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What Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

This technology can be used on popular treatment zones, such as the bikini area, the back, the arms and legs, the chest and shoulders, facial areas, and more.

While previous generations of laser hair removal devices did not work as well on tanned skin, this is not a problem for Cutera CoolGlide.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Every hair on your head or body grows from a follicle, which contains pigment-producing cells that give the strands their color. Laser hair removal works by sending light into the follicles, where the darker pigmentation absorbs the energy and rapidly heats up to a point that damages the hair-growing cells.

Only cells that are in what is known as the “active phase” can be treated this way. Since about 80 percent of a treatment area’s follicles are active at any given time, several treatments spread out over weeks or months will be necessary to ensure all follicles are properly targeted.

Once damaged by the heat, the follicles “shut down.” The existing hair shafts will fall out, and no new hair will grow to replace them for quite some time—much longer than possible after shaving that cuts the hairs to the surface of the skin or plucking and waxing that pull the hairs out but leave the follicle working to grow new hairs.

As follicle activity gradually returns following laser hair removal, the new hairs should be finer and lighter in color, making them less noticeable and easier to deal with.

What Laser Hair Removal Results Can Be Expected?

Right after your CoolGlide session, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after the laser hair removal treatment, you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed from the follicle as a result of your treatment and are not re-growing.

You should not wax or tweeze your hair between treatments, but it is permissible to shave.

Most areas require six treatments, but the number of CoolGlide sessions required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors, including hair thickness, hair color, the area treated, and your hair’s growth cycle.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal in Western Chicago?

Cutera CoolGlide was designed to be an ideal laser hair removal system for all skin types, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Anyone considering the treatment should be in good health and understand the scope of the process, as well as the results possible.

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