Whether you’re off to a fancy dress Halloween party or prefer to spend the night in, this October there are no tricks at Health & Aesthetics, only treats!
If unwanted hair on your face, body or bikini areas makes you want to scream, our Hair-Free Halloween offer will take you from hairy horror story to party-ready this autumn.
Our patients have described it as feeling more like a relaxing massage, so if just the thought of traditional hair removal methods like waxing, plucking or electrolysis has you hiding behind the sofa, you’ll love this pain-free way of getting rid of your unwanted body hair.
Even better, it’s almost scarily speedy and there’s no downtime, so you can head straight back to work, or off to your party, afterwards.
The Soprano ICE Platinum laser hair removal technology can be used on any skin type, even tanned skin, and on virtually any hair type. In fact, it is currently the only laser hair removal system with FDA approval for tanned skin, allowing you to use it year round without any interruption to your tanning routine. (The only hair types it can’t remove are blonde or ginger hairs, as no laser is able to target yellow-coloured hairs.)
A REVOLUTION IN LASER HAIR REMOVAL TECHNOLOGY
Soprano ICE Platinum combines three laser wavelengths to simultaneously target the three main structures of the hair follicle and penetrate at three different tissue depths. Super Hair Removal (SHR) technology gradually heats your skin (but not the surrounding tissue) to the temperature needed to damage the hair follicle and prevent re-growth. And the ICE technology’s innovative ‘ice tip’ cooling system cools the skin on contact – to minimise discomfort and further prevent skin damage.
QUICK AND SIMPLE TO USE ON ANY PART OF THE BODY – EVEN ON TANNED SKIN
Before treatment, we apply a gel, which allows the laser hand-piece to glide across your skin without obstruction, helping to speed up the process as well as increasing energy absorption in the hair follicle.
The hand-piece has a unique facial tip which is great for treating hard to reach areas such as ears, nostrils, bikini line and between the brows. So a facial treatment can be as quick as 10-15 minutes; though larger areas such as the back, or both legs, take around 1.5 to 2 hours.
One of Soprano ICE Platinum’s biggest benefits is that it can be safely used to treat tanned skin.
PREPARING FOR TREATMENT
As with any treatment, you’ll be given a consultation before treatment, and we carry out a patch test, as well as a thorough check on your medical history, to ensure compatibility and total patient safety.
You’ll need to avoid waxing or plucking for around four weeks before treatment, as there needs to be a hair in the follicle to absorb the laser energy in order for the system to work. But hairs only need to be one or two millimetres long, so you can shave right up to the day of your treatment, as long as you leave hairs long enough to be seen. Hairs that are too long take up the laser energy and prevent it from reaching the hair follicle, so need to be trimmed before treatment.
AFTER-EFFECTS AND DOWNTIME
There is no downtime following your treatment, and most patients experience no side effects at all. Soprano ICE Platinum doesn’t destroy the hair instantly. It works by killing the hair follicles, so hairs remain in the skin, falling out one to four weeks after treatment as your epidermis is renewed. Most patients need up to eight treatments to treat every hair at the right stage of growth – but this depends on the area treated.
You’ll have a comprehensive consultation before any treatment, to make sure it’s suitable for you.
Watch our videos, or read what some of our patients have to say about Soprano ICE Platinum.
To arrange a consultation to find out more about whether Soprano ICE Platinum could help you, contact Health and Aesthetics today.