The Soprano Titanium system has the same triple laser wavelength diode system as the Soprano Platinum for fantastic results on all skin types, including tanned skin. Results with both systems are identical. The Titanium has an improved skin cooling system and 2 rather than 1 treatment hand-pieces attached. The standard hand-piece is the same as found on the Platinum system and an additional larger treatment hand-piece which means significantly quicker treatment times when treating larger body areas such as legs, chest, stomach and back. On average, treatments are about 30% faster with this new system meaning a full body appointment will take just over 2 hours rather than 3!

Traditional lasers use single high intensity ‘shots’ to deliver laser energy, heating up a small patch of skin to 45-50 celsius in a faction of a second. The laser is then moved slighty and another shot is made. This can be quite painful, traumatic for the skin and a real source of anxiety for many clients. Typically, ‘shots’ based lasers will use either the Alexandrite wavelength 755nm or the NdYag wavelength or a combination of the 2. Different wavelengths penetrate to different depths within the skin and damage different parts of the hair follicle. Many ‘shots’ based lasers cannot be used to treat tanned skin and many can only use the NdYag wavelength when treating darker skin types.

Soprano Titanium lasers deliver laser energy in a different way. Rather than employing single, high intensity, painful shots, these lasers flash on and off 10 times a second at lower energy. The laser handpeice is passed back and forth over the area being treated and the hair follicle will gradually warm up to 45-50 celsius. This is far less painful.

Imagine for a moment stepping into a hot bath. This can be quite painful. Now imagine stepping into a cold bath and turning on the hot tap to bring the temperature up to hot. As you gradually acclimatise to the increasing heat you get there without the pain.

Soprano lasers also have a sapphire cooling tip which constantly cools down the surface of the skin during treatment while the laser energy heats up hair follicles making this system one of the least painful on the market.

Soprano lasers also use the Alex wavelength 755nm, the diode/Speed wavelent 810nm and the Yag wavelength 1064nm during every treatment. Using all 3 laser wavelengths has been clinically proven to be more effective in reducing hair growth than using a single or dual wavelength laser.

Laser hair removal is traditionally thought to be very painful. There are 2 main types of laser hair removal systems available today. The traditional method, systems such as Candela, Magma and Cynosure employ ‘shots’ where the laser energy is applied all in one go on a particular small area to raise the temperature in the hair follicle instantly to 45-50 celsius and then moved slightly and the process repeated until the entire area has been covered. This tends to be rather painful, with some systems being a lot more painful than others. Typically it can feel like being repeatedly flicked with an elastic band or poked with a needle. Not pleasant.

The Soprano Ice Titanium systems are virtually pain free. Most clients only experience a gentle warming sensation in the area being treated with some feeling a mild pins and needles sensation and stronger heat in more sensitive areas. These systems work by gradually heating the hair follicle to 45-50 degrees by emitting 10 low energy pulses per second and moving the handpiece back and forth over the treatment area. If you imagine stepping into a hot bath, it can be quite painful however if you step into a luke warm bath and turn on the hot tap and bring the temperature up, as you are gradually acclimatising to the increased heat there is little or no pain.

The main differences between laser hair removal and electrolysis are speed and pain level. Laser can be used to treat large areas quickly and depending on the type of laser used can be virtually pain free. Electrolysis works by treating individual hairs and passing an electric current down each hair which can be incredibly time consuming and quite painful. Electrolysis can be a good option for treating small areas of white hair which are not affected by laser treatments.

Laser hair removal is effective on darker skin types. The Soprano Titanium is the only FDA approved device for treating darker skin types safely and effective.

You can perform laser hair removal on almost any body area. We do not treat the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet as hair will not grow there. Eyes must be protected during treatment so we cannot treat within the eye socket. We only advise to treat areas that have terminal hair (thicker darker hair) and you should avoid areas that only have very fine baby hair which will not be dense enough to be affected by the laser.

A minimum of 6-8 sessions, correctly spaced is recommended for a good result. Typically, a hair reduction of around 60-90% can be achieved for clients that respond well to treatment from 6 sessions. Areas such as the face and the bikini area tend to be more resistant to treatment and more sessions are usually required to get a good result. A small percentage of clients are more resistant to treatment and will require more sessions to reach that level of reduction. Everyone is different with different hair colour, skin colour, hormones, genetics and general resistance to the treatment.

We use the Soprano Soprano Titanium systems at LaserPro Aesthetics ,the market leading laser hair removal systems are safe, highly effective, suitable for any skin type, virtually pain free, can be used while you have a sun tan and employ all 3 of the laser hair removal light wavelengths for the best possible results.

After your first laser hair removal treatment you may see some redness or itching which quickly fades but most clients will have no after-effects. Soprano laser systems employ a super cooled tip which rapidly and effectively cools the skin before, during and after treatment (this is where the word ‘Ice’ comes from). A small percentage of clients may see redness that takes a little longer to fade.

Facial hair and body hair grow at different speeds. It is recommended to come every 4 weeks for face sessions for the first 4 treatments and then spaced every 4-6 weeks thereafter with a longer gap between treatments if hair growth has slowed down. When treating body areas, it is recommended to come every 6 weeks for the first 4 treatments and then spaced every 6-8 weeks thereafter with a longer gap between treatments if hair growth has slowed down.

Results can vary and some clients may take a little longer to start seeing results. Typically anything from 10%-100% of the hair treated may shed around 2-4 weeks after treatment. Most of this hair will start to re-grow in the week or 2 before your next treatment. As you progress through your course you should see less and less hair re-growing after each treatment and the hair becoming finer and less dense.

  • Aftercare is simple. Keep the area cool, applying aloe vera gel is recommended and works even more effectively when stored in the fridge.
  • Avoid extended  sun exposure for a week before and after treatment to reduce the chance of hyper pigmentation. Use sunscreen SPF 30 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment on any areas exposed to daylight. We stock an Aloe Vera Factor 50 sunscreen which is ideal for use during laser treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure, saunas, steam rooms, vigorous exercise, hot baths or showers and treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 48 hours after treatment.

the most important part of your laser hair removal treatment, on consultation we check through your medical history, assess your skin and hair to ensure you are suitable and answer any questions you may have regarding treatment. Your patch test is also vitally important as it allows us to test your skin for any sensitivity from the laser and also will ensure you are a suitable candidate for treatment.

A patch test involves trying out the laser on a small patch of each different body area you are interested in treating. It is necessary to shave a patch of each area to be treated, roughly the size of the palm of your hand around 8 hours prior to the patch test. This provides a smooth area to apply the laser and also 8 hours is sufficient time for your skin to calm down after shaving while not being so long a time that hair is starting to re-grow.

A patch test is necessary and essential prior to any laser treatment to ensure the treatment will be safe, comfortable and effective.

Laser hair removal is safe and effective. Since becoming commercially available in the late 1990’s laser technology has been refined and improved to the extent that it is now widely available on almost every high street. A well trained and experienced laser specialist is essential to ensure that the correct treatment and safety protocols are followed for each treatment. Laser is a safe and effective treatment as long as the therapist uses the correct settings and follows the safety and treatment protocols to the letter.

Laser hair removal is surprisingly affordable. When you factor in the cost and time of shaving, epilating or waxing over the years, a longer term option can work out better in money saved as well as time. The price for laser treatments has dropped significantly as it has become more widely available and laser technology has improved.

The vast majority of patients will see no side effects at all from treatment. Some redness, swelling or itching which quickly fades can occur and in extremely rare cases longer lasting redness or blistering may occur. Because Soprano lasers gradually build heat, it is extremely rare to see any skin damage from a treatment. If at any point it is feeling too hot, the therapist will stop the treatment. Our first concern is always your safety so we rigorously follow all safety protocols for every treatment. We ask you to complete a medical questionnaire online the day before every treatment. If you identify any medications, medical conditions, sunburn etc that will make the treatment potentially have a higher risk of side effects, we will simply reschedule for a later date.

Laser hair removal may not feel the same on each treatment. Factors such as the ambient temperature, recent sun exposure, your reproductive cycle and the amount of hair remaining in the area to be treated can all have an impact on the sensation felt during treatment.

Men can have laser hair removal! Commonly treated areas for men are facial, ears, neck, shoulders, back and chest. (private parts are not offered)

Laser hair removal can be used on dark skin. The Soprano  Titanium systems used at LaserPro Aesthetics are the market leading systems for treating darker skin types safely and effectively. Many of our clients seek us out as they are aware that Soprano lasers are the best option to treat them.

Laser hair removal works by heating up the melanin within individual hairs. The heat passes down the hair and radiates out to damage the structures that actually created hair – the hair bulb, bulge and vascular supply. As these structure become more and more damaged through the laser treatment they lose the ability to create hair.

You should not use a sauna for 48 hours after laser treatment. For 2 days after treatment your skin can be more sensitive than normal and you should try to keep your body temperature as close to normal as possible. Avoid saunas, steam rooms, Sun exposure, vigorous exercise and very hot showers or baths.

It is recommended to keep your body temperature as close to normal as possible for 48 hours after treatment. A pronounced increase in body temperature through vigorous exercise can result in an unpleasant heat rash. Gentle exercise is not normally problematic after laser treatment.

For many patients six treatments gets the results they are looking for. Typically a hair reduction of 60-90% can be achieved by those who respond well to treatment. A small proportion are more resistant to treatment and areas such as the face and bikini area tend to be more resistant for all patients. Typically the more treatments you do, the more hair reduction is achieved.

You cannot have laser hair removal over or close to any tattoos or semi-permanent make-up. The tattoo will blister and burn instantly if the laser passes over it during treatment. We cover all tattoos with gauze and masking tape and avoid the area during treatments.

Laser is unlikely to work well on fine blonde hairs. Laser hair removal works by heating up the melanin within each individual hair, that heat then damages the structures that create hair. The thicker and darker the hair, the more melanin the hair contains. Very fine blonde hair will not contain enough melanin to heat up to the necessary extent to result in significant hair reduction.

Laser hair removal is suitable with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). One of the symptoms of PCOS is increased hair growth which can occur all over the body. Laser hair removal is an excellent choice in reducing this hair. PCOS will constantly be trying to undo the effects of the laser treatment so more regular top ups may be required after a course is complete. We treat many clients at Mayfair Aesthetics who have PCOS.

Laser hair removal is safe during breast feeding, however we recommend to wait until breast feeding is completed before having a laser hair removal treatment. It is not possible to have laser hair removal during pregnancy. There are hormonal changes that occur that can result in increased or reduced hair growth during pregnancy, this may change after birth and may change again after breast feeding is completed.

Laser hair removal is not suitable during pregnancy.

Photosensitivity is an increased reaction to light and heat. If you are experiencing photosensitivity due to a medical condition or a medication you will not be able to have laser hair removal. The treatment will be far more risky and is more likely to damage your skin. Light sensitive epilepsy will also present a barrier to laser hair removal treatment.

Full body laser hair removal means just that – almost! We do not treat the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet where hair does not grow and we do not recommend treating areas that have vellus hair rather than terminal hair. We do not treat within the eye socket for safety reasons and we do not offer treatment for the male private area.

It is not possible to have laser hair removal if you have light sensitive epilepsy. Laser hair removal involves a rapidly flashing light that can potentially bring on an epileptic seizure. If your epilepsy is not light sensitive, it will not present a barrier to treatment.

Precautions to follow during treatment involve taking care of your skin. Use a good quality SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on any treated areas that will be exposed to daylight. Follow the aftercare protocols, keep your body temperature as close to normal as possible for 2 days after treatment. Avoid electric sunbeds and ensure you do not have any fake tan present on your skin for your next treatment.

You will need more than one session of laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a gradual process as you have different hairs within the anagen phase of growth on each visit. A minimum of 6 treatments is required and sometimes more.

Laser hair removal is suitable for sensitive skin. Soprano lasers tend to be more gentle on the skin than traditional shots based lasers but some short term redness, swelling or itching may be experienced after treatment.