Victoria’s is excited to offer one of the world’s most advanced permanent hair removal lasers, CoolGlide by Cutera, which is endorsed by physicians all over the globe.

Women and men alike now have the ability to permanently remove unwanted facial and body hair, no matter their skin type or skin tone, and it’s all thanks to the CoolGlide laser by Cutera. The CoolGlide laser was designed to be suitable for a range of skin types, whether light, dark or even recently suntanned. The state-of-the-art cooling, longer wavelength and unique design allow very safe, effective and permanent results for patients.

The laser handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along the skin. At the point where the light pulse is delivered, you may experience a minor pinching sensation, similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Generally, no anaesthesia or pain medicine is needed; however, when sensitive areas are treated, some patients prefer to use a topical anaesthetic for a more comfortable experience.

How many CoolGlide treatments are needed?

Typically, most areas require between three and six sessions. There are, however, a few factors that determine how many treatments are required for optimal long-term benefits:

– The thickness of your hair
– The area being treated
– Your hair’s growth cycle

Not all hairs will actively grow at the same time; in fact, your hair goes through three phases:

– Growth
– Regression
– Resting

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The CoolGlide laser disables the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of the treatment. As not all of the hair in the treatment area will be in that phase at the same time, additional treatments may be necessary before all of the hair follicles have been disabled.

What can be expected after the CoolGlide treatment and are there any side effects?

Straight after your treatment, the area may become slightly red and swollen, similar to sunburn. Between day three and day seven after treatment, the hair in the treated area may seem like it is regrowing. The hair is, in fact, being shed rather than regrowing. While you can shave between treatments, it’s best that you do not wax or pluck your hair in the treatment area.

The reddening and swelling of the skin usually last for only a few hours. Some patients, however, experience blistering of the skin in rare occurrences. Your Victoria’s physician will provide you with all of the information on the benefits and any risks associated with the treatment.

To book in a consultation, or to find out more information on the CoolGlide treatment we offer, contact our friendly and professional team today on 03 6331 0377 or click here.

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