The Elite laser by Cynosure is a technologically advanced laser system used to treat a range of skin and hair issues. It provides comprehensive laser hair removal for all skin types, as well as effective treatment of facial and leg veins and pigmented lesions on the skin. All procedures with the Elite laser are precisely tailored to meet your specific needs.
This cutting-edge system combines both Alexandrite laser and Nd:YAG laser in one device. By providing the option to switch wavelengths during a procedure, the most appropriate laser can be selected for the particular hair or skin type at all times, providing the ultimate customization capability. It also allows for multiple procedures to be performed in one session. This can shorten treatment times while simultaneously producing optimal results safely and efficiently.
The Elite Alexandrite laser is proven to provide long-term results in permanent hair reduction and the removal of pigmented lesions. The Elite Nd:YAG wavelength is ideal for permanent hair reduction on those with darker or tanned skin. It is also the most effective laser treatment for common vascular lesions, including both facial and leg veins.
laser hair removal with the elite Laser
The Elite laser eliminates unwanted hair safely and effectively. It works by emitting gentle pulses of energy that are directed into the hair follicles. Without harming the surrounding tissue, this energy is absorbed into the targeted follicles and destroys them so that hair growth can no longer occur.
The Elite laser system is safe for use on all parts of the body that might require treatment. It is also safe to use on all types of skin, including darker pigments and tanned skin.
Laser treatment for hair removal may cause some slight discomfort. Many patients report experiencing a sensation similar to receiving a snap with a rubber band at the treatment site. Side effects of the procedure may include some redness or inflammation in the treatment area, which will typically resolve on its own within a day of the session.
Multiple treatment sessions with the Elite laser are generally required to achieve thorough hair removal. The majority of patients will require between four and six treatment sessions, but will begin to obtain noticeable results within 2-3 sessions. The number of sessions will vary by patient depending on the their skin tone, hair color and other factors.
elite laser treatment of facial and leg veins
Facial and leg veins are common conditions that patients typically find cosmetically bothersome. The Elite laser can remove these veins and restore a smooth, clear appearance once again. The Elite laser emits a prescribed level of energy to the affected vein, precisely targeting the problem area without damaging surrounding tissue. After the treatment is complete, the vein will gradually disappear.
Facial and leg vein treatments with the Elite laser typically last between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size and location of the area being treated. There is only minimal discomfort associated with this procedure. Its side effects may include some redness or swelling at the treatment site, but this is temporary and typically resolves within a day of the session.
Facial and leg vein laser treatment requires no recovery period. Patients are free to resume normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. Most patients only need one or two sessions to achieve successful results, but it may take three to four weeks after the treatment for the affected vein to fade away.
elite laser treatment of pigmented lesions
Pigmented lesions are dark growths on the skin such as moles and age spots. Typically found on the face and other parts of the body frequently exposed to the sun, they may be a blue or purple hue, black or some shade of brown. These benign pigmented lesions can be effectively removed with the use of the Elite laser.
The light pulses emitted by the laser are selectively absorbed by melanin-containing skin cells, with little impact made on surrounding tissue. The targeted cells will begin disintegrating and are removed naturally by the body. The laser treatment produces only mild discomfort in most patients. There is no downtime associated with this procedure and patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
The number of sessions required varies based on the size and depth of the lesion being treated. The majority of patients will see visible improvements after one to two sessions, but typically require five or six sessions to achieve optimal results. These sessions are generally scheduled at four to six week intervals.