Laser Hair Removal FAQ’s
What Is Soprano ICE?
Soprano ICE is the latest generation of the award-winning Soprano laser hair removal system. It is the most complete and effective laser hair removal system available today.
How is Soprano ICE different from other Soprano hair removal systems?
Soprano ICE is an advanced hair removal platform that incorporates multiple laser wavelengths and technologies. It offers power and versatility that allows you to treat the widest range of patients and hair types all year round.
Is hair removal with Soprano ICE really painless?
Soprano ICE uses Alma Laser’s SHR method, which is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal that is virtually painless. The unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle while preventing injury and pain to the surrounding tissue. At the same time, integrated ICETM tech cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and the sensation of pain.
Is hair removal with Soprano ICE safe?
Absolutely. Soprano ICE’s SHR method has been proven in multiple clinical studies as the safest method of laser hair removal for all skin types. With SHR, hair follicles are damaged not by a single pulse of high energy which can injure the skin, but by repetitive short energy pulses. These pulses produce heat build-up which gradually raises the temperature of the dermis to the level needed for preventing hair growth, while minimizing the risk of burns.
Is hair removal with Soprano ICE safe for dark skin?
Yes. While the melanin in dark skin is exponentially more sensitive to the heat used in laser treatment, Soprano ICE’s SHR method has been clinically proven to be the safe for dark skin types. 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 follicle. This makes SHR the safest laser hair removal option, including for dark skinned patients.
Can Soprano ICE be used in the summer and can it treat tanned skin?
Yes. Soprano ICE’s SHR method affects the melanin of the skin using a unique method, allowing the procedure to be performed anytime of the year as well as on tanned skin. Furthermore, sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following SHR treatment.
Are Soprano ICE treatments performed only by physicians or can they be performed by clinical staff?
Treatments with Soprano ICE are easily delegated to clinical staff. The Soprano ICE system is simple to operate featuring a user-friendly interface. Treatments are clean and quick with no disposables.
How long are treatment sessions with Soprano ICE?
While Soprano ICE offers the fastest laser hair removal solution available today, the duration of treatment can vary depending on the patient’s skin color, hair type and the area being treated. Treatment time can range from a few seconds for a small area such as above the upper lip, to 8 minutes for the entire back.