Frequently Asked Questions – Laser Hair Removal
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Simply put Laser is attracted to pigment, if there is colour in the follicle, the laser will capture it and kill the follicle (only if it is in the growing stage)
Is Laser Hair Removal safe?
Yes. Laser Hair Removal is safe. When the service is done by a certified and experienced Laser technician using the appropriate levels, treatments are comfortable, safe and efficient.
What is the best Laser for Hair Removal?
There are four types of Laser Hair Removal Systems in the market, we can break them down for you:
Nd:YAG Laser – this system is good for all skin types, clients experience mild discomfort with this system versus other hair removal systems
Ruby Laser – the first laser hair removal system to come to market, not effective for dark skinned and tanned clients
Alexandrite Laser – this system is most effective on light skinned to olive skinned clients, clients experience the most discomfort with this machine due to the rapid pulses of laser
Diode Laser – this system is the most effective laser for hair removal, suited for all skin types and tanned skin, little to no down time after treatments
How Long Does Each Session Take?
This really depends on the area being treated. In order to properly target the hair, the right amount of heat needs to be applied which takes time. For example, one session for full legs takes 60 minutes to complete.
How Much Does It Cost?
Laser Hair Removal can be affordable when done correctly. When a Laser Hair Removal service is advertised for little money and little time it’s usually not effective and one will have to constantly keep going back for treatments. Remember when looking into Laser Hair Removal treatments, always look for quality over quantity. You may be paying more but you’re saving more long term.
What makes the Soprano Ice Pain Free for Laser Hair Removal?
The Soprano Ice is a Medical Grade Diode Laser. What makes it pain free is its proprietary Super Hair Removal Mode (SHR). What this means is that the heat being delivered is layered on to the skin which keeps the top layer of the skin cool and the laser is going into the layer of the skin where the follicles reside and treat them. Using this technology, Laser Hair Removal sessions with Us and the Soprano Ice are comfortable, safe and most important provide results.
What is IPL?
IPL is an acronym – Intense Pulse Light. IPL is not a laser. Though there is a hand piece for hair removal, it is not an efficient way of getting rid of unwanted hair.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for All Skin Types?
As you read above, not all Laser Hair Removal systems are the same and not all are suited for all skin types. With that said, there is hope!
Our Soprano Ice is one of the select few machines that can treat all skin types. By using the right parameters, all skin types can achieve optimal results. Everyone from skin type six to tanned skin can be treated with us and our Soprano Ice.
What Can I Do In-between Treatments?
In-between Laser Hair Removal Treatments clients are only permitted to shave. This means no more waxing, plucking and tweezing.
How Far Apart Are The Treatments?
For larger body areas like the legs and back, the average time between sessions is approximately 5-6 weeks to start then eventually moving to 8-10 weeks as the sessions go on. For smaller areas (more hormonal areas for women & men), the average time in between is approximately 4-5 weeks to start then eventually moving to 6-8 weeks as the sessions go on.