Mayfair Aesthetics Laser & Skin Clinics work exclusively with the new Soprano ICE Platinum system, winner of ‘Most Innovative Treatment’ in the 2016 MyFaceMyBody awards and the first and only laser hair removal system that incorporates all 3 laser wavelengths in a single treatment. By combining the absorption and penetration levels of three different wavelengths, along with the treatment coverage, comfort and virtually pain free treatment of the diode laser, Soprano ICE Platinum achieves the safest and most comprehensive hair removal treatment available in London today.
The Soprano ICE Platinum offers the power of the three most effective wavelengths for hair removal:
- Alex: 755nm wavelength offers more powerful energy absorption making it ideal for the widest range of hair types and colours, especially lighter coloured and finer hair.
- Diode: 810nm is the classic wavelength to offer deeper penetration of the hair follicle and high average power.
- YAG: 1064nm wavelength offers the deepest penetration of the hair follicle making it a optimal solution for darker skin types and courser, darker hair.
SHR is Alma Laser’s proprietary hair removal method which is used in hundreds of clinics around the world. It is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal that is virtually painless.
The Soprano ICE Platinum system incorporates Alma’s SHR method, ensuring safe and virtually painless, permanent hair removal. Rather than exposing hair follicles to a single high energy bursts of energy, which can be painful and traumatic for the skin, SHR works by gradually heating the sub levels of the skin to a temperature that effectively damages hair follicles and prevents re-growth, while keeping the surface of the skin cool and avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue.
The Soprano Ice Platinum system delivers 10 low energy pulses per second into the dermis, therapeutically heating the hair structures that cause hair growth to the extent that they no longer produce hair. The constantly moving applicator technique ensures full coverage while patented ICE technology cools the skin surface – preventing superficial burns and allowing for virtually painless yet highly effective hair removal.
A full course of 6-8 laser hair removal treatments should result in a drastic, permanent reduction in hair growth. However this is dependent upon individual, hormones, genetic make-up, skin tone and hair colour. A good responder will expect to see a 60-90% reduction in hair growth from a full course of treatments. Top up sessions may be necessary at later dates as more terminal hair grows as a natural part of the ageing process.
- Grade IV Medical laser technology
- Award winning technology
- Permanent reduction in hair growth
- Smoother skin all year round
- Suitable for all skin types
- Virtually pain-free
Apart from shaving, avoid any other hair removal method such as plucking, waxing, threading, bleaching or hair removal creams for 6 weeks prior to treatment and throughout your course. You should avoid sun exposure, sunbeds or any kind of fake tan for 2 weeks prior to laser treatment. Around 8 hours before your visit, you should shave all areas to be treated or patch tested so that the areas are smooth to the touch and stubble free. Avoid applying deodorant or body lotions to areas to be treated on the day of laser treatment.
After laser hair removal treatment, in rare cases, you may experience mild redness or slight sensitivity. Aloe Vera gel is excellent to calm and soothe the skin and works well straight from the fridge. If you are treating any areas that will be exposed to sunlight, you should protect your skin with a factor 30-50 SPF sunscreen. We stock Aloe Pura SPF 50 Aloe Vera sunscreen that will protect while cooling and soothing and a 99% pure, organic Aloe Pera aloe vera gel.
After the laser treatment avoid heat such as hot baths or showers, saunas, and steam rooms. Avoid vigorous exercise and swimming as the chemicals in the water may cause irritation. Our team is always available to provide continuing advice and support even after your final session is complete.
The Soprano Ice Platinum is suitable for any skin type including skin that is tanned (wait at least 1 week after sun exposure). Our system uses 3 different laser light wavelengths to target the widest possible range of hair colours and textures.
As lasers target the melanin pigment within the hair follicle, very pale blonde, ginger, white or grey hair may not be affected by the laser hair removal treatment. The more melanin (pigmentation) in the hair, generally the more effective the laser treatment will tend to be. Very fine baby hair (vellus hair) may also not be affected by laser hair removal as it lacks sufficient density and pigmentation to achieve an effective result.
If you have taken accutan, roaccutane or similar antiacne medications you will need to wait 6-12 months after finishing this medication before beginning laser treatment.
If you are on regular daily antibiotics a doctors letter may be required before treatment can commence.
If you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breast feeding, laser hair removal treatment will not be suitable.
Anyone who is sunburned, has had significant sun exposure less than 1 week prior to treatment or has a fake tan will not be suitable for treatment.
Anyone with a history of cold sores to the treatment area should start taking an anti-viral medication such as Zovirax one day before treatment and for 3 days after.
Clients with vitiligo, photosensitive epilepsy, type 1 diabetes, a history of keloid scarring or lupus will not be suitable candidates for laser hair removal.
Anyone currently taking (or have taken in the last 10 days) any medication or herbal supplement that may cause photo-sensitivity or changes to skin pigmentation is advised to seek a doctors note before commencing treatment.
Yes, at Mayfair Aesthetics Laser & Skin Clinics, laser hair removal is safe. We always follow all the treatment protocols to ensure that we place your safety as our primary concern. There is an extremely low risk of any sort of complication when our experienced practitioners operate the laser correctly. The Soprano Ice Platinum system is one of the safest on the market, as rather than delivering all the laser energy in single high energy shots such as with traditional laser systems, the laser applicator emits 10 low energy pulses per second and is passed back and forth over the area to be treated. This means that energy and heat build up gradually over the course of several seconds which is a safer and more comfortable treatment method.
The Soprano Ice Platinum system emits the 3 most effective laser light wavelengths simultaneously during each treatment. Each wavelength penetrates a different depth into the skin to damage different parts of the hair follicle, root and bulb resulting in drastically reduced hair growth. Other lasers, including standard Soprano Ice only emit 1 laser wavelength (and in some cases 2 wavelengths). This means that the Soprano Ice Platinum treatment is more effective in reducing and eliminating hair growth than other laser systems.
As Soprano Ice Platinum is passed back and forth over the area to be treated several times so that energy and heat builds up gradually rather than using the old fashioned ‘shots’ method, this treatment is safer and virtually pain free when compared to other laser systems.
Laser hair removal using the Soprano Ice Platinum system will only treat hair in the active growth phase (anagen phase). Roughly 10-15% of the hair in any particular area will be at this phase at any point. Each laser hair removal treatment, 4-8 weeks apart will attack a different set of hairs at the anagen stage of their life cycle so you should see a roughly 10-15% reduction in hair per treatment. Most clients will opt for 6 to 8 laser hair removal treatments per area, possibly more for body areas such as the face or private area which may be more resistant.
It is necessary to shave any area you wish to be treated with laser hair removal to ensure the session is safe and effective. The optimal time to shave is around 8 hours before your appointment time. This will allow your skin time to calm down and any redness to fade while still leaving a smooth surface for the laser to treat.
If hair has not been shaved, the laser will mainly attack hair outside the skin. This will not be comfortable and could present an increased risk of side effects. This will also result in the treatment being ineffective or less effective. If you arrive unshaven or poorly shaven, we may not be able to treat you so please ensure that all areas are smooth to the touch when you arrive for treatment.
Mayfair Aesthetics Laser & Skin Clinc offers men’s back and shoulder shaving for the small charge of £10 per visit. Speak to our reception team to arrange a shaving appointment around 8 hours prior to your laser treatment.
Mayfair Aesthetics Laser & Skin Clinic uses the most effective and painless laser hair removal system available in the UK, Soprano Ice Platinum. At Mayfair Aesthetics, you will always be treated by highly trained, experienced laser specialists throughout your course of treatments. You can request the same therapist on each visit. We monitor treatment progress on every visit and will adjust treatment settings to achieve the most effective results. As a boutique clinic, you will receive exceptional service from our highly trained team of experienced laser and skin specialists, easy bookings, complimentary refreshments and very competitive prices. Unlike some of our competitors, we do not shorten or rush any treatments and believe in performing each treatment exactly to protocol to ensure the best results.
Carrying out the treatment correctly will have as much influence over your treatment outcome as the laser system used. The individual care given by our expert team and ongoing training is an essential part in delivering outstanding treatment results.
Leaving behind old fashioned paper and pencil consultation forms and client records, we have created bespoke Ipad forms that are securely stored to ensure that we never lose any of your treatment records. These records are accessible from any of our locations so you can be assured that whichever one of our clinics you visit, you will receive the same standard of service.
At Mayfair Aesthetics we offer affordable laser hair removal. We operate from existing clinic spaces which means that we do not have the huge cost of a shop fit every time we open a new location. This allows us to charge a more reasonable price than many of our competitors.