Laser Treatment at Quintessential
We have recently introduced Elysion Diode Laser hair removal technology which offers pain free, ultra fast laser hair removal with integrated ‘Crystal Freeze’ cooling technology.
Using a specific wavelength of light that is selectively absorbed by the melanin surrounding the hair follicle, the laser is applied to the skin and the heat is conducted down to the base of the follicle and coagulates or cuts of the blood flow to the follicle. At the same time the Elysion’ cool freeze’ technology cools the skin to protect and avoid any damage to the surrounding skin. The hair will be destroyed and removed permanently and over the next week will fall out leaving the skin hair free and smooth
Laser hair removal works by means of selective photothermolysis which is based on the selective destruction of the hair follicle, protecting, as much as possible, the surrounding structures: the epidermis and the dermis..
How many treatments are required?
The visible hair will be removed with each treatment. A course of treatments is required as laser hair removal is effective on hairs in the growing stage or visible on the skin. At any one time only 70% of hairs in the skin are dormant and not visible on the surface. Therefor for maximum clearance additional treatments are required for each phase of hair growth.
Elysion’s high power and pain free treatment of Elysion requires less treatments than older IPL or lasers which in some cases required 8-15 treatments. For most people Elysion achieves maximum clearance in just 6 sessions saving you time and money.
Treatments are scheduled 6-8 weeks apart as you wait for the next phase of hair growth to appear on the surface. You will be hair free in between treatments.
How does treatment feel?
Most clients find treatment comfortable as Elysion laser system incorporates advanced integrated cooling. Its patented ‘cool freeze’ skin cooling technology keeps the skin at a cool temperature throughout treatment protecting the skin and ensuring a painless tretment . Elysion also has a dynamic mode that is completely painless and can even be used on tanned skin.
Who is suitable for treatment?
Elysion laser can treat all skin types effectively and safely including dark skin types and even tanned skin. We treat both men and women who wish to remove unwanted hair permanently. During your consultation we will ask you to complete a full health questionnaire to identify any contraindications If you suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) we can treat effectively but you will require ongoing maintenance treatment
what is laser hair removal?The aim of LASER hair removal is to destroy the hair follicle so that the hair does not appear again. To achieve this result, a LASER capable of reaching the follicle is used. The light energy applied is absorbed by the melanin and is converted into heat, destroying the follicle without affecting the surrounding tissues.
how does elysion-pro work?elysion-pro works using the selective photothermolysis principle. This consists in transmitting the LASER beam while affecting the melanin (which gives hair its color) and destroying the follicle without damaging the skin in the process. elysion-pro works with the exclusive “crystal freeze” system. This is a cooling system based on TRT (thermal relaxation time), which is the time necessary for skin to recover its original temperature after the application of the LASER beam. This exclusive system works by maintaining a constant temperature of 6ºC at the tip of the handpiece, producing a pleasant sensation on the skin during hair removal.
is hair removal with elysion-pro suitable for all skin types?Skin types are classified on a scale from I to VI depending on the color of the hair and the skin, as well as its tanning capacity. According to Fitzpatrick, skin type number I is defined by people with a very pale complexion and red hair or blonde hair, while skin type number VI is defined by people with very dark skin who, usually, also have strong and dark hair. elysion-pro makes it possible to remove hair on all skin types, including tanned skins, which means hair removal sessions can continue in summer. This is thanks to its four wavelengths (750nm, 810nm, 940nm and 1060nm) than can be used with the platform.
is laser hair removal definitive?LASER hair removal prevents hair growth by destroying and eliminating permanently the follicle. However, it can only be effective on active follicles (those in the anagen phase during the hair removal session). The inactive follicles will eventually reach the anagen phase and, thus, will be eliminated in the following sessions.
how many sessions are needed?The length of the treatment will be influenced by the type of hair, area to be treated and the specific needs of each patient. Generally the number of sessions will vary between 6 and 10, always depending on the criteria of the professional. The length of the treatment will be influenced by the type of hair, area to be treated and the specific needs of each patient. In general, the number of sessions will vary between 6 and 10, always depending on the criteria of the professional.
how long does each session last?Hair removal with elysion-pro is fast. The length of every session depends on the size of the area. It can vary between 10 minutes (upper lip) and between 30 and 60 minutes (full legs).
do elysion-pro treatments have any side-effects?The counter-indications for LASER hair removal are minimum. However, it is not recommended to have this kind of treatments done during pregnancy or if there are active skin or mucous infections or tattoos in the treatment area. It is also counter-indicated for people with oncological diseases and/or under treatment for them.