Popular with male and female patients alike, our skilled medical aestheticians can use Soprano Ice to remove unwanted hair from all over the body including the face, bikini line, back hair and underarm hair.
Unlike traditional IPL hair removal systems, Soprano Ice is a premium pure laser which means that we can use it on all skin tones.* The special ice tip on the machine combined with the ‘in-motion’ technique used by your aestheticians makes Soprano Ice a significantly more comfortable treatment too.
This award-winning treatment targets a beam of light at the hair which is absorbed by the coloured part of the hair, thus damaging the hair follicle enough to slow down future re-growth. As we need to target the hair whilst it is in its ‘growth’ stage, patients typically need 6 sessions of treatment for long term results. Don’t worry, you do not need to grow your hair out between treatments – you can shave or cut your hair in between.
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 Melissa. Melissa 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 Melissa can help you remove unwanted hair for good!