After how long does the procedure have an effect?
Even after the first procedure, laser hair removal has a visible effect, as it destroys the hair follicles that were in the anagen phase of growth, they will be pushed out of the skin, simulating growth, then will begin to fall no earlier than 2 weeks after the procedure . This is followed by a period without hair, lasting about 2-6 weeks (depending on the treated area), and shortly before the time for the next procedure, new hair appears, these are hairs that were not reached by the laser because they were not in anagen phase of growth.
How many procedures are needed?
The number of procedures depends on the treated area, skin phototype, hair structure and color, gender, age, hormonal imbalance, etc. Usually the procedures are between 6 and 10, this is because during the procedure only the hairs that are in the anagen phase of growth are removed. It is completely normal after the first procedures to have an increase in hair density, this is associated with the stimulation of "sleeping" follicles. After each subsequent procedure, the hairs decrease more and more until a complete reduction is reached.
How long does it take to have the procedure?
Laser hair removal aims to destroy the root and to be effective, the hair must be in the anagen phase of growth. Hair does not grow simultaneously on the human body, and at any given time about 20% of hair follicles are in the active phase. The procedures are done every 30-40 days.
When are maintenance procedures performed?
Soprano ICE Platinum destroys active follicles, but there are factors that activate hair growth from follicles that have been inactive so far. Such factors are pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, menopause, disease and others. If a series of procedures are not followed, there are missed angelic phases, maintenance may also be required. In general, maintenance procedures are needed for growth that is noticeable or bothers you. In normal cases, a maintenance procedure is needed every year, and in some people less often.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Laser hair removal is a painless and skin-friendly procedure. Some clients may experience slight discomfort, warmth, or tingling where the hair is thicker. With each subsequent procedure, the hair is reduced and thinned, which reduces the feeling. If we compare with the methods of plucking, such as waxing, laser hair removal with Soprano ICE Platinum is an extremely comfortable method.
Is the procedure safe?
Combining the levels of absorption and penetration of the three wavelengths, together with the optimal coverage of the area and comfort, Soprano ICE Platinum is characterized by exceptional safety and clinically proven effectiveness.
How long does the procedure last?
The duration depends on the size of the treated area. The approximate treatment time for the upper lip can be 5 minutes, for the armpits up to 15 minutes, for the legs about 30 minutes and the epilation of the whole body takes about an hour.
Do I need to do anything before and between procedures?
Yes, the hairs must be shaved for laser hair removal to be effective. Hair removal methods such as waxing are not suitable because they pluck the hair from the root and the laser pulse must reach the root of the hair to destroy its follicle. Hair removal between procedures should be done only by shortening the length of the hair, but in no case by plucking.
Are there areas that should not be treated?
Yes, areas with moles, pigment spots and freckles are tightly covered with a white pencil in order to neutralize the laser beam. White color does not absorb the laser pulse. Protruding moles and tattoos are also not treated. The testicular area in men is also not treated.
If I have a tan, can I take advantage of laser hair removal?
Soprano ICE Platinum laser hair removal can be applied to any skin type, even on skin with a natural or acquired complexion. An important condition is that the skin is at rest - not burnt, red, dry or peeling.
Can light and thin hair be removed?
Soprano ICE Platinum is the most effective diode laser for removing thin and light hair, even on the face, although the effect is achieved more slowly and with more procedures. Hair without pigment cannot be removed with laser hair removal.
Is there an age limit?
Laser hair removal can be done to anyone who wishes. There are no health contraindications and restrictions. However, more procedures are needed for adolescents because they have not completed their development, ie not all terminal hairs have appeared.
What are the side effects?
The side effects are positive - subcutaneous and ingrown hairs are removed. this improves the overall appearance of the skin, it becomes smoother and softer. In very rare cases, redness or slight swelling may appear in the treatment area after the procedure, and they pass quickly.
Will the laser irradiate me?
Laser hair removal does not irradiate the body. It does not affect the surrounding tissues, and the radiation is non-ionizing.
Is there a risk of skin burns?
There is a risk of superficial skin burns. In order to be minimized, it is recommended that the skin is in a relaxed state, with a natural tan or close to it, it is necessary that there is no active tan. You should not expose the area to be treated in the sun or solarium for at least 5-7 days before the procedure. 3-5 days after the procedure you can visit a solarium or be actively exposed to the sun. You should not use artificial tanning products, melanin activators and hair bleach for at least 15 days before the procedure. Do not use exfoliating products or peels 7 days before the procedure. Laser hair removal is not performed during antibiotic treatment as they make the skin photosensitive. The sensation of the procedure should be a slight tingling in case you feel burning or warming up, immediately report to our specialist.
Can laser hair removal damage organs?
The laser pulse is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and converted into heat, it can not reach the internal organs.
Can it be used in people with a hormonal problem?
Laser hair removal is the most suitable method of hair removal for people with hormonal imbalance. It affects the type of hair follicles, not their number. In case of hormonal imbalance, the light and thin hairs become thick and dark, and this is their ideal condition for effective control. In case of hormonal imbalance, a larger number of sessions may be needed to achieve a satisfactory result.
Is there a difference between photoepilation and laser hair removal?
Yes, there is. In photoepilation, the light is polychromatic (ie many colors) and in laser hair removal, the light is monochromatic (ie one color). Also, laser hair removal produces concentrated light energy with a certain wavelength, and photoepilation produces a wide range of wavelengths that are less effective. The general thing is that hair removal is done by means of light energy.