Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past
Cutera ProWave Hair Removal
The ProWave Difference
ProWave hair removal system delivers a specially
tailored light source for permanent hair reduction.
Cutera’s newest hair removal innovation provides
treatment for a wide range of skin types. An additional
patient benefit is the ability of the handpiece to treat
large areas such as women’s legs and men’s backs –
quickly and safely.
What areas can be treated with ProWave?
ProWave can remove hair from all parts of the body
including the face, arms, legs, underarms, and back. It
can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples
and bikini line.
What do ProWave treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients
experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No
local anesthesia or pain medication is typically
required; however, some patients may prefer to use a
topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
How many ProWave treatments will I need?
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 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 the other
hairs will enter this active growth phase at different
times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable
all of the other hair follicles in a give area.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately after your
ProWave treatment, the area may
appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after
treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth
of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as
a result of your treatment and are not regrowing.
Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your
hair, but it is permissible to shave.
Are there any restrictions after treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal
activities right away, but some redness may occur. The
use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas
exposed to the sun.
How does ProWave compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process
that involves inserting a needle into each individual
hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to
them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of
treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light
energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time,
effectively treats an area in just seconds that would
take over an hour with electrolysis.