Is Soprano XL hair removal treatment expensive?
No, Laser hair removal is currently cheaper in price than 10 years ago.
We believe that Soprano XL is the best quality and the best value for money treatment available on the market
Soprano XL is usually no more expensive than older types of laser or IPL methods and Soprano XL is currently used throughout the world and is proving to be the most popular and the most predictably effective hair removal treatment on the market for all skin types and its virtually PAIN FREE.
Because Soprano XL is gentler to skin and yet so so powerful and successful at treating unwanted hair, usually less treatments are required, so making it cheaper for you.
Is Soprano XL suitable for very dark skin and black skin types?
Yes, Soprano XL is unique. The patented technology ,coupled with the GOLD STANDARD 810 diode laser ,makes it a first, The herald of A NEW ERA, in fact , it is the only laser currently ,to be able to offer laser hair removal treatment to everyone and for every skin colour with a more predictable and successful result, more safety and in more comfort and with less risk of side effects than has ever before been possible.
How many Soprano XL laser treatments do I need?
During your consultation your hair and skin will be assessed and you will be advised on an individually tailored programme, on average 6 to 8 sessions are recommended for the body areas. Occasionally maintenance treatments may be required. More treatments may also be required for the face as individuals can vary.
How long will it take for the treated unwanted hair to fall out after the treatment?
Usually 2 to 3 weeks you may shave the area treated until the hair falls out if you wish.
Will my face be red after the treatment for facial hair?
Side- effects are usually minimal and transient or none at all. If the skin is pink it quickly resolves, sensitive skin may take a little longer. As with any laser and heat related treatment, there is a risk of burning and scarring, however, these risks are further reduced due to the unique safety features of the Soprano XL
Does the Soprano laser treat blonde, fine and red hair?
New technology enables the Soprano to treat and successfully reduce hair types which have previously proved difficult to treat with older lasers.
Fine hair which contains pigment, light brown and even some blonde or fair hair can be treated. You will be assessed and a patch test may be given to test first.
As with all lasers white hair does not respond and certain types of red hair can be difficult to treat Products like Meladine can help with this and we can discuss this at the consultation.
How do i prepare my skin and unwanted hair for treatment?
Clean skin free from creams and perfumes and no false tan.
Avoid glycolic acid products some acne creams and retinoid creams make sure you ask the therapist about the products you are using.
Do your best to minimise tanning to the area to be treated;
No prolonged exposure to sun or sun-beds (or recent tan) for 4 weeks prior to treatment on the area to be treated.
Wear a daily spf 25/30 to protect your skin from tanning prior to treatment if necessary.
The hair to be treated should be trimmed very short or preferably shaved prior to treatment.
You may wear your makeup to the clinic if you wish because we can can remove it easily from the treatment area .You will be able to re-apply it straight afterward treatment if you wish ,so bring your makeup bag if you like.
How do I remove the hair in-between treatments?
Shaving or trimming is best.
Definitely do not wax or pluck, thread or electrolysis the hair as this will compromise your treatment plan.
How often do i need to come for my course of Soprano treatment?
For the face the anagan cycle is around 4 to 8 weeks and so 6 weeks apart is perfect.
For the body the anagan cycles are longer and so 6 to 12 weeks apart. It is best to start the first treatments at 6 to 8 week intervals and then progress to leaving up to 12 weeks between treatments.
What is an anagen cycle?
The hair grows in stages or cycles called anagen catagen and telogen.
The anagen hair is active and is attached to the blood supply and growing whilst the other two stages are in various stages of shedding and resting.
Only the follicle containing an anagen hair can be effectively destroyed during a treatment.
Which is why you have a course of treatment to catch and destroy all the follicles in their turn that are currently producing hair in the anagen phase
The Soprano laser destroys the follicles containing the pigmented anagen hairs permanently.
How does it work?
The Soprano laser light gently and safely passes through the dermis allowing the heat to be absorbed into the hair root, destroying the follicles so they can no longer produce hairs.
Though the re-growth has been prevented, the laser procedure is pain free.
How is the Soprano laser so different from any other lasers or IPL treatment?
All other technology emits heat provided by some form of light using either a single pulse or multi pulse method.
This is always painful because the skin also absorbs some of the heat or energy which is then lost. The hair absorbs the rest of the energy unpredictably .This process is time consuming, painful and is less safe and more risk of burning and side effects than Soprano.
With other methods and lasers ,the darker the skin is, then the more risk of burning and scarring because melanin in the hair and also in the skin is the target for the lasers energy. Therefore using other traditional lasers or IPL presents difficulties and risks for any pigmented skin, tanned, Asian and black skins . NOT SOPRANO, Soprano treats all skin colours with ease,comfort,predictability and higher safety than ever before possible.
Soprano treats lighter finer hair more successfully than other lasers and with less risk of side effects. Older lasers can have difficulty treating lighter finer hair because the lighter and finer the hair ,then the more energy is required from the laser and this high energy or heat is also fired at the skin. This often leaves redness marks burns and a higher risk of hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation and even scarring. Other lasers and IPL have to use lower energy or fluence and so usually take longer than Soprano ie more treatments are needed and in some cases these older methods for hair removal may not work at all, the hair may come back.
Is the Soprano treatment session done in 1 session for large areas?
Yes ,because of the comfort and speed large areas such as legs back chest arms ,torso, etc etc ,can be treated in 1 session.
Typical approximate treatment times to give you an idea. Legs take 45 mins to an hour, gents back takes 20 mins, as does gents front torso, face takes 10 mins, lip and chin takes 5 to 10 mins and bikini underarm takes 15 mins.