Elite iQ Advantage

Cynosure is a trusted name in the industry, known for its commitment to innovation. The Elite iQ is a prime example of this commitment, featuring state-of-the-art technology, including Skintel™ Melanin Reader.

Clients appreciate the Cynosure Elite iQ for its exceptional effectiveness and safety. It uses a combination of Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers, ensuring optimal results while minimizing risks.

The system is designed for speed and efficiency, with larger spot sizes and rapid repetition rates. This allows for quicker treatment sessions and reduced patient discomfort.

Beyond its effectiveness, the Cynosure Elite iQ is appreciated for its focus on patient comfort. With advanced cooling technologies, treatments are more comfortable, even for clients with sensitive skin.


Skintel™ Melanin Reader

The Skintel melanin reader is the industry’s first FDA-cleared melanin reader. It enables practitioners to identify test spot settings, optimizing hair removal treatments tailored to each client’s skin type, lifestyle, and ethnicity. No more judging skin type by eye or guessing if a patient has been in the sun – this is an objective measurement that allows you to choose the right parameters for treatment.

The device is non-invasive and painless. It works by emitting a gentle flash of light onto the skin, which is then reflected back to the device for analysis. This process provides the data needed to estimate the melanin content in the skin.

Using the Skintel Melanin Reader enhances patient safety by reducing the likelihood of complications such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, which can occur when the wrong treatment parameters are applied to a patient’s skin.

Laser services

  • Hair removal
  • Laser facial and revitalization
  • Benign pigmented lesion treatment
  • Vascular lesion treatment


Before and after photos

Frequently asked questions

Is laser hair removal permanent?

While laser hair removal significantly reduces hair growth, it is often described as long-lasting or permanent hair reduction. Results vary from person to person, but many individuals experience long-term hair reduction after a series of sessions.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced technician using appropriate equipment. It's essential to follow pre- and post-treatment care instructions to minimize the risk of side effects

Does laser hair removal hurt?

The sensation is often described as a snapping or stinging feeling, which is brief. Our Elite iQ laser systems incorporate cooling system to reduce discomfort. Most of our patients describe their experience as "comfortable".

How many laser hair removal sessions are needed?

The number of sessions required varies based on factors like hair color, skin type, and the treatment area. Typically, a series of 6-8 sessions, spaced several weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.

How does laser vein reduction work?

Laser vein reduction uses laser energy to target and heat the blood vessels, causing them to coagulate and eventually be reabsorbed by the body. This process reduces the appearance of visible veins.

Is laser vein reduction effective?

Laser vein reduction can be highly effective in diminishing the appearance of spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Larger varicose veins may require other treatments like sclerotherapy or surgery.

Who is a good candidate for laser vein reduction?

Individuals with small to moderate-sized spider veins or smaller varicose veins are good candidates. Consultation with a healthcare provider can determine whether this treatment is suitable for your specific condition.

Are laser vein reduction results permanent?

Laser vein reduction can provide long-lasting results, but new veins may develop over time, particularly if you have underlying venous issues. Maintenance sessions may be needed to sustain the results.


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