Hilton Skin Clinics is pleased to announce that we have the new Soprano ICE Platinum, the latest generation laser hair removal machine at our clinic in Reading.
We think we have a lot to be pleased about too, because the Soprano ICE Platinum from Alma Lasers is the MOST advanced, single laser hair removal solution available in clinics, combining 3 simultaneous wavelengths of optimal laser light in 1 single application.
This new Soprano ICE Platinum system means that the technology combines the power of a 755nm Alexandrite laser to treat the widest range of hair types and skin colours, (including tanned skin at any time of the year), a 810nm to reduce treatment times through speed, and a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser which is especially suited for darker skin types; all of this means that the Soprano ICE Platinum can simultaneously target different hair removal requirements.
Treatment is still virtually painless, as has always been the case with our previous Soprano devices, but all skin tones and hair types can be treated due to its proven safety on darker skin types, as well as if you have a tan at any point in the year, (this won’t stop you from having laser hair reduction treatment, as may be the case with some devices). Treatment is super quick, which is good news for targeting larger areas like legs and backs, making this a true lunchtime procedure, and with no downtime you can return to what you were doing before you dropped by to see us!
Combining the three wavelengths of laser types means that the machine can target different depths of tissue and structures that define the hair follicle – known as the hair bulge, hair bulb and follicular papilla. Each one has a different level of penetration and absorption by the melanin (or pigment colour) in the hair, so the combination means better treatment coverage, better comfort, more comprehensive results and a safe solution for reducing unwanted hair.
- 755nm Alexandrite – This is a powerful wavelength which is easily absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle so it is great for treating a wide range of hair types, including lighter colours or thin hair. It doesn’t go as deep into the tissue – hitting the bulge – which makes it very useful for treating hair in the eyebrows and upper lip.
- 810nm – This wavelength offers deep penetration with a high power and can be used quickly and on large areas. The absorption by the melanin in the hair is considered to be moderate so it’s safer for when we treat darker skin types. By penetrating more deeply and thus hitting the bulge and the hair bulb, it is perfect for treating arms, legs and beards.
- 1064nm Nd:YAG – This wavelength has an even lower absorption in the melanin of the hair, so it’s even better for treating darker skin types, and its penetration is even deeper than the 810nm, hitting the hair bulb and the follicular papilla, (the lowest part of the hair follicle), so it’s great for really deep hairs like you find in the arm pits, bikini line or scalp. The 1064nm wavelength is also known for having a high water absorption so it creates more heat, all of which is great for effective hair removal.
Another key advantage of the Soprano ICE Platinum is that it has the Alma Laser SHR™ technology. This is a unique method of laser hair removal, and is what makes it virtually painless, as the hair follicles are gradually heated with the handpiece in constant motion over the surface of the skin. This means that the skin remains undamaged and uninjured, and there is no ‘snapping-elastic-band-on-skin’ feeling, which you can experience with some devices that fire the energy in individual, static bursts and then move across the skin and fire again.
Alma Lasers is also celebrating 10 years of award-winning success for the Soprano machines, and rightly so as this platform has proven itself to be a cut-above the rest in the market for laser hair reduction devices – which is why we chose it for Hilton Skin Clinics. This special Soprano ICE Platinum device is the culmination of their scientific research and clinical evidence, comprising a latest generation, limited edition platform launched in 2016 and now available in Berkshire. But don’t just take our word for it, it is also shortlisted as a finalist for Treatment of The Year at the annual Aesthetic Awards being held later in 2016.
If you’d like more information about treatments with Soprano ICE Platinum, then please contact Hilton Skin Clinics in Reading today to book a consultation.