Everything you need to know about Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal in London at our doctor-led aesthetic clinic involves using the Soprano Ice Platinum, a leading hair removal device.

The laser, by Alma offers a permanent alternative to methods like waxing or shaving. It’s suitable for all skin types, even tanned skin. The Soprano Ice Platinum offers a virtually pain free treatment and uses 3 combined wavelengths.

Patients looking for laser hair removal can benefit from hair removal on a number of areas, including face (including the upper lip, chin and sideburns), underarms, back, legs, arms, bikini area, knees, feet and fingers along with intimate areas.

The Soprano Ice Platinum uses a gradual heating method which effectively damages the hair follicles while avoiding injury to the surrounding skin. Simultaneous contact cooling prevents burns and allows for a more comfortable treatment. The newly designed applicator allows our laser technicians to target larger areas of the body, in less time than before.

The Soprano offers benefits from the 3 most effective wavelengths for hair removal.

  1. The Alexandrite wavelength offers more powerful energy absorption by the melanin chromophore, making it ideal for the widest range of hair types and colour- especially light-colored and thin hair.

  2. The classic wavelength in laser hair removal, the 810nm wavelength, offers deep penetration of the hair follicle with high average power, a high repetition rate and a large 2cm spot size for fast treatment. The 810nm has a moderate melanin absorption level making it safe for darker skin types. Its deep penetration capabilities target the Bulge and Bulb of the hair follicle while moderate tissue depth penetration makes it ideal for treating the arms, legs, cheeks and beard.

  3. The YAG 1064 wavelength is characterised by lower melanin absorption, making it a focused solution for darker skin types. At the same time, the 1064nm offers the deepest penetration of the hair follicle, allowing it to target the Bulb and Papilla, as well as treat deeply embedded hair in areas such as the scalp, arm pits and intimate areas.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal works by targeting and destroying the hair follicle, making it impossible for the hair to regenerate. Laser hair removal with the Soprano Ice Platinum offers significant reduction which should be permanent. This cannot be guaranteed 100%.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

The Soprano Ice Platinum is suitable for any skin type including skin that is tanned. Laser hair removal is suitable for anybody wanting to significantly and permanently reduce hair. LHR also saves time and money in the long run, as patients will no longer be required to wax or shave.

What should I do before I have laser hair removal treatment?

Shave, trim or use hair removal cream prior to your treatment. We advise patients to do this the day before treatment to avoid any unnecessary irritation.

Is laser hair removal suitable for transgender patients?

Yes! Laser hair removal is suitable for transgender patients who want to permanently reduce hair in certain areas to promote a more feminine or masculine look.

Can laser hair removal help with in-growing hairs?

Yes. The treatment aims to slow down and stop the growth of your treated hairs.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

While everyone’s level of pain tolerance is different, laser hair removal is generally very well tolerated by most patients. We have invested in one of the most comfortable lasers on the market. It includes cooling technology for your comfort.

Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?

The Soprano Ice Platinum has a great safety profile and is backed by decades of research and clinical studies.

It is important to have a medical consultation prior to treatment so we can establish any concerns and ensure you are suitable for treatment.

Our laser technician will discuss any possible side effects, questions you may have and any aftercare you should follow after treatment.

How do I find the best laser hair removal clinic in London?

The first step to finding the best laser hair removal clinic in London is to visit a qualified clinic, offering the latest technology. The clinic you choose will put patient safety at the forefront of it’s practice.

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