Unwanted facial and body hair can leave people feeling self-conscious about their appearance. In fact, these issues can be so serious that people may feel embarrassed about this excess hair, even around people they have known for many years. Our Philadelphia, PA plastic surgeons can understand these concerns, which is why our practice offers state-of-the-art Soprano ICE laser hair removal. This service is offered by deme cosmetic, which provides advanced clinical skin care treatments to patients. Dr. Steven Copit is the medical director of deme cosmetic, our Dental-Medical collaborative.
This advanced treatment for unwanted hair allows people to experience smooth, clean skin in various parts of the body. Use of the Soprano ICE laser means reduced pain and discomfort, as well as long-lasting results.
Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal Candidates
Good candidates for Soprano ICE laser hair removal include patients who are tired of waxing, tweezing, and shaving their unwanted hair. The effectiveness of Soprano ICE laser hair removal can vary depending on hair color, hair thickness, hair density, and the complexion of the patient. During the consultation process, a surgeon can determine if laser hair removal is an ideal option for you given these factors.
While laser hair removal is often associated with women, many men have undergone Soprano ICE treatment to eliminate unwanted facial hair and body hair. Gender should not be seen as a barrier to achieving your aesthetic goals.
Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal Procedure
A Soprano ICE laser hair removal treatment is generally straightforward. During the procedure, the hairs in the treatment area are zapped with intense pulses of laser light. The laser’s energy is absorbed by the hair follicle, damaging or destroying it in the process and inhibiting future hair growth. The duration of a laser hair removal session can vary depending on what part of the body is being treated.
Most people will require multiple laser hair removal sessions in order to achieve the desired results. Soprano ICE laser hair removal sessions are typically spaced out once every six to eight weeks. While some patients are able to achieve optimal results in just a handful of sessions, it may take 12 or more sessions for some patients to eliminate the unwanted hair.
Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal Recovery
Laser hair removal patients are not required to take time off from work after treatment. They are generally asked to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun until that area is fully healed. Ice or a cold compress can be applied to alleviate discomfort. Patients may be advised to use a certain cream after their treatment to alleviate skin irritation.
Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal Side Effects
The most common side effect of laser hair removal is skin irritation. This typically resolves after several hours. Small blisters may form as a result of laser hair removal, though these also resolve on their own.
In some cases, laser hair removal can alter the pigment of a person's skin. The laser may cause skin lightening for people of darker complexion. The lightening of the skin may be temporary. These issues can be avoided by ensuring the proper laser is used.
Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal Results
Thanks to the advanced technology behind Soprano ICE laser hair removal, patients are able to experience significantly less unwanted hair. The results last for a long time, with future hair growth halted in the treated follicles.
Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal Consultations
Laser hair removal may be an ideal treatment for patients with unwanted hair. For more information, schedule a consultation at Jefferson Plastic Surgery today.