-What areas can be treated?
The CoolGlide laser can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underams, and back. It can aslo treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, fingers, or bikini line.
-What do the 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 will I need?
Most areas require five to seven treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors - thickness of hair, the area being treated and your hair's growth cycle.
-What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after the treatment you may experience what seems to be a regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
-Are there any restrictions on my activity after the treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activites right away. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun.
- What are the possible side effects?
Although patients expeience 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.
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Armpit - before
Armpit - after
Chin - before
Chin - after