What Is Elite iQ?
Elite iQ™ uses Skintel® technology, the only FDA cleared melanin reader which adjusts to your exact skin type. It finds the perfect setting for every skin tone – from dark to fair to tanned, and every hair texture – from fine to coarse to thick. This allows for the most precise application and efficacious results in laser hair removal and skin rejuvination.
Beyond permanent hair reduction, Elite iQ™ effectively treats a wide variety of common skin concerns including facial wrinkles, sun damage, skin pigmentation, leg veins, and psoriasis.
What To Expect
The hair removal procedure:
- The treatment area should be clean shaven prior to the procedure.
- The provider will use the Skintel® melanin reader to measure the skin on the treatment area and adjust treatment settings according to your specific skin type.
- The provider will then guide the laser handpiece over the area being treated.
- The handpiece will emit beams of laser energy which is absorbed by the hair follicles and converted to heat.
- This heat disables the hair follicle from future growth.
Is this treatment right for me?
The Elite iQ™ device can be safely used on all skin types and anywhere on the body including face, back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini area and legs. Talk with your provider to discuss if you are a candidate for Elite iQ™ treatments.
When will I see results?
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in hair thickness and the amount of hair in the area treated.* Since hair removal treatments only targets hair in the active phase of growth, multiple treatments are often needed for complete removal. Speak to your provider for a consultation to discuss treatment areas and number of treatments required.
*Individual results vary
Why Elite iQ™ instead of other hair removal options?
Since the Elite iQ™ device is equipped with the Skintel® melanin reader technology, which reads your specific skin type and adjusts treatment setting accordingly, you will benefit from a customized treatment perfectly matched to your skin!
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments and their durations will vary depending on the size of the area being treated. Each session typically takes less than 30 minutes. Speak to your provider for a consultation to discuss your target areas and the number of sessions required.
What does Elite iQ™ laser recovery entail?
The area may be a little red for a few hours after your treatment, but you’ll be able to return to your daily activities immediately afterward.
However, it’s extremely important to avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 (50 is preferred) in the days following any laser procedure, since the laser can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. That could potentially lead to hyperpigmentation and irritation in the treatment areas.
How long do the effects of Elite™ iQ Laser last?
All laser hair removal treatments actually result in a permanent, significant reduction of hair, not a total removal. You’ll need an annual maintenance treatments to keep up your results.