Laser Hair Removal Systems For Women & Men of All Skin Tones and Types
Why choose Elmwood Family Physicians to perform you laser hair removal?
Our physicians use the latest technology in laser hair removal, the CoolGlide Laser Systems can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. The CoolGlide’s longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. A unique feature is that it can be used on fine dark hair in addition to coarse hair. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.
The CoolGlide Difference...
|The CoolGlide™ and the CoolGlide™ Excel are the best laser hair removal systems on the market for all skin tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Their unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling design allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.
Now men and women are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past thanks to the Cool Glide and CooIGlide Excel systems. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! Cool Glide Laser Systems deliver 21st Century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the CoolGlide Lasers can treat men and women of all skin tones safely and effectively. Even patients with a suntan.
What areas can be treated with the CoolGlide Lasers?The CoolGlide Laser system can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
What do CoolGlide Laser 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.
How many treatments do I need?
|Most areas require 3-6 treatments, but the number of laser treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as your hair's thickness, the area treated, and your hair's growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. CoolGlide systems work by disabling the hair that is principally 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 necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your Cool Glide Laser treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Around 3-7 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. In-between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure. In addition, your physician may recommend or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
What are the possible side effects?
Slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn may occur in some patients. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
How do CoolGlide Lasers compare with other hair removal methods?
|Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The Cool Glide Lasers offer longer lasting results for your hair removal needs.
How do CoolGlide Lasers 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 Cool Glide Lasers effectively treat an area that would take over an hour with electrolysis, in just seconds.