Laser hair removal can permanently reduce unsightly and uncomfortable hair from your body that you may spend hours removing by using temporary methods such as shaving, plucking or waxing.
For years, laser hair removal was most effective on people with fair skin and dark hair because the laser heats the melanin in the hair follicle, which causes it to die.
Cutera CoolGlide hair removal is the latest technology that will reduce the body hair on people of all skin tones, even people with a deep suntan.
The light in laser hair removal changes to heat and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. Previously, it also heated the surrounding skin if it also had pigment. With CoolGlide hair removal, the skin is protected from the heat.
Hair has three growth phases including growing phase, resting phase and falling-out phase. Laser hair removal is only effective during the active growing phase. This is the main reason several treatments are required to achieve optimum permanent hair reduction.
The Cutera CoolGlide can remove the hair from:
• Male beard
• Female upper lip and chin
• Bikini line
At The John Bull Center in Naperville, Dr. Bull offers the Cutera CoolGlide procedure for laser hair removal. The amount of time each treatment takes depends on the size of the area being treated.
There may be a slight stinging sensation when the laser is working. You can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. If you go out into the sunlight, it is recommended to wear sunscreen.
About 14 days after treatment, it may look like the hair is growing in, but it is actually the treated hair starting to fall out. After several treatments, the skin will appear smooth and hairless, and this can last for a long length of time.
When you consult with our specialist, you will learn about the different laser hair removal options and any instructions. For example, you should not wax, pluck or have electrolysis for some time before treatment because these procedures damage the follicles that are needed for laser hair removal.
If you spend a lot of time trying to remove unwanted hair, or if you have an abundance of unwanted hair on your back or chest, laser hair removal may be your best option.
The Cutera CoolGlide is safe and effective for any skin tone and can help you have smooth, hairless skin. Contact The John Bull Center today to schedule your consultation!