Cutera CoolGlide is an advanced cosmetic laser system that can be used to remove unwanted hair, minimize visible veins, and address skin imperfections. Would you like to know how this laser treatment can benefit you? At Laser Aesthetics Body & Wellness in Cordova, TN, we offer treatments that are versatile, effective, and safe for most skin types. Read on to learn more about our laser system and what it can do for you.
What Is Cutera CoolGlide?
Cutera CoolGlide is an FDA-approved laser system. We use it to perform permanent hair removal, rejuvenate the skin, and treat various cosmetic issues. Over the years, the Cutera platform has undergone significant technological improvements, making it the best choice for highly effective and pain-free laser treatments.
Cutera CoolGlide is easy to operate and offers flexible treatment options. Compared to other models, it can complete treatments much faster, so you can make the most out of each appointment.
How Does It Work?
The Cutera CoolGlide laser system works by generating a pulse of intense, concentrated light. This laser energy is released from a small, cooled handpiece that we gently glide across the treatment site. Laser energy penetrates the skin, which is protected by the gold-plated cooling head of the CoolGlide.
What Makes It Different From Other Laser Systems?
The CoolGlide is known for its longer nanometer wavelength compared to other laser systems. As a result, darker or tanned skin can be safely and effectively treated. Additionally, the CoolGuide is more versatile and can be used to treat multiple cosmetic issues in various parts of the body. However, it’s still true that laser treatment works best on light-colored, natural skin. That’s why we recommend that you avoid sun exposure or tanning before receiving treatment.
Extra Safety and Comfort
You can enjoy enhanced safety and comfort during your laser treatment, thanks to the cooling head of the CoolGlide laser. This feature also allows us to view the treatment area clearly without requiring pressure on your skin. Additionally, it lets us adjust the power and duration of each pulse energy to address your imperfections.
What Cosmetic Issues Does Cutera CoolGlide Treat?
The CoolGlide is excellent at targeting and removing unwanted hair in the chest, legs, face, and other areas. During your treatment, the laser energy heats unwanted hair and damages individual follicles. We use the CoolGlide handpiece to transmit laser energy across various treatment areas.
In the next one to two weeks, you’ll notice individual hairs falling out. We recommend undergoing a series of hair removal treatments until your hair becomes thinner and more sparse. In the long term, you’ll achieve permanent hair removal that only requires minimal touch-ups.
By performing laser skin rejuvenation, we can address your skin problems such as acne scars and wrinkles using the CoolGlide. The laser energy heats your skin and removes the topmost layer. As a result, newer, healthier skin cells are produced. Eventually, old skin cells fade away, leaving behind smoother, firmer skin.
Do you have broken capillaries or spider veins? Instead of undergoing minimally invasive vein treatments, you can choose to have a CoolGlide laser treatment to minimize the appearance of unsightly veins. The CoolGlide laser can send beams of laser energy that will damage your problematic veins. After the treatment, these veins will collapse and eventually be reabsorbed by your body.
Sun exposure and various skin issues can cause dark spots to appear. If you have pigmentation issues, you can benefit from laser resurfacing treatments that carefully heat the topmost layers of the skin. Laser energy can target the pigment in your skin and remove it, so that you can achieve an improved, more even skin tone.
What To Expect During Your Treatment
Are you ready to receive a laser treatment? It’s advisable to wear loose clothing when you come in for your appointment. Keep the area for treatment clean and makeup-free. You can expect to feel very relaxed as the CoolGlide sends energy into your skin tissues. If you have sensitive skin, we may use a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
Starting the Treatment
We start by priming your skin and cleansing it. Once the treatment area is ready, we turn on the CoolGlide handpiece and configure the laser system to match the desired treatment. We use tested and proven techniques tailored to your skin condition, aesthetic goals, and treatment type.
For vein removal treatments, we focus the laser handpiece to target broken and weakened blood vessels. You’ll feel a warm, relaxing sensation. Those with unwanted hair will feel gentle snapping sensations as the laser energy is focused on the hair follicles.
After the Treatment
Laser treatments don’t require any downtime or recovery period. After your session, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities. There’s no need to stay in bed and recuperate. However, we will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure that you get the best results from the treatment. For example, we recommend avoiding extended sun exposure and keeping the treated area clean using mild cleansers.
How Long Do Cutera CoolGlide Treatments Take?
The duration of each laser treatment depends on a few factors, such as the condition of the treated area, your aesthetic goals, and the type of treatment performed.
Laser Hair Removal
When it comes to laser hair removal, the treatment duration depends on the size of the treated area. For example, those with unwanted hair on the upper lip can expect the hair removal treatment to last for about five to ten minutes. Similarly, hair removal on the legs, chest, and back can last for as long as one hour.
Laser facial treatments for skin rejuvenation can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. We consider your skin type and cosmetic goals when customizing the treatment plan. The treatment duration will last longer if you’d like to treat multiple skin issues, such as redness, wrinkles, and skin texture.
Laser Vein Treatments
For laser vein treatments, we consider the number of damaged veins to be treated. Usually, the treatment doesn’t last for more than an hour. We’ll need to assess your skin condition and the severity of your damaged veins before giving you a more accurate estimate.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
People with various skin types and cosmetic issues can benefit from what the CoolGlide laser has to offer. Thanks to the system’s advanced technology, we can carefully adjust the wavelengths of the laser treatment and cater to a wide range of cosmetic issues. If you have unwanted hair, broken capillaries, or uneven skin texture, it’s a good idea to consider a cosmetic laser treatment.
Before proceeding with your treatment, we’ll go over your medical history and assess the area to be treated. Smokers, pregnant women, and those with skin infections or diseases are not suitable for laser treatments.
Experience Versatile, Effective Laser Treatments
Cutera CoolGlide laser treatments can make a visible difference when it comes to addressing your cosmetic issues. Are you ready to experience this advanced, versatile treatment? Contact Laser Aesthetics Body & Wellness in Cordova, TN, and schedule an appointment for your laser hair removal, vein treatment, or skin rejuvenation. We’d love to see you get subtle yet consistent results from our treatments!