In the quest for silky-smooth skin, advanced technologies have paved the way for innovative hair removal solutions. Two of the top breakthroughs include the Elite IQ™ laser system and Forever Bare BBL, an Intense Pulsed Light treatment by Sciton®, both of which are state-of-the-art platforms that utilize advanced laser technology for effective and long-lasting hair removal.

A pretty woman with her hair in a bun shows off her silky smooth skin after receiving a laser hair removal treatment.

While some individuals are not yet sold on the idea of laser hair removal, many more have embraced this convenient and comfortable hair removal option.

This comprehensive guide will delve into these two laser hair removal options, the newest technological advancements they have incorporated, the benefits, expected results, effectiveness on different skin types and hair colors, as well as other options to consider.

Forever Young BBL by Sciton®

Forever Bare BBL, an Intense Pulsed Light treatment by Sciton®, utilizes broad-spectrum light to target hair follicles. During the procedure, the BBL device emits controlled pulses of light, which are absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This process generates heat, damaging the follicle and impeding future hair growth.

Benefits of Forever Young BBL by Sciton®

  • Speed and efficiency: The procedure is relatively quick and covers large treatment areas in a single session, making it a time-efficient solution for busy individuals seeking effective hair removal.
  • Versatility: Forever Young BBL is versatile and capable of addressing unwanted hair on various body areas, including the face, arms, legs, and bikini line.
  • Skin rejuvenation: BBL therapy can also improve skin tone and texture, addressing pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, and fine lines.
  • Results on different hair types and colors:
    • Dark hairs: Forever Young BBL is particularly effective on dark hair due to the higher melanin content. The light energy is readily absorbed, delivering optimal results.
    • Lighter hairs: While lighter hair may be less responsive, advancements in technology have expanded the applicability of BBL to include lighter hair colors. The treatment may require additional sessions for optimal results.

The Elite IQ™ Laser Hair Removal System

The Elite IQ™ laser system harnesses the power of both Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers, making it suitable for various skin types and hair colors. The procedure involves emitting highly concentrated light into hair follicles, where the pigment absorbs the light, destroying the hair and inhibiting future growth.

The dual-wavelength technology of Elite IQ™ allows for versatility in targeting different hair colors and depths. The Alexandrite laser is particularly effective for lighter skin tones, while the Nd:YAG laser excels in treating darker skin tones and coarser hair types.

Benefits of Elite IQ™ Hair Removal

  • Precision and speed: Elite IQ™ offers advanced technology that precisely targets hair follicles, ensuring effective hair removal while minimizing damage to surrounding skin. The system features larger spot sizes and a built-in cooling system, enabling faster treatment sessions.
  • Treats a wide range of skin types: Elite IQ™ is suitable for a broad spectrum of skin types, offering safe and effective hair removal for individuals with diverse skin tones. The Alexandrite laser is ideal for fair to medium skin tones, while the Nd:YAG laser is effective for darker skin tones.
  • Minimal discomfort: The Elite IQ™ system incorporates a cooling mechanism to minimize discomfort during treatment. This cooling technology helps soothe the skin and enhance the overall patient experience.
  • Long-lasting results: The advanced laser technology provided by Elite IQ™ disrupts the hair growth cycle, leading to long-lasting results. With a series of treatments spaced over several weeks, individuals can experience a significant reduction in hair growth.
  • Results on different hair types and colors: The versatility of the Elite IQ™ system allows skin care professionals to tailor treatments to individual needs. Experts can optimize the procedure for different hair types and colors by adjusting laser settings, ensuring personalized and effective hair removal.
    • Dark hairs – The concentrated light emitted by Elite IQ™ is particularly effective in targeting dark hair. The energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, resulting in efficient hair removal. The Nd:YAG laser, one of the components of Elite IQ™, is especially adept at treating dark, coarse hair.
    • Lighter hairs – While laser hair removal traditionally posed challenges for individuals with fair hair, Elite IQ™ uses dual-wavelength technology to extend its effectiveness to lighter hair colors.

Alternatives to Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal offers long-lasting results with little to no discomfort. Other options like waxing and electrolysis typically produce short-term results or a painful experience.


Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation technique that uses a sterile, surgical-grade scalpel to gently scrape away the top layer of dead skin cells and fine vellus hair, commonly known as peach fuzz. This non-invasive procedure leaves the skin smoother and more receptive to subsequent treatments.

Some of the benefits you can expect from dermaplaning include:

  • Versatility: Treatment is recommended for dry skin, acne scars, uneven skin tone, large pores, fine lines, and unwanted facial hair.
  • Smooth skin texture: Dermaplaning immediately improves skin texture by removing dead skin cells and vellus hair. This results in a softer, more radiant complexion.
  • Enhanced absorption: By removing the outermost layer of skin, dermaplaning improves the absorption of skin care products, allowing them to penetrate more effectively.
  • Minimal to no downtime: Dermaplaning is a gentle procedure that offers immediate results with minimal, if any, downtime, making it suitable for individuals with busy schedules.
  • Results on different Hair types and colors:
    • Dark hair: Dermaplaning has no preference for dark hair, as it focuses on removing surface-level dead skin cells and vellus hair rather than affecting hair follicles.
    • Light hair: Similarly, dermaplaning does not target the pigmentation of light hair. Its primary benefits are derived from the exfoliation and smoothing of the skin’s surface.

Combining Laser Hair Removal and Dermaplaning

The synergy of laser hair removal and dermaplaning creates a comprehensive approach to hair removal and skin rejuvenation. Dermaplaning performed before laser treatments ensures a clean and smooth skin surface, enhancing the efficacy of the laser by optimizing light penetration.

This combination effectively addresses unwanted hair and rejuvenates the skin, providing a radiant and smooth complexion. Whether you have dark or light hair, the versatility of these procedures ensures that the skin care professional can tailor the approach to help you achieve optimal results on your journey to beautiful skin.

Dermaplaning and Laser Hair Removal in Burlington, WA

RejuvenationMD provides dermaplaning and laser hair removal in Burlington, Washington, Bellingham, and Bothell. Contact us today to learn more by calling one of our convenient locations.

Burlington (360) 854-5788 – Bellingham (360) 404-7863 – Bothell (425) 587-8581