WOMEN & MEN OF ALL SKIN TYPES ASK FOR COOLGLIDE LASER
At Mona Esthestics, laser hair removal is a safe and simple procedure for all with our CoolGlide Laser.
- First your shaved skin is gently cleaned. Your skin is assessed and tested by our professional personnel prior to actual treatment to ensure maximum results. A topical numbing agent may be used on your first treatment. You will be ICED to cool the skin and clear gel will be applied to the treated area to aid in cooling and gliding the cold laser tip.
- Then, an individually programmable CoolGlide laser is run over the area. The light energy passes through the skin to the pigment in the hair follicle where it is absorbed. You will be ICED again for comfort. You will leave the spa after you skin has been treated with post-treatment hydration and SPF. Within two to three weeks those hairs which were in the active growth phase during treatment and absorbed the light energy are permanently eliminated and fall out.
- At the follow-up treatments, which are timed to coincide with the next active growth phase, the remaining hair follicles are disabled leaving you with silky smooth skin.
CoolGlide™ Laser Hair Removal system was the first 1064 nm Nd:YAG system approved for use on all skin types (including African-American) and tanned skin, allowing treatment of a wider patient base than other systems. The proprietary PowerFlex™ Technology allows independent control of pulse width (duration of the laser impulse) and fluence (power level) thus permitting effective treatment on a range of hair thicknesses, including the often difficult-to-treat finer hairs that are left by other systems after a number of treatments.
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 clients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Most areas require 6 – 10 treatments. However, the number of CoolGlide treatments 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 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. You will have post treatment hydration and SPF applied to the treated area before you leave the spa. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be re-growth 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 (hold that thought), or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Although clients 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 can occur.
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.