The Cutera CoolGlide is the best laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling design allow for extremely effective, safe and permanent results.
Most areas require 4-6 treatments. The number of CoolGlide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits, however, depends on hair thickness, the particular area treated and the person’s hair growth cycle. Notably, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and have three distinct growth 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 not all the hairs are in the active phase at any given time, several treatments are necessary.
Immediately following a CoolGlide treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment, patients may experience what seems to be re-growth of the hair. The hairs are being shed naturally after destruction of the hair follicle and not growing. Between treatments, patients should not wax or pluck the hair, but may shave.
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling, similar to that of a sunburn. This typically lasts only a few hours, but in rare cases blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks for treatment.
Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, the CoolGlide can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The CoolGlide’s longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effective on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. Unlike other systems, CoolGlide can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a man’s back. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.