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Laser Hair Removal

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Elite iQ™ Hair Removal inBellevue, WA

For advanced hair removal treatments, Dr. O’Connell at Serenity Rejuvenation Center stands out as a CynoSure® luminary provider of Elite iQ™, the best laser hair removal in Bellevue, WA. This advanced non-ablative laser platform is from the trusted experts at Cynosure® and is integrated with adjustable wavelength settings for customized treatment. With our expertise even individuals with darker skin tones can say good riddance to unwanted hair with Elite iQ, the ultimate choice for laser hair removal.

How DoesElite iQ Work?

The Elite iQ is a technically advanced ND: YAG laser that leverages diverse wavelengths of light energy, absorbed by hair follicles to generate heat, and impede future growth. Achieving optimal hair reduction is a nuanced process, typically necessitating between three to twelve sessions, based on individual factors and treatment goals.

Following the initial Elite iQ session, subsequent treatments are meticulously timed to optimize the anagen phase of hair growth, enhancing the treatment’s effectiveness. Beyond expertise and top-tier technology, the number of sessions to achieve optimal results is influenced by successful hair removal is influenced by the following variables:


Your unique genetic makeup plays a pivotal role in treatment response and outcomes.


Changes such as perimenopause or post-pregnancy can affect hair growth patterns and treatment efficacy.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Affecting approximately 1 in 10 women, this condition, intricately linked to insulin resistance is very closely linked to Type 2 Diabetes and can significantly impact hair characteristics and contribute to treatment resistance.

Treatment Area

The facial and neck areas require more sessions compared to other body parts due to their follicular density and hair growth cycles.

Hair Color

Current technologies have limitations, with gray, platinum blonde or red hair being particularly challenging to treat due to their lack of pigment absorption.

Candidates forElite iQ

Candidates for Elite iQ include individuals with light to dark skin tones seeking a permanent reduction of unwanted hair. Treatment with the Elite iQ laser does not break the skin’s surface, eliminating the need for downtime, and making treatment convenient for busy schedules. Individuals who are committed to following post-treatment instructions and undergoing multiple treatment sessions are among the ideal candidates to achieve permanent hair removal with Elite iQ.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

To ensure the best possible results from your laser hair removal treatment, it is important to prepare your skin adequately beforehand. For seven days before your appointment, you must discontinue the use of any medications known to be photosensitizing, with tetracycline antibiotics being particularly important to avoid. Additionally, the application of oils and retinol products on the area to be treated should also be ceased seven days before the procedure to minimize any potential adverse reactions.

Moreover, protecting your skin from prolonged, intensive sun exposure is essential not only in the seven days leading up to your treatment but also in the seven days following it, to prevent any complications or discomfort. Before coming to the office for your session, please ensure that the area to be treated is cleanly shaved. Throughout the treatment process, it is important to avoid any hair removal methods that involve pulling the hair from the root, such as waxing, tweezing, sugaring, or threading, to ensure the efficacy and smooth progress of your laser hair removal journey.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

During your Elite iQ laser sessions a tingling sensation is experienced as pulses of light energy target hair follicles. To ease any potential discomfort during treatment a topical numbing agent is available upon request. Dr. O’Connell can discuss this with you during your consultation.

Recovery &Results

Recovery from Elite IQ does not require downtime. You may have redness or minor swelling that typically subsides a few hours after treatment. To ensure the best results, It is essential to avoid prolonged sun exposure for seven days before treatment and for seven days after treatment, and to follow all post-treatment instructions. Over the next few weeks, you will notice a gradual reduction in hair growth.

Laser Hair RemovalConsultation

A personalized consultation with our physician, Dr. Stephen O’Connell, is the first step. After confirming that laser hair removal is right for you, Dr. O’Connell will create an individualized plan. The doctor will review the procedure process in detail beginning with instructions and precautions to follow in the days leading up to Elite iQ sessions through to post-treatment results.

What Is the Cost of Elite IQ Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal procedures with Elite iQ are highly customized so the cost varies. Specific treatment areas and the number of sessions needed are factors that influence the cost. The treatment plan created during your consultation will include detailed price information.

Contact Us Today for More Information

Contact us today to request a complimentary consultation. Dr. O’Connell is a fellowship member of the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) and a Cynosure Luminary Provider. The doctor’s mastery of laser concepts and treatment parameters is why Serenity Rejuvenation Center is the premier destination for Elite IQ laser hair removal in Seattle and Bellevue.

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Dr. Stephen O’Connell has been practicing medicine since 2004. He founded Serenity Rejuvenation Center in 2010, from a vantage point steeped in academic excellence where the science of medicine, the experience of learning, and the art of caring inspired the creation of a concierge medical practice dedicated to aspiring individuals to strive for the best version of themselves in (form, function, and self-concept).