Melissa French, Medical Aesthetician
At our Weybridge, Surrey clinic, our hair removal experts have years of experience helping patients treat unwanted hair and stubble.
Our doctor led team only use the safest and best treatments available for preventing hair re-growth as well as permanently reducing body and facial hair.
Here at the Light Touch Clinic, our highly trained practitioners use Soprano ICE for all hair removal treatments. This is because it is the only laser hair removal system that works on all skin tones – including dark and tanned skin, which is where traditional IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments are unable to work as effectively.
Additionally, the targeted treatment is a far more comfortable procedure over IPL as Soprano ICE has been designed to simultaneously cool the skin as it removes unwanted hair, preventing surface burns.
Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal has been voted the best hair removal treatment in Harpers Bazaar Beauty Hot 100 and Aesthetic Industry Awards Winner. It has also been featured in the 50th anniversary edition of Asian Woman magazine as one of the most important advancements to shape the Asian Beauty Industry in recent times.
Easy access from London
Being located within the M25, our clinic is under an hour away from London Waterloo Station. Simply catch a regularly departing South West Train to Weybridge and our clinic is a leisurely walk from the station or a quick taxi ride.
Woking and Surrounding Areas
We are also only a 20 minute train ride away from Woking, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey and Virginia Water.
|We are an award winning, doctor led clinic.|
|A reputation for outstanding patient care.|
|Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered medical clinic.|
|We have two in-house expert Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal practitioners in Melissa French and Jennifer Luyt.|
Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal is effective for treating:
DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
|No. of treatments||Usually 6|
|Procedure Time||Around 30 - 120 mins|
|Sensitivity Period||1 day for most patients|
|Back to work||Same day for most patients|
|Full Recovery||1 day for most patients|
|Duration of results||Long-term reduction for most patients|
Soprano Ice uses Alexandrite and Diode laser technologies to produce a concentrated beam of light that has a specific target: the melanin in the hair follicle. The melanin absorbs the light, heating up the follicle and destroying it. It is important that all hairs are caught in their growth phase so a minimum of 6 treatments are necessary to achieve a significant reduction in hair growth.
Soprano Ice uses ‘in-motion’ technology to treat large areas of skin quickly, whilst the ‘Ice’ technology cools the skin’s surface – preventing superficial burns, allowing for virtually painless, yet highly effective hair removal.
All areas of the body can be treated with Soprano Ice, from the under arms or bikini line, to ears and nostrils!
What’s the difference between Soprano laser hair removal and IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments?
There is much confusion surrounding the difference between these two technologies. Soprano Ice is more expensive than IPL but there are several reasons why.
Both treatments produce light energy which is then absorbed into the pigment of the hair causing damage to the hair follicle. The difference is Soprano Ice produces a pure beam of light that only targets the melanin in the hair follicle whereas IPL systems produce a diffused beam which targets melanin in general: so not just in the hair follicle but also in the skin. This can cause burns if the skin is dark or tanned.
IPL is very good at reducing superficial pigmentation, visible blood vessels and rosacea (IPL Fotofacial) but at the Light Touch Clinic we do not use it for the removal of unwanted hair.
Why choose Soprano?
Does it hurt?
Some people report a prickling sensation when coarse dark hairs are treated on the pubic area or back but most describe it as feeling like a hot stone massage. The Soprano Ice uses cooling technology to reduce the heat on the skin, making this a comfortable treatment for most.
What will my skin look like afterwards?
There is usually no downtime associated with this treatment.
How long before I see results?
Two weeks post treatment most patients start to notice a reduction in hairs. For the best results, we recommended a minimum of 6 treatments.
What are the risks and complications?
All non-invasive procedures carry a small amount of risk, so you must come in for a consultation with one of our Aestheticians who operate the laser, so they can discuss the cautions and contraindications with you. A patch test will also be carried out, which must be done at least 24 hours prior to your first treatment.
Going on holiday soon?
The settings of Soprano Ice can be adjusted to according to your skin tone, so hair removal treatments can be taken all year round. However, we do recommend leaving a minimum of 48 hours before or after sun exposure.
Is Soprano my only option?
Soprano Ice is the gold-standard laser hair removal system. Therefore, it is the only treatment we offer for hair reduction.
All of our laser hair removal treatments are carried out by our aesthetician. Jennifer is the expert when it comes to laser hair removal having worked with Soprano Ice and other laser hair removal systems for a number of years. Contact the clinic today to find out how Jennifer can help you remove unwanted hair for good!