With summer here is now the perfect time to start your laser hair reduction treatments. Well if you are getting your treatments done with a Cutera laser system then it can be. This FDA approved laser hair removal system is safe on all skin types and even those with tanned skin. The laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicles, where it is absorbed and destroyed. This treatment is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S.
Laser hair reduction can eliminate the need to wax, pluck, or shave. The Coolglide laser is safe for all ages and all body areas. The only case that we wouldn’t recommend laser hair removal is with grey/white hair because of limited pigment in the hair follicle. The laser is less effective but we refer these clients to our licensed Electrologist. Laser hair removal is quick, almost painless and requires no downtime.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Reduction?
The procedure times range between 10-60 minutes depending on the area being treated. We do offer clients the use of numbing cream if they are sensitive to pain, but most find the treatment relatively painless compared to waxing. Most clients need 6-8 sessions spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments needed is dependent on area being lasered, skin type, and hair thickness. During the consultation the nurse will be able to give you a more accurate timeline.
We give all new clients 50% off their first treatment, and buying your treatments in packages saves you as well. In between your sessions to get rid of excess hair clients may shave but no waxing or plucking. We recommend keeping the treated area out of the sun or using a good SPF and the area may be slightly red and sensitive for a few days following the treatment. There are no other side effects to this treatment but if you do have any our staff are happy to see you and sort out any issues.
Laser Hair Results?
After six treatments clients can expect an 80-90% reduction in the number of hair follicles in that area. Some clients may need to come back every few months for a touch up due to hormonal growth however this is not needed for most. Laser is fast and effective with monthly treatments, and the results are fantastic!