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Laser Hair Removal 101

Laser Hair Removal 101

Laser hair removal is a hot topic of conversation at The Skin to Love Clinic at the moment, so we checked in with The Skin to Love Clinics Manager, Kerri, to get the answers to the questions most frequently asked by new patients who want to have Soprano Ice laser hair removal to treat their unwanted hair.

What is Soprano Ice?

Soprano Ice is a diode laser which treats unwanted, excess hair and has multiple clinical papers which demonstrate its effectiveness. This is our laser of choice for our patients due to its safety profile, effective results and the fact that we can treat all skin colours with it.

Does Soprano Ice laser hurt?

The feedback from our patients is that this treatment is extremely tolerable; I’ve had also had this treatment and agree with the feedback! For most patients, there is mild discomfort in the treatment area which feels like a warm ‘ping’ with an elastic band. One of the lovely things about this particular laser is the in-built cooling treatment tip which makes the treatment much more comfortable than some other hair removal devices (I can also relate to this feedback from previously trying the Alexandrite laser myself before the Soprano Ice).

Is Soprano Ice hair removal permanent?

There really is no such thing as permanent laser hair removal, no matter which laser, clinic or practitioner you choose. All types of laser hair removal should be thought of as long-term hair removal rather than permanent hair removal. The reason for this is that this treatment is not an exact science; the aim is to destroy the hair follicles over the course of your treatment however some may be damaged rather than destroyed and therefore it’s possible for hair growth at some point due to the regrowth of the hair follicle. In my experience with patients and have had the treatment myself, results can last for years and years. Patients can have maintenance treatments if they notice any regrowth.

Will all my hair go?

From the experience of thousands of patients with a variety of different hair removal lasers, we suggest that the average person can expect approximately 10 to 15 per cent hair reduction per session. As with all treatments, some patients may respond more quickly and/or achieve better results than others. If you have any very fair or white hair they will remain as the laser targets the pigment in your hairs.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Yes, the Soprano Ice laser has a good safety profile. The most common side effects are mild discomfort and pinkness in the treatment site which are usually short-lived. As with all treatments, there are always going to be possible risks and side effects and these can be more likely in inexperienced hands; on this note, inexperienced practitioners can sometimes ‘undertreat’ you also if they are not confident or nervous about possible side effects and this can impact your results. At The Skin to Love Clinic our experienced medical staff always consult with you prior to starting treatment and set your treatment energies so that we always treat you at the highest possible treatment level that’s safe for your skin type; my advice would be to make sure that the clinic or practitioner you choose to look after you have a wealth of experience to ensure you have the best chance of successful results whilst being in safe hands.

Does Soprano Ice work on dark skin?

Yes. We safely and effectively treat all skin types and colours with the Soprano Ice. Our experienced medical staff set your treatment energies so that they are safe and effective for your skin colour.

If you would like to know more about the Soprano Ice laser hair removal treatment, please don’t hesitate to read more on our website or to contact our laser hair removal clinic on 01727837429; we’ll be able to arrange your laser treatment consultation with one of our experienced medical teams.

Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.

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