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Laser Hair Removal FAQ Research

Laser Hair Removal Research

Scientific and medical journal extracts relating to the Alma Lasers Soprano Ice laser hair removal technology used by VIVO Clinic.

Article Title: Comparison of SHR Mode IPL System with Alexandrite and Nd: YAG Lasers For Leg Hair Reduction

Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine

Publication Date: 1st December 2012

Full Article: Available Here

There was only mild temporary erythema and perifollicular edema after some treatment sessions. However, none of the participants experienced pigmentation alterations, vesiculation, burns, infection or scarring.

A super hair removal (SHR) mode for IPL system exhibits the total energy applied per session, counted in kilojoules, to a precise area with the advantage of fewer side effects than the usual IPL.


Article Title: The use of Alexandrite based diode for hair removal on Brazilian skin type

Source: Soprano Lasers Commitioned Study

Publication Date: 2014

Full Article: Available Here

Significant hair reduction was observed in all patients following a regimen of 4 sessions using the Alexandrite based diode laser module in small areas of the body. A 6 months follow-up had proven that the technology in question is effective for the population of this study and was found safe to use as no adverse effects were noted

Patients had reported only minimal discomfort and mild heating sensation during treatments yet no long term adverse effects were noted by any of the participants nor by the treating physician.


Article Title: Six-month follow-up multicenter prospective study of 368 patients, phototypes III to V, on epilation efficacy using an 810-nm diode laser at low fluence.

Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine

Publication Date: 26th March 2011

Full Article: Available Here

Results obtained a high degree of patient satisfaction and a low index of adverse events. Laser epilation was well accepted regarding discomfort and was also complication-free for dark and tanned skins.


Article Title: Peer reviewed article by Dr. Martin Braun, Vancouver Laser and Skin, Vancouver, Canada

Source: Alma Lasers

Source: Available Here

Treatment with SHR is considerably less painful than with the Lightsheer. Both diode lasers produced long-term hair reduction in excess of 90%… Rapid pulse, constant motion with the low fluence diode laser represents an advance in safety, efficiency and tolerability of laser hair removal treatment.