Permanent Hair and Spider Vein Removal
The Cool Glide® laser system is FDA approved for permanent hair removal. Dr.Scherer has the only Cool Glide system in the Fox Valley. This laser is also very effective for the permanent removal of spider veins.
The Cool Glide has a longer wavelength than most systems and causes selective photo-thermolysis. Light energy is picked up by the pigment in the blood vessels or the pigment in the hair follicles and causes destruction of the blood vessels or the hair follicles. Because of the longer wavelength, this laser is safe for all skin types, including tan patients and patients of color.
Due to the pattern of hair growth, you may need three to six treatments. Hair in the active growth phase is removed with the first treatment. Hair in the resting or regressive phase enters the active growth phase at different times and will be removed with subsequent treatments.
The face, legs, bikini area, underarms, and back are all areas conducive to laser hair removal. Side effects are mild and temporary and include mild redness and swelling. There is no down time; you can have a session on the way to work!
The cost of laser therapy is $500.00 per hour. A full leg treatment takes approximately an hour, while a lip and chin may only take 15 minutes.