Laser Hair Removal
Elite MD Laser Hair Removal involves the removal of unwanted facial or body hair with laser light.
Lasers produce intense light that is absorbed by the pigment in our hair called melanin. The melanin absorbs the light and heats up. This heat damages the hair follicle without hurting the surrounding tissue. The damaged hair follicle stops producing hair or replaces thick adult hair with a fine, light-colored hair (vellus hair).
Traditional hair removal methods, such as waxing, shaving, and plucking, remove only the hair shaft. These type of removal methods leave the hair follicle in place to grow new hair. Electrolysis delivers an electrical current to each follicle that can lead to permanent hair removal. However, it is painful and slow and usually requires multiple treatments over months or years.
The Elite MD Laser Hair Removal is a safe, effective, and convenient alternative to those methods. Lasers can treat large areas quickly, often in the time it takes to shave. Improvements may be seen after only one treatment, but repeat treatments are usually required to achieve desired results.
During treatment, you will experience mild to moderate discomfort similar to being snapped by a rubber band. Most patients tolerate the procedure without anesthesia, but anesthesia may be recommended for sensitive areas. This may include a numbing cream applied to the skin one hour before treatment.
After treatment, the area may appear swollen and feel like a mild sunburn.
Results of the Elite MD Laser Hair Removal depend on several factors, including:
- Hair color—Lasers are most effective for dark hair. Light hair lacks sufficient melanin to absorb the light and heat up the hair follicle.
- Hair thickness—Thicker hairs respond better than thinner hairs.
- Skin color—Previously, only fair-skinned people could be treated with lasers for hair removal. Now dark-skinned individuals can also be treated, but gentler and more numerous treatments may be required to deliver the same results.
- Body area—Arms, legs, underarms, and hair in the bikini area respond best to treatment. Facial hair (chin and lip) tends to be more resistant.
People of all skin colors and hair types will benefit from some delayed hair re-growth for as long as 6 months after one treatment. However, because not all hair follicles are active at the same time, multiple treatments are usually needed to remove all hair from each area. Most people require 3–6 treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart. After the initial round of treatments, your doctor may recommend maintenance treatments once or twice per year.
Along with mild side effects, some people may experience scarring or changes in skin color, although these changes are rare and usually resolve quickly. You can minimize these risks by carefully following your pre- and post-treatment instructions.
Elite MD Laser Hair Removal
Elite MD used Cynosure’s Elite Aesthetic Workstation which is the most comprehensive laser hair removal system available today. Since it’s designed for all skin types, you can treat the broadest range of patients. In addition, the system is optimized for effective treatment of facial and leg veins, as well as benign epidermal pigmented lesions.
The Best of Both Worlds
The Elite MD Laser Hair Removal removes unwanted hair with unsurpassed efficiency and client comfort. That’s because its revolutionary technology combines two optimal wavelengths in one system.
What our patients are saying about Elite MD
“When the time came for me to take on the aging process head on, there was no question that Dr. Bansal and the truly amazing team at Elite MD were who I trusted to guide me. Thier commitment to my health and my goals, has been a partnership I value more than I can say here. Everything was thoroughly discussed. The best procedures that would actually give me the natural results I was looking for. Dr Bansal was so kind and his expertise is remarkable.He took the time to help me understand what was best for me at my age. I knew I was in the right hands. I am 6 months out of the Elite Mini face lift, a neck lift and skin resurfacing. The surgery was fantastic!! I had this done in thier office, they really have completely created the perfect way to do this surgery. Virtually, no discomfort, and after following ALL of their healing instructions, I was back to work in 2 weeks!! No kidding!! 2 weeks and looked like 15 years disappeared. Amazing natural results!!!! I cannot stress enough how amazing the team is. They care so much about helping you and I feel part of the family. Ray, and Rikki are rock stars, truly masters at what they do. Rikki and and Ray have helped me with thier incredible kindness and expertise to make the right decisions and skin care to assist in making this aging process to run for cover!! Dr Sonia is one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. Honestly, if you looking at yourself in the mirror, and you know there is a different person inside. Please go see Dr. Bansal and Dr Sonia. This will be one of the best decisions you can make for yourself! I now feel as if my body is in harmony again, the inside and the outside are once again connected and you feel fabulous. Thank you can’t even touch how grateful I am for all the amazing people at Elite MD.” – By Cynde M.