Laser hair removal treatment uses brief pulses of light energy to damage hair follicles, preventing regrowth. This gives the most effective, longest lasting hair removal results available. Typically, we recommend six-eight treatments spaced four-six weeks apart to achieve a permanent hair reduction. The total number of treatments also varies based on the area treated. The hair will become finer and softer meaning less visible and the growth will slow down more and more with each treatment.
On your consultation/patch test – Our aesthetic practitioners will address factors like your skin tone, hair thickness, and removal locations during your initial consultation to determine how many sessions you’ll need.
Treatment – The laser treatment will take place in a room set up specifically for laser treatments. Protective eyewear is worn during the procedure.
Many patients say that the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
How long your treatment lasts depends on the size of the area being treated. Treating the upper lip takes minutes. If you are having a large area like the back or legs treated, your treatment may last more than an hour, Your aesthetic practitioner will make you as comfortable as possible.
Results – The results vary from patient to patient. The colour and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and colour of your skin all affect the results. You can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.
Regardless of skin colour or hair type, both women and men can be treated. The only hair we can’t treat as it’s not picked up by the laser is red hair, blonde or greys.
Why choose Cutera’s laser hair removal system?
Powerful enough to remove hair from all body areas, CoolGlide is also gentle enough to treat more sensitive areas, including your eyebrows, upper lip, and chin. We also can treat all skin types. While other laser treatments aren’t effective on darker skin tones or tanned skin, CoolGlide is designed to treat any skin and hair type to give you satisfying results.
Why do I need multiple treatments?
Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments because hair grows in different phases. It’s necessary to repeat the treatments at the intervals recommended by your provider to achieve the best results. Missing a treatment could mean missing the optimal stage of hair growth for removal, thereby increasing the number of treatments required.
Is it painful?
Our device utilises sapphire contact cooling to provide continuous cooling, maximising our clients comfort and treatment safety. In a clients preference study that measured comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, 100% of the patients preferred Cutera’s cool glide technology.
Is there any down time?
There is no downtime or side effects after a laser hair removal treatment. In rare occasions, based on each individual response, a temporary mild form of sensitivity or redness localised to the treated area might occur. Our recommendation post-treatment with our cool glide, Is you should apply SPF to the treated area and refrain from excessive sun exposure. Our experienced aesthetic practitioners will make sure to advise you on the post-treatment care needed, during your consultation and following your treatment as well.
What areas can you treat?
We treat both men and women with our laser. The most common areas we treat are back, shoulders and chest for men. Women we treat mostly facial hair, underarm, bikini and legs. We have a full price list on everything we offer. Don’t see what you would like treating? Just ask!