Laser Hair Removal

SKIN Cosmetic Dermatology uses the Cutera CoolGlide Laser System, which can provide women and men of all skin types and skin tones with laser hair removal safely and effectively, year-round. The Cutera CoolGlide was developed 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.

How many treatments will I need?

Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required 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. Laser hair removal 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 treated may appear a bit red and swollen. Usually after 3 – 7 days 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 you can shave the unwanted hair until your next appointment.

What is the difference between laser hair removal and 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, Laser hair removal effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.