LE Privaté Clinic - Other Skincare Treatments - Hair Removal

HAIR REMOVAL

LE PRIVATÉ CLINIC is proud to offer a variety of revolutionary hair removal methods. Depending on the location, area, size and most importantly our patient’s expectations, one of several modalities may be used:

Broadband Light (BBL)
Sciton Joule Laser
Soprano®XL Laser Hair Removal – revolutionary painless hair removal system

For many years, conventional hair reduction methods possessed numerous limitations, the most important ones being:

1) Pain associated with hair reduction
2) Inefficacy on light-colored or fine hair
3) Complications in darker skinned patients

Soprano®XL Hair Removal is a revolutionary system to remove unwanted hair that is virtually painless. This PAIN- FREE hair removal treatment is considered the next-generation of hair removal for being an effective and hassle free procedure combining a cutting-edge medical laser with the comfort and convenience similar to a relaxing trip to the spa.

Soprano®XL breaks the mold of previous laser hair removal systems with its unique IN-Motion technology. The sweeping motion of the laser safely and gently heats the targeted area under your skin while you stay comfortable. You can expect results from a series of relatively short sessions depending on the size of treatments and are free to return to your normal activities immediately after each session. CAN EVEN TREAT LIGHT-COLOURED HAIR!

FAQs

What can I expect during my Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Laser hair removal machines use focused light to penetrate the epidermis of the skin and target the underlying hair. The hair’s pigment absorbs the light and is destroyed, meaning it is effectively removed and further growth is hindered, leaving the skin with a smooth appearance.

Laser hair removal treatments take approximately 10-40 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
At LE Privaté Clinic, patient’s comfort is one of our utmost priorities. A numbing cream and cooling gel is applied to the areas treated before, during and after the procedure to ensure maximum comfort of the patient. With this, laser hair removal is virtually pain-free and a long-lasting way to remove unwanted hair. Hair even in sensitive areas, such as the face or bikini line, can be treated.

What are the most common areas treated?
At LE Privaté Clinic, we treat nearly every part of the body for laser hair reduction, but the most common areas are:

Face including top lip, chin, jaw-line / Legs / Bikini Line / Underarms and Arms / Back and shoulders

What happens after my laser hair reduction treatment?
There is very little if any, recovery time, though you may have some redness following a treatment. This may last between one and eight hours. A post-procedure cream may be given to minimize this redness. For 24-48 hours after your treatment you should avoid heat treatments, saunas and direct sun exposure. Sun protection is strongly advised for sun exposed treated areas.

We know from experience that a number of treatments are required over a period of at least 12 months for any area treated, though this will vary between patients and treatment modality.

When will I see the results?
Results vary depending on the treatment modality but majority notice a difference after the 1st or 2nd treatment. We only use the grid system in treating hair reduction; therefore every millimetre of the area is treated. This means hairs that are not visible to the naked eye or are starting to grow in the follicle are also treated.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required vary between patients depending on skin colour, hair colour, texture and density, medical history, the area being treated and how the patient responds to treatments. For the best results we recommend you complete the full course.

Is Laser Hair Reduction right for me?
There are many reasons why people choose to have laser hair reduction. These include:

Excessive hair growth in embarrassing areas
Excessive hair growth due to certain medical conditions
Convenience
Preventing ingrown hairs

Can Asian / Afro Caribbean skin / Dark skin be treated?
At LE Privaté Clinic, we have a variety of specialized options to treat patients of both fair and darker skin tones. By matching the correct laser to your individual skin tone, we are able to safely and effectively reduce your hair growth. During your initial consultation, an assessment of both your skin and hair type will be made. A safe and effective treatment plan will then be devised for your hair removal.

Last but not least...

Do men have Laser Hair Removal?
YES! Laser Hair Removal is a very popular procedure with men particularly on the back, shoulders, chest, neck and around the beard.