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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Cynosure Elite MPX™ Laser

Dealing with unwanted hair is a normal aspect of everyday life for the average man and woman. Typically, people have to shave on a daily basis just to maintain aesthetically smooth skin, whereas a large percentage of others use a combination of methods to eliminate unwanted hair including plucking, waxing, threading and bleaching, and this is especially the case for women in the warm summer months.

Some of these methods are not only messy, but they can be painful and most of them are offer only temporary relief. For those who are tired of cuts, nicks, bumps, burns, and the other hassles associated with removing unwanted hair, then laser hair removal may be an attractive option that is worth thinking about. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2011, there were 1,078,612 laser hair removal procedures performed in the U.S., making laser hair removal the third most popular cosmetic minimally-invasive procedure performed in the country.


Multiplex™ Technology

At Boston Skin Essentials, we are proud to use Cynosure’s Elite MPX™ Aesthetic Workstation which is powered by the powerful MultiPlex™ technology. This device has been recognized for being the most versatile platform for laser hair removal; the Elite MPX can remove hair on all skin types, plus it can treat pigmentation, facial redness, wrinkles, as well as spider veins in the face and legs.

Unlike its predecessors, this incredible technology does not compromise results by offering just one wavelength that is limited to treating a small range of skin types and conditions. Instead, thanks to the revolutionary MultiPlex™ technology, the Elite MPX™ sequentially combines the gold standard of wavelengths in one system, and these are the 755 nm Alexandrite laser, the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, and the new Intensed Pulsed Light.

The Elite MPX can treat a full range of spot sizes, and its pulse durations combined with the unique blending of wavelengths, allows us to customize treatments for each of our patients. The Elite MPX Laser has the following applications:

  • It can provide permanent hair reduction on all skin types
  • Provides permanent hair reduction on tanned skin
  • Treats benign epidermal pigmented lesions
  • Treats photo-aged skin
  • Laser facial
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Treatment for pigmented lesions
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Rosacea
  • Dyschromia

The MultiPlex™ dual wavelength technology emits dual wavelengths in a sequential process, thus providing safer and more effective treatments than traditional single-wavelength systems. By using the wavelength combination of (Alex/YAG, YAG/Alex), we are able to customize treatments for patients with all different skin types.

New Features: Intense Pulsed Light

The Elite MPX has an additional new feature, its Cynosure’s new Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which has been designed specifically to meet the most demanding aesthetic goals of today’s patients. Equipped with Zimmer’s SmartCool® proven air cooling technology, the system is more efficient than ever before. This revolutionary skin cooling system is exclusive to Cynosure, and it combines the best Zimmer technology into a compact module, where it is the most powerful and effective at cooling.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

The benefits of laser hair removal are truly immeasurable; these include causing only minimal discomfort, it can replace shaving, waxing, electrolysis, and bleaching, not to mention all the time it takes to shave on a daily basis. It’s non-invasive, leaves the skin smooth and silky and patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately afterward.

Questions & Answers about Laser Hair Removal

What is the Elite MPX laser system?

At Boston Skin Essentials we use the Elite MPX laser system because it’s the most advanced laser for hair removal on the market. The Elite MPX uses the MultiPlex technology which sequentially fires the Nd:YAG and Alexandrite wavelengths through the same hand piece with precision timing. This dual wavelength technology improves the outcome of the treatment, is more efficient, more comfortable and safer than single-wavelength lasers. What’s more, the Elite MPX is the most versatile platform on the market; it can address hair removal on all types of skin, plus it can treat redness, pigmentation, wrinkles, spider veins and more.

Is MultiPlex system better than other lasers on the market?
This system is better than single-wavelength systems because it uses two wavelengths sequentially, and the power of each wavelength can be adjusted in order to provide the most effective power-level, and to provide the most comfortable treatment without reducing the effectiveness of the procedure, thus making the Elite MPX the best laser on the market. For darker skin, the 1064 nm or Nd:YAG laser is the most effective, whereas the 755 nm or Alexandrite wavelength is the most effective for lighter skin tones. The MultiPlex has also shown to be the most effective laser on the market for hair removal and vascular treatments.

What are the benefits of the procedure?
There will no longer be a need for shaving, waxing or chemical bleaching.
There won’t be ingrown hairs.
You will save money on temporary hair removal methods.
You save time sitting in a chair for waxing, bleaching or threading.
You won’t have to constantly worry about shaving or waxing anymore.
It will enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.

How does the laser cause permanent hair reduction?
The laser fires a beam of light energy, that light energy is absorbed by the melanin, the pigmentation and the blood vessels of the hair follicle. When the follicle absorbs the light, the light is converted into heat, which then destroys the follicle. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it ceases to re-grow hair.

Hair follicles go through transitions of being active and dormant. During your treatment the laser will cover all of the skin’s surface area; however, only the active follicles will be affected by the laser. Due to the fact that only about 30 to 50% of your hair is active at any point in time, it will require multiple treatments to ensure that we get each and every hair follicle.

What parts of the body can be treated?
With the larger 18mm spot size, virtually every part of a man or a woman’s body can receive, fast and comfortable treatment, leaving you smooth from top to bottom. Women tend to treat the upper lip, the underarms, the bikini line, and the legs. Men generally treat the back of the neck, back, chest and abdomen.

Will the procedure be painful?
It’s not uncommon to experience a slight tingling or stinging sensation during the treatment. Each and every person has a different level of sensitivity and tolerance to stimulation. What may be uncomfortable to one person may not bother another person at all. It really all depends on your individual sensitivity and tolerance; most of our patients tolerate the treatments just fine. We also take extra measures to ensure that you are kept as comfortable as possible, we do this by applying numbing creams and using ice packs during the procedure.

Will the hair removal be permanent?
The beauty of laser hair removal is that it is permanent. The majority of patients can expect to achieve from 70 to 90% permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal is not as effective on blond, red, or gray hair, and hormonal changes can cause re-growth, which may require additional treatments. With the Elite MPX laser, nearly everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal, and we can treat all skin colors and both fine and coarse hair. Since it’s less effective on lighter hair, we recommend you schedule a consultation so we can explain what types of results you should expect from the procedure.

What are the side effects?
With laser hair removal, side effects are uncommon but when they do occur they are generally temporary and mild, they may include: darkening of the skin, loss of skin pigmentation, temporary redness, swelling or itching of the treated area, small bumps like goose bumps (follicular edema), and bruising. We tell our clients the best way for them to maximize results is to stay out of the sun for the two weeks before the procedure and two weeks afterward. Clients who are pregnant should be aware that they may experience different results due to hormonal changes.

What will I look like in between sessions?
We will remove most of the visible hair during each session. Whatever is left over will shed naturally in approximately two weeks. Your skin should remain clear and smooth for the next 4 to 6 weeks before you see fine hairs to grown in. By repeating your sessions on schedule, the treated area will remain free of hair throughout your multiple treatment sessions, so your skin will appear clear and smooth.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Clients will see visible results after their first treatment, their hairs are fewer and finer; the skin is smoother and the pores are less noticeable. You will see more impressive results with each treatment; however, laser hair removal is less effective on people with blond, gray, or red hair. For people with lighter hair, electrolysis is still their best option. We offer an initial complimentary consultation where we can determine if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal and what to can expect.

How much does laser hair removal cost.
Boston Skin Essentials offers a free consultation to discuss your treatment options and expectations. Prices are based on the size of the area being treated and per a session. Our prices are very competitive, but since most people require at least 4 sessions, we offer discounted package deals and we gladly offer discounts on multiple areas.

What are the risks involved?
Immediately after the treatment it’s common to experience a slight redness and swelling surrounding the hair follicles; it resembles goose bumps and can be compared to a mild sunburn. This reaction is the desired clinical result which indicates the hair follicle is responding correctly to the treatment. These mild side effects last from 12 to 48 hours following treatment and gradually subside.

How many treatments are needed?
Since the hair goes through transitional active and dormant stages, it will be necessary to have multiple treatments. The exact amount of treatments will vary depending upon the thickness of the hair, the stage of growth, the skin and hair color. Most patients experience 70 to 90% permanent hair reduction in 8 to 12 treatments. We find that 4 to 8 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals between treatments is the most effective course.

Can the Elite MPX treat anybody?
The Elite MPX is the most versatile laser system on the market thanks to the MultiPlex technology which uses two wavelengths, as compared to single-wavelength lasers. The Elite MPX can be used safely on all skin types and provides superior results for hair removal, treating spider veins, diffusing redness, general dyschromia (discolored skin), and photfacial.

What is integrated cooling?
We use what is called integrated cooling, this makes laser hair removal far safer and more comfortable and better than Cryogen or Contact cooling. The Elite MPX uses the Zimmer Integrated Cooling System which cools the skin before, during and after the laser fires, providing patients with superior comfort. During treatment, your skin will continuously receive chilled air that will protect your skin’s tissues and minimize discomfort.

Can the Elite MPX treat age spots and brown spots?
Yes it can, providing you have already visited with your dermatologist to have your brown spots pre-screened for pre-cancerous cells or cancerous cells. Once it’s determined that there aren’t any medical concerns, then brown spots can be safely and effectively removed using the Elite MPX Alexandrite laser. The Alexandrite laser is the gold standard when it comes to targeting all types of brown or unwanted pigment, and can painlessly eliminate all types of sun damage, or red or brown spots.

Why Boston Skin Essentials for laser hair removal?
At Boston Skin Essentials, Board-Certified surgeon Dr. Edwin Ishoo only uses the latest, most state-of-the-art technology available on the market. The new Elite MPX laser system, made by Cynosure, Inc. offers the best laser technology on the market today; not all lasers are created equal or can treat all skin types. The laser’s manufacturer Cynosure, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of laser and light-based aesthetic systems, and we are proud to be offering this advanced technology because our clients deserve only the best the market has to offer. We can customize your treatment, regardless of the color or type of your skin to ensure you get incredible results.

Due to the broad range of laser wavelengths available with the Elite MPX laser, it is the single most comprehensive permanent hair reduction device available on the market today, and it can be used on all skin types and tanned skin. If you are interested in finding out if laser hair removal is right for you, please contact a member of our staff at Boston Skin Essentials today to schedule your consultation.