Laser Hair Removal Treatments – What to Expect.
At Locks & Lashes we use the Soprano Ice Laser which delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the hair follicle and converted to heat. The heat damages the hair follicle while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Laser energy is delivered through a small hand piece operated by your laser therapist.
We have created a calm and comfortable environment in which you can have your hair permanently reduced. Your laser therapist will explain the process fully and goggles will be provided to protect your eyes. Depending on the area being treated the session will last approximately 15 minutes to an hour.
As hair grows in 6 week cycles, we recommend that you will need to have 6 treatments between 6-8 weeks apart (body) and 4-6 week apart (face) to permanently reduce hair follicles.
Will it Hurt?
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate laser treatment well. The Soprano Ice’s `In-Motion’ feature enables the treatment to be customised to your tolerance ensuring advantages that other treatments cannot provide.
The laser also includes a cooling head to prevent your skin from getting too hot and causing pain. The hand piece is in constant motion, meaning that hair removal treatment times are reduced and are virtually pain free.
Those who have tried our laser hair removal treatments report that the procedure is virtually painless, and some have even said that it feels like a warm massage. Depending on how sensitive you are, you may experience a slight pin pricking type sensation but this is rare.
Does it Work For All Skin Types.
Laser hair removal works effectively for people who have pigmented hair. It is not suitable for people with blonde, grey or white hairs as they lack the pigmentation required to make this treatment effective.
The Soprano Ice Laser works by gradually heating targeted hair follicles with gentle pulses of laser energy. The laser is constantly in motion, giving the sensation of a warm massage.
How long does it take?
The Soprano Ice Laser has two different hand pieces with an advanced cooling system.
We are therefore able to cover relatively large areas at high speed. The exact time is determined by the size of the area being treated. For example underarms would take approximately 15 mins, Half Legs 30-45 mins and Full Back 45 mins.
How effective is it?
The Soprano Ice Laser parameters are specifically designed to match your skin and hair type, assuring exceptionally precise and gentle treatments. It quickly and effectively treats multiple hair follicles at once with no down time, enabling clients to resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.
Best of all, this non-invasive, effective approach yields permanent hair reduction and long-term hair removal.
After your treatment, the skin may appear red and/or swollen, but this will reduce over 24 hours. You must use a SPF30/50 sunscreen on the treated areas for a at least a week after treatment to protect the skin as it will be highly sensitive to sun damage if directly exposed to the sun’s rays.
For this reason, we recommend that you do not have a treatment and go on holiday where you will be exposed to extreme sun conditions within 1 week of your last treatment.
Give us a call to find out more about Laser Hair Removal.