What areas can be treated with the CoolGlide?
The CoolGlide 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 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 treatments will I need?
Most areas require 4-6 treatments. However, the number of
CoolGlide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits
depends on multiple factors hair thickness, the area
treated and your hairs 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 treatments 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 CoolGlide treatment, 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 treatment
and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax
or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Are there any restrictions on my activity
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities
right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen
is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In
addition, your medical professional may recommend that you use a specially
formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care
regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
What are the possible side effects?
Although 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 your medical professional for complete information on
the benefits and risks of treatment.
How does the CoolGlide compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods
which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The CoolGlide
offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
How does the 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 effectively treats an area
in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
Why choose CoolGlide over other laser hair removal systems?
Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, the CoolGlide
can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older
technologies. The CoolGlide longer wavelength allows it to
be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark
skin as well as tanned skin. Unlike other systems, the CoolGlide
can treat the fine hair on a womans upper lip just as
easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a mans
back. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes
the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.