delivers a specially tailored
light source for permanent
Cutera’s newest hair
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?
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
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
, 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
How does ProWave compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process
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.