Laser Hair Treatment
Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center | Scottsdale, Phoenix, Avondale, AZ
The Cutera CoolGlide Laser handles hair removal on a variety of skin types
Laser hair reduction for women and men of all skin tones and types is now possible with the Cutera CoolGlide Nd: Yag laser. This innovative laser uses longer wavelengths and a cooling design for the safe, gentle and effective removal of unwanted hair. With a variety of target areas now possible, you can enjoy the reduction of hair on the bikini line, legs, underarms, chest, back and more.
How The Cutera CoolGlide Nd: Yag Laser Works
The Cutera CoolGlide Laser works by halting the growth of the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hair will enter the active growth phase at different times, additional treatments are necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area. For best results, Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center recommends a minimum of six treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients do prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
Please do not wear makeup or moisturizing creams on the area to be treated. Regular skin care routine is the only preparation for this procedure. Please shave the areas to be treated before you come in for treatment. The treatment areas will be less sensitive if you have shaved at least 3-4 hours before the procedure.
The length of the laser hair reduction procedure itself can take just over a few minutes for the upper lip area to an hour or more for more extensive areas, such as a gentleman’s chest or back.