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Coolglide Excel Laser Hair Removal

Coolglide Excel laser is widely acknowledged as one of the best lasers for hair removal and effective long term hair reduction.

Coolglide laser is used for hair removal from all skin types. Coolglide Excel Laser is a state of the art, 1064nm NDYag laser used for effective long term hair reduction The Cool Glide Laser 1064 ND:Yag is an infrared spectrum laser that allows deep penetration of the laser into the skin to get to the deepest hairs.

The special cooling head, which remains in contact with the skin, cools the skin in advance of the laser beam (and can be used after it too) to protect the skin from damage. Consequently most or all of the sensation of the treatment is from the very cool head. Some of the pulses can be felt as a small needle-like prick at times. Special blackout eyewear is worn by the patient to protect his/her eyes from stray laser light that does arise from reflection off the skin and other surfaces. The operator wears a specially graded pair of laser spectacles to protect his/her own sight. Likewise the treatment room is off limits to others (including children) unless they are wearing special protective eyewear.

Coolglide laser is used for facial veins and rosacea. Coolglide Excel Laser is a state of the art, 1064nm NDYag laser used for facial veins and spider veins on the legs. Because Palm Clinic has a range of lasers available we are able to combine technology to ensure the best treatment is provided for your particular problem. In some cases with very large facial veins we use microsclerotherapy as well as lasers.

Coolglide laser is widely acknowledged as one of the best lasers for hair removal and effective long term hair reduction. It has two main advantages over other lasers: can be used on ALL skin types including Asian, Polynesian and Mediterranean skin. speed - Coolglide is faster than most lasers and this means quicker treatment times and less cost. Most lasers are charged out on a time basis so the faster the laser the less you will pay.

Chests and backs on men are, in particular, much faster with Coolglide. As with all lasers, Coolglide works best on brown and black hair. This is because the target for the laser is the melanin in the hair follicle. Black and brown hair follicles have lots of melanin and white and blond hair have little or no melanin.Some hair types will work better with a combination of Coolglide and ELOS Aurora, so Palm Clinic has all the options covered to deliver you the best possible results.

Anita Todd RN and Rachel Murray RN perform the hair removal treatments at Palm Clinic. Many hairs are eliminated immediately and most fall out one to two weeks later The treatment is relatively painless Much less pain than waxing and unlike waxing offers effective long term hair reduction. Much less painful and more effective than electrolysis Less side effects after treatment Less time consuming.

For a FREE initial consultation with our hair removal nurse please phone 09 5228128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Coolglide Excel Laser done?

The area to be treated is identified. A cool gel is usually applied to the surface. This allows the laser head to slide readily across the skin. Eyewear is checked. The laser is put off standby.

A test dose is fired to determine the appropriate laser settings for comfort and effectiveness. Once this is established, the session begins in at a rate that is suitable for the area and patient comfort.

Areas near the teeth, such as the lips and cheeks often have a moist gauze placed underneath in the mouth between the teeth and the overlying area to stop laser energy warming the teeth pulp.

Does the laser hurt?

The Cool Glide laser is comfortable. Mostly the patient is aware of the cold tip only. Sometimes some heat or a sharp-feeling sensation occurs. The treatment levels and cooling can be adjusted for any locally more sensitive areas.

How many treatments are required?

Usually four to eight treatment sessions are required. Some people need only three. A very few might need more. Paler hairs will often need more.

The sessions are based about every two months or at such time as there is sufficient growth of new hair to make the treatment worthwhile.

How long lasting is it?

Studies so far have been done with Cool Glide showing no regrowth in treated areas after two years. The body can grow new hair areas over time with changing hormonal levels.

Who does Coolglide Excel Laser

Usually it is done by Rachel Murray RN who is a laser trained nurse. A very good understanding of lasers and laser safety factors is required of the operators.

What skin colours can treated?

All skin colours can be operated on by the Cool Glide laser. This is not so of other types of lasers.

What hair colours can be treated?

As long as there is some pigment in the hair shaft to bulb, the hair can be treated. White hairs, not having pigment, can not be treated.  Blonde and red hairs will not achieve good results with laser treatments.

What happens to the hairs?

Some hairs will be forcibly expelled from the hair follicle at the time of the treatment. A number fall out in the next 24 hours. Most tend to gradually work their way up, appearing to still be growing, until about week two to three when suddenly they all seem to disappear.

Is laser energy safe?

Laser light is non-ionising radiation. Apart from some ultraviolet lasers (and the Cool Glide is infrared, completely different from ultraviolet) there is no risk of damage to the skin that could result in later cancer etc. Care with the energy levels needs to be taken to avoid burns.

Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.