Men and women alike have unwanted hair that grows in places they would prefer to be hairless. Temporary hair-removal methods, such as shaving, plucking, and waxing, can be painful and irritating to the skin, in addition to being inconvenient because they have to be regularly repeated. Laser treatments to permanently stop hair growth are an alternative.
Laser Hair Treatments
In a laser hair treatment, a laser is used to deliver energy to the hair follicles. The energy damages the hair follicles and causes them to stop growing hair. In traditional laser hair treatments, the skin in the treated area often becomes reddened and irritated by the treatment, causing discomfort during the treatment and for several days afterwards.
With the Soprano XL Laser system, all discomfort has been eliminated. The system uses advanced skin-cooling technology to keep the skin from being damaged during the treatment, eliminating discomfort and reddening.
The wavelength of energy emitted by the system penetrates deeply into the skin, where the hair follicles are located, targeting them precisely. The amount of energy produced by each pulse of the Soprano XL laser isn’t enough to cause damage to the skin, so by moving the laser smoothly back and forth over an area, the skin isn’t damaged at all. The hair follicles accumulate enough precisely targeted energy to be destroyed.
What to Expect
Some time before the procedure, stop plucking or waxing the area to be treated. Shaving can continue. It also a good idea to limit sun exposure before and after each treatment.
Before the procedure, the hair in the area will be trimmed to only a few millimeters above the skin surface. The probe will smoothly move across the skin.
With the Soprano XL Laser system, you may feel a soothing, cooling sensation. An area the size of the upper lip can be treated in around 1 minute, but larger areas, such as the entire back or the legs can take over an hour to treat.
With the Soprano XL system, there is virtually no downtime after each treatment. Individuals with darker complexions may experience mild reddening and discomfort similar to a mild sunburn.
The hair in the treated area will fall out over the next month, and hair re-growth will be reduced after just one session. Most people may need three to seven sessions at monthly intervals to completely and permanently eliminate all hair growth.
In the hands of a trained operator, laser hair removal is very safe. There have been reports of untrained, unskilled operators causing severe burns and scarring from laser hair removal treatments, so it is important to select a qualified practitioner for your procedure.
At Las Vegas Laser and Lipo, you are guaranteed qualified practitioners to perform laser hair removal. It has been our top priority to help patients attain their ideal image. Contact us today for a consultation. We welcome the opportunity to develop a treatment plan appropriate for your needs.