For many people, removing unwanted hair is the most dreaded part of their daily routine. Waxing, plucking, and shaving are painful, time-consuming, and expensive. If you’re tired of dealing with unwanted hair on a daily basis, Pure Beauty Medical Spa has all your laser hair removal needs covered.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser Hair Removal at Pure Beauty uses the CoolGlide laser by Cutera to target unwanted hair on the face, legs, underarms, back, bikini line, chest, and more. Men and women alike can remove unwanted hair with CoolGlide, which works by delivering light energy to hair follicles, damaging them so they die off and shed. The laser targets the pigment in the follicle, sending a shockwave of energy through it to damage the hair at its source. The cooling function of CoolGlide’s laser keeps skin from overheating to minimize the risk of burns and maximize comfort as the laser is moved over the treatment area.

Am I a Good Candidate?

CoolGlide treatments can be performed on most people regardless of skin tone and hair type, though patients with light complexions and dark hair see success earlier in treatment. This doesn’t mean those with light hair or darker skin are not candidates. It simply means those patients may require more sessions to remove unwanted hair. Schedule a consultation for more information unique to your hair and skin type.

Treatment and Downtime

CoolGlide treatments are typically performed in under an hour, but the size, location, and sensitivity of the treatment area are factors, as are the number of treatments required for your specific follicle and skin type. Between 4-6 treatments are an average number to expect to remove unwanted hair, scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. Patients report the laser energy feels like slight pinches or mild stinging while the laser energy pulses against the skin and topical numbing cream can be applied for more sensitive areas such as underarms or bikini line. There is some mild redness and swelling after treatment, but these resolve within a few hours or days, and there is no downtime with the CoolGlide procedure.

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How Permanent are the Results?

Hair follicles can only be targeted when they are in the active growth phase, and only about 30% of follicles are actively growing at a time. After 2-3 treatments, you’ll notice follicular growth slowing, and your unwanted hair shedding as follicles begin to die off. This kicks dormant follicles into active growth, which are then targeted by subsequent treatments. Some follicles that don’t shed may regrow, but they’re thinner, lighter, and far less noticeable than before. You may need to pluck a few strays after your final treatment, but the majority of your unwanted hair is gone. Laser hair removal causes follicle death to the vast majority of strands, leaving smooth skin in its wake. Follicles that completely shed will not return. It is possible to have another treatment for stubborn follicles, so total removal is achievable for almost every hair type.

Dr. Charles J. Sarosy and the Pure Beauty Medical Spa team know unwanted hair can be, at best, pesky and irritating, and at worst, embarrassing and anxiety-inducing. With CoolGlide technology, we can treat virtually any area and any hair type on men and women alike. What do you have to lose besides the unwanted hair?

Everyone there is extremely professional, exceptionally friendly and pleasant. The services provided are performed with minimal pain or bruising. The monthlyspecials that they advertise provide additional savings on many of their services that can be “banked” for future use! I would highly recommend Pure Beauty Skin Care and Medical spa to anyone!

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Interested in learning about laser hair removal? Schedule your consultation with Pure Beauty Skin Care & Medical Spa today by calling one of our two locations in Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 326-9009, or Newport Beach (949) 236-6001.