Laser Hair Removal
Please note: Do not wax or pluck the area to be treated for at least 30 days before your treatment. Before each treatment, please inform us if you are taking any antibiotics or medications, vitamins or supplements or have a change in health history, as they may make your skin photosensitive; therefore, we may not be able to treat you for one to two weeks after completion of an antibiotic. Do not use self-tanning agents for at least TWO weeks before any treatment. Also, sunburned skin will not be treated with a laser. Please note that laser hair removal does not work for gray, white or red hair. If you are unsure, we are happy to assess your hair color and in certain circumstances, do a "test" spot to see if you are a candidate.
For Women & Men of All Skin Types and Tones
Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past - thanks to the Cutera laser hair removal platform. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The laser delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the Cutera CoolGlide and Prowave laser hair removal attachments can treat men and women of all skin types safely and effectively, year-round.
The Cutera CoolGlide Difference
The Cutera CoolGlide 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 other laser attachment we have is the ProWave hair removal system and it delivers a specially tailored light source for permanent hair reduction. Cutera’s newest hair removal innovation provides treatment for a wide range of skin types. An additional patient benefit is the ability of the Prowave handpiece to treat large areas such as women’s legs and men’s backs - quickly and safely.
What do CoolGlide & Prowave treatments feel like?
As the name implies, the CoolGlide 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 an icepack or topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 3-6 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.
What are the possible side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur.
How does laser hair removal 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 laser effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
Various laser and light-based systems are utilized for efficient and long-lasting hair removal. The laser light energy causes thermal damage to the hair follicle, thus stunting regrowth. For many women and men, unwanted hair can be a nuisance, even a nightmare. Until recently, removing it was uncomfortable, inconvenient, expensive and time-consuming. With the exception of electrolysis, which can be prohibitively expensive and painful, most other methods are temporary at best.
Laser hair removal has been extensively researched, tested and proven highly effective in permanently reducing unwanted hair. It works on just about any treatment area of the body where smooth skin is desired…underarms, face, neck, legs, shoulders, back, bikini line, you name it. With the phenomenal advances in laser technology, unwanted hair is being removed safely and affordably.
With FDA approved lasers, Rejuvenations Medical Spa hair removal procedures are tailored to the customer’s individual skin and hair types. In today’s hot pursuit of smooth skin and a flawless complexion, laser hair removal is a welcome technology! Once our clients finish a package of hair removal treatments, they can come back anytime for a significantly reduced price “touchup” on the previously treated area if any additional hair growth is seen.