Soprano Titanium Laser Hair Removal
How does it work?
The Soprano Titanium offers the benefit of the three most effective
wavelengths for hair removal:
Technology: 755nm wavelength offers more powerful energy absorption making
it ideal for the widest range of hair types and colours, especially
lighter coloured and finer hair.
Technology: 810nm is the classic wavelength to offer deeper penetration of
the hair follicle and high average power.
Technology: 1064nm wavelength offers the deepest penetration of the hair
follicle making it a optimal solution for darker skin types and thicker,
A high repetition rate of short pulses are delivered deep into the
dermis, achieving high average power and therapeutically effective heat
build-up. The sweeping In-motion technique of moving the applicator repeatedly
over the treatment area ensures full coverage while the new and improved
Titanium ICE super cooling technology cools the skin surface – preventing
discomfort and side effects and allowing for virtually painless yet highly
effective hair removal.
What's the benefit?
Its safe, FDA approved,
its fast, allowing you to fit treatments into your busy schedule and its
effective, a course of treatments should result in a permanent reduction of
hair growth for the vast majority of clients. Each client is unique, but we
would recommend starting with a course of 8 treatments to achieve an effective
reduction in hair growth. A good responder could see somewhere between 60% to
85% reduction, or even better after a successful course of regular treatments. There
is no down time with the Soprano Titanium, the treatment is pain free due to
the ICE cooling technology within the device.
Who can be treated?
The Soprano Titanium is suitable to treat all skin types and is also
suitable and safe to treat tanned skin. Lasers target the brown melanin pigment
within the hair follicle, ginger, white or grey hair will not be affected by
the laser. The more melanin in the hair, the more effective the treatment tends
to be. However we carry out a full consultation prior to a patch test to
determine your suitability for the treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
We would advise after consultation
according to your skin and hair type, however generally up to 8 treatment
sessions are needed to provide a substantial permanent reduction of hair
growth. The number of treatment sessions will depend on various factors
including where the hair is, thickness and colour of the hair and skin type,
for example facial hair tends to be more stubborn and may need 10 to 12
treatment sessions or occasionally more in very resistant cases. The gap
between sessions is usually 4-6 weeks for facial areas and 6-8 weeks for body
areas, this allows for the hairs growth cycle. The number of hair removal
sessions depends on various factors, including where the hair is, how thick it
is and also your particular skin type and hair colour. To achieve the best
results you should complete the full course of treatment sessions.
How do I prepare my skin before the
The area to be treated must be shaved prior to treatment between 12–24
hours beforehand. The skin must be clean from creams, perfume and false tanning
products. Avoid tanning or prolonged UV exposure on the area to be treated for
at least 2 weeks prior to treatment including sun beds. If you have recently
waxed you will need to allow 5 weeks before commencing treatment.
How does the procedure work?
The hair removal procedure is very
straightforward, you lie on a treatment bed and make yourself comfortable. As a
safety measure, you’ll be asked to wear some protective eyewear, which the
practitioner will also wear. A thin layer of transparent, cold gel
(similar to that used in ultra sound) is applied to the area so that the laser
is able to move over the area with ease. The laser practitioner will then run
the laser head in a sweeping motion over the area 6 to 12 times like a paint
brush. It fires tiny bursts of energy 10 times a second, slowly and gently
heating the hair follicles. You will feel the area warming slightly but at the
same time the patented Dual Chill treatment tip keeps your skin cool and
Depending on which part of your body
is being treated, the skin may go slightly red. Treatment times vary depending
on the person and the area being treated. It can be as quick as ten minutes,
depending on what treatment you’re having. Most patients experience a
comfortable warming sensation during treatment, similar to receiving a hot
stone massage. The Soprano Titanium Laser hair removal may become mildly
uncomfortable in sensitive areas.
How do I remove hair in between treatments?
Any hairs that need to be removed in between treatments should be shaved
as this is the preferred method of removing hairs before and
after treatments. You must not wax, pluck or tweeze the hairs as
these methods will remove hairs at their root level, causing the active hairs not
to be present for the laser to act on them, making the treatment ineffective.
What shall I expect after each
Hair growth is natural to the body and grows in cycles, the
Soprano Titanium Laser destroys hair in the active (Anagen) stage simultaneously at
3 different depths within the hair follicle. After your session hair may
not always fall out straight away, however within 2 to 4 weeks they should
begin to shed. As your hairs grow at different stages, this is why a period of 6
weeks (4 weeks for face) is spaced between each session in order to allow for
active growth which is then targeted at the next session, so each time
gradually reducing the overall hair regrowth on the area treated.
What should I do after treatment?
Normally the skin will feel slightly warm and red after the treatment,
but this normally disappears within minutes or a few hours. Follow these post
care tips to ensure maximum comfort after your treatment.
Avoid sun exposure
You must not expose the treated skin to UV or self-tan (sun beds) for at
least 2 weeks before or after treatment. If your skin gets a tan (active tan)
then you are at greater risk of developing hyper pigmentation or getting a
Use a soothing gel
You must protect your skin from the sun – if it’s an area that is
exposed like your face/arms/neck then make sure you use a high SPF cream every
day to avoid getting a tan (around SPF 30 and above). Simple soothing products
like Aloe Vera gel can be used if your skin is feeling slightly sore. The gel
will help to calm down any redness you may experience from the laser.
Avoid harsh chemicals
This means no bleach or perfumed products such as aromatherapy oils for
at least 24 – 48 hours on the area treated. Also avoid swimming in chlorinated
water for 48 -72 hours.
Do not wax, thread, tweeze or pluck the area treated
You may shave in between treatments. It is advisable to leave the area
alone for 24 – 48 hours after your treatment to avoid any skin irritation.
Avoid a hot bath/shower
If you have had laser hair removal done on your body then it is best to
avoid having a hot bath or shower (sauna/steam) for 24 -48 hours as it can
cause skin irritation especially if you have sensitive skin.
Avoid extreme exercise
Hot yoga or similar exercises for 24 - 48 hours after treatment.
If you have had laser hair removal on your face then you must avoid
having harsh treatments done such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion for at
least 14 days before or after treatment