Are you tired of the constant hassle of depilatories, shaving, tweezing, ingrown hairs, breakouts, stubble, threading, waxing, bumps, nicks, burns and everything else associated with the removal of unwanted facial and body hair?
Our Cynosure Elite Laser Treatment can remove hair in a fraction of a second, with less discomfort – and more importantly, permanently! Laser treatment is specifically designed to disable hundreds of hair follicles by generating a pulse of light that is absorbed by melanin, the natural pigment in skin and hair, in the area that contains the hair follicle. That energy is absorbed by the darker root of the hair, destroying it while leaving surrounding skin and sensitive tissues intact and unharmed. Unlike single-wavelength lasers, the Elite’s special multi-wavelength capability is specifically designed to be used on all skin types, even tanned or dark skin, and it can permanently remove far more different types of hair follicles in one treatment.
- What areas can be treated?
All areas of the body, except around the eyes, can be safely treated.
- How long does the procedure take?
It varies; it will typically take 5 to 10 minutes to treat the underarms, and up to an hour for legs.
- Will it hurt?
There is a sensation of heat and tingling that is usually well tolerated, so anesthesia is not required. If the warmth accompanying the procedure causes you discomfort, cooling applications are always available.
- Is it safe?
Complications are rare. In less than 1% of cases, skin lightning or darkening may occur. It is advisable to wear sun block when in the sun during the month following laser treatment. We have several physician grade sun blocks with up to 60 and 65 SPF, which will block both UVA and UVB rays.
- How many treatments will I need?
Because hair grows in multiple cycles, several treatments, generally performed four to six weeks apart, are usually necessary. Five to eight procedures are optimal for most areas.
- Do I have to stop shaving or waxing before a treatment?
You don’t need to stop shaving, but you should limit tweezing or waxing for six weeks before treatment. This is because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
- Is it really permanent?
Yes. With each cycle of treatment, more follicles in active growth are destroyed, so the hairs that re-grow are thinner, lighter and fewer. As treatment continues, fewer and fewer active follicles are left, and do not regenerate.