Our CoolGlide technology does not involve needles and it minimizes any bruising or irritation of the surrounding skin. During the treatment, you may experience a mild to moderate stinging sensation as the pulses of light are delivered to the unwanted hair. The stinging sensation will subside rather quickly. A cooling mechanism is built into the hand piece to minimize the discomfort and protect the skin’s surface. No local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary, but some may opt to apply a topical anesthetic or ice.
Laser therapy uses a sophisticated light energy source for permanent hair reduction. We are able to treat most areas of the body as well as all skin types. Therapy typically requires four to six treatments, which are spread at least four to six weeks apart. In contrast to electrolysis, which involves inserting a needle into each hair follicle, we are able to treat hundreds of hair follicles at one time, thus making it less intense. Also, the procedure is less time consuming.
Laser therapy delicately uses a heat source to eliminate unwanted blood vessels. Therapy requires two to three treatments, which are spread at least four to six weeks apart. We can treat the very small veins on the face up to the larger veins on the legs. Small vessels usually disappear immediately. Larger vessels, especially those on the legs, often look worse before they look better but will clear up over a matter of weeks or months. Wearing sunscreen regularly will help with the healing process.
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