Thick, coarse hair on your head can be a sign of a healthy scalp. However, when that thick, coarse hair is located in other parts of your body, like your back and neck, it can be annoying and ugly. Shaving is only a temporary solution and waxing is painful and irritating. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to use 21st-century technology to rid yourself of that ugly hair?
Athena Plastic Surgery currently offers the Cutera Xeo Laser system. This innovative machine works much like a toolkit you already have in your home. The system features interchangeable heads which utilize the Xeo’s laser in different, yet effective, ways. This includes the truPulse™ Nd:YAG Laser for hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
By using a specific wavelength of light, our laser can target the hair follicles under the skin, while leaving the skin itself intact. Shaving your hair only removes the hair on the surface, and waxing will eliminate the root of that hair, but it won’t do anything to stop the body from creating new roots and hair. Laser treatment is different because it targets the hair follicle itself, destroying its ability to create new hair.
A big concern with laser hair removal is how the surrounding skin will react. The good news about laser hair removal is that the laser targets the hair follicle, but leaves the skin unharmed. The secret to this success is the laser’s wavelength. The light harmlessly penetrates through the skin and goes straight to the follicle.
The Cutera Xeo Laser System Difference
There’s a reason Cutera is one of the most trusted names in the laser business. It’s an entirely customizable system which features many solutions to our patient’s problems. It’s a system we trust to deliver optimal results for our patients right now, and for the future.
What is the Procedure Like?
Laser hair removal works best for people with light skin and dark hair. This contrast allows the laser to “see” better and target the hair more efficiently. You will also need to schedule multiple visits every 4 – 6 weeks to get the best results When you talk with a member of our medical staff during your consultation we will determine your appointment schedule and tell you how to get the most out of your laser hair treatment.
Before your appointment, we will give you the option of using a numbing gel to prevent any pain during the procedure. The gel takes some time to set in and work, so be sure and plan for this when scheduling your appointment. Appointment times vary depending on the amount of skin being treated, but procedures are always done during the same day.
If unwanted body hair is making you feel bad about yourself, or has become a problem in your life, it may be time to look into laser hair removal. Our medical staff is standing by for your call to talk with you about the Cutera Xeo truPulse™ Nd:YAG Laser system.