What is Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser Hair Reduction is a permanent way to reduce unwanted hair on the face and body. It is suitable for both men and women, and more people are discovering the benefits of laser hair reduction every day. The laser light has an affinity to pigment in the hair. Absorption of the laser by the pigment laden hair follicle, destroys the hair follicle that is in the growing phase. Thus over a series of 6-8 sessions, one can see a permanent reduction in the hair follicles.
How is Laser Hair Reduction better compared to other hair removal treatments?
Traditional hair removal methods include shaving, waxing, plucking and depilatory creams. These are only temporary fixes that are often inconvenient, painful and irritating to the skin. Waxing is painful and can damage the surface of your skin. Depilatory creams can cause irritant reactions on the skin. Soprano laser is a safe, convenient, quick and permanent solution to effectively reduce unwanted hair.
What happens in a Laser Hair Reduction Treatment?
Laser Hair Reduction is a very safe procedure, that is customized according to your specific skin type and hair colour. Our laser therapists will shave the hair above the surface of the skin. The laser handpiece is then moved over the treatment area, emitting light-based energy in short pulses. The laser will heat the hair to a point that will affect its ability to regrow. Hair that is hidden beneath the skin at the time of treatment will shed over the next week or two.
Does Laser Hair Reduction hurt?
Laser Hair Reduction with Soprano is virtually painless and is a much more pleasant treatment experience than waxing, tweezing and electrolysis, which are much more aggressive and damaging to the skin. You may feel a slight warmth as the laser energy builds up in a particular area. Most people describe the sensation as “a warm stone massage.”
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments depends on your specific skin type and colour, the thickness and density of hair, hormonal status and the area treated. On an average, 6 to 10 treatments are needed to see an optimum result.
How long should I wait between sessions?
Typically, hair growth is seen in the immediate week or two after a laser session, but this growth usually sheds on its own. Hair growth is then seen after 3-4 weeks. After each treatment your hair will regrow thinner and softer and less in number. It is ideal to do the next session when this regrowth is seen. Hence average gaps between session should be about 4-6 weeks initially and may become longer in the later sessions.
Can all hair be treated?
Laser Hair Reduction is limited only by hair colour. It is the pigment in the hair that absorbs laser. Hence, treatment is most effective on hair that contains at least some pigment. Unfortunately, it does not work on grey and blonde hair due to lack of pigment.
Are there any after effects or risks I need to be aware of?
Laser Hair Reduction is very safe, if you are being treated by good quality technology and by a qualified therapist. After effects are minimal with only slight swelling and redness on sensitive skins, which usually fades in a few minutes depending on your skin type. However, it is still important to follow post and aftercare advice stringently.
What are the benefits of Laser Hair Reduction?
It is cost effective. You will no longer need to spend your money and time on regular expensive wax treatment depilatory creams or other methods of hair removal. Laser hair reduction can also improve ingrown hair and make the skin smoother. It is a very fast and effective way to permanently reduce unwanted hair.