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Elite+ : Uncover Touchable Skin

Written by Cosmetic Surgery of New York | Feb 23, 2018 5:14:56 PM

Long Island Beauty, the non-surgical division of Cosmetic Surgery of NY, is pleased to offer the most advanced, cutting-edge treatment for laser hair removal available today.The Elite+ Laser, manufactured by Cynosure, is the gold standard in laser hair removal treatment, and is the newest generation of Elite Lasers equipped to enable our aestheticians to provide faster and more effective results than ever before.


The Elite+ Laser has transformed laser hair removal treatment by combining two technologies into one device: the Alexandrite laser and Nd:YAG. This unique combination of lasers allows the aesthetician to switch between wavelengths to utilize the most appropriate laser for the patient’s hair or skin type during the same session.

The Elite+ Laser emits gentle pulses of energy, directed into the hair follicle, without harming the surrounding tissue. This energy is absorbed into the targeted hair follicles and destroys them.
The Elite+ Laser system is the most comprehensive hair removal system available today and is safe for use on all skin types and colors. Each customized treatment produces long- term results and faster treatment sessions.

Ingrown hairs and inflamed or bumpy skin caused by shaving or waxing is eliminated!  For best results, multiple sessions are recommended, as hair follicles typically have three phases of hair growth:
• Anagen (Active/Growth Phase)
• Catagen (Regressive Phase) 
• Telogen (Resting Phase) Laser hair removal technology is designed to treat hair in the Anagen (active) phase.

Additional factors like age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism influence hair growth, and plays a role in the location, thickness and resilience of your hair. 

The Elite+ can treat the following areas:

• Face
• Stomach
• Underarms
• Arms
• Legs
• Bikini Line
• Back
• Chest
• Whole Body

Elite+ Laser for FaciaL and Leg Veins

Facial and leg veins are a common condition for many of our patients. The Elite+ Laser can remove these veins and restore your skin to a smooth, clear appearance.

The Elite+ Laser emits a prescribed level of energy to the affected vein, precisely targeting the problem area without damaging the surrounding tissue. After treatment is complete, the vein will gradually disappear.

Facial and leg vein  treatments with the Elite+ Laser typically last between 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size and location of the treatment area.

Side effects may include redness or swelling at the treatment site which resolves itself in a matter of hours. Most of our patients resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Elite+ Laser for Pigmented lesions Pigmented lesions are dark growths on the skin such as moles and age spots. Some spots may be a different color, such as blue, purple, black or brown. These spots are typically found on skin that is frequently exposed to the sun, like the face and hands. These benign pigmented lesions can be effectively removed by our aesthetician using the Elite+ Laser.

Light pulses emitted by the Elite+ Laser are absorbed by melanin-containing skin cells, with little impact made on the surrounding tissue. The targeted cells will begin to disintegrate and are removed naturally by the body.

The treatment produces only mild discomfort in most patients, with no downtime. The number of Elite+ Laser sessions needed for optimal results varies, based on the size and depth of the lesion being treated. The majority of our patients see visible improvement after one to two sessions, but typically require five or six sessions that are generally scheduled at four- to six- week intervals.

Elite+ FAQ BY Long Island Beauty Medical Aesthetician Anne-Marie Bellavia

Q: How do I know if I’m a good candidate for laser hair removal?
A: If you’ve ever been self-conscious about the hair on your face or body, you’re most likely a great candidate for laser hair removal.
Q: Will I need multiple treatments?
A: Each patient will receive a customized treatment plan. The number of sessions is determined by the size of the area being treated, your skin color and other factors. 
Q: How long is the hair removal treatment session? 
A: Each session is determined by the density of hair growth and the overall size of the area that’s being treated. Smaller areas might take as little as 15 minutes, while larger areas like the back or leg may require an hour or longer. 
Q: Is the treatment expensive?
A: Compared to a lifetime of shaving, waxing or using depilatories, laser hair removal with Elite+ is very affordable. 

Schedule a complimentary consultation at Long Island Beauty, the non-surgical division of  Cosmetic Surgery of NY, by calling 631-473-7070.