Why choose Elite iQ by Cynosure?
Safe & suitable on all skin types
Cynosure created the world's first dual-wavelength laser platform. Elite iQ is the latest iteration of this legacy, offering 2 distinct wavelengths which cover all skin colours, so you can have peace-of-mind that treatments will be safe & effective.
Larger spot sizes & faster repetition rates
Elite iQ is the latest generation of laser hair removal machine, from the world's premier laser manufacturer, Cynosure. This high-powered system delivers laser pulses quicker, across larger spot sizes, minimising treatment time for the end-consumer.visit our shop
Skintel Melanin reader
The world's only FDA approved melanin reader for maximum treatment safety. Skintel scans your skin and presets the machine to the safest & most effective settings, reducing risk & maximising treatment outcomes!
Maximum treatment customisation
With Skintel & on-screen options, we can tailor treatments by altering fluency & pulse width depending on hair thickness and growth. This ensures that treats remain effective as hair gets finer.
At a Glance
Reduction in hair growth
Varies depending on area
Minimal to none
6-10 treatments (some may need more)
Peace of mind
Looking for a more permanent solution to unwanted hair? At Skin Cosmetics London, we harness the latest in technological innovation to deliver smooth, hair-free skin with our state-of-the-art Cynosure Elite iQ laser hair removal system.
Experience the Difference with the Cynosure Elite iQ
Forget about the pain of waxing or the inconvenience of shaving, at Skin Cosmetics London, we offer a cutting-edge solution – laser hair removal with the Cynosure Elite iQ. This superior system stands apart from traditional laser technologies, combining high-speed performance with unparalleled precision, ensuring each session provides maximum comfort while achieving optimal results. It is designed to work safely and effectively on all skin types and tones, making it an inclusive solution for everyone.
The Skintel Melanin Reader is a revolutionary device that measures the melanin density in the skin prior to laser treatments, such as hair removal or skin rejuvenation. This measurement allows for a more personalized treatment, increasing both safety and efficacy.
Skintel works by emitting a test pulse of light to the skin’s surface, which is then reflected back to the device. The melanin index (MI) is then calculated based on the light that is absorbed by the melanin in the skin. The MI can then be used to adjust the settings of the laser treatment to match the individual’s skin type. This personalized adjustment allows for optimal results while minimizing the risk of side effects.
By including the Skintel Melanin Reader in the treatment process, Skin Cosmetics London ensures that each laser treatment is tailored to each client’s unique skin type. It is a part of our commitment to offering the safest, most effective treatments for our clients. By leveraging advanced technology like Skintel and the Cynosure Elite iQ laser, we provide a truly personalized approach to skin care.
Unleash Your Confidence
Laser hair removal can revolutionize your daily routine. Imagine no more shaving, waxing, or plucking, just beautifully smooth skin ready to be shown off at a moment’s notice. Step into summer with confidence or prepare for that special event knowing that you’ll feel radiant and hair-free. Our experienced and highly trained professionals at Skin Cosmetics London are dedicated to providing treatments tailored to your individual needs, ensuring an exceptional experience and results that you will love.
Why Choose Skin Cosmetics London?
Choosing Skin Cosmetics London for your laser hair removal means selecting an experienced, professional, and caring team dedicated to achieving your aesthetic goals. We not only offer the most advanced laser technology with the Cynosure Elite iQ, but we also pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere where you feel supported every step of the way. We adhere strictly to safety standards, ensuring your treatments are carried out in a safe, clinical environment.
Our staff is trained in the most effective techniques, delivering optimal results while prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction. We offer flexible appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule and make it easy to fit treatments into your lifestyle.
Start your journey to smooth, hair-free skin with Skin Cosmetics London today. You deserve the confidence that comes with knowing you’re in expert hands. Book your first consultation now and take the first step towards experiencing the transformative power of laser hair removal with the Cynosure Elite iQ. Say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to smooth, beautiful skin. You won’t regret it!
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What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an advanced cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair from the body. Here at Skin Cosmetics London, we utilise the revolutionary Cynosure Elite iQ system for this purpose.
The Cynosure Elite iQ works by emitting a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigment in your hair. This light energy converts into heat, which is transferred to the hair follicle beneath the skin surface. This heat disrupts the growth cycle of the hair follicle, resulting in the reduction or permanent removal of hair in the treated area. The skin around the follicle remains unharmed, making this procedure safe, precise, and effective.
Our laser hair removal treatments are performed by trained professionals who adjust the settings of the Cynosure Elite iQ to match your specific skin type, hair type, and treatment area. This personalised approach ensures optimal results while minimising any potential discomfort or side effects.
Whether you’re looking to target specific areas such as the underarms, legs, or bikini line, or seeking a more comprehensive hair reduction strategy, laser hair removal with the Cynosure Elite iQ at Skin Cosmetics London is a highly efficient and safe solution. It provides you with long-lasting results, freeing you from the continuous cycle of shaving or waxing, and giving you the smooth, hair-free skin you desire.
We invite you to book a consultation with our experts to discover how laser hair removal with the Cynosure Elite iQ at Skin Cosmetics London can benefit you.
Why choose Elite iQ for your laser hair removal journey?
The Cynosure Elite iQ is a cutting-edge laser hair removal machine that offers several distinct advantages over traditional laser systems, making it an exceptional choice for our clients at Skin Cosmetics London.
Precision and Efficiency: The Cynosure Elite iQ utilises advanced laser technology that is incredibly precise. It is designed to selectively target the pigment in hair follicles, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Its speed and effectiveness mean fewer sessions are required compared to older laser technologies.
All Skin Types: This system is safe and effective for all skin types and tones, from very light to very dark, making it a universally applicable solution. This inclusivity is not something that all laser machines can offer.
Less Discomfort: The Cynosure Elite iQ is equipped with innovative cooling technology that enhances client comfort during the procedure. This makes the experience much more tolerable compared to traditional laser hair removal systems.
Customisable Treatment: The system offers dual wavelengths, allowing our professionals to customise your treatment based on your specific needs. This flexibility ensures optimal results for each client.
Reliable and Proven: The Cynosure brand is trusted and used worldwide. It has been clinically proven to deliver effective results, and the Elite iQ is one of their latest and most advanced offerings.
At Skin Cosmetics London, our professionals are well-trained in using the Cynosure Elite iQ, leveraging its full potential to provide our clients with the best possible outcomes. Choose the Cynosure Elite iQ at our clinic and experience the difference in quality, comfort, and results. Book a consultation today to learn more.
Laser hair removal
Treatment Step by Step
The first step towards your hair-free journey is an initial consultation at Skin Cosmetics London. In this consultation, our experts will assess your skin and hair type to evaluate your suitability for the laser hair removal procedure. We’ll also examine the area you wish to treat and discuss your expected outcomes. This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask any queries you may have about the Cynosure Elite iQ laser and the treatment itself.
Complimentary Laser Patch Test
After your consultation, we offer a complimentary laser patch test. This is a vital part of the process where we test a small area of your skin with the Cynosure Elite iQ laser. This helps us assess your skin’s reaction to the laser and fine-tune the settings for your individual needs, ensuring maximum results and safety.
Preparing for the Treatment
If the patch test results are satisfactory, we’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your first laser hair removal session. This may include advice like shaving the treatment area a day before, refraining from sun exposure, and suspending the use of specific medications or skincare products.
Your First Laser Hair Removal Session
On the day of your first session, our skilled technicians will explain the process in detail and ensure your comfort. The procedure begins by cleansing the area to be treated and applying a cooling gel. The Cynosure Elite iQ laser is then used to target and heat the hair follicles, inhibiting their growth. The device’s built-in cooling feature ensures the treatment is as comfortable as possible.
Post-treatment, we’ll provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions to guarantee the most effective results. This typically includes avoiding exposure to the sun and high temperatures (like hot showers or saunas), refraining from exfoliating the treated area for several days, and using a soothing lotion such as aloe vera to alleviate any minor irritation.
To achieve optimum results, multiple sessions are usually needed, generally spaced four to six weeks apart. This allows us to target hair at various growth stages. Your subsequent appointments will be scheduled before you leave the clinic.
Evaluation and Maintenance
Once all your scheduled treatments are completed, we’ll set up a review appointment to assess your results. While significant hair reduction is expected, occasional maintenance treatments might be necessary to address new hair growth or hormonal changes.
At Skin Cosmetics London, we use the state-of-the-art Cynosure Elite iQ laser hair removal system to provide you with a safe, efficient, and comfortable experience. We’re excited to guide you towards a smoother, hair-free future.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser hair removal safe on all skin types?
Absolutely, at Skin Cosmetics London, we use the Cynosure Elite iQ laser for hair removal treatments, which is renowned for its versatility and safety across all skin types, including darker skin tones.
The Cynosure Elite iQ uses a combination of two wavelengths, 755nm Alexandrite and 1064nm Nd:YAG, which allows us to tailor treatments based on the specific skin and hair type of the client. The Alexandrite wavelength is ideal for treating lighter skin types, while the Nd:YAG wavelength is safe and effective for treating darker skin types.
In addition, we incorporate the use of the Skintel Melanin Reader to measure the melanin density of your skin. This allows us to adjust the laser settings to your specific skin type, further ensuring safe and effective treatments.
However, it’s important to note that while the Cynosure Elite iQ is generally safe for all skin types, individual responses can vary, and not everyone is a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. That’s why we start with a comprehensive consultation and perform a complimentary patch test to ensure the treatment is right for you.
As always, safety is our utmost priority at Skin Cosmetics London. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our clients, using state-of-the-art technology and following rigorous safety protocols.
What is Skintel?
The Skintel Melanin Reader is an advanced device used in aesthetic and skincare treatments, specifically those involving lasers. It is designed to measure the amount of melanin in the skin, which is crucial for personalizing laser treatments.
Melanin is the pigment in our skin that gives it colour. The amount of melanin in the skin varies from person to person and also varies in the same person depending on sun exposure and other factors. The amount of melanin in the skin can significantly affect how the skin responds to laser treatment.
Skintel works by emitting a test pulse of light onto the skin’s surface, which is then reflected back to the device. The device then calculates a melanin index (MI) based on the light that is absorbed by the melanin in the skin. This melanin index reading is used to adjust the settings of the laser treatment to match the individual’s skin type, maximizing effectiveness while minimizing potential side effects.
The use of the Skintel Melanin Reader in laser treatments represents a significant advancement in personalized skincare, offering a more tailored and potentially safer and more effective treatment approach.
why choose Elite iQ over other hair removal machines?
The Cynosure Elite iQ stands out from many other hair removal machines due to several key features and benefits:
Versatility: The Cynosure Elite iQ uses a dual-wavelength system – 755nm Alexandrite and 1064nm Nd:YAG. This allows for highly customizable treatments as it can effectively treat a wide range of skin types, from light to dark. It’s also capable of treating different hair colors and textures.
Skintel Melanin Reader: The Elite iQ integrates with the Skintel Melanin Reader, an advanced device that measures the melanin density in the skin. This technology allows practitioners to customize the treatment based on an individual’s skin type and condition, which can enhance treatment effectiveness and safety.
Effectiveness: The technology behind the Elite iQ allows for efficient targeting of the hair follicles, which can lead to better results in fewer treatment sessions compared to other lasers.
Comfort: The Elite iQ incorporates a built-in cooling system to make the treatment more comfortable for the patient. This is a significant advantage over other systems that can sometimes cause discomfort during treatments.
Speed: The Cynosure Elite iQ has a large spot size and fast repetition rates, allowing for quicker treatments. This means larger areas can be treated in less time, making it more convenient for patients with busy schedules.
Reputation: Cynosure is a well-known and respected brand in the industry, known for its innovation, quality, and excellent customer service. This gives patients and practitioners alike peace of mind when it comes to the reliability and performance of their products.
In summary, the Cynosure Elite iQ’s versatility, integrated melanin reader, high level of effectiveness, comfort, speed, and reputable brand make it a top choice over other hair removal machines. It allows clinics like Skin Cosmetics London to offer clients safe, efficient, and customized laser hair removal treatments.
who is suitable candidate for laser hair removal?
The best candidates for laser hair removal are individuals who want to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair from specific parts of their body. However, the effectiveness of the procedure can be influenced by several factors:
Hair Color and Skin Type: Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin (pigment) in hair follicles. Because of this, it traditionally works best on individuals with light skin and dark hair, as the contrast makes it easier for the laser to target the hair. However, advancements in laser technology, such as the Cynosure Elite iQ, have made it possible to treat a broader range of skin types and hair colors than ever before.
Treatment Area: Almost any area of the body with unwanted hair can be treated with laser hair removal, including the face, back, underarms, bikini line, legs, arms, and chest.
Health and Medical History: Certain health conditions and medications can affect the results or make the treatment unsafe. For instance, people with certain skin conditions, those taking medications that make the skin more sensitive, or those with hormonal imbalances might not be suitable candidates.
Hair Growth Cycle: It’s essential to understand that laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions to catch all the hair follicles in the active growth phase.
Patient Expectations: The patient should have realistic expectations. Laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth, but it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Some people may also need maintenance treatments.
Pregnancy: Pregnant women are usually advised to wait until after delivery to undergo laser hair removal.
At Skin Cosmetics London, we start with a thorough consultation to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. We assess your skin and hair type, discuss your health history, and set realistic expectations about the procedure’s results. We also perform a patch test using our Cynosure Elite iQ laser to ensure the treatment’s safety and effectiveness for you.
Is laser hair removal with Elite iQ FDA approved?
Of course! Cynosure’s Elite platform, which includes devices like the Elite+ and the Elite iQ, has received FDA clearance for laser hair removal. This means it has been deemed safe and effective for this use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which oversees the safety of medical devices among other things.
What results can i expect to see?
Laser hair removal with the Cynosure Elite iQ offers promising results, but it’s important to remember that the extent of these results can vary based on individual factors, including your hair color, skin type, the treatment area, and the hair’s growth cycle.
Here’s what you can generally expect:
Reduction in Hair Growth: Most patients can expect a significant reduction in hair growth in the treated areas. It’s important to understand that while laser hair removal can drastically reduce hair growth, it may not eliminate all hair permanently.
Smoother Skin: As hair is reduced, you’ll notice your skin becomes smoother and more even in texture.
Less Irritation and Ingrown Hairs: Unlike waxing and shaving, laser hair removal reduces the chance of skin irritation and the formation of ingrown hairs.
Permanent Hair Reduction: After a full course of treatment sessions, many patients experience long-lasting hair reduction in the treated area. However, some may need occasional maintenance treatments due to hormonal changes or new hair growth.
Quicker and More Convenient: Over time, as the amount of hair reduces, you’ll find the need for shaving or other forms of hair removal decreases, saving you time and effort.
More Confidence: Many people find that laser hair removal enhances their confidence, as they no longer have to worry about visible unwanted hair or frequent hair removal methods.
Remember, everyone’s body responds a bit differently to laser hair removal. At Skin Cosmetics London, we’ll work with you closely, using the Skintel Melanin Reader and the Cynosure Elite iQ’s dual wavelengths to tailor your treatments and maximize your results.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions needed for laser hair removal can vary significantly from person to person, as it depends on several factors, including:
The Area Being Treated: Different parts of the body have different hair growth cycles, which can affect the number of treatments needed.
Hair Colour and Thickness: Dark, thick hair often responds more effectively to laser treatments than light or fine hair.
Skin Type: Different skin types can also respond differently to laser hair removal treatments. The Cynosure Elite iQ is designed to work well with a variety of skin types, which helps, but individual response can still vary.
Hair Growth Cycle: Hair grows in cycles, and laser hair removal is only effective during the growth phase. Not all hairs will be in the growth phase at the same time, so multiple treatments are needed to catch each hair in the growth phase.
That said, on average, most people require between 6 to 10 sessions to see optimal results. These sessions are typically spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart, depending on the area being treated. This schedule allows the laser to target hair follicles during the growth stage.
Please remember that while laser hair removal can lead to a significant reduction in hair growth, it doesn’t always result in permanent, 100% hair removal. Some people may need occasional touch-up treatments to manage any new hair growth.
Your skincare professional at Skin Cosmetics London will provide a more precise estimate based on your individual hair and skin type during your initial consultation.