What is Laser Hair Removal and Reduction?
Laser hair reduction is a laser treatment that prevents the growth of unwanted hair over the course of several treatment sessions. Laser hair removal treatments are non-invasive and remain one of the most popular treatments performed today, due to the daily convenience it provides for its users.
Laser Hair Removal with Soprano ICE
Laser hair removal can be performed all over the body on both large and small areas. At our office, we use the Soprano ICE laser hair removal treatment. Soprano ICE can eliminate unwanted hair on all skin types, shades, ethnicities, and all hair types and colors, making it a great option for all patients.
The Soprano ICE laser works by gradually heating hair in the targeted hair follicle with gentle pulses of laser energy. The laser is constantly in motion, giving laser treatments the sensation of a warm massage.
Since every patient is different, treatment plan lengths will vary from person to person. The average treatment plan ranges between three to eight sessions before full results can be achieved. The reason that so many treatments are necessary is because hair follicles are all at different stages of growth at a given time, and the follicle must be treated at the correct stage of growth for sufficient destruction. For that reason, multiple treatments are necessary to catch the different follicles in various stages of their growth cycle.
Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair reduction was previously only beneficial for fair skin and dark hair, due to the higher risk of adverse effects on skin that was closer to the color of the hair. That’s one reason we chose Soprano Ice as our hair removal laser, as makes laser hair removal work for just about anyone.
People who are good candidates for hair cosmetic treatments are people who are bothered by hair growth in certain areas and would like to not have to worry about daily or weekly upkeep for smooth skin. Laser hair removal is an easy alternative to waxing, electrolysis, or shaving.
The laser hair machine will work on all skin types and is safe for dark skin as well. Your practitioner will adjust the laser settings to best suit your skin tone, hair color, wavelength, and treatment area. Treatment is virtually painless, and patients can enjoy effective hair reduction for several months.
Results of Laser Hair Reduction
One of the main benefits of laser hair removal is that in general, results are long-lasting. This treatment does not typically result in much downtime, other than some skin sensitivity and redness. The recommended space between treatments is typically between four and eight weeks. During this time, you are permitted to shave but it is recommended that you do not use hair removal techniques that remove the hair from the follicle because this could prevent the efficacy of the treatment.
Overall, patients can expect to see a gradual reduction in the presence of hair resulting in a smoother, sleeker appearance to the body with minimal effort.