We use the latest advancement in laser technology, the Soprano XL. Rid yourself of embarrassing , unwanted, unsightly hair in such a way that it is virtually painless, safe, effective and long lasting. Don’t believe that it is Pain free? Complete the form below and try it out for free for first time clients.
Pain Free Laser Hair Removal Information
If you are looking to remove your unwanted and unsightly hair in a comfortable way then you should call us now. We are one of the only centers in Arizona with two Soprano XL Diode Lasers and fully Trained and Certified Staff.
If you’re reading this then obviously you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal and maybe more specifically “virtually painless” laser hair removal.
People have been trying to get rid of unwanted hair for decades. Different creams and devices and treatments have been developed over the years to help accomplish this goal.
You may have tried depilatory creams like Nair to remove unwanted hair, electrolysis or even laser treatments in the past.
The Soprano XL is the latest advancement in laser technology and it allows a person to rid themselves of the unwanted, unsightly hair in such a way that it is virtually painless, safe, effective and long lasting.
Now, when it comes to killing hair and stopping hair growth you need heat, and lots of it. In fact the heat has to penetrate all layers of the epidermis and get into the dermal layer of the skin.
Why? Because the hair follicle resides in the dermal layer of your skin. And it’s the follicle that actually produces the hair. Each follicle can produce a few hairs or hundreds of hairs depending on their location on your body.
So how do we get enough heat to the follicle in order to destroy it, thereby preventing more hair production?
Well the laser machines originally made to accomplish this task would pulse a high amount of energy in a single pulse. You would move the laser hand piece between each pulse until the entire area to be treated had been covered.
The problem with these high energy pulses was that they hurt…and they hurt a lot depending on the area being treated.
The Soprano XL has solved this problem by pulsing lower amounts of energy 10 times/sec while the hand piece stays in motion. This allows us to introduce the appropriate amount of heat into the given area which will kill the actively growing follicles, but in a way that is perceived as virtually painless to the client.
No more of that intense rubber band snapping sensation on the skin. We can now help you get rid of your unwanted hair simply, safely and effectively without all the oohs and ouches!
Once a follicle is dead, it is dead; that means no more hair growth.
So why do you need more than one treatment?
Well the hair follicles have growth cycles, and the follicle must be in the anagen phase of its growth cycle in order for it be killed. Not all follicles will be in the same phase of the cycle at the same time, therefore the need for multiple treatments.
On average, a person will require 6 treatments to eliminate 80% – 90% of the unwanted hair. Once we’ve seen someone 6 times, we would have caught nearly all the follicles in the anagen stage; killing them for good.
Any persistent or subsequent hair growth will be hair that is much finer in texture and much less dense in growth and can be addressed with “touchup” treatments.
Hormonal changes can prompt changes in hair growth. So ladies, if you change birth control pills or if you start taking hormonal replacement medications, or if you’re starting menopause you may notice more hair growth and hair growth in areas that you haven’t seen it before. Just be aware of that.
If you’re thinking of starting laser hair removal treatments, here are some things to keep in mind.
If you’ve been on the medication Accutane, you must be off of the drug for at least 12 months before starting treatment. Accutane makes your skin extremely photosensitive and undergoing laser treatments will put you at a much higher risk for blisters and/or burns. We don’t want to burn anyone! If you’ve been off of Accutane for 12 months or longer, it is safe for you to have laser treatments.
Certain antibiotics also make your skin much more light sensitive, so f you are on antibiotics or start taking antibiotics while getting your treatments we will need to delay further treatment until the drugs are out of your system.
Typically 7-10 days after you’ve taken your last dose, it is safe to resume your laser treatments. The risks of receiving treatment while on antibiotics are increased chance for burns or blisters.
If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant you are not a candidate for laser hair removal. You will be riding a hormonal roller coaster, some women have problems with thinning hair while pregnant, some have much more aggressive hair growth while pregnant. The bottom line is enjoy being pregnant, have your baby, let your hormones get back to normal and then give us a call.
The best candidates for hair removal are those people with dark hair and light skin. The light energy from the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and the hair shaft acts as a conducting rod which transmits the heat down to the follicle. Get enough heat down there and that follicle is kaput!
The darker hair absorbs the heat better than lighter hair. Fairer skin doesn’t attract the light, so essentially all of the laser energy goes to the dark pigment in the hair. This is the best case scenario.Lighter hair will still respond well, but it does have less pigment and so the heat transmission is less effective. If you have lighter hair, you will likely need more than 6 sessions. Darker skin tends to absorb some of the laser energy, so it steals away heat from the hair itself. This also makes the transmission of heat less efficient, but you still achieve your goal of stopping the unwanted hair growth. Again, you may need more than 6 sessions.
Gray hair…here’s the bad news. No laser has shown to be effective for treating gray hair! Why? Because there is no pigment in the gray hair, so it’s as though there is no hair at all as far as the laser is concerned.
Now we have had some clients that have sworn that we helped rid them of their gray hair, but it is something that happens so unpredictably that we would not take you as a client if your hair was gray. There is a very good chance that you would see no change in your unwanted hair growth. Why waste the money!
Typically treatments are spaced about 4-8 weeks apart depending on several factors, like the area being treated as well as how rapidly the hair growth resumes.
You can shave the hair all you want in between treatments, but you can NOT wax, pluck or tweeze. We need the hair in order to transmit the heat to the follicle. When you wax, pluck or tweeze you are pulling the hair right out of the follicle and we’ve lost our means to transfer the heat to the follicle, thereby killing it.
Well, if you’ve made it this far you must be seriously interested in getting rid of your unwanted hair. If you already have called to set up an appointment, then we’ll see you soon.
Click here to find a location closest to you to set up an appointment, and someone will be happy to help you make your appointment.
Oh, one last thing. Please be sure to shave the area that you want treated one day prior to your appointment. There will be just enough growth for us to see where the hair is coming up through the skin.
If you’re doing your bikini area and don’t want to remove all of your hair, then shave off everything that you want to get rid of and leave the hair you want to keep. That way our laser techs will know exactly what you want.