Safe, Fast & Comfortable
The ProWave Difference
The 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, legs, arms, 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 the 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
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’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.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following 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 on my activity 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. In addition, your physician may recommend that you use a specially
formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen
especially formulated for your skin type.
What are the possible side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects,
those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling
of the skin, similar to sunburn. These effects typically last for
several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur.
Consult with your medical professional for complete information
on the benefits and risks of treatment.
How does ProWave compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all
temporary methods that must be repeated on a frequent basis. ProWave
offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
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,
ProWave effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take
over an hour with electrolysis.
Why is ProWave a good choice over other hair removal systems?
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 handpiece increases
patient comfort and minimizes the adverse
skin reaction commonly seen with other light sources.
Schedule your consultation now to find out if you are a good candidate
for ProWave hair removal.