Smooth and Silky
Free yourself from unwanted hair…for good! No one enjoys shaving day after day or the unsightly bumps from razor burn. The Elite Laser has the most effective technology for hair removal, and can treat individuals with all skin colors.
About the Procedure
Most areas of the body require approximately five treatments 6 to 8 weeks apart. The number of treatments required depends on the intensity of color in the hair shaft and the area being treated. Coarse, dark hair will respond much faster to treatments than fine, lighter colored hair. Unfortunately, grey, blond and red colored hair does not respond to laser treatments.
Each laser session treats only the hair shaft that is actively growing at any given time. On average, this makes up about 30% of the hair growth pattern. That is why multiple treatments are necessary.
Recovery and Typical Results
After a treatment, you can expect redness in the treatment area with mild folliculitis. Some people develop hives, in which case an antihistamine is recommended. These symptoms usually resolve within a week. It is advised to stay out of the sun for four weeks before and after the treatment in order to lessen the risk of adverse reactions.
About the Elite+ Laser
Cynosure is the leader in laser treatment technology. The Elite Laser is very efficient at removing hair, pigmented lesions, and spider veins of the face and legs. But it doesn’t stop there—facial rejuvenation (laser facials) can also be performed with the Elite.
The Cynosure Elite is a two in one built in laser, housing an Alexandrite and Yag 1094 wave length. The Elite can preform laser hair removal, pigmented lesion reduction, spider veins (anywhere on the body), and laser facials. During consultation and skin examination we will decide which laser is best for your specific skin.
The Cynosure Elite laser is most effective for removing spider veins, dark hair, and dark lesions or sunspots because the laser beam is attracted to the pigment. The darker the pigment, hair, or vascular imperfections, the better the results.
In addition to the pigmented problems of our skin, laser treatments can reduce generalized redness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
In general, most laser correction can require two or more treatments depending on the problems being treated.
With any light based therapy, there are risks such as burning, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, blistering, and discomfort. It is also important to understand that risks of adverse reactions are severely heightened by sun exposure and photosensitive medicine. Although the risks are low, it is important to convey any pain level above a 7 (on a scale of 0-10) during your treatment.