Depilation with NdYAG Cutera Xeo Laser

Today, both men and women can turn to history the unwanted hair on the face and body, due to the NdYAG Cutera Xeo laser. Without painful wax, electrolysis or razor blades!
The Cutera Xeo Laser provides the 21 century technology for treating this problem. Designed for permanent removal of the hair, Xeo may efficiently and safely treat women and men with any kind of skin, even tanned patients.

The Difference Cutera Xeo
Cutera Xeo employs the most recent technology for hair removal, for all types of skin, including tanned patients. Its unique design, its grater wavelength as well as the innovative cooling system ensures the best results, in full safety and permanence.

Which are the zones that can be treated with Xeo?
Xeo can remove hair from all areas of the body, including face, legs, arms, armpits and back. It may treat also sensitive areas as the chest, the area around nipples and the inguinal area.

What do you feel when treated with Xeo?
The hand-piece Xeo - NdYAG cools and smoothens while gliding over the skin. When the light pulsation is emitted, some patients may experience a slight pricking sensation. No local anesthesia or administration of calmatives is required; However, some patients want the application of a local anesthetic upon the treatment of the sensitive areas.

How many treatments are required?
Most of the areas require 3-6 rounds of treatments. However, the number of treatment rounds with Xeo required for optimal and lasting effects depends on several factors – thickness of the hair, the treated area and the hair growing rate. The hairs do not grow at the same rate; they pass through three distinct stages: growth, stagnation and elimination. The Xeo treatment acts by destroying the hairs which are in the growing stage upon the treatment. As hairs reach the growing stage at various moments, several treatments will be required in order that all the pilose follicles in a certain area be destroyed.

What happens after the treatment?
Right after the Xeo treatment, the treated area may be slightly swelled and reddened. In order to reduce those unwanted effects, immediately after the treatment the Natragel calmative foils are to be applied, which hydrate and at the same time decongest. 3-7 days after the treatment, you will notice that the hair starts growing again. Actually, those hairs do not grow again, but are eliminated following the treatment. Between two sessions of treatment you are not allowed to perform wax depilation or hair-pulling, but you may shave.

Are there any post-treatment activity restrictions?
After the treatment you may resume directly your normal activity. A slight reddening of the skin may occur. It is recommended to apply sun protection crèmes on the treated areas which are to be exposed to the sunshine. Furthermore, the doctor may recommend you to use special skin care products or a crème with a special formula adapted to your skin type.

What are the possible side effects?
The patients experienced few side effects, the most frequent being a slight reddening and swelling of the skin, resembling sunburn. Those effects usually last no longer than a couple of hours and are diminished by using the calming foils Natragel. Your physician will provide complete information about the advantages and the drawbacks of the treatment.

What is the difference between Xeo - laser NdYAG and other hair removal methods?
Shaving, wax and depilation crèmes are methods with temporary results, requiring frequent reiterations. Xeo offers permanent hair removal with lasting results.

What is the difference between Xeo and electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a cumbersome, invasive and painful process consisting of inserting a needle and emitting of an electric impulse in each particular follicle. The electrolysis requires most of the time treatment at regular intervals. The Xeo system issues luminous energy towards hundreds follicles simultaneously, thus treating with efficacy in only a couple of seconds an entire area, which otherwise would require more that one hour’s electrolysis.

Why Xeo and not other laser hair removing systems?
Xeo employs the latest laser technology in the hair removing field, thus treating rapidly extensive areas without the limitation of the older methods. The larger wavelength used by Xeo allows the safe and efficient treatment of patients with darker or tanned skin. Unlike other systems, Xeo may treat with the same ease and efficacity both the fine hairs on the women’s upper lip and the rougher one on the back of men. The hand-piece with integrated cooling ensures the patients’ control and minimizes the adverse reactions frequently observed in using other laser systems.