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How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

Unwanted hair, whether it’s on the body or the face, is certainly a nuisance, and you’re not alone if you’re tired of shaving, plucking, waxing, and other hair removal methods. If you’re ready for a treatment that can give you long-term and even permanent smooth skin, we can help here at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AK, with laser hair removal using the gold standard of laser treatments: Alma Lasers’ Soprano ICE.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

Upon initiation of treatment, you will immediately begin to see results. The procedure targets and destroys hair follicles, preventing further hair growth. After completing the required number of sessions to reach your desired outcome, you will achieve smooth and hair-free skin. It is important to note that the treatment process is a gradual one, with visible results becoming increasingly apparent over time.

You will notice significant hair shedding within weeks of starting treatment, which usually consists of two to eight sessions spaced about four to six weeks apart over a period of six months. This schedule allows for optimal and dramatic results to be achieved. Note that the Soprano ICE is faster than many other laser treatments, so it’s not uncommon for patients to get the results they’re looking for in fewer treatments than would be necessary elsewhere.

Personal Factors

With any laser hair treatment, your personal results will depend on factors personal to you, like:

  • The thickness of your hair
  • The color of your hair and skin
  • Hair density in the treatment area
  • Your personal hair growth cycle

When you meet with us in person for a consultation, we’ll be able to tell you more about this treatment and how quickly it’s likely to work in your case.

About the Soprano ICE

How It Works

The Soprano ICE is the leading choice for laser hair removal, utilizing the most effective wavelength (810 nm). Using quick bursts of infrared energy, it gradually heats the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of the skin, disabling these follicles and preventing the growth of new hair.


The patented Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment offered by the Soprano ICE is the gold standard for safe, gentle hair removal. This treatment utilizes patented features, such as IN-Motion™ technology and the DualChill™ mechanism, to provide a pain-free experience that feels much like getting a hot stone massage. It’s also faster, more comfortable, and more effective for all skin types, including tanned skin, and most hair colors other than the very lightest greys.

During the treatment, you will be in the care of a trained and experienced technician and supervised by a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will use a sweeping motion with the laser, which will safely and gently heat the hair follicles under your skin. The patented DualChill™ treatment tip keeps your skin cool and comfortable during the process. This combination of technology ensures fast, complete coverage with no downtime. Additionally, this treatment has few side effects and allows you to return to your normal activities immediately.

FAQ About Treatment

What Areas Can I Have Treated?

Laser hair removal is an effective and versatile treatment that can target hair on any part of the body. During your consultation, we will take a closer look at your treatment areas and make sure that you will get the best results from this treatment.

Some of the most common areas where laser hair removal is applied are the arms, back, legs, bikini zone, underarms, upper lip, and face. With our state-of-the-art technology, we can help you achieve smooth and hair-free skin in the areas of your choice. Our team of specialists will work with you to customize a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The longevity of your results will depend on several factors but typically last at least six to twelve months. As time goes on, some hair may start to grow back, especially if you experience hormonal issues. However, it will be significantly lighter and less visible compared to pre-treatment. To maintain the desired results, some patients schedule additional sessions.

The frequency of maintenance sessions can vary from person to person, with some scheduling one session per year while others opting to schedule as needed, perhaps as infrequently as once every three to four years. Once you have completed the recommended number of initial treatments, we will work with you to create a maintenance plan that will help you preserve your hair-free skin for as long as possible.

How Do I Prepare?

In the six weeks leading up to your appointment, refrain from plucking or waxing the hair in the planned treatment area. It is not necessary to let the hair in the treatment area grow out, though. Shaving is allowed as long as you do not remove the entire hair follicle. During your consultation, we will review your current skincare regimen and provide guidance on which products should be avoided prior to treatment.

Try It for Yourself

If you’re interested in laser hair treatments, don’t wait any longer to get smooth skin. Reach out to us at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AK to learn more about the Soprano ICE and schedule your first consultation.