Laser Hair Removal

CuteraCoolGlide laser hair removal is suitable for women and men of all skin types and tones

Facial Artistry has a CuteraCoolGlide (1064nmNd: YAG) laser, which is the first laser cleared for permanent hair reduction in all skin types and skin colour.

Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the CuteraCoolGlide Laser. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors. The CoolGlide laser delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the CoolGlide laser can treat men and women of all skin types safely and effectively, year-round. Even patients with a suntan.

The CuteraCoolGlide Difference

Most hair removal salons use intense pulse light (IPL) as their light based hair removal device. The main problem with this technology is that they can cause side effects in people with darker skin, such as people of Mediterranean or Asian origin. These side effects include skin burn, and abnormal pigmentation. The CuteraCoolGlide was designed to be the most outstanding laser hair removal system on the market for all skin type, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results. It is also incredibly powerful, which allow for treatment of fine hairs.

Like all current light based hair removal technologies, CoolGlide laser will only work on dark hairs or hairs with significant pigment content. It does not work on white, blonde, or light grey hairs.

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(such as EMLA cream) 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 – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. CoolGlide treatments work by disabling the hair that is prinicipally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessart to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

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 permissable to shave.

What are the possible side effects?

Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly notice 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. Dr Bernard Leung will discuss all of the benefits and risks of treatment with you at your initial consultation.

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.

Please click on the following link to read more about the Cutera CoolGlide.

To request an appointment with Dr Bernard Leung please email us or call us on 02 6255 8988.