Are you tired of having to constantly shave or painfully wax away your unwanted hair? Soprano ICE Platinum is an option that takes all the best of laser hair removal and combines it into one. At Advanced Dermatology Center, located in Wolcott, CT, we are pleased to offer this comprehensive hair removal service. You may be wondering how it actually works, and we’re here to answer that question for you today.
How Does Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal Work?
Three Wavelengths Combined in One Powerful Treatment
It used to be that laser hair removal would utilize a laser that was great at one aspect of the job but often had to compromise in others. For example, one laser might be great at a range of different hair types, another laser might be faster than the others, while yet another may be more effective for darker skin tones. Since Soprano ICE Platinum combines the benefits of all three lasers, this doesn’t have to be the case anymore.
With three different wavelengths combined into one, you have a speedy treatment that works on all skin types and a wide range of hair types. These wavelengths penetrate different depths of the skin simultaneously and target the treated hair follicles on multiple levels. This powerful tool is considered by many to represent the best hair removal laser technology on the market today.
It’s All About the Hair Follicles
Laser hair removal works by targeting hair follicles. The laser goes from light energy to heat energy as soon as it finds a root, which quickly destroys the base of the targeted hair follicles. Once the root dies, it loses its ability to produce hair. The leftover hair will then fall from the root base.
While the image of a laser blast may bring to mind pictures of explosions and space travel, the lasers we use are gentle, and this method of hair removal is far from dramatic. The treatment itself is comfortable, and our entire staff is dedicated to providing the best experience possible through every step of the process.
What to Expect From Your Treatment
If you haven’t had your hair removed with a laser before, it might seem a little intimidating at first. The good news is this treatment is a tried and true method that is used extensively and considered very safe and effective. It’s honestly a pretty simple and straightforward process.
While results can differ slightly per individual, we know it can be helpful to have an idea of what you can expect when you come in for an appointment. With that in mind, we laid out a rough timeline, so you know what the treatment is going to look like, and when you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of it.
How to Prepare
When it comes to laser hair removal there’s very little needed in terms of preparation, and we will be able to answer your questions during a consultation. That said, there are some things we may recommend to you before you come in for your treatment.
The root of your hair should be present during treatment. Tweezing, waxing, or any hair grooming that removes the hair along with its root should be avoided, since it could interfere with laser treatment. It’s still fine to shave beforehand, although for best results you may want to put the razor down for 24 hours before you come in.
Clean Your Skin Without Lotion or Creams
Before you come in, make sure the skin you want to be treated is free of dirt or oil buildup. It’s a good idea to jump in the shower or bath before you have laser hair treatment. A clean surface will help the process work smoothly and quickly. On the day of your appointment, avoid using oils or fragrances on the area you’re going to have treated.
Take Extra Good Care of Your Skin
We recommend some skin pampering before you have your hair removed. A simple way you can do this is by using a daily sunblock, something that’s pretty beneficial whether you’re receiving laser hair treatment or not.
For a couple of days before you show up, try to avoid skin products that can increase photosensitivity. Some of these products can include:
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Hydroxy acids
- Salicylic acid
During a consultation, we will make sure this treatment is a good fit for your needs. After that, we can schedule an appointment. Before we start, you’ll be able to point out the exact areas you’d like treated. Your comfort is a top priority for us, so we will be happy to answer any questions you have, and guide you through each step of the process.
After you put on special provided eyewear, we’ll start the laser treatment. How long it takes will depend on what part of the body is being treated. For instance, if you are having the area above your lip treated, you could potentially be done in minutes. Larger areas of the body naturally will take a little longer. Once you specify to us which areas you’d like treated, we’ll be able to give you a more accurate time estimate.
Over a week or so, the hair over the treated skin is going to fall out. You should protect your treated skin from excessive heat for about 24 hours after your treatment, so hold off on the sauna or hot tub until at least a full day has passed. Avoid tanning beds for a couple of weeks after treatment, and apply sun protection when you head outside.
How Often Does Treatment Have to Be Repeated?
At first, you may notice some patchy hair growth coming in. This is completely normal, as the laser will have missed some of the hair follicles the first time around. You may need repeated treatments until you are completely happy with your results. We find a total of about six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is just about right to get those ideal results.
After that, your visits can be reduced to the occasional touch-up. Passing time, hormonal fluctuations, and life changes can make some hair growth return, so these maintenance visits will be a way to keep your results exactly how you like them. Our team is happy to offer memberships and multiple packages to fit your treatments into your schedule and budget.
After your treatment series, you’ll be able to enjoy freedom from constantly having to shave, wax, and pluck. Rather than having to hop in the shower for a shave before you join an invitation to the beach, you’ll be able to just go without feeling self-conscious about unwanted hair growth.
We believe everyone should feel confident in and love their bodies, but for those who have unwanted hair, this treatment can give them a boost of confidence and a long-desired break from the tedious chore that hair grooming so often becomes.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
1. How Safe Is It?
An extensive amount of research has gone into the Soprano ICE Laser, which has been backed by a proven safety record. It was designed to be a good fit for as many people as possible. It does a great job, but its safety is even more of a priority than its abilities.
We are pleased to offer such a safe hair removal option, but we also understand the need for transparency. As such we are happy to answer your questions honestly. During a consultation, if we determine this isn’t going to be the right fit for you, we will let you know and work together with you to find an alternative that will better fit your needs.
2. What Skin Types Does It Work On?
One reason we love this laser is it works on all kinds of different skin tones. This separates it from some alternate lasers on the market. There are three different wavelengths that are commonly seen individually in lasers, each one with a slightly different specialty.
The fact that this laser uses all three wavelengths, including a wavelength that is better absorbed by the melanin present in hair roots, is part of what allows this laser to work effectively on both dark and light skin tones.
3. Can I Get It While I Have a Tan?
Yes, it will still work when you have a tan. We would be happy to give you some guidelines when it comes to using a tanning bed around the time of your laser treatment, as you may want to avoid the tanning bed for a couple of weeks after each session.
4. What Kind of Hair Does It Work On?
This laser is an excellent tool that works on a wide variety of different hair types, something that hadn’t really been seen before in a single laser. As you’re determining whether this treatment is the right one for you, something to keep in mind is this laser isn’t as effective when it comes to very light hair.
If you have light or white hair, there’s no need to fear. We are happy to offer alternatives and can go over your options with you.
5. What Is the Best Time of Year to Have This Done?
This treatment can be done any time of year. Hair removal is commonly associated with the summer, but other times of year may be an especially good time to start your hair removal process. That way, you can have the results you want before beach season. After laser hair treatment, it’s recommended that you protect the treated area from the sun with a broad-spectrum sunblock.
Benefits of Having It Done Outside of the Summer Season
Of course, using sunblock is always a good idea, but if you have laser hair treatment done during the winter, spring, or autumn, it will be easier to protect the treated areas from the sun.
If you have an easy time remembering to put on daily sunblock, getting this hair treatment done any time of year shouldn’t be a problem for you. If you want less hassle, having it done during a season when you’re more out of the sun may be a good choice for you.
Free Yourself From Your Unwanted Hair Routine
If you’re ready to be done with the hassle of hair removal through Soprano laser hair removal, our team is ready to help. Reach out to Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, today for your consultation! We offer a wide range of cosmetic, dermatology, and spa services, so anything you could want when it comes to the health of your skin, we can help you find the right solution.