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, 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, ProWave effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.