I'm seriously considering laser hair removal, but am doing my research. I'm light olive skinned (Pakistani ethnicity) looking at FitzPatrick chart would say a IV. Sorprano is supposed to be virtually pain-free which is very appealing!, but Nd:Yag is more commonly used for darker skin types. I'm looking at getting my legs done first. I would really appreciate some advice or experience. Many Thanks, Jess xxx
Definitely go for the soprano, I don't think you fully understand the concept of pain free treatment, I've had my arms done from the Nd:Yag and it scared me off wanting to ever get anything else done until a friend told me about maximedicare and there sopranro machine I wish I had researched properly first time round I could have saved myself from the pain and saved some money too...
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Soprano works amazing on legs, but i would suggest going with the soprano ice with chill tip, to cool areas, its pain free on lower settings but if i were you i would take a little discomfort and have the treatment on a higher setting, you will see amazing results. The soprano has a pick and place setting i would recommend this option. The problem with the motion method is that some bits can get more layering that others. All will make sense when you go to the clinic. I have had a few treatments i am very happy with the amazing results.
Laser nd yag is you best one, I am a beauty tutor and teach laser also I have had laser on my face and body using the nd yag I wouldn't recommend any other. It shouldn't be painful but if it is then the setting is not set correct also we all have different pain threshold.
Laser nd yag is you best one, I am a beauty tutor and teach laser also I have had laser on my face and body using the nd yag I wouldn't recommend any other
I have had treatment using the SopranoICE on my face i have olive type skin and of Pakistani heritage. Has removed a significant amount of hair, i had IPL before that did nothing..The SopranoICE is virtually pain free, however when i did feel some discomfort during the treatments, those treatments worked the best. So my advice bear with some pain and you will reap the results, i am happy with the sopranoICE, probably the most effective for asian skin types.
Are there any asians out there who can recommend a good place in London for laser hair removal as I am struggling to find a decent venue.
Hi, I do laser hair removal In Birmingham and am using the Nd yag.
Clients from all ethnicities have achieved positive results withina course if 6 treatments
It can be painful in certain areas but it's worth it..
Hi jess, i also want to do laser hair removal on my face and front neck. Want to ask you, if you could tell me how the treatment worked for you and what the results are? What would you recommend? Please help me to get a right decision and answer honestly.
I have also asian skin, type 3-4 as skin color is very light brown.
And where did you go? How much does it cost for maybe 6 sessions? Thx in advance
The two laser produce slightly different light:
Essentially the YAG goes very deep and the soprano goes about 3-5 mm. The soprano light is the most efficient at hair removal; no question. The YAG can go so deep it seals blood vessels which can cause changes in sensation post treatment.
RESULTS: The YAG will get the deep thick hairs but will miss the fine shallow hairs. The soprano is the best all rounder and very good for the face where hairs are shallow.
Because the soprano is a diode laser, (like a LED bulb it is different from a classic bulb that ages and blows), it can be flicked on and off very quickly meaning it gently warms rather skin than flicking the skin (YAG). This is the SHR mode and is what is pain less.
The YAG can't do this it needs to be charged until it Zaps and this can be very anxious for the patient. Although if you have very dark skin (Fitzpatrick 5 or above) you should go with the YAG and bare the pain. If you decide to go for YAG it is often cheaper as a YAG laser is a YAG laser but often the machine come with a skin cooler of some description. This is what you should look for as this makes the experience less painful although not pain free.
NOTE: IPL is very shallow skin depth penetration and although it can help the results are often not permanent. it is cheap but given you have to have 13 treatments (underarms & bikini) and then its not permanent - it becomes very expensive in long run.
I haven't tried Soprano but I have had sessions with Nd Yag and IPL. As a British Chinese Malaysian, I have slightly darker than typically Oriental skin that tans easily. I found IPL useless with no visible results but Nd Yag has been really good - on 6 sessions each in a number of areas I wouldn't say that the hair completely stops growing in an area (underarms, upper lip) but largely there is no regrowth with just the odd tiny patch that still has significantly reduced regrowth so I recommend Nd Yag.
In terms of how painful it is, it varies (I find depending on time of the month too!). If you find you are sensitive I found it helpful to either have an ice pack on the area beforehand or some machines have an attached fan that blows cold air on the area and that also works. Of course it depends on the area and your pain threshold, how sensitive the area is but I think it's worth it for a brief moment
Hope that helps
Hi. I have similar Pakistani skin likr your's and want to get laser done. Just wanted to now which treatment did u go with and what were the results ?
I also have an olive tone to my skin and I'm Chinese so tend to have thick hair.
I've tried IPL on areas like belly button and nipples where there are the odd hair or very fine hair but the 6 treatments really didn't do anything for me.
I've had Nd:Yag on underarms, upper lip and bikini and I can definitely recommend it for people with similar skin tone and hair. I have such little growth in these areas now after 6 sessions I tend to forget to check my armpits (but it is good to because you may get the odd straggler!)
I will only go for Nd:Yag from now on - you might find the rare offer for it but the market is still dominated by IPL and newcomer Soprano. A warning though that it is painful - I think I have a high pain tolerance but it's definitely no fun on the face! It's like a sharp shot of pain (I think it reminds me of paintballing!!!) and I'm no fan of the smell of burning hair... However, it is worth it in the long run, as least it has been for me and my last treatment was September. I would imagine it's not as sensitive on the legs and it was mildly better underarms and bikini. Ask for a cold pack to put on the area before and after, that helps alot.
If you try Soprano let me know how you get on, I'd be curious to hear as I think the verdict is still out.
The Soprano is very confortable and the results are fantastic!
It treats all skin types and all kind of hairs ( fine to thick) All our clients are happy. The other lasers are not only painful but can leave scars or depigmentation especially on dark skin.
We are based in Birmingham and most of our clients are asian.
Nd:Yag Lasers and Soprano (Diode Laser) would both be suitable for your skin type. I would reccomend a Nd:Yag personally as I feel you would get better results. Nd:Yag is not great on the fine hairs but great on dark thick hair.