Laser Hair Removal
Now there is good news for patients interested in removing unwanted body hair, without the hassle of shaving, tweezing, waxing, or painful electrolysis.
The CoolGlide Laser System, cleared for permanent hair reduction, now makes it possible to treat all skin types safely and effectively. If you live in the Richmond, VA, area and want to learn more about this innovative and effective technology, see the information below.
What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
The CoolGlide can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
What do the treatments feel like?
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 is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a 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. The 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 laser hair removal treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after the treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as the result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between laser hair removal treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after the treatment?
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 the sun.
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 lasts for several hours or less.
How does the CoolGlide compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The CoolGlide offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
Why choose CoolGlide over other laser hair removal systems?
Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, the CoolGlide can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The CoolGlide’s longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin. Unlike other systems, the CoolGlide can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a man’s back. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.
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If you feel laser hair removal would be a good treatment for you, the experienced professionals at our Richmond, Virginia-based facility are prepared to help your hair removal dreams become a reality. Before you know it, you could have the beautiful, hair-free skin you have always desired.
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