The Cutera Cool Glide 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 extremely effective, safe and permanent results.
The Cool Glide can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini area.
As the name implies, the Cool Glide 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.
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of Cool Glide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors- hair thickness, the area treated and your hair growths cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Cool Glide 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.
Immediately following your Cool Glide 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 is permissible to shave.
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to sun. in addition, your physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The Cool Glide offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle to each individual hair follicle and delivering and 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 Cool Glide effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, the Cool Glide can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The Cool Glide longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. Unlike other systems, the Cool Glide can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a mans back. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.