Frequently Asked Questions
What types of skin or hair can be treated with laser?
Whether it’s a light, dark or even tanned skin tone, the Cutera® Coolglide Vantage laser is safe and effective on all skin types. Also, it allows to eliminate different types of hair, such as the fine hair on the upper lip to the dark hair of the back.
After how long can we expose ourselves to the sun after a laser session?
You should not expose yourself to the sun or take tanning sessions 48 hours before or after your laser hair removal sessions with the Cutera® Coolglide Vantage laser.
How many laser or intense pulsed light sessions are required?
Laser hair removal or IPL requires multiple sessions on the same area. On average, 8 sessions for areas such as the underarms, legs, arms, back or chest are required. However, for areas such as the face or bikini, a minimum of 10 sessions may be necessary, since they are generally more sensitive areas and require a lower intensity than other body parts.
What to do before a laser or Intense Pulsed Light treatment?
Four weeks before the first session, it is essential to stop any removal of hair with tweezers, wax, electrolysis or electric razor. Always shave the day before the treatment the body area which will be treated. Also, do not cream the skin or use an anti-perspirant. For women, it is preferable not to shave the face, it is rather recommended to cut the hair with scissors or to bleach it 2-3 days before the treatment.
What to do after a laser or intense pulsed light treatment?
It is necessary to avoid any sources of heat, such as a hot bath or any physical exercise, and put aloe to soothe redness.
What to do after a facial treatment?
Following a treatment of the skin, such as microdermabrasion, peeling or photorejuvenation, it is crucial to avoid the sun for a period of 5 to 6 days minimum and always put a UV protective cream.