Hair growth is completely normal. In fact, wherever you have hair follicles, hair growth is sure to occur. But, normal or not, hair growth isn’t always wanted. It can make you feel uncomfortable or insecure. And, whatever your reasons for wanting it gone, the options available to remove hair growth aren’t always convenient or long-term. That’s why, at Nurse Practitioners of Florida, we provide long-lasting, minimally-invasive options to help you look and feel your best. One such option is Soprano ICE for laser hair removal.
How does laser hair removal work?
Unlike razors and waxing, which can be painful and only target the hairs visible, laser hair removal targets hair growth at the source — the hair follicle. By using FDA-cleared laser technology, the procedure targets and kills your hair follicle so that it cannot produce hair growth.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal with Soprano ICE is not permanent with one session, but it does last longer than other alternatives — including shaving, waxing, tweezing, and over-the-counter creams. Subsequent treatments are needed to attain permanent results. And, even though damaged hair follicles may still produce some hair, the hair itself will be lighter and slower to grow.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Laser hair removal with Soprano ICE works by gradually warming up the skin to a temperature that kills the hair follicle. While this may sound like it makes your skin feel hot, it’s actually the opposite — the part of the device that comes into contact with your body feels ice cold. Aside from the cooling sensation, there is virtually no pain during the procedure.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- Treatments only take 10 to 20 minutes
- The procedure is virtually painless
- You’ll save money in the long run
- Treatments eliminate ingrown hairs
- You’ll save time
- You don’t need to grow out hair in between treatments
- Fewer treatments are needed than other laser hair removal methods
Unlike other laser treatment options for removing hair, Soprano ICE does not have any side effects. The procedure is virtually pain-free (even for sensitive patients) and doesn’t produce skin irritation often associated with other laser procedures.
How to Prepare for Soprano ICE
If this is your first treatment, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your laser hair removal session. The most important include:
- Shower before your appointment
- Don’t use fragrances, oils, lotions, or creams
- Completely shave the area that will be treated
- Ask questions before the appointment
- Mentally prepare that more sessions may be needed
- Follow instructions provided by our practitioners carefully
Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Regardless of your reason, laser hair removal is a great cosmetic option for anyone looking to remove unwanted hair. Unlike other forms of laser hair removal, Soprano ICE is suitable for all hair and skin types, including recently tanned skin. It can be used in most body areas, including:
- Bikini line
After your appointment, you should notice immediate results. Some redness and swelling may occur, but it’s not as common with Soprano ICE hair removal. Additional appointments may be needed to achieve desired results. But, unlike other laser hair removal procedures — which require four to six appointments total — Soprano ICE only requires two to four treatments. Your follow-up appointments will be scheduled after your initial appointment, but not all may be needed. These appointments are typically about six weeks apart.
You should avoid sun exposure for a few days after treatment. You should also use sunblock on the exposed treated areas for up to two weeks after your appointment. Our practitioners will provide you instructions for post-session to ensure you achieve the best results possible. Aside from these considerations, there is really no recovery period.
Need more information about laser hair removal?
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us today to schedule your free consultation or fill out our online contact form.