Laser hair removal is an incredibly popular treatment but the main reported side effect is that it can really hurt. This is all set to change with Soprano XL from Alma Lasers, the world's first virtually painless laser-based hair removal treatment.
Soprano XL: Am I suitable?
Suitable for all areas of the body and for all skin types, Soprano XL is the treatment for those women – and men – who want permanent hair removal without the pain. It can even be used on tanned skin although most practitioners recommend you aren't actively tanning at the time of treatment and also that you've stopped plucking or waxing four weeks prior to treatment.
Soprano XL: What's the treatment like?
The advice from your practitioner will be to have shaved the area the day before treatment so there is the optimum amount of hair regrowth. You may then shave again twenty-four hours after unless recommended otherwise.
The Soprano XL uses the revolutionary IN-Motion laser technology that gradually heats the hair follicles until they can no longer produce new hair – it's been reported that it's more like a hot stone massage than a painful hair removal treatment.
This is combined with a unique DualChill treatment tip to cool and calm the skin after treatment. It is not necessary to use numbing gels or local anaesthetic creams with the Soprano XL as with other systems on the market.
This is a high speed treatment – only five to 15 minutes to treat smaller areas and 20 to 30 minutes for a man's back. Four to six sessions is recommended to achieve permanent hair reduction.
Soprano XL: What about after?
Your hair grows in cycles and the laser energy targets actively growing hair which is why you need a few sessions as approximately 25% of hair is removed in each session – this is also why you might need a touch up treatment a couple of years later.
Soprano XL: Are there any risks or side effects?
There is no recovery time needed and very few side effects, so this treatment is great for fitting into a busy lifestyle.
Soprano XL: What will it cost me?
The cost depends on which part of the body is treated – compared to the cost of other hair removal methods, a Soprano XL hair removal treatment represents a real cost saving.