At Health & Aesthetics in Elstead, Godalming we offer safe and virtually painless hair removal using an advanced laser system called Soprano ICE. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and is the most comfortable laser hair removal option available.
It is one of our most popular treatments, with patients visiting the clinic from throughout Surrey and Hampshire.
How does laser hair removal work?
The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs energy from the laser while the hair is in its active phase of growth. The laser energy is converted into heat which destroys the hair follicle without harming the surrounding tissue. The hair follicle is then unable to grow new hair.
The Soprano ICE uses in-motion technology so that large areas can be treated at once. The ICE element cools the surface of the skin making hair removal virtually painless. It also dramatically reduces the risk of any complications, such as burns and pigmentation changes.
The Soprano ICE treatment at Health & Aesthetics uses the most successful photo-epilation wavelengths (Alexandrite – 755 and Diode – 810 nm), which makes it the gold standard for laser hair removal.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
There are a number of factors that can affect the success of hair removal treatment. However, after each session there will usually be a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area. Typically, you will need between six and eight sessions.
How successful is it?
The average person will see an approximate 50% reduction in hair growth after three laser hair removal treatments and up to an 80% lasting reduction after six to eight treatments.
However, results vary between individuals.
After you have completed a series of six to eight treatments any remaining hair will usually be finer in texture and lighter in colour. Most patients will then require one or two maintenance treatments per year.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and best researched laser treatments. The Soprano ICE laser is safe, successful and approved by the FDA.
Will the hair ever grow back following laser treatment?
The short answer is no. Once we damaged the hair follicle, it cannot grow new hair. However, there will inevitably be a few hair follicles that manage to escape the laser during each treatment. We suggest periodic, occasional maintenance treatments for optimal long-lasting results.
Do you need to plan time off for treatments?
No. You will require no ‘downtime’ or recovery time and can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.