Laser hair removal is a procedure that allows you to get rid of unwanted hair permanently. Only the use of a modern laser guarantees the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. In our clinic we offer the most modern Alma Lasers, appreciated all over the world. For several years we have been working on the Soprano Ice Platinum laser, which has revolutionized the laser hair removal market, enabling the depilation of both blonde, red and dark hair. And now we are enriching the clinic’s technological facilities with the latest Soprano Titanium laser, thanks to which we can offer the most effective and fastest laser hair removal in Krakow.
What makes both of these technologies stand out?
What is the best laser for hair removal?
The laser hair removal market is dominated by lasers with a monochromatic light beam, allowing only hair of a specific shade to be removed. It concerns diode, alexandrite or neodymium-yag laser. The problem of such selective and, at the same time, ineffective operation has been eliminated in the Soprano Ice Platinum and Soprano Titanium lasers. This is currently the most effective laser hair removal. To understand the advantages of these epilation lasers, just compare the Soprano Ice Platinum laser with the popular Lightsheer laser.
Even the latest generation of Lightsheer lasers are still only diode lasers – and this is associated with a number of limitations. Such laser hair removal will not be effective for every shade of hair, moreover, the procedure may be accompanied by considerable discomfort. Mainly causing pain, as well as a greater risk of skin burns. Cooling with air only does not allow for an effective discomfort reduction accompanying the procedure. On the other hand, the hair removal lasers used in our clinic in Krakow use a head that is cooling up to – 4 Celsius degrees. In addition, such innovative devices emit three different beams, which are much more effective in people with any skin phototype.
An alexandrite laser is a device that emits a beam with a length of 755 nm and allows to remove light hair in people with fair skin. The shorter the length of the laser beam, the better the absorption by melanin. The alexandrite laser allows the removal of light hair with a low melanin content. However, people with darker hair or darker skin have an increased risk of burns.
Is laser hair removal effective?
The diode laser emits a light beam with a length of 810 nm. Diode laser hair removal is most effective with a specific skin phototype. Especially dark hair and light skin. Such distribution of melanin pigment means that the laser energy is accumulated only in the hair follicles, avoiding the surrounding skin. However, if the contrast between the skin and the hair is lower, then diode laser hair removal is less effective and, moreover, there is a risk of skin burns. Therefore, despite the fact that the diode laser is considered a universal laser for hair removal, it will not work at all in the case of fair hair.
Indications for laser hair removal
The Nd: Yag laser is a device that emits a beam of light with a length of 1064 nm, so its purpose is to laser remove dark hair with a darker complexion. The long laser beam is less absorbed by melanin, so the risk of skin burns can be reduced. At the same time – the hair melanin also absorbs the laser beam to a lesser extent, which means that more treatments are performed.
Laser hair removal performed in our clinic is the most modern approach to the removal of unnecessary hair, where the patient’s comfort is at the fore. Thanks to this, it is possible not only to achieve spectacular effects, but also to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure.
The effectiveness of laser hair removal depends on several factors, the most important of which is the type of equipment and the qualifications of the person performing the procedure. These factors translate not only into the effectiveness of epilation, but also its safety. When using a diode laser, e.g. Lightsheer, the treatment is accompanied by an extremely strong burning sensation of hair and skin. This effects with unpleasant feelings associated with depilation – the skin is very hot; you can smell the scent of burnt hair. Many people wonder whether to undergo further treatments afterwards – and this means ineffective epilation. The Soprano laser minimizes the risk of such unpleasant sensations. The laser is clinically tested, we also care about its servicing – and this is a guarantee of the most effective laser hair removal.
Soprano Ice Platinum and Soprano Titanium are breakthrough platforms for laser epilation, combining functionality with comfort. The skillfully used combination of three wavelengths allows for professional and safe laser hair removal. Hair removal lasers emitting a beam of light of a certain length lead to a sudden heating of the hair follicle, as well as the surrounding skin – and this causes considerable pain in the procedure. The lasers we use emit single pulses causing the effect of gradual heating of the skin. This means less pain and greater safety of the procedure. The laser beam penetrates the skin at different depths simultaneously, affecting all anatomical structures of the hair follicle. The use of such advanced technology and a large-area head allows the procedure to be shortened even several times. And laser hair removal performed with an older generation laser takes much longer.
Another significant difference concerns the possibility of epilation all year round. In the case of other lasers, a tan is a contraindication to the procedure, so laser hair removal in summer cannot be performed. Hair removal lasers used in our clinic eliminate this problem (you can perform laser hair removal a few days after sunbathing), thanks to which we perform laser hair removal treatments all year round.
In beauty salons dominate diode lasers, which seem to be the best suited to the skin phototype characteristic for our climate zone. However, this prevents people with blonde or red hair from being epilated. The alexandrite laser is a rarity. And even more rare are hair removal lasers available in our clinic. As the only clinic in Krakow, we offer the latest technology of laser hair removal, using the synergy of three waves. All over the world, this technology has been recognized as the gold standard of hair removal – and now this innovative technology is available to every client of our clinic.
On which areas of the body can a laser hair removal be performed?
Main indication for laser epilation is the desire to remove unnecessary hair on the body and face, including excessive hair in the course of hirsutism. The decision to perform laser hair removal is dictated by both aesthetic and hygienic reasons.
- Legs depilation
Laser leg hair removal is a common procedure. This type of epilation concerns larger areas of the body, so the most important issue is to shorten the treatment time and minimize the risk of skin irritation. In our clinic, laser hair removal is performed only with lasers that significantly shorten the duration of the treatment – even several times; Additionally, Soprano Ice Platinum and Titanium selectively affect the melanin of the hair follicles, reducing the risk of skin irritation or burns.
- Chest depilation
Both men and women decide on laser chest hair removal. In men, hair on the chest is physiological, but many men prefer to have a smooth chest. In turn, in women, chest epilation comes down to removing hair from the nipple area.
- Back depilation
The back is one of the largest areas subject to laser hair removal. Hair on this part of the body is unacceptable to many men, and the inability to remove hair from this hard-to-reach body part is also important.
- Face hair removal
The face is a place where every unnecessary hair is clearly visible. Facial hair removal is primarily chosen by women who are affected by the problem of the female mustache. Due to the increasing frequency of hormonal disorders, women may experience profuse hair on the chin or cheeks. Also, more and more men want to get rid of facial hair, and this decision is dictated by the desire to save time. Shaving the face every day does not bring a satisfactory aesthetic effect, and it also causes skin irritation. Laser hair removal is the most effective solution. Due to the rich innervation of the facial skin and high sensitivity to pain, facial hair removal should only be performed by a laser with an advanced cooling system that reduces the pain of the treatment – such as lasers in our clinic.
- Armpit depilation
The armpits – just like the face – are very sensitive body parts, so constantly shaving the skin in this area can cause irritation. Thanks to the use of the most modern laser, it is possible to reduce the pain of the treatment and shorten the epilation time, which enables quick and comfortable epilation of the armpits.
- Hair removal of the bikini area
Both women and men more and more often decide to depilate their intimate parts. It is dictated by the desire to eliminate the need for frequent shaving, which is conducive to irritation of delicate skin and is very time-consuming. Laser hair removal in the bikini area must be carried out only with the most modern laser, because only this device combines advanced cooling technology that reduces pain, the possibility of epilation in a shorter time, and minimizes the risk of skin burns. In our clinic, we perform shallow, deep, Brazilian, Hollywood and boyzilian (male) bikini hair removal.
- Laser hair removal in men
Men are increasingly opting for laser hair removal. Gentlemen are eager to get rid of hair on their face, intimate areas, chest and back. Considering the fact that men are sensitive to pain and may not tolerate laser hair removal, it is necessary to use a laser that minimizes pain sensations – i.e. Soprano Ice Platinum or Soprano Titanium.
- Hair removal in unusual locations (ears, nose, head)
In our clinic in Krakow, laser hair removal can be performed in unusual areas. Thanks to the special laser head, it is possible to remove hair in problematic locations such as the ear or nose. Thanks to this, you can get rid of protruding hair. Moreover, our lasers can be used on the scalp. Such epilation is chosen by men suffering from baldness who want to get rid of hair residues on the head. Scalp laser hair removal is possible only with the latest generation lasers. Most clinics do not perform this procedure because older generation lasers are not adapted to such a procedure.
Is laser hair removal safe?
The safety of the laser hair removal treatment depends on the perfect match of the laser to the skin phototype, the experience of the person performing the treatment and consultation before the treatment. In our clinic, we take care of each of these elements, thus ensuring the safest laser hair removal. The depilation treatment is preceded by a medical or cosmetological consultation, during which the condition of the skin is assessed and any contraindications to the treatment are ruled out. The procedure itself is performed only by qualified personnel who work with the most modern equipment. All this means that the risk of complications is excluded. Innovative hair removal lasers reduce the risk of complications in the presence of moles or vitiligo. In the case of older generation lasers, treating moles with laser light can lead to dangerous activation of the mole. In turn, the presence of vitiligo increases the risk of skin burns.
The SHR technology allows the emission of accumulated energy, which is delivered to the hair follicles by sliding movements performed on the skin with a laser head. This energy builds up gradually in the hair follicles, as it is absorbed by the hair dye melanin. Earlier lasers emitted high pulsating light beams which were absorbed by both the hair and skin melanin, which made the procedure more painful and caused the risk of skin burns. The SHR technology used in our clinic allows for a gradual supply of energy to the hair follicles. The repeatability of the process, made possible by moving the head on the skin, leads to a gradual accumulation of energy and safe, painless and very effective epilation. During the procedure we use an ultrasound gel which increases the head slide and improves the comfort of the treatment.
What does the laser epilation treatment look like?
What are the effects of laser epilation?
Laser hair removal is undoubtedly the most effective method of removing unnecessary hair. The final effect of laser hair removal depends on various factors – from the technological facilities of the clinic and staff competences, to the thickness and shade of the hair or the hormonal profile, as well as the coexistence of certain diseases. Previous use of other hair removal methods, including IPL treatment, is also of great importance. In order to be fully satisfied with the effects of epilation, the treatment must be performed with the use of the latest laser, operated by appropriately trained personnel. Each piece of skin must be carefully treated with laser light. In addition, it is crucial to maintain the appropriate frequency of treatments. If this is how laser hair removal is performed, customer reviews are very enthusiastic. It is possible to obtain a perfectly smooth body without the risk of any complications. Ultimately – up to 95% of body hair can be removed.
How many treatments are required to get a good effect?
Skin care after laser hair removal
The skin subjected to laser hair removal requires proper care. Immediately after the treatment, the skin may be slightly red, but these symptoms disappear spontaneously within a few hours. On the day of the procedure, physical exertion and hot baths should be avoided. It is forbidden to use the sauna or swimming pool for a few days after the treatment, and skin peeling and sunbathing should be avoided for two weeks.
Is it worth performing a laser hair removal treatment?
Laser hair removal is the most recommended hair removal method. All other methods of hair removal provide a short-term effect, which makes it necessary to repeat the treatments often. And this means considerable financial costs and time commitment. Shaving is the shortest hair removal method and needs to be repeated very often. In addition, shaving can cause skin irritation. Other methods of hair removal are waxing, sugar paste, electric depilatories. These methods allow the hairs to be pulled out with the roots, but the hair grows back within a few weeks. Home laser hair removal has nothing to do with professional laser hair removal performed in an aesthetic medicine clinic. Hair removal lasers designed for home usage are quite expensive, hair removal treatments have to be repeated often, and there is a risk of skin burns. Only a professional laser hair removal allows you to permanently remove hair, therefore save a lot of time and being a very economical solution. When counting the costs generated by laser hair removal, the price of a series of treatments and booster treatments ultimately costs much less than the constantly repeated other hair removal treatments.
What determines the price of laser hair removal?
The cost of laser hair removal depends on several factors. First of all – the size of the skin area that is subject to epilation is important. The larger the treatment area, the greater the cost of the treatment. The price of epilation is also influenced by the type of laser and its cost, as well as laser servicing. There is always a slightly higher price behind the high quality of service.
How to prepare for the procedure?
Preparation for the laser hair removal procedure requires following several rules:
- limiting tanning a few days before the procedure and resignation from the use of self-tanners ,
- resignation from the use of photosensitizing drugs 2-3 weeks before the procedure ,
- resignation from chemical peels two weeks before the procedure ,
- avoiding irritation and drying of the skin ,
- the day before the procedure, the skin should be shaved.
Contraindications to laser hair removal treatment
- viral, bacterial or fungal skin infections
- the use of drugs that increase the sensitivity of the skin to light
- skin inflammation
- connective tissue diseases
- pregnancy and breastfeeding
- fresh tan
- decompensated diabetes
- atopic dermatitis
- albinism (not for the Soprano laser)
- moles (not for the Soprano laser)
- tendency to develop keloids.