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Laser Hair Removal
Why Soprano ICE™ Laser Hair Removal?
Soprano ICE Facts
- Fastest hair removal device on the market
- Treats all six skin types
- Used at any time of the year and can even treat tanned skin
- Incorporates a unique facial tip to treat otherwise hard to reach areas like the nostrils, ears, and glabella (skin between eyebrows)
- Virtually painless as a result of ICE™ cooling technology that cools the skin during treatment for longer periods of time
Prior to your laser hair removal appointment, we require that all areas to be treated must be shaved. Please see FAQ below for a full list of treatment guidelines. The area of the body or face being treated will be washed and your provider will apply a soothing gel to the skin’s surface. Repeated, gentle sweeping motions with the applicator gradually heat the treatment area with a high frequency of short pulses. The laser applicator is large enough to make treatment relatively swift, with smaller areas taking just 5 minutes.
Soprano ICE technology cools the surface of the skin to increase patient comfort, prevent superficial burns and allow for virtually painless, yet highly-effective hair removal. A session generally takes between 60 and 90 minutes.
There is no required downtime or post-treatment care required. You can resume your normal activities when you leave your appointment.
Laser hair removal is a process that takes more than one visit in order to capture and treat the hair at its most receptive phase of the growing cycle. The number of treatment sessions will differ from person to person. Treatments are performed on areas from the neck down every six to eight weeks, after which, typically, there is a 90% clearance rate on 90% of patients, with the patient having a touch-up every year or two. Treatments are performed on areas from the neck up every four weeks. Since everyone’s hair growth rate is different, as the patient moves into later weeks in their treatment plan, sessions may be spaced further apart as warranted.
My first step to Soprano ICE?
Soprano ICE FAQ. 3 Things to Know!
Question 1. What do I need to know before my laser hair removal appointment?
- The treatment area must be clean shaven and free of all hair before we can treat with Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal. We recommend shaving within 12-24 hours of your appointments.
- During your consultation, please discuss your most recent waxing treatment so we can discuss where and when to make sure there is sufficient regrowth before we schedule your appointment. You must wait 4-6 weeks after your last wax appointment before your first laser hair removal appointment. Hair regrowth is required for laser hair removal to be effective. Since you will have shaved before your appointment, we won’t be able to confirm if the regrowth is a few hairs or full regrowth.
- Your 6 session treatment series will range anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks (depending on treatment area and which session it is). During that time, you CAN shave as much as you. But, you canNOT wax, pluck, sugar, or use chemical depilatories.
- Lastly, the consensus is that laser hair removal during menstruation is not recommended, simply because most women find they are much more sensitive, and thus the treatment can hurt. It’s not contraindicated but if there is scheduling flexibility, most would prefer not to be treated during that time for the sake of greater comfort. We are happy to reschedule at any time to accommodate this situation. If you still prefer to have your laser hair removal treatment on a day when you are menstruating, please use feminine protection.
Question 2. Is there a difference in treating dark and light hair?
Coastal Skin Solutions uses the 755 Alex handpiece, which is the best on the market for hair removal. However, effective hair removal with this handpiece requires that the hair being treated is darker than the surrounding skin. We can advise patients with lighter hair during a consultation on the best way to proceed.
Question 3. Can you guarantee 100% hair removal?
We cannot guarantee 100% hair removal because the laser is only effective when the hair is in the anagen growth phase. Hair can remain dormant for years at a time. We tell our patients to expect 90% hair removal assuming they adhere to their recommended treatment sessions and schedule. The treatment schedule is extremely important to outcomes.