Frequently Asked Questions
Laser Hair Removal
How will my skin look immediately following my treatment?
The skin around the treatment area will be hairless, smooth, and rejuvenated following every session. There is a slight chance of minor irritation immediately following the laser hair removal treatment. Clients may temporarily experience slight swelling and redness of the skin around the treated area, which will only last from a handful of minutes to a few hours.
How many treatments will I need?
Every individual will need roughly 6-8 treatments, although some may need less or more in order to optimize results. Numerous variables can impact the amount of treatments necessary for maximum results, which include skin tone, hair colour, and the coarseness of hair. Furthermore, different body parts may need additional treatments and varying treatment intervals in relation to more condensed areas.
How long are the treatments?
Laser hair removal treatments may last between a few minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Is the treatment safe?
The Soprano XLi is FDA approved and clinically proven effective on all skin types (Fitzpatrick skin types I-VI) including tanned skin, body parts, and pigmented hair. The gold standard 810-nm diode, the near-infrared module, and the exclusive IN-Motion™ and DualChill™ technologies ensure that the Soprano XLi meets the highest standards of medical safety. The light sources involved use the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and its potential regrowth without damaging the skin tissue, thereby minimizing the risk of long-term side effects. During a laser hair removal treatment, non-carcinogenic infrared light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for regrowth without harming the surrounding skin tissue.
What precautions should I take prior to the treatment?
It is best to avoid long-term sun exposure, including tanning beds, for a minimum of 6 weeks prior to treatment. Clients must also avoid using depilatory creams, bleaching, waxing, and tweezing for 6 weeks following the treatment. Clients must shave the treatment area with a razorblade on the evening preceding every appointment, and clients must not apply any creams or deodorants around the designated treatment area on the day of every appointment.
Is the treatment painful or uncomfortable?
The Soprano XLi guarantees minimal discomfort, its IN-Motion™ and DualChill™ technologies ensure painless treatments. Clients may experience slight tingling and minor short-lived heat sensations during sessions. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients describe their experience as convenient and soothing, equating it to a “hot stone massage.”
Are the results permanent?
The long-term hair reduction results are permanent in terms of the number and coarseness of re-grown hairs following every treatment regiment. The Soprano XLi gradually stunts the growth cycle of hair follicles, eventually permanently reducing unwanted hair after several sessions. Permanent results should be expected, since the Soprano XLi is a leading FDA approved laser system that is globally recognized and widely used by numerous medical professionals and plastic surgeons.
What restrictions will I have after my treatment?
There are minimal restrictions involved following every treatment:
– It is advised that you use a sunscreen, SPF 30 or greater, when treated areas are immediately exposed to the sun.
– Avoid exposing the treated area to hot water for one to two days following the treatment.
– Avoid skin irritants (glycolics, retinoids, ammonia, trisodium phosphate, isopropanol, etc.), often found in various beauty creams, bleaches, detergents, and fragrances.
– Avoid bleaching, plucking, waxing, or applying depilatory creams to the treated area.