For Women & Men of All Skin Types and Tones
Laser Hair Removal
Indications: Hair Removal
Anesthetic Needs: Topical numbing in about half of our clients
Typical Package: 5-7 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart
Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to Laser Hair Removal. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! Our Cutera lasers deliver 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the Cutera laser can treat men and women of all skin types safely and effectively, year-round. Even patients with a sun tan.
Cutera Cool Glide Laser Hair Removal was designed 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.
The laser hand piece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
“It was great meeting you on my last visit to the Rancho Bernardo office for my laser hair removal treatment for my back. You have a great operation there – professional environment, friendly staff, modern office feel – yet warm and relaxing. I’m sure your business will survive these economic times and thrive because your enthusiasm for excellence is very apparent.
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I feel like a poster boy for Dermacare. Looking forward to session 4 of 5!
What do treatments feel like?
The laser handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. 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 5 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits 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. Treatments 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 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 it is permissible to shave.
How does the CoolGlide compare with 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, the Cutera laser effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.