Laser Hair Removal
* Available at Cedar Banbury Salon *
We are proud to be one of the first locations to use the brand new Soprano Titanium Laser Hair Removal technology. If you are one of the many millions of people who suffer from unwanted hair and want a long-lasting solution, we can offer you a safe, effective and painless way to remove unwanted hair through the state-of-the-art Soprano Titanium laser. With faster than ever treatment times, you can now treat half of your body during your lunch hour, painlessly and effortlessly at our Banbury Salon.
Soprano Titanium is the next generation of laser hair removal. It’s an effective and permanent hair removal solution that is simple and easy. It takes cutting-edge medical laser technology and combines it with the comfort and convenience of a trip to the spa. In fact, Soprano Titanium uses new breakthrough technology that has been described as one of the most comfortable laser hair removal options available. If you’ve had laser hair removal elsewhere and thought it was too uncomfortable, come and experience the difference.
HOW IT WORKS
The Soprano Titanium Laser hair removal method is unlike any other laser hair removal treatment. Featuring its exclusive 3D technology, Soprano Titanium combines the three most effective laser wavelengths into a single applicator, simultaneously targeting different tissue depths and anatomical structures within the hair follicle.
- The Alexandrite 755nm – This wavelength is used to target an extensive range of hair colours and types, including thin hair and hair that is light in colour, and can even address embedded hair.
- The SPEED 810nm– This wavelength is used for darker skin types, and targets the deep hair follicle. It has a moderate tissue penetration depth to treat areas like the arms, legs, cheeks, and chin.
- YAG 1064– The YAG 1064 is the most penetrative wavelength, and is ideal for treating embedded hairs, like those that can occur in the armpits and pubic area, and targets the deepest parts of the follicle for the most effective laser hair removal treatment possible.
By combining the absorption and penetration levels of different wavelengths, along with extended treatment coverage, increased comfort and low maintenance requirements, Soprano Titanium is the safest and most efficient hair removal treatment available today.
The hair removal procedure itself is very straightforward. You will lie on a treatment bed and make yourself comfortable. As a safety measure, you’ll be asked to wear some protective eyewear, which the practitioner will also wear.
A thin layer of transparent, cold gel (similar to that used in ultra sound) is applied to the area so that the laser is able to move over the area with ease. The laser practitioner will then run the laser head in a sweeping motion over the area 6 to 12 times like a paint brush. It fires tiny bursts of energy 10 times a second, slowly and gently heating the hair follicles. You will feel the area warming slightly but at the same time the patented DualChill treatment tip keeps your skin cool and comfortable.
Depending on which part of your body is being treated, the skin may go slightly red. Treatment times vary depending on the person and the area being treated. It can be as quick as ten minutes, depending on what treatment you’re having.
Normally the skin will feel slightly warm and red after the treatment, but this normally disappears within minutes or a few hours. Follow these post care tips to ensure maximum comfort after your treatment.
- Avoid sun exposure
You must not expose the treated skin to UV or self-tan (sun beds) for at least 4 weeks before or after treatment. If your skin gets a tan (active tan) then you are at greater risk of developing hyper pigmentation or getting a burn.
- Use a soothing gel
You must protect your skin from the sun – if it’s an area that is exposed like your face/arms/neck then make sure you use a high SPF cream every day to avoid getting a tan (around SPF 30 and above). Simple soothing products like Aloe Vera gel can be used if your skin is feeling slightly sore. The gel will help to calm down any redness you may experience from the laser.
- Avoid harsh chemicals
This means no bleach or perfumed products such as aromatherapy oils for at least 24 – 48 hours on the area treated. Also avoid swimming in chlorinated water for 48 -72 hours.
- Do not wax, thread or pluck the area treated
You may shave or in between treatments. It is advisable to leave the area alone for 24 – 48 hours after your treatment to avoid any skin irritation.
- Avoid a hot bath/shower
If you have had laser hair removal done on your body then it is best to avoid having a hot bath or shower (sauna/steam) for 24 -48 hours as it can cause skin irritation especially if you have sensitive skin.
- Avoid exfoliating
If you have had laser hair removal on your face then you must avoid having harsh treatments done such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion for at least 14 days before or after treatment.
- Contact the salon
If you are in any doubt at all, just contact the salon for advice and if you are very concerned arrange an appointment so we can assess your skin. Your safety and comfort is our top priority so please do not hesitate to contact us.
A consultation to asses treatment recommendations is required
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Soprano Titanium different to other lasers?
The Soprano Titanium also has an incredible Quattro handpiece. This is the largest applicator head than other device, meaning the time it takes to treat a patient is reduced by up to 40%. Treatment is also virtually pain-free due to the revolutionary ICE PLUS system, which cools the skin while the device disrupts the follicles. This machine, unlike many other laser hair removal options, can be used all year round on all skin types, from 1-6, and can even be safely and effectively employed to remove hair on tanned skin.
What results can I expect with Soprano Titanium Laser Hair Removal?
The result: A 80% to 100%(or better) reduction in unwanted hair. Hair is natural to your body and it grows in stages. At any given time, not all hairs are growing and
lasers are most effective at targeting the growing hairs. In practice, no laser destroys all of the hair follicles. Some follicles are destroyed, while others are reduced to fine hairs or shocked into prolonged dormancy. Multiple treatments provide the best results.