How Laser Hair Removal Works


Laser hair removal is the process of targeting hair follicles with light pulses with the aim of destroying hair at its root. This greatly reduces hair growth of the treated area for extensive periods of time.

Since becoming commercially available in the mid-90s, hair removal treatments have become more and more popular in the cosmetic industry as people seek alternatives to regular waxing and shaving.

There are two types of hair reduction laser treatments commonly available – Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal.

IPL or Soprano Ice?

The main difference between the two methods is that IPL fires interspersed wavelengths, while Soprano Ice uses a focused laser beam on the targeted area.

Here at the Light Touch Clinic, we don’t use IPL to treat hair removal as it is affects the pigmentation of the skin, making the treatment limited to fairer skin tones and lighter hair colours. Additionally, many patients complain of discomfort while IPL is being administered.

Instead, we use a laser hair removal treatment, specifically, Soprano Ice. This is because it is the only laser removal procedure that works on all hair colours and all skin tones, including tanned skin. It is also considered by patients to be virtually pain-free*.

With Soprano Ice, our highly skilled cosmetic practitioners are able to fire a concentrated light beam that directly targets the melanin in the hair follicle. The melanin is an important area to target in removing and reducing hair growth as it can easily absorb the light from the laser, which then heats up the follicle and destroys it. Most patients see a significant reduction in hair growth after six or eight treatments*.

Before Arranging an Appointment

It is important to remember that it is hard to predict how successfully laser treatments will work on individual hair and skin tones. It is recommended that all patients first arrange a cosmetic consultation with our highly trained staff to find out what the best course of action is. You can do this by contacting us on:

Phone: 01932 849 552

  • Disclaimer: patient results and treatment experiences may vary.

    Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, discomfort, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.

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  • Disclaimer: patient results and treatment experiences may vary.
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