Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Anticlock Medispa has become the first clinic in Punjab to introduce the latest 'Soprano Titanium' hair removal laser. It is the newest model of the award-winning Soprano laser hair removal system and was launched in 2019 by Alma Medical – the world-leader in energy-based devices. This breakthrough hair removal platform combines efficiency, safety, and effectiveness with unmatched comfort.
Soprano Titanium laser offers several incredible advantages due to its unique combination of cutting-edge technologies. These are not present in any other LASER-based hair removal device.
The best of all, Laser Hair Removal systems - Soprano Titanium achieves this status by combining three different laser wavelengths and a unique cooling system called Ice-Plus. Ice Plus continuously cools the skin as the whole area is treated, making the treatment completely pain-free. Its extra-large Quattro applicator larger applicator size allows whole-body treatments to be done in just under one hour. Its triple-wavelength LASER, SHR, In-Motion, and ICE-Plus technologies make it one of the most effective, complete, safe, and fastest Laser Hair Reduction treatment available in the world today.
Q: What are the main advantages of Laser Hair Reduction with Soprano Titanium?
A: LHR with Soprano Titanium comes with FIVE significant advantages:
- Super-Safe (SHR mode and ICE-Plus technology)
- Super-Fast (Extra Large Quattro Handpiece)
- Super-Cool & Comfortable (ICE-Plus technology)
- Super-Effective (3-D technology with simultaneous use of three laser wavelengths)
- Complete Coverage (In-Motion technology)
Laser hair removal with Soprano titanium is very safe (US-FDA approved) and much faster (as compared with other LHR devices). You could get a full-body LHR treatment done just in the lunch hour, thanks to its larger Quattro handpiece, allowing you to fit the treatment into your busy work schedule. There is no downtime required with the Soprano Titanium. The procedure is almost pain-free, thanks to its inbuilt ICE cooling technology. Its 3-D laser technology, along with the in-motion technology, gives better coverage and much more effectiveness than other single laser beam based LHR devices available in the market today.
Q: So, what’s the big deal about Soprano Titanium? How is it better than Soprano Ice and Soprano Ice Platinum systems?
A: Out of all the Soprano Hair removal systems, Soprano Titanium features many improvements over the Soprano Ice and Soprano Ice Platinum.
Soprano Ice gives you the treatment option with only one laser beam at a time (either Alex 755nm or Speed 810 nm). Both Soprano Ice Platinum and Soprano Titanium come equipped with 3D technology, which uses three wavelengths (Alex 755nm, Speed 810nm, and Yag1064nm) simultaneously leading to more efficient hair removal. This allows the system to work on all tissue depths - the hair shaft, bulge, and the bulb – and ensures a complete hair removal. Soprano Ice gives no choice for the Yag1064nm laser beam and is therefore not suitable for darker skin types. Soprano Platinum and Soprano Titanium, combined with all three laser wavelengths, are ideal in all skin and hair types, even the darker skin tones.
Soprano Titanium takes its cooling technology too one step ahead. While the Soprano ICE and Soprano ICE Platinum have the continuous cooling ICE technology, Soprano Titanium features ICE PLUS technology. This ICE PLUS system combines TEC and Inverter cooling technologies to continuously cool the skin and facilitate range-controlled temperature throughout the entire treatment. This means that you can get smooth and soft skin more comfortably and quickly than ever before. While increasing patient comfort, its cold sapphire tip also minimizes any risk of skin burns, as the hair follicles are being targeted.
Concerning the surface applicators, only Soprano Titanium comes with two exclusive applicators-Trio and Quattro. The Quattro handpiece covers an extra-large spot size of 600-900 cm2, cutting the procedure time by almost 40%! The laser technician individually selects the most suited applicator for each area, and its Dual Connector helps in switching between different applicators without wasting any time. Thus, with Soprano Titanium, you can get a full-body treatment done in the lunch hour.
As with previous Soprano systems, Soprano Titanium also features the SHR (Super Hair Removal) technology, where there is the gradual heating of the skin surface (unlike the single painful impulse of other systems). This method does not damage the surrounding tissues and is safe for all skin types, including dark tones. Its advanced IN-Motion technology also ensures that no areas are missed when treating a specific area.
Q: How does the Soprano Titanium Laser system work?
A: Three Laser Wavelengths:
The SopranoTitanium gives us the combined advantage of the three most effective wavelengths for hair removal:
Alex Technology: 755nm wavelength is well suited for a wide range of hair types and colors, notably lighter colored and finer hair. It also works well on superficially embedded hair, such as on eyebrows or upper lip.
Diode Technology: 810nm is the classic wavelength used in darker skin types. It targets the deep hair follicle, and with its moderate tissue penetration depth, it is ideally suited to treat hair on the arms, legs, cheeks, and chin.
YAG: 1064nm wavelength offers the deepest skin penetration. It targets deepest parts of the hair follicle, making it most suitable for darker skin types and thicker, darker hair. It is also ideal for treating embedded hairs in the armpits and pubic area.
Two treatment handpieces:
It has a 2cm unit, which is also present in the Soprano Ice Platinum system. Besides, it has a new 4cm handpiece, which can be used to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, abdomen, legs, and arms. Using this handpiece, we can shorten the treatment time by almost 40%.
Super Hair Removal Technology:
SHR is Alma Laser's proprietary hair removal technology. This is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal which is virtually painless and very safe. Instead of exposing hair follicles to a single high energy pulse that can burn the skin, Soprano Titanium laser uses repetitive short pulses delivered deep into the dermis. This effectively damages the hair follicles and prevents regrowth by gradually heating the dermis to a specific temperature and avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue.
In-Motion and Ice-Plus Technology:
It’s sweeping 'in-motion' technology that allows the applicator to be repeatedly moved over the treatment area, ensuring full coverage. The new and improved ICE-Plus super cooling technology cools the skin surface, providing a virtually painless yet highly effective hair removal.
Q: What is unique about the ICE-Plus technology in Soprano Titanium?
A: Soprano Titanium has a unique, inbuilt cooling system called ICE-Plus that comes equipped with a cold sapphire tip. As the laser beams are targeting the hair, this technology simultaneously continuously cools your skin, making sure you are comfortable throughout the treatment. It minimizes any risk of skin burns while maintaining the desired heat in deeper layers of the skin, where hair follicles are present. Thus, it is a perfect combination of efficacy and safety.
Q: Who is a suitable candidate for Hair Removal with Soprano Titanium?
A: The best thing about Soprano Titanium is that it is suitable for all skin types and can be used to treat tanned skin safely. Therefore, the treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to get rid of unwanted hair in various body areas. The technology can treat multiple shades of hair color - from golden-blonde to black hair. Since the laser beams target the brown melanin pigment within the hair follicles, the laser does not affect white, grey, or ginger-colored hair. The more melanin the hair has, the more effective the hair reduction tends to be. However, we do assess the suitability of treatment during our consultation. In case of doubt, we conduct a patch test before giving the full treatment.
Q: Is it true that hair removal with Soprano Titanium is painless?
A: With Soprano Titanium, patients can now enjoy a virtually pain-free and comfortable experience throughout the treatment session. The Super Hair Removal (SHR) technology of Alma Laser that Soprano is the only method of laser hair removal that is clinically proven to be virtually painless. Its unique energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle while also preventing injury and pain in the surrounding tissue. Its inbuilt advanced ICE Plus technology continuously cools the skin, thus facilitating range-controlled temperatures throughout the treatment. The cold sapphire tip reduces the risk of any epidermal injury while maintaining heat where it is required – that is, the dermis where hair follicles are present. The resultant range-controlled and constant temperatures further contribute to the efficiency of the diode laser.
Q: Is Laser hair removal with Soprano Titanium safe?
A: The fact that Alma Soprano Titanium is a US-FDA approved device for Laser Hair Removal speaks for its safety. US-FDA approval is known to be the highest standard in terms of efficacy and safety for a medical device. Moreover, multiple clinical studies have proven the treatment to be very safe in all skin types, including dark and suntanned skin.
Its single pulse delivery method and the unique method of gradual heating effectively damages the hair follicle, delaying any regrowth. At the same time, it prevents any injury to the surrounding tissue.
Q: Is the laser hair removal with Soprano Titanium safe for darker skin?
A: Yes, it is. The melanin in darker skin is more sensitive to the heat used in laser hair removal treatment. Soprano Titanium's SHR method has clinically been proven to be safe for darker skin types. Conventional lasers expose the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse that can cause trauma to the skin having a high melanin count. Soprano Titanium’s SHR gradually heats the surface until the required energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This makes Soprano Titanium’s SHR the safest laser hair removal system, including for the dark-skinned patients.
This laser treatment can be done at any time of the year, and works very well on tanned skin, ensuring that the sun exposure does not leave any marks following this treatment.
Q: Can Soprano Titanium be used during the summer, and can it treat tanned skin?
A: Yes, it can be used. Soprano Titanium’s SHR treatment affects the melanin of the skin using a unique method, allowing the procedure to be performed at any time of the year and also on the tanned skin. Even the sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following Soprano Titanium’s SHR treatment.
Q: Do I need to clear my schedule for a Soprano Titanium laser session?
A: The Soprano Titanium system is so fast you can complete it during your lunch break. Another fantastic benefit of Soprano Titanium is its extra-large treatment applicator (4 cm – twice as large as the customarily used one in Soprano Platinum, the previous generation laser of this family). This means that coverage area is much larger, significantly reducing treatment times and making the hair removal process more comfortable and convenient. You can be in & out of the clinic in much less time than ever before.
There is hardly any downtime associated with the Soprano Titanium. The treatment is pain-free due to the patented cooling technology used in the device. Unlike most other treatments, no SPF cream is needed following Soprano Titanium laser hair removal.
Q: Do Patients Need To Shave Beforehand?
A: We advise that patients shave before coming for the treatment and do not wax for at least three weeks before the procedure.
Q: Am I A Suitable Candidate for Soprano Titanium?
A: While the Soprano Titanium laser can be performed on the skin types 1-6, a consultation before any treatment is required to determine your suitability for treatment. Laser hair removal is suitable both for men and women, although some people need more sessions than others.
Q: Can The Soprano Titanium Laser Be Used On Light Or Grey Hair?
A: The Soprano Titanium device cannot be used on grey hair as the treatment targets the pigment within the hair. It is hard to treat light hair, but we advise a consultation to discuss this.
Q: How many treatment sessions will I need with Soprano Titanium?
A: Depending on the patient's skin & hair type, results can typically be seen after 6 to 8 treatment sessions.
Q: How Many Treatment sessions Are Needed On an Average, And How Long Should Patients Wait Between Sessions?
A: We recommend 4-6 treatment sessions with Soprano Titanium Laser, spaced at 4-6 weeks interval, though it varies depending on the individual needs. Every patient is given a consultation at Anticlock Medispa before any treatment. At this point, a bespoke treatment plan outlining specific details is given to the patient.
At Anticlock Medispa, we advise after consultation as per the skin and hair type, however generally, 6 to 8 sessions are required to provide a permanent reduction of hair growth. Facial hair can be more stubborn and may sometime need 10 - 12 treatment sessions. The gap between two sessions is usually 4-6 weeks for facial areas and 6-8 weeks for body areas. This gap allows for the hair growth cycle. The number of hair removal sessions depends on various factors, including the site of hair, thickness, and skin type and hair color. To achieve the best results, it's advised to complete the full course of treatment sessions.
Q: How to prepare the skin before the Soprano Titanium Laser treatment?
A: The area to be treated the Soprano Titanium Laser must be shaved before treatment, 12–24 hours beforehand. The skin should be cleaned off creams, perfume, and false tanning products. Avoid tanning or long UV exposure on the area to be treated for at least two weeks before treatment. If you have recently waxed the areas, you need to allow about five weeks before starting treatment.
Q: Do Patients Need A Patch Test before Being Treated?
A: Yes, a patch test can be done a minimum of 24 hours before treatment.
Q: How does the Soprano Titanium Laser procedure work?
A: With Soprano Titanium Laser, the hair removal procedure is quite straightforward. You can lie on a treatment bed & make yourself comfortable. For safety, you’ll be asked to wear protective eyewear, which the practitioner also wears during the procedure. A thin layer of gel (similar to the one used in ultrasound) is applied to the area, making the movement smooth. The laser therapist will run the laser handpiece in a sweeping motion over the area 6 to 12 times, quite like a paintbrush. It delivers tiny bursts of energy, ten times a second, gradually heating the hair follicles. You will feel the area getting slightly warm. Still, the patented DualChill treatment tip will keep your skin cool and comfortable.
Depending on the area of the body being treated, the skin can go slightly red. Most patients experience a comfortable, warm sensation during Soprano Titanium Laser treatment, like receiving a hot stone massage.
Q: How to remove hair in between Soprano Titanium Laser treatments?
A: Any hairs that require removal in between Soprano Titanium Laser treatments should be shaved as this is the preferred way of removing hairs before and after treatments. You should not wax, pluck, or tweeze the hairs as they remove hairs at the root level, making the treatment ineffective.
Q: What is expected after each treatment?
A: As hair grows in cycles, the Soprano Titanium Laser destroys hair in the active (Anagen) stage simultaneously at three different depths, within the hair follicle. After your Soprano Titanium Laser session, hair may not always fall out immediately. Within 2 to 4 weeks, the hair begins to shed. As your hairs grow at different rates and stages, a period of six weeks (four weeks for face) is spaced between two sessions to allow for the active growth of hair. These hair are then targeted at the next session, so gradually reducing the overall hair regrowth each time.