Results will be visible after the first treatment and hair shedding of the active hair will start between 5 days and 3 weeks. The number of treatments required can vary depending on hair density , hair colour, skin type, the area being treated and your hair growth. In turn the density of your hair and it’s growth depend on other factors such as age, hormones, medications, and ethnic background.
Generally after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable permanent reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area. Typically, it will require 4 – 6 treatments in smaller areas and 6 – 8 treatments on larger areas or more to permanently reduce the number of hairs.
The more technical explanation:
Hair growth occurs in 4 stages: Early Anagen (early hair growth), Anagen (active hair growth) Catagen (regression) Telogen (resting, not growing) Laser hair removal only affects the Anagen stage, (actively growing hair). Therefore, approximately twenty-five-percent of hair is removed with each treatment. After 4 to 6 treatments, the area should be free from hair.
Use SPF 30 (or higher) sunscreen on the treated area between treatments and for 6 weeks afterwards.
· Washing the treated area with hot water for 24 hours
· Hot baths or saunas for 24 hours
· Excessive exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
Will there be regrowth?
Actively growing hair that is treated should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged it cannot grow hair, however hair follicles that did not enter the active growth phase at the time of treatment will still need to be treated. It is there for not unusual for patients to have to touch up treatments 6 – 12 months after the initial treatment. Patients experiencing hormonal changes may also require touch up treatments from time to time.
The complete revolutionary solution for hair removal. The most comfortable hair removal laser in the world. Based on clinically proven SHR technology the SopranoICE can operate at 10 hertz per second, creating one of the fastest treatments in the world. Those receiving the treatment benefit from technology with a lighter hand piece, improved cooling, a larger spot size, a fast coverage rate and the highest quality diode laser (810nm) in the industry. The SopranoICE elevates the already exceptional Soprano platform.
No use of aesthetician or numbing gels needed for treatments. SHR and in-motion technology produces extremely effective results with minimum risk. 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 follicles until they can no longer produce new hair. This makes SHR a safe and comfortable laser hair removal option also for darker skin types.
The device we use is more than just hair removal and can also give relieve for minor muscle aches and pains. 810nm laser diode provides reliable results.
What can pain-free Hair removal do for me? The Alma SopranoICE offers the right benefits that cumulates in a treatment that minimize the chances of negative side effects and maximize patience comfort. With each treatment you will see a significantly and permanently reduction in the number of hairs that can regrow, leading to a smoother, cleaner you. It works on virtually all parts of the body.
Is it safe? SHR has over 6 years of clinically proven effectiveness and are FDA cleared for all skin and hair types for permanent hair reduction. Fitzpatrick skin types 1 – V – VI and tanned skins. It is used to treat hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, with beautiful results and we have the first one in Cape Town.
Prior the treatment session.
After the session
Not observing the guidelines especially related to sun exposure may lead to a transient but long lasting/hypo/hyperpigmentation that may last on the average 3 months.
On sensitive areas, an oedema (redness) may develop but will remain no longer than 2 days.
Some spots may lead to a purpura or micro-crusting that will remain 3-5 days after the session. It will then be very important neither to rub the skin nor to expose it to the sun.
!!!!!!! Any post-session effects is to be reported and you will be given corresponding treatment and advice.
Shaving the day before or just prior to treatment is recommended and you may shave again twenty-four hours after treatment unless your provider tells you otherwise.
It is the pigment in the hairs themselves that convert the SHR into the heat necessary for permanent hair reduction. So it follows that the less pigment there is, the less effective the procedure.
SHR and IN-Motion™ technology produces extremely effective results.
Permanent hair reduction of all pigmented hair on all skin types, including tanned skin all year round!
Soprano ICE uses low-fluence, high repetition rate technology (as opposed to high-fluence, low repetition rate), this means that for the same results in hair reduction, your treatments will also be Painless and the additional benefit of significant reduction in hair thickness! What’s not to love?
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The most remarkable difference between the Pain-Free, Hair-Free procedure and any other hair removal procedures (including other laser procedures) is the absence of pain. SopranoICE in motion technology, along with the DualChill mechanism, ensures your comfort during the treatment. In general the procedure has being likened to a hot stone massage.
Each area takes a few minutes to treat. While an upper lip can be one minute, underarms just 90 seconds. These times does not include the preparation time but it will give you a good idea how quick treatments can be. For larger areas like a full leg or back will take up to 30 min. You can treat various areas on the body and face at the same time. We suggest that you make use of the combination treatments on our price list if you should want to treat more than one area in the same time as it will work out much less than doing per area treatments.
Basically, the Bipolar module focuses on the surface layer of the skin, while the Unipolar module penetrates further for deep dermal thermotherapy. The Bipolar treatment is well suited for areas where the skin is thinner and more delicate, such as the face, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The Unipolar treatment generates alternating electromagnetic fields that cause friction and heating in the deeper tissues, which leads to improvements in overall shaping and firmness. Taken together, these dual-layer treatments can create dramatic change without the need for invasive surgery.
During treatment, your doctor will precisely heat an area of the inner layer of your skin (dermis) using radio frequency technology. As the dermis is heated, a natural reaction occurs that promotes the creation of new collagen. The result: a return to the smooth, shapely and elastic skin of your youth.
While pain tolerance is subjective, most people tolerate Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy well, and have little or no discomfort. Patients often describe the sensation as a “warm massage.” The risk of significant side effects is extremely low.
Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy causes the deep structures of your skin to tighten right away; results are immediately visible. With time, new collagen develops, further tightening your skin and yielding even more beautiful, natural looking and firmer skin. While just one or two treatments can produce good results, your doctor may recommend follow-up procedures to best maintain and improve your body’s youthful appearance.
Absolutely. Incorporating advanced safety precautions, Accent directs proven RF energy to precisely the areas of your skin that you wish to improve. Thousands of patients have been treated safely and successfully worldwide using the Accent system.
During the procedure, your therapist will use the Accent system to precisely heat the tissue just within your skin’s inner layer (dermis). Depending on the size of the treated area, a treatment may take up to 45 minutes.
Following each treatment, you can immediately resume all routine activities. You may notice a slight redness, which should disappear in less than 24 hours. Generally, no more than three to five treatments at two weeks intervals will be required.
Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy U’CHIQUE treatments can be performed to treat loose, wrinkled skin anywhere on the body. The procedure is frequently used for toning thin, loose and crepe-like skin often found on the aging face, neck and under the upper arms. It is also excellent for firming skin on the post-surgical or postnatal abdomen or thighs.
No your first consult is free. We will discuss your desired outcomes of the treatments and what you can expect, as well as answer any questions about the technology, the safety of treatments and your medical history if relevant.