A virtually painless approach to laser hair removal, Soprano XL laser hair removal is one of the top technologies in the world for providing safe, comfortable, effective, and long lasting hair removal. Soprano®’s innovative technology is effective for all ages and skin type.
Soprano uses pulses of infrared diode laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin until eventually, the hair can no longer grow. With the combination of IN-Motion™ technology and a patented Dual Chill™ treatment tip, the surface of your skin remains cool throughout the treatment.
What to Expect
Laser hair removal isn’t painful or particularly complicated but there are still a few general rules to follow in the time leading up to your appointment. Patients that make use of a clinic’s instructions are able to guarantee that they receive the best treatment results and minimize the risk of any side effects.
The most important advice, sure to be mentioned by your chosen clinic, is not to tan. Tanning is a form of damage to the skin, and you don’t want to do this before your treatment because it can increase the risk of negative side effects occurring. Tanning can also decrease the effectiveness of laser systems that depend on a patient’s natural skin and hair colour to work at their best. Usually you will be instructed to cease tanning (this includes natural and artificial tanning as well as the use of creams or sprays) before your procedure. Before treatment, any makeup, lotions or deodorants should be removed as well.
When you arrive at Fresh Canvas Spa, a staff member will guide you to the treatment area and your procedure will begin shortly thereafter. We will provide you with protective eyewear then ask you to bare the area where hair is to be removed (it’s a good idea to wear loose fitting or easy-to-remove clothing for this reason). Prior to your appointment you have will have shaved the area that you’re getting lasered.
The treatment itself is quick and almost entirely painless. Our modern laser technology incorporates cooling systems that help to minimize discomfort while also ensuring that the skin tissue surrounding the treatment area is unharmed. Therefore you won’t feel much discomfort. At most, you’ll feel a gentle heating of the area.
After the treatment is finished patients can expect to notice mild swelling, redness and a sensation that resembles a sunburn affecting the area where the laser was targeted. This is normal and begins to subside almost immediately. Swelling usually vanishes within about two hours with redness and discomfort subsiding after two or three days (much like the average sunburn).
To ensure that your laser hair removal treatment is effective it’s important to take a few additional steps after the procedure. Sun exposure should be kept at the bare minimum until skin tone returns to normal and physical irritants (like scrubbing, scratching or performing additional hair removal) need to be avoided as well. Makeup can usually be applied right after treatment is finished although, in some cases, your practitioner may advise against using any topical products for a period of time after hair removal.
Skin should return to a normal look and feel within a few days and results will become noticeable somewhere between five to twenty days after the appointment, however this depends on how many treatments have been performed up to that date. In some instances, there may be no apparent change after the very first procedure, but this isn’t a concern – repeated Laser hair removal treatments will achieve results. Many patients may be alarmed by what appears to be new hair growth at this time but this is actually surface hair shedding and is a natural part of the removal process. Follow-up treatments are necessary in order to achieve full hair removal so be sure not to get discouraged with your initial results. We recommend treatments to be booked at a 5-6 week interval to treat hair consistently.