HOW DOES LASER REMOVE HAIR?
Hair reduction lasers emit a light at a specific wavelength that is known to be absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle — without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy, which in turns disables the hair follicle so that it will not produce another hair.
WHAT MAKES A LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT SAFE AND COMFORTABLE?
Soprano Ice diode laser is an award winning laser hair removal system which gives you fastest and least painful results. It represents a new era in laser hair removal technology and treatment methods. The laser emits a patented smooth pulse of light, which delivers a continuous energy level without characteristic spikes in energy that in some of the other lasers cause a sharp sting. You experience minimal discomfort during the treatment, and many of our clients report that the sensation is much more comfortable than waxing, electrolysis, or even tweezing.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Soprano ice hair removal lasers can safely treat any body part except for the small area inside the bony ridge of the eye socket.
ARE SOME PEOPLE BETTER CANDIDATES FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL THAN OTHERS?
Laser hair removal works best on individuals with light skin and coarse, dark hair (brown and black) hair. We have had superb results with individuals with all ranges of skin color and hair color blonde, red, or light brown hair. It is safe for even tanned skin.
HOW LONG DOES A LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT TAKE?
We plan for adequate time to go as slowly or as fast as is comfortable and appropriate for each client. As a general rule, legs, backs and arms take an hour to an hour and a half; while an upper lip or the tops of ears may require eight to 10 minutes. The front of the neck or underarms can take as little as 15-20 minutes.
WHY DOES IT TAKE A NUMBER OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS TO CLEAR AN AREA OF EXCESS,UNWANTED HAIR?
Hair grows in repeating cycles, and only in the actively growing phase does the hair contain enough pigment to absorb sufficient energy to disable the hair follicle. When hair is in the dormant phase, it has little or no pigment, and it cannot absorb the laser light. When you come in for your treatment, we disable all of the hair follicles with actively growing hair in the treatment area. A few weeks later, some of your dormant hairs will have moved into the actively growing stage, and you will come in for a treatment to disable those. As this cycle gets repeated, you experience increasing reduction of hair.
HOW MANY LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Normally it takes about 6-8 sessions done at a 4-5 weeks interval. If there are any medical issues or underlying hormonal issues then you might need few more sessions.
WHAT CAUSES HAIR GROWTH?
Heredity and ethnic background constitute the primary causes of hair growth. Excessive hair growth in women often results from normal biological changes that they undergo throughout life, such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause and old age. Any one of these changes may cause an increase in hair growth in areas that never had hair before, or cause a small to moderate problem area to worsen. Other causes of hair growth can be associated with certain medications, stress and obesity.
More serious causes can be an abnormality in the endocrine system, such as irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian disorders like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); and thyroid abnormalities. If you suspect any of these condition or if during your skin evaluation we suspect any of them – we will always recommend that you seek a medical evaluation.
WHY DO TEMPORARY HAIR REMOVAL METHODS SUCH AS WAXING AND TWEEZING STIMULATE HAIR GROWTH?
Waxing, tweezing and depilatory creams are among the top offenders for stimulating hair growth. When a hair root is pulled at or tugged on to remove it, a blood supply rushes to the area nourishing the hair follicle. When this process is done regularly the result is growth of very coarse, deep rooted hairs. Most clients are surprised to learn that years of waxing and/or tweezing have played a role in making the hair growth worse.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL UNCOMFORTABLE, OR EVEN PAINFUL?
You may experience a small but manageable sensation that we describe as a “pinch” or a “zap” when we pulse the laser. Most of our former waxing, stringing and electrolysis clients report that the discomfort is far less than those methods of hair removal.
WHY IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL SO MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE OTHER METHODS OF HAIR REMOVAL?
That is a myth: laser is NOT more expensive, especially when you factor in the value of your time. Certainly there is an up-front expenditure for a series of laser treatments – but you quickly get a return on your investment, all the while achieving your goal of hair removal.