Laser Hair Removal
The laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light that can disable the hair follicles in the active growth stage.
This method is a new way for men and women to remove unwanted hair. The light directs the energy to the hair root while protecting and cooling the surrounding skin. Most body areas can be treated with this state-of-the-art technology.
The Cutera XEO Laser is a long pulsed neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser – a source of light energy to which attachment heads are applied and settings adjusted depending upon the condition being treated, skin and hair color and texture, and the depth of penetration required. The key is to heat treat the appropriate layer of skin depth leaving the layers on top cool and undamaged.
What can I expect?
The process starts with a consultation, which is free of charge. Laser therapy is a time-consuming but relatively straightforward process. The area under treatment is shaved, cooled with ice packs and a topical anaesthetic gel is applied. This newest generation laser minimizes any burning sensation since the attachment head is cold water cooled. Treatment sessions may last 15-45 minutes. After each session, cool compresses and a soothing gel is applied to the area. A pink or reddish painless discoloration of treated areas is to be expected, usually lasting several hours. You may be asked to use ace wraps, support stockings or to avoid sun exposure for a short time afterward, depending upon the area treated. Specific instructions will be provided at the time of treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Although individuals vary, for hair removal 3-6 sessions (usually 4). A more precise estimate of treatment duration will be available at the time of your initial consultation.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal