Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has been among the top non-surgical procedures for more than two decades. If you find that removing unwanted hair by shaving, waxing, and plucking is difficult and time consuming, you may want to consider laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is long lasting and eliminates the need for constant manual maintenance. In fact, it is a proven method for permanent hair reduction for all skin types.
The treated area is numbed topically with ice, after which our laser generates a pulse of high-intensity light. This heats the hair shaft and damages the hair follicle which contains melanin or the pigment that gives the hair its color. Laser hair removal is a virtually non-painful procedure as we have developed a wonderful protocol using the ice pack during the entire treatment. Of course, some patients can be more sensitive than others and have equated discomfort to a momentary hot spot. A stream of cool air along with the topical ice pack specifically minimizes the possibility of any discomfort and topical anesthetic is also available if needed.
Our Cutera Cool Glide laser offers superior contact cooling to comfortably remove unwanted hair on all skin types and colors – even tanned skin! The Cool Glide is one of the most comfortable lasers on the market today. It can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip as well as the coarse hair on a man’s back. Hair is only effectively removed during its growth cycle. For this reason, hair removal requires multiple sessions. The number and timing of treatments depends on the area being treated as well as a patients individual hair texture.
- Upper lip