• K.DeSimone & Associates | Anti-aging Medical Aesthetics

Laser Procedures

Laser Hair Removal***Laser Treatment for Nail Fungus***Laser Skin Rejuvenation***Laser Vein Removal

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Cutera “Cool Glide” (Xeo) ND: yag 1064(hair removal) * Hair Removal * Permanent Hair Reduction * Treatment of All Skin Types. The Cutera CoolGlide is the best laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types and tones, from light to dark skin, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wave length, and innovative cooling design allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results. The Laser Hair Treatment Process involves selectively treating the hair follicle without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue. Laser light is absorbed by melanin, which is the target (chromophore) in the hair. The light is converted to heat. Heat damages the bulge and bulb, disabling the hair structure. Those receiving treatment can not wax or pluck during treatment sessions as this removes the target. Hair must be brown or black. Laser light is not absorbed by white, gray, red, or light blonde hair. It is important to understand that hair has 3 growing cycles which are present at the same time. The length of hair growth cycles varies for different body parts.

Who Chooses Laser Hair Removal?

People who are tired of shaving, waxing or using chemical jels that only remove the hair at the surface which gives you short term results. With Laser treatments you can achieve permanent hair reduction by gently removing the hair at its source.

What Areas Can Be Treated With The CoolGlide Laser?

The CoolGlide can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and the back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, buttocks and bikini line.

How Many Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However the number of treatments required for optimal long term results depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. The treatments work by disabling the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments are necessary to disable all of the hair follicles.

What Can I Expect With Laser Nail Fungus Treatments?

A Single treatment session takes approximately 40 minutes to treat 5-10 nails. Most patients will show improvement after one treatment but the required number of treatments will vary depending on how severely each digit is infected. The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin.

Before The Procedure

It is Important to remove all nail polish and decorations the day before the procedure.

During The Procedure

Most patients describe the procedure as being comfortable with a small hot pinch at the end that resolves quickly.

After The Procedure

Immediately following the procedure your nail may feel warm for a few minutes. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately.

What is Laser Facial Rejuvenation?

The Cutera Laser Genesis Resurfacing Treatment is a safe 20 minute in-office procedure that improves age spots, minimizes unmwanted pigmentation, shrinks pores, reduces fine wrinkles and tightens loose skin. It improves skin texture and tone with no discomfort or “downtime” and most people describe the feeling as a warm sensation across their face.

What is Laser Vein Removal?

It is vein therapy for the face and body utilizing the Cutera CoolGlide Laser. This can include small veins on the face and nose which can be treated quickly without bruising or complications. Spider veins can also be treated with excellent results. Many patients choose to have Laser Vein Therapy in conjunction with the more traditional Sclero Therapy.