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Hair Removal

Cutera XEO Laser Hair Removal

Small area: area hair-removal treatments can be used on one of the following body parts:

Areola
Chin
Fingers
Navel
Side burns
Toes
Under arms
Upper lip

Medium- area hair-removal treatments can be used on one of the following body parts:

Abdomen
Arms -Lower
Arms – Upper
Back – Lower
Back -Upper
Bikini
Cheeks
Feet
Full face
Hands
Neck (Front)
Neck (Back)
Shoulders

Large- area hair-removal treatments can be used on one of the following body parts:

Arms – Full
Beard (men)
Brazilian
Buttocks
Chest (men)
Legs – Lower
Legs – Upper
Neck-Full (Front & Back)

Extra Large area hair removal treatments can be used on One of the following body parts:

Back Full (including shoulders)
Chest Full including Abs (men)
Legs Full

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The Laser Hair Removal system emits near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle.The laser is pulsed, or turned on, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the follicle, while the system’s unique, patented contact-cooling hand piece, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.

The laser will not see natural Grey, Blonde or Shiny Red hair. The laser will see natural Dark Blonde or Dark Red Hair At least 8 weeks prior to appointment you must cease all waxing, threading, crme hair removal and tweezing. (these practices will pull the root and the laser will have nothing to zap) The day of your appointment you must shave the area to be lasered. If you do not shave, you will have to be rescheduled. There is a $15 charge for shaving anyspots/areas that were missed.

What do Laser Hair Removal treatments feel like?
The Laser Hair Removal hand piece 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.

What happens after Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Following Laser Hair Removal treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but the treated area may appear a bit red and swollen. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the 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. 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 it is permissible to shave.

What are the possible side effects of Laser Hair Removal?
Although patients experience few side effects with Laser Hair Removal, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a 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.

What areas can be treated with Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal 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.

How many Laser Hair Removal treatments will I need?
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of Laser Hair Removal 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. Laser Hair Removal works 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.

Does Laser Hair Removal work on tanned/different skin colors?
Laser Hair Removal safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from Laser Hair Removal.

How does Laser Hair Removal compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods that must be repeated on a frequent basis and none of those methods can successfully reduce ingrowns. By eliminating the hair follicle, Laser Hair Removal offers permanent hair reduction and treatment of ingrowns for lasting results. Laser Hair Removal provides enhanced comfort during treatment, minimal risk of infection, speed and accuracy and also minimizes skin irritation that other methods may create.

How does Laser Hair Removal compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. Since Laser Hair Removal is non-invasive (no needles to penetrate the skin), the risk of introducing bacteria into the skin is reduced. Laser Hair Removal is fast, allowing for larger areas to be treated and considerably increasing the efficiency of the hair removal process. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, Laser Hair Removal effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.

Why choose Cutera’s XEO CoolGlide Laser Hair Removal over other laser hair removal systems?
Using the latest technology in Laser Hair Removal with the Cutera CoolGlide. This system was designed from the ground up for hair removal, so it possesses the wavelength, fluence, pulse width and active epidermal cooling system, ideally suited for Laser Hair Removal. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, Cutera’s Laser Hair Removal system can treat men and women of all skin types and tones safely and effectively, even patients with a suntan. Our Laser Hair Removal system can rapidly address large areas without the limitations of older technologies and are adjustable enough to 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 customized cooling feature increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers and the unique design and longer wavelength allows extremely effective, safe and permanent results.

Follow Up

On average, most people will need 4 to 6 treatments spaced 8 to 10 weeks apart. Avoid any tanning in between treatments as this increases your risk for burning during your treatment.