laser hair removal
At present, for both men and women, the unwanted hair on the face and on the body can become just a memory – due to NdYAG Cutera Xeo Laser. With no use of painful wax, electrolysis or shaving blades! Cutera Xeo Laser offers the 21st century technology for the treatment of this problem. Designed for permanent removal of the hair, Xeo may treat efficiently and safely women and men with any type of hair and skin. Even the tanned patients.
What are the distinct features offered by Cutera Xeo CoolGlide laser?
Cutera Xeo uses the latest technology for the permanent reduction of hair growth, for all types of skin, including the tanned patients or the patients with darker skin. The longer wavelength of the laser provides the deepness required for the destruction of all hair roots. The efficient system of cooling of the skin that is to be treated provides the full safety of the work (no burning) and the comfort of the patients. Cutera Xeo Laser managers in only 6-8 sessions to permanently reduce the number of hairs, followed only by quarterly or half-year maintenance sessions.
What are the areas that can be treated by CoolGIide?
Cutera may remove the hair from all areas of the body, including the face, legs, arms, armpit, and back. It may also treat sensitive areas such as chest, area around nipples, and bikini line, ears, etc.
What do you feel during CoolGIide treatment?
CoolGIide manual device cools and soothes while sliding on the skin. When the light pulse is emitted, some patients feel a slight stinging sensation. This sensation is stronger if the area is more sensitive or if the hairs are thicker or more frequent. Local anaesthesia or administration of pain-killers is not regularly required; however, some patients want a local anaesthetic to be applied locally when treating the sensitive areas.
How many treatment sessions are required?
The treatment is made after your evaluation by our doctors specialized in laser-therapy. Most areas require 6-8 treatment sessions. However, for optimum and long lasting results, the number of Cutera laser treatment sessions depends on several factors – thickness of the hair, area to be treated, hair growth rate, age, hormonal balance, individual characteristics of the skin. The hairs do not growth at the same rate; they pass through three distinct stages: growth, stagnation and removal. Cutera destroys mainly the hairs that are in the growing stage (anagen stage) at the treatment time. Since the hairs reach the growing stage at different times, several treatment sessions will be necessary in order to destroy all hair follicles in a certain area. At the same time, the skin activates new hairs.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment with Cutera Xeo, the treated area may be slightly red. Within 3-10 days after the treatment, you will notice that the hair seems to grow again. Actually, most of these hairs do not grow again, but they were destroyed and removed as a result of the treatment. 6-8 weeks before each treatment you may not wax or tweeze the hair in the concerned area, but you may shave or apply hair removal cream, so that the laser effect should be maximal.
Are there any restrictions after the treatment?
After the treatment, you may resume your regular activity right away. A slight redness of the skin may occur. It is recommended that you apply sun screen creams (+50 protection factor) on the treated areas that will be exposed to the sun. In addition, your doctor may recommend you to use special skin care products with a special formula customized to your skin type.
What are the possible side effects?
The patients have had few side effects, the most frequent ones being a slight redness or inflammation of the skin. These effects usually last for maximum several hours and they are attenuated by using Natragel cooling pads. The efficient cooling system of the device reduces discomfort and eliminates the risk of burning during the treatment. Your doctor will offer you complete information concerning the advantages and the risks of the treatment.
What is the difference between Cutera Xeo Laser and other methods of hair removal?
Shaving, waxing and hair removal creams are methods that have temporary results, which must be repeated frequently. They never destroy the hair and its root. Cutera offers the permanent reduction of the hairs with long-lasting effects.
What is the difference between Xeo and electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a difficult, invasive and painful process that consists of the insertion of a needle and emitting electrical impulses in each hair follicle. Most of the times, electrolysis requires years of treatment at regular intervals. Xeo system emits light energy to hundreds of follicles simultaneously, and thus it efficiently treats in just a few seconds an entire area that might require more than one hour of electrolysis and unbearable pains. That is why electrolysis is no longer recommended.
Why Cutera instead of other laser systems for hair removal?
The longer wavelength used by Cutera allows the safe and efficient treatment of the patients having fair or darker or tanned skin. Unlike other systems, CoolGlide may treat easily and efficiently both the woman’s hair on the upper lip and the thicker hair on the man’s back. The hand-held device with built-in cooling system provides the comfort of the patients and minimizes the adverse reactions frequently observed when using other older laser systems: burnings. The laser technology must not be mistaken for the frequently used intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. The technology differences also refer to the number of sessions and the efficiency after each treatment. Try it and you will see by yourself after only one session.