Victoria’s is excited to offer several extremely effective hair removal options.
CoolGlide by Cutera is one of the world’s most advanced permanent hair removal lasers,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:
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.
ProWave™ Hair Removal
Why is ProWave a good choice over other hair removal systems?
Using the latest technology in hair removal, ProWave can rapidly treat large areas safely and effectively on patients with a wide range of skin types. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other light sources.
ProWave offers the following benefits:
- Specially tailored light source for permanent hair reduction
- Available treatment for a wide range of skin types
- Works to treat large areas of the body
- Minimal discomfort
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your ProWave treatment, the treated area may be red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair but this will gradually reduce between sessions. Between treatments, you should not wax or pluck your hair, but you are able to shave between treatments.
How does ProWave compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and hair removal cremes are all temporary methods, ProWave offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
What do ProWave treatments feel like?
When the light is delivered, some patients may experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. There is no local anesthesia or pain medication typically required.
How many ProWave treatments will I need?
ProWave works to disable the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, it is recommended to continue treatments to catch all problem hair.
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors; for example, hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle.
Each hair grows at a different rate along with three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting.