Cutera ProWave Hair Removal

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What is ProWave Hair Removal

ProWare Pulsed Light hair removal offers a gentle and very effective alternative to conventional methods of hair removal such as waxing, shaving or plucking. ProWave treats several hairs at once and also removes hair from larger areas such as the back, shoulders or legs extremely quickly and easily.

Cutera ProWave delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, ProWave can treat a wide range of skin types safely and effectively.

What does it treat?

ProWave can remove hair from all parts of the body including;

  • The face (including the beard area for men)
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini Line

Advantages of Prowave Hair Removal

By using the latest technology in hair removal, ProWave can rapidly treat large areas safely and effectively on patients with a wide range of skin types. The cooled hand piece increases patient comfort and minimises the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other light sources.

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. ProWave offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.You can return to your normal day to day activities straight after treatment.

The procedure

The procedure is performed by one of our highly trained Doctors or Nurses and usually takes only a small amount of time for the chosen treatment area. However, depending on the chosen size of the treatment area this time can vary. (For example a mans beard will take approximately 10 minutes.)

When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anaesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anaesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair's growth cycle. Each hair grows at a different rate and goes through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting.

ProWave treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

Questions about Cutera Prowave Hair Removal

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    How many treatments will I need?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    Most areas require 6-8 treatments, however, the number of treatments depends on multiple factors.
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    What does a Prowave treatment feel like?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    Patients will feel a series of short snaps, somewhat like a rubber band snapping, but no local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary. Sensitivity varies from person to person, and some people may opt for a topical numbing cream.
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    Do I need to grow the hair out before treatment?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    No. In fact, we ask that you shave beforehand since the treatment is targeting the hair follicle itself – not just hair.
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    Is it safe?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    The beauty of our ProWave technology is that it effectively destroys the hair itself without harming the surrounding skin. You may be a little red afterward, but that typically goes away in a matter of hours. As with all medical procedures there is a slight degree of risk, and we will discuss this with you thoroughly when you come in for your consultation.
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    Am I a good candidate for Prowave?

    Answered by The COZmedics Team

    A good candidate is someone with pale to medium skin tone who wants to treat hair that is light brown or darker.
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