Say goodbye to razors, waxing and threading forever! The GentleMax Pro (combining Nd:Yag laser and Alexandrite laser) and the Cutera Coolglide (Nd: Yag laser) systems offer the safest and most effective permanent laser hair reduction for skin of all colors, all year round! Treatments are faster and more comfortable than with traditional laser hair removal devices and you will see approximately 20% reduction in hair growth following each session. A series of treatments at appropriate intervals of time (correlating with your body’s hair growth cycles) are recommended for optimal results. If you are not a candidate for laser hair removal, our expert Electrolysis service may be right for you.*
What Do CoolGlide Laser Hair Removal NJ 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 Hair Removal Treatments in Princeton NJ Will I Need?
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of CoolGlide laser hair removal treatments in Princeton NJ 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 laser treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of hair removal procedure. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional hair treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.*
*Individual Results May Vary
What Happens After the Hair Removal Treatment NJ?
Immediately following your CoolGlide laser hair removal treatment in Princeton NJ, 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 laser 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 for Laser Hair Removal Treatment in Princeton NJ?
Although hair removal 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 with our doctor for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
How Does Removing Unwanted Hair With 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 laser hair removal in Princeton New Jersey effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.*
CoolGlide Hair Removal FAQ
1. What Areas of the Body Can Laser Hair Removal in Princeton NJ be Performed On?
Both men and women can get laser hair removal done nearly anywhere on their body. It can also be done on various skin, hair, and body types as well. Hair removal treatments are commonly done on large areas such as the legs, arms, chest, back and stomach; however, it can also be performed on other smaller areas like the bikini area, upper lip, chin, armpits as well as the more delicate areas too.*
2. What Makes Laser Hair Removal Better Than Other Methods for Removing Hair?
Unlike with other hair removal treatment, laser hair removal procedures are designed to target a large number of hair follicles at one time, this way the process is much more comfortable and effective. Not only does the process take less time than other procedures, it is also safer and more reliable. In the end, patients generally see a 50% growth reduction after each session.*
3. How Does the Laser Hair Removal Process Work Exactly?
For over ten years, lasers have been used by the medical industry to treat painful and unsightly veins within the body. Lasers have also been used to treat skin discolorations, age spots and wrinkles. The laser used for hair removal uses a pulsating beam of light, this beam has a customized strength level that is set based on your skin type. The light beam passes through your skin until it reaches the hair follicle just beneath. Afterwards, the beam is then absorbed by the melanin of the skin which is what gives the skin and hair its pigmentation.
During the process you will also be given protective glasses which protect your eyes from the bright light of the laser. Before the treatment begins, the doctor will use a cooling gel to spread over the area that is being treated; this way there is less irritation. After the gel is applied, the doctor will then begin the procedure by using a handheld laser which moves over the skin delivering pulses of light that will work to remove unwanted hair.*
4. How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Laser hair removal reduces hair growth; however, hair grows in 3 different phases, with each hair follicle growth rate being different from one another. This means that multiple treatments may be required, as the laser may not be able to completely destroy each follicle. Generally, patients find on average that 5 treatments will achieve the desired results, but this can depend on the person.*
5. My Skin And Hair Are a Bit Unique; Will This Treatment Still Work for Me?
The best results when using laser hair removal tend to be achieved on darker, courser hair. However, a number of different factors play a role in determining how effective the treatment will be for you. Free consultations are offered at most laser hair removal facilities. In the consultation, you will be able to ask questions regarding the treatment, as well as be given a personal evaluation. Keep in mind that the results of the treatment vary from person to person.*
6. What Makes Laser Hair Removal Better Than Other Methods?
If you are like most people, you probably hate having to constantly shave, wax, pluck, or use harmful chemicals on your skin, these kinds of products also end up costing a great deal of money each time they have to be utilized. This is why laser hair removal may be the best option for you.*
Laser hair removal requires lower maintenance than other removal methods because of hair’s rate of growth. When you are using other methods such as waxing, shaving and plucking, your hair grows back at a faster rate which leads to higher maintenance and cost. Laser hair removal completely removes the hair follicle so that the hair stays gone longer.*
7. What Should I Do to Prepare For My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
It is important that you stop shaving, waxing, or plucking the area you wish to have treated at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to your appointment. This way all the hair follicles have time to grow out so that the laser will be much more effective.
*Disclaimer: Individual Results May Vary.