Laser Hair Reduction: Cutera CoolGlide
How does Laser Hair Reduction work?
Lasers remove hair by the process of selective photothermolysis. The light energy from the laser is transferred to thermal energy in the hair follicle. The laser targets melanin, or the pigmented regions of the follicle. When the thermal energy, or heat, is absorbed by the melanin in the cell structures (namely the bulge and papilla) they are severely disabled. All lasers also come with a cooling mechanism that prevents damage to the surrounding cells.
Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Laser treatments work by disabling the hairs that are principally in the active growth phase at the time of the treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, several additional treatments are necessary over time to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
Note that the lasers primarily target "terminal" hairs with the pigment melanin. "Vellus" hairs or "peach fuzz", which are short and non-pigmented, are not affected by this treatment.
What do CoolGlide treatments feel like?
As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. 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.
How many treatments will I need?
Most areas require 6-8 treatments. However, the number of CoolGlide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors - the area treated, hair thickness, your hair's growth cycle, etc.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your CoolGlide treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
What are the possible side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult us for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
How does the CoolGlide 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, the CoolGlide effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
What are the prices for laser hair reduction?
The prices will depend on the area being treated and other factors such as the amount of hair growth, skin type, etc. A firm price can be provided only after an initial consultation and examination. Our prices are very competitive and we also offer package deals where you get a discount for pre-paying for multiple sessions.
SilkPeel / Dermolissage Dermal Infusion
Why is everybody raving about SilkPeel?
SilkPeel's Dermalinfusion is the only skin treatment procedure available today that simultaneously provides both non-invasive exfoliation and delivery of skin-specific topical solutions under pressure, leaving you with fresher-feeling and better-looking skin. SilkPeel is safe and painless without the complications and discomfort usually associated with crystal microdermabrasion, chemical peels or other more invasive treatments. SilkPeel is unique because it does not use crystals or other abrasive particles that can irritate the skin.
What exactly is SilkPeel?
SilkPeel's "wet abrasion" exfoliates the skin and simultaneously infuses a topical dermaceutical, addressing your specific skin conditions and stimulating new cell growth to give your skin the revitalization you want.
Is it safe?
SilkPeel is a unique, safe, non-invasive procedure performed by a fully trained physician or aesthetician. There is no exposure to the hazards of particulate microdermabrasion with SilkPeel's crystal-free technology. In addition, the equipment is thoroughly disinfected between every procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
Treatments typically last about 20 minutes. Plus, because SilkPeel delivers a dermaceutical during treatment, the post-treatment protocol is quick and easy.
Which skin conditions does it address?
SilkPeel treats many skin conditions such as active acne, dry skin, eczema, dermatitis, tactile roughness, actinic keratoses, sunburn, solar lentigines, and pigmentation.
How long does it take to see results?
You will see visible results after the first treatment and will achieve optimal results after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 7 to 10 days apart, supplemented by a daily post-care routine.
What will your skin look like after a treatment?
Your skin will have an immediate, radiant glow that leaves it looking healthy and renewed.
Which treatment solutions are available?
There are four topical solutions:
Brightening Formula: The Brightening Formula employs cutting-edge peptide technology using Lumixyl to improve discolouration and achieve a more even overall skin tone. Formulated specifically for delivery with the Dermalinfusion System, this treatment solution offers an accelerated approach to brightening that is effective without risks of irritation. Suitable for all skin types.
Hydrating Formula: The Hydrating Formula is rich in nutrients and is developed to effectively moisturize and replenish moisture in the skin. The formula?s primary ingredient is Hyaluronic acid which acts to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improve overall texture.
Vitamin C Formula: The Vitamin C Formula is suitable for tired or dull looking skin. The potent antioxidant formula helps to brighten, exfoliate and infuse your skin with an arsenal of targeted antioxidants to protect against free-radical damage. This innovative formula protects the skin from photo-damage and improves the appearance of scars and wrinkles while providing extra hydration to the skin.
Clarifying Formula: The Clarifying Formula provides relief for the more sensitive, acne prone skin by promoting cell turn over, unclogging pores and enabling the production of new cells and clear skin. With an innovative combination of Salicylic Acid and Aloe, the Clarifying Formula works to promote a clear overall complexion and to improve cystic and pustule acne.