|Coolglide Hair Removal
Men and women alike can now make unwanted facial or body hair a thing of the past. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The CoolGlide system presents a revolution in hair removal.
Using technology beyond that of other lasers, the CoolGlide can disable hundreds of hair follicles in less than one second, and promises long-lasting results.
The CoolGlide hair removal system is a non-invasive laser specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. The CoolGlide system generates intense, long-pulsed light through an actively-cooled handpiece, which effectively disables unwanted pigmented hair follicles, thus impairing their growth. The laser's cold handpiece is placed gently on the skin and glides along as pulses of light are delivered from the laser. When the light penetrates the skin, it selectively damages the root of the unwanted hair.
The CoolGlide can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
How does CoolGlide compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. Hair removal with CoolGlide offers longer-lasting results.
How do CoolGlide treatments compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to destroy them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. CoolGlide delivers non-invasive light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at one time. In just a few minutes, CoolGlide can effectively treat an area that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
What are CoolGlide treatments like?
CoolGlide's wand, as the name implies, cools and soothes your skin as it glides along. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild stinging or pinching sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required. Some patients prefer a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
Are there any side effects from the CoolGlide laser hair removal process?
Short-term side effects may include slight reddening of the skin or local swelling. These effects typically last less than an hour, but, on rare occasions may last a few days. In rare instances there may be some blistering.
Does skin color make a difference?
With CoolGlide's unique design your doctor has the flexibility to treat a wider variety of skin types. Patients with fair skin respond the best. Suntanned patients or those with darker pigmentation may be pretreated with a topical skin bleaching agent, wear a sun screen and avoid the sun prior to treatment.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair's growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair's location, thickness and resilience.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
After your treatment, the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities immediately. 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. The use of sun screen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.