Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal, offered at Affiliated Dermatology can now liberate you from daily shaving and tedious plucking. With Soprano ICE you can forget about expensive waxing, too.
Laser hair removal for unwanted hair has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, ranked second behind wrinkle-relaxing injections in frequency of procedures performed. Laser hair removal utilizes beams of highly concentrated light designed to selectively penetrate into the hair follicles, to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and to destroy the hair within that hair follicle. A variety of lasers and light sources have been developed that may be employed in laser hair removal.
The procedure was originally described to be performed on dark hairs on light skin; newer technologies have made the procedure safer for patients with darker skin and those of color. Various types of lasers are utilized with laser hair removal – the most common of which are alexandrite, diode, Neodymium YAG and intense pulsed light sources.
Why choose laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair, be it from a condition that causes excess hair growth or just the desire for a new look. Most individuals will require a series of treatments over time which will result in the removal of the unwanted hair. Most of the lasers and light sources are FDA-cleared for permanent hair reduction, which means reduction over time. Some individuals will see very long term hair removal which may last for many years. Others may require maintenance treatments over time to maintain their degree of hair loss.
It is truly impossible to determine in advance who will require how many treatments and how long the hair will remain gone. As stated above, laser hair removal works best in those with dark hairs on lighter skin, however, newer technologies and newer lasers and light sources have made the procedure safe and effective in those with darker skin and those individuals of color.
What is Soprano ICE?
Soprano ICE combines cutting-edge medical laser technology with the comfort and convenience of a trip to your dermatologist. The breakthrough, revolutionary technology has been described as one of the most comfortable hair removal options available. The continuous struggle to remove unwanted hair can be a lifelong battle. From traditional methods like waxing and shaving to advanced approaches like laser treatment, achieving permanent hair reduction remains a challenge, with long, painful treatments at worst and temporary results at best.
But now, thanks to breakthroughs in research and development, Soprano ICE offers a simple, one-stop solution for all-inclusive hair removal catering to your specific needs. Whether you have light, dark or tanned skin, coarse or fine hair, Soprano ICE targets unwanted hair at multiple levels for optimal results, with effective hair removal that’s safe, quick and best of all- virtually painless.
Soprano ICE is a quick & comfortable hair removal platform and it’s proven to be one of the most comfortable platforms available in the market. Soprano ICE benefits:
- Treatment is virtually painless.
- All Skin Tones and Hair Types – Effective results for light, dark or tanned skin as well as coarse or fine hair.
- Quick and Safe –Treatment sessions are super-quick, even for large areas, and have a first-rate safety record.
- No Downtime – You can return to your normal activities immediately.
- Perfect for any area of the body – Including sensitive or hard to reach areas such as the back, neck and bikini line.
Is hair removal with Soprano ICE really painless?
Soprano ICE uses Alma Laser’s SHR method, which is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal that is virtually painless. The unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle while preventing injury and pain to the surrounding tissue. At the same time, integrated ICE technology cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and the sensation of pain.
Is hair removal with Soprano ICE safe?
Absolutely. Soprano ICE’s SHR method has been proven in multiple clinical studies as the safest method of laser hair removal for all skin types. With SHR, hair follicles are damaged not by a single pulse of high energy which can injure the skin, but by repetitive short energy pulses. These pulses produce heat build-up which gradually raises the temperature of the dermis to the level needed for preventing hair growth, while minimizing the risk of burns.
Is hair removal with Soprano ICE safe for dark skin?
Yes. While the melanin in dark skin is exponentially more sensitive to the heat used in laser treatment, Soprano ICE’s SHR method has been clinically proven to be the safe for dark skin types. Rather than exposing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse which can cause trauma to skin with a high melanin count, SHR gradually heats the skin until the required heat energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This makes SHR the safest laser hair removal option, including for dark skinned patients.
How long are treatment sessions with Soprano ICE?
While Soprano ICE offers the fastest laser hair removal solution available today, the duration of treatment can vary depending on the patient’s skin color, hair type and the area being treated. Treatment time can range from a few seconds for a small area such as above the upper lip, to 8 minutes for the entire back.
How many treatments do patients typically need in order to see results?
Depending on the patient’s skin and hair type, results are typically seen following 6 to 8 treatment sessions.
How to prepare for laser hair removal?
Before the procedure, our laser techs will review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. This is the time for the laser tech and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. Patients also should:
- Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, waxing, chemical peels or collagen injections for two weeks prior to the procedure.
- Avoid perfumes, deodorants or any potential irritants in the treatment area before and after treatment.
- Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements due to increased risk of bleeding.
Why Soprano ICE?
So if you think laser hair removal can save you from the embarrassment of unwanted back hair – or hair on any other body part – you’re probably right. But know this – not all laser hair removal treatments are Soprano ICE laser hair removal treatments. If a laser hair removal provider tells you that, “…They’re all the same” they may not care about your comfort. If they don’t care about your comfort, you have to wonder what else they don’t care about. Look, we don’t want to put anybody down. We just want to make you aware of your choices with hair removal treatments.
The truth is, laser hair removal treatments can be vary dramatically depending on a lot of factors, especially the hair removal laser equipment used for removing the unwanted hair. Older hair removal technology generally sends massive amounts of heat into the skin, essentially killing the hair follicle in a fiery blast. SHR laser hair removal breaks new ground. The trademarked treatment deploys low heat levels at a fast rate. The gradual, yet effective, build-up of heat is why most people find the Soprano ICE laser hair removal treatment comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, patients have described Soprano ICE as soothing and like a, “Hot stone massage.”
So why suffer needlessly? Why chance the pain involved with ancient technology that may put your skin in jeopardy?
Ready to laser away unwanted hair? Affiliated Dermatology offers laser hair removal services at two of its locations; Phoenix, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona. Request an appointment online or call us anytime at (480) 556-0446.