Laser Hair Removal

Soprano Platinum Laser Hair Technology

The Helix Clinic is proud to be offering a truly pain free laser hair removal option with the latest Alma technology, the Soprano Platinum platform. Experience the cooling technology that cools the ski to provides a painless and enjoyable laser hair removal experience. Gone are the days where laser hair removal felt like an elastic band snapping your skin. With this new technology, sit back and let our laser technicians do the rest. Remove unwanted hair without having to reach for a razor and it even works on all skin types. Soprano ICE Platinum is the latest generation of the award-winning Soprano laser hair removal system. It is the most complete and effective laser hair removal system available today. The limited Platinum edition combines 3 laser wavelengths into a single innovative hand piece, simultaneously targeting different tissue depths to safely damage the hair follicles in the targeted area to prevent future growth.Treatments take anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the area being treated. Patients typically require a series of treatments to see best results, as laser hair removal is most effective when hairs are in the growth stage.

Frequently Asked Questions

​Am I A Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?

Featuring trio clustered diode laser technology – 3 simultaneous wavelengths in 1 applicator to diminish unwanted hair – quickly, painlessly and affordably.

  • Virtually painless – delivers a massage-like sensation.
  • Treat all skin tones – effective results for light or dark skin, fine or coarse hair.
  • Tanned Skin – treatments can be performed any time of the year, including on tanned skin.
  • Speed – treatment sessions are super-quick, even for large areas such as legs or back.
  • No Down Time – you can return to normal activities.
  • Any Area of the Body – including sensitive hard to reach areas such as the ears, brows, bikini line and more.
  • Proven Safety Record – including for dark & tanned skin.

How many sessions will be needed?

The typical course of hair removal treatment entails 6 to 9 sessions. However, most clients see a drastic reduction in hair within the first couple of treatments. The number of treatment sessions can also depend on the area being treated. The initial sessions should be 4-6 weeks apart, gradually increasing to 6-10 weeks apart. Also, in some cases a single treatment may be required for maintenance.

How Long For Treatment time?

Treatments can take anywhere from 10-15 mins for small areas (i.e. face, underarms, bikini), 15-25 mins for med areas (i.e. arms, shoulders, chest)., and 30-45 mins for large areas (ii.e. legs, back).

Do I need to prepare my skin for hair removal treatments?

Yes. The area MUST be shaved 12-24 hours prior to treatment. DO NOT tweeze, or wax the area for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to laser as it may prevent you from permission for treatment. Please arrive with clean skin that has not been applied with creams or ointments. Also avoid using certain products such as retinoid or steroid creams or tanning products on the area, 24-48 hours prior to treatment. Furthermore, any prescribed or non- prescribed medication being used should be disclosed during initial consultation.

What can I expect from my laser treatments?

Once arriving with clean shaved skin, the technician will apply a cold gel on the treatment area to cool it down for laser treatment. Upon completion of the treatment, the gel will be removed with a towel. The patient should then wear sunscreen as area can be sensitive in the sun.

How To Prepare For You Laser Treatment

A complimentary consultation must be done before any laser treatment is booked or performed.

  • Arrive to your appointment with clean skin on the area to be treated. Do not apply makeup, creams, oils, deodorant to the area to be treated.
  • The area to be treated must be clean-shaven 24-hours before your appointment. Unshaven clients will need to be rescheduled.
  • Avoid UV exposure 7 days prior to your treatment. Clients who are sunburned must wait 2 weeks before being treated to avoid additional skin damage.
  • Avoid sunless tanning products 7 days prior to your treatment. It is recommended that you exfoliate the area to remove any residual colour.
  • Refrain from waxing, tweezing, threading, sugaring or chemical epilation for hair removal 6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements due to increased risk of bleeding.

Post Treatment Expectations and Recommendations

  • Redness and swelling of the hair follicle, which is normal occurrence.
  • Pain and discomfort, which can be easily treated with over-the-counter pain medicines.
  • For at least one month following treatment, you should apply high-factor sun protection (SPF 30>), and protect the treated area from exposure to direct sunlight for at least one month post-treatment. Tanning after laser treatments may enhance melanin regeneration that can result in hyper-pigmentation.
  • Makeup may be applied on the day following treatments due to the skin being sensitive.

Book a complimentary consult with one of our laser technicians to see if this is the correct treatment for your goals.

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