Soprano XL Laser
It is often mistaken that IPL and lasers are the same. IPL is an Intense Pulse Light that treats using a full spectrum of light with different scattered wave lengths, while a laser uses one specific wavelength of light.
IPL can release light over a wide wavelength range, unlike lasers, which can only deliver one specific, yet very powerful, wavelength. The importance of wave lengths is that different wave lengths are absorbed by different colors (chromophores). The color of the hair follicle is the target.
IPL and lasers both work by sending intense light energy into the hair follicles. Once the light is absorbed in the hair follicle (chromophore), the light converts to heat and destroys the hair follicle.
The Soprano XL Pain-Free, Hair-Free laser hair removal treatment works by safely and gently heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicle and prevents re-growth, yet does not injure the surrounding skin. The difference with the Soprano is that it zeros in on the hair follicle and slowly heats up the skin with each pass of the laser, rather than blasting the skin like the other lasers do. When it gets “hot”, it feels similar to a hot rock massage or having a heating pad on your skin that gets warmer and warmer.