Laser Hair Removal
The Alternative to Painful Electrolysis
Our Laser technology effectively eliminates hair in various areas of the body including. ClarityMD uses CoolGlide and/or ProWave technology for laser hair reduction. This non-invasive procedure eliminates hair as it glides along the surface of the skin.
What areas can be treated with Laser Hair Removal?
Face and neck
Arms and underarms
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 6 treatments, but the number of CoolGlide/ProWave treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as your hair’s thickness, the area treated, and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time but actually, go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. CoolGlide/ProWave systems 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.
The CoolGlide Difference:
As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. By utilizing this system, permanent reduction of unwanted facial and body hair is possible and safe for all skin tones (including tanned skin). Its unique
design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling technology allow for extremely effective, safe and permanent results. It allows us to comfortably treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies.
What do CoolGlide/ProWave laser treatments feel like?
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 the treatment?
Immediately following your hair removal treatment the area may appear a bit red and swollen, which is an appropriate reaction. The CoolGlide/ProWave cooling mechanism protects your skin through the treatment. Some hair will fall out immediately while the rest will shed over the course of about a week. Between treatments, you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. However, since some redness may occur, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
How does CoolGlide/ProWave 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. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, CoolGlide/ProWave effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take hours with electrolysis. Learn more at Cutera.com