Everything you need to know about laser hair removal

Cynosure Hair Removal

Hair removal can be a hassle, as traditional hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, and tweezing can be time-consuming, painful, and costly. Especially when you often need to replace razors or book frequent waxing sessions due to short-lived results. Luckily, technology has advanced, and laser hair removal could be your solution to effectively remove unwanted hair – for good.

Cynosure has developed an advanced device, the Elite iQ, which is equipped with a built-in melanin reader so that you can get efficient laser hair removal treatment regardless of your skin type. With a long-lasting or even permanent solution to hair removal, we highly recommend finding a clinic near you with our Elite iQ so that you can get the best treatment available.

Everything you need to know about laser hair removal

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a fast and effective procedure that can reduce 79% of your hair growth in just three Elite iQ-delivered treatments. The results are long-lasting and can even be permanent, as the treatment works to destroy strands of hair right at the hair follicle so that hair growth can be reduced or even stopped completely.

How does it work?

Laser hair removal uses a powerful laser beam to remove unwanted hair and prevent future hair growth in areas such as the legs, underarms, face, chest and more. The laser sends light down to individual hair follicles, which the pigment of the hair will absorb. The heat generated by the light will cause damage to the hair follicle. With multiple treatments, the laser can destroy hair follicles so that hair will take much longer to grow back in the treated areas or may not be able to grow back at all.  

What areas can I treat?

Laser hair removal performed with Elite iQ can treat any area on your body, including your face, back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini area and legs.  

When is the best time to get treatment?

The best time to begin your laser hair removal journey is when your skin is the least exposed to sunlight, such as in wintertime. This will also allow for more time to receive any more sessions that you may need to completely remove the hair – which means you could have hair-free skin just in time for summer.

How long does one session take?

The size of the area being treated will determine the duration of each session, but sessions typically take less than 30 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?

The size of the area being treated will influence the number of treatments that you may need. You can see a gradual decrease in the amount and thickness of hair over time, so you may need multiple treatments to achieve complete removal. Your practitioner can discuss how many sessions you will need to achieve the results you desire.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Like with any procedure, we recommend consulting with your practitioner to ensure that laser hair removal is the right option for you. However, what makes Elite iQ so unique and game-changing is that its melanin reader allows all skin types to be suitable for treatment. So, we highly recommend finding a clinic that uses our device to get the most effective and customised treatment.

Are there any risks or side effects?

You might notice some redness or a minor change in the colour of your skin, but this is temporary and should disappear shortly after your session. Generally, Elite iQ can perform a comfortable treatment for skin types with little to no downtime. Ensure that you avoid sun exposure to let your skin heal.

Treatment for common skin concerns – a bonus for clinics that use Elite iQ!

On top of advanced laser hair removal technology, the Elite iQ device can also treat skin concerns such as wrinkles, rosacea, psoriasis, the appearance of facial and leg veins, and more. If you’re interested in receiving additional skin improving procedures, a clinic near you with our Elite iQ device might offer skin revitalisation laser treatments. Consult with your nearby clinic to find out what Cynosure-powered services they may deliver.

Find a practice near you today to get started on removing unwanted hair for good with Elite iQ’s powerful and innovative treatment!

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