iLuvo Laser Hair Removal FAQ’s

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is the process of removing unwanted hair from a part of the body by means of exposure to pulses of laser light. The laser light targets and destroys the hair follicle for maximum effect and longer lasting results than any other hair removal method.

What is Soprano ICE Platinum?

Soprano ICE Platinum is the latest generation of industry leading and award winning Soprano laser hair removal system. The Soprano ICE Platinum is the most complete and effective laser hair removal system available today.

Celebrating ten years of award winning success, the Soprano ICE Platinum is the limited edition platform for 2016 featuring trio clustered diode technology.

The Platinum edition combines three laser wavelengths into a single innovative handpiece, simultaneously targeting different tissue depths as well as anatomical.

A picture of the Soprano ICE Platinum Laser Hair Removal System

Why choose Soprano ICE Platinum over other Laser Hair Removal technologies?

The Soprano ICE Platinum is an advanced hair removal platform that incorporates multiple laser wavelengths and technologies. It offers power and versatility that allows us to treat the widest range of patients and hair types all year round.

The technology within the laser attachment head delivers an effective and near painless experience. Debunking the myths of how painful laser hair removal can really be.

Is hair removal with Soprano ICE Platinum safe for dark skin?


Yes. While the melanin in dark skin is exponentially more sensitive to the heat used in laser treatment, Soprano ICE’s SHR method has been clinically proven to be the safe for dark skin types. Rather than exposing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse which can cause trauma to skin with a high melanin count, SHR gradually heats the skin until the required heat energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This makes SHR the safest laser hair removal option, including for dark skinned patients.

Is hair removal with Soprano ICE Platinum safe?


Absolutely. Soprano ICE’s SHR method has been proven in multiple clinical studies as the safest method of laser hair removal for all skin types. With SHR, hair follicles are damaged not by a single pulse of high energy which can injure the skin, but by repetitive short energy pulses. These pulses produce heat build-up which gradually raises the temperature of the dermis to the level needed for preventing hair growth, while minimizing the risk of burns.

Does it hurt?


Not at all, the Soprano ICE Platinum uses Alma Laser’s SHR method, which is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal that is virtually painless. The unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle while preventing injury and pain to the surrounding tissue. At the same time, integrated ICETM tech cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and the sensation of pain.

Can Soprano ICE Platinum be used in the summer and can it treat tanned skin?


Yes. Soprano ICE’s SHR method affects the melanin of the skin using a unique method, allowing the procedure to be performed anytime of the year as well as on tanned skin. Furthermore, sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following SHR treatment.

How long are the treatment sessions with Soprano ICE Platinum?


While Soprano ICE Platinum offers the fastest laser hair removal solution available today, the duration of treatment can vary depending on the patient’s skin colour, hair type and the area being treated. Treatment time can range from a few seconds for a small area such as above the upper lip, to 8 minutes for the entire back.

How many treatments do patients typically require in order to see good results?


Depending on the patient’s skin and hair type, results are typically seen following six to eight treatment sessions. Most patients will start to see some results after just two or three sessions.

Are your staff trained and certified to perform laser hair removal procedures?


All of our therapists are qualified to NVQ Level 4 in Beauty Therapy and have received professional training and are certified to operatine Soprano ICE Platinum laser equipment. 

Am I suitable for Laser Hair Removal treatment?


The Soprano Ice Platinum system is suitable for all skin tones and emits three different laser light wavelengths to target the widest possible range of hair colours. However, as lasers target the melanin pigment, pale ginger, white or grey hair will not be affected by the laser. We can only treat clients who are aged 18 or over.

How often will I need treatment?


Six to eight treatments are recommended to achieve optimum results with some stronger hair growth areas such as the face and private areas possibly requiring more treatments. Facial hair treatments should be every four weeks for the first four treatments, then every four to six weeks thereafter. Body laser hair removal treatments are performed every six weeks for the first four treatments, then every six to eight weeks thereafter.

Are there any side effects?


The Soprano Ice Platinum system is one of the safest on the market. Rather than delivering all the laser energy in shots such as with traditional laser systems, the applicator is passed back and forth over the area to be treated so that the energy and warmth builds up over a few seconds. After treatment, in rare cases, you may experience mild redness and/or light sensitivity. Aloe Vera gel is excellent to calm and sooth the skin after treatment. If you are concerned about potential side effects, why not discuss them with our Customer Services team by clicking here.

Are credit options available?


Yes, depending on the package purchased, we can split your payments into 2 or 3 payments with 0% interest on instalments. Credit options are discretionary and the final decision lies with the senior management of iLuvo. Contact our Customer Services Team by clicking here to discuss what options we have available for you.