A standalone Alexandrite system for hair removal, pigmented lesions, sun spots and freckles.
The Cynosure Apogee Elite contains two laser systems – a 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a high powered 1064 Nd:YAG laser.
By providing two different wavelengths, the Apogee Elite laser can be used to treat patients with all types of skin. The addition of the YAG laser allows us to treat patients of darker skin types for excessive hair growth, especially of the face, arm pits and bikini lines.
Patients with pseudofolliculitis (razor bumps) on the beard, face or neck now have this option to consider. When used for hair removal, the Apogee Elite laser affects only hair follicles which are currently active or growing (anagen), thus subsequent treatments may be required to eliminate the previously exhausted (catagen) or resting (telogen) follicles as they resume production.
Hair removal treatments are relatively painless and leave no textural skin changes or the scarring commonly seen with needle electrolysis. The Apogee laser also incorporates the use of the Smart Cool system by Cynosure. This system utilizes a “double cooling” technique which uses the body’s natural cooling process in conjunction with a specifically engineered external cooling system. The Smart Cool system is used with the laser to minimize patient discomfort during treatment.