prefer to use a topical anesthetic, but this is often not necessary.
Is CoolGlide similar to electrolysis?
Laser treatment and electrolysis are both hair removal treatments, but that’s where their similarities end. Electrolysis involves insertion of a tiny needle into each individual hair follicle to deliver and electrical charge. The process is tedious, time consuming, and often must be repeated over several years.
By contrast, CoolGlide is non-invasive (no needles), much faster, and permanent results can be obtained much more quickly.
What happens after treatment?
After treatment with the CoolGlide laser, you might notice a bit of redness or swelling. Around three to seven days later, you might think you notice regrowth of hair, but it is actually those hairs being shed. Don’t pluck or wax them, but shaving is acceptable.
How long before I see results?
Results depend on a number of personal factors, such as the stubbornness of the area treated, thickness of hair, and your own hair growth cycle. Since all hairs are not growing at the same time, and since CoolGlide targets hairs only during the active growth phase, you won’t necessarily catch them all on the first treatment.
Generally speaking, most people requires between three to six treatments in order to achieve complete hair removal.
Are there any side effects from the CoolGlide laser?
Side effects are minor and not extremely common. You might experience slight reddening or swelling, similar to a sunburn. In most cases this will last for only a few hours. Very rarely, blistering has occurred in a small number of patients. Call us for a CoolGlide consultation, and we will discuss your personal risks.