Laser & Skin Care
How is the Alma Soprano XL different from other hair removal lasers?
The Soprano XL Diode Laser System is the only laser hair removal systems that offers a revolutionary new laser hair removal procedure which is VIRTUALLY PAINLESS.  It uses non-invasive laser energy to gradually heat hair follicles until they can no longer produce new hair.  The treatment is comfortable and does not generally have side effects, and will leave you with smoother, cleaner skin.  With each treatment, the Soprano laser significantly and permanently reduces the number of hairs that can regrow, leading to a smoother, cleaner you.  It works on virtually any part of the body.

Is it safe?
The Soprano XL Diode Laser System has been cleared by the FDA and Health Canada for permanent hair reduction on any skin type, including tanned skin.  It has been used to treat hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, with beautiful results.

What alternatives are there?
Compared to waxing, the Soprano XL Diode Laser System:
Provides permanent hair reduction
Is less painful
Is nearly as fast
Does not require hair to grow out before treatment
Compared to electrolysis, the Soprano XL Diode Laser System is:
Significantly less painful
Significantly faster
Not technique dependent
Much more cost effective
Compared to other laser hair removal systems, the Soprano XL Diode Laser System:
Is much less painful (when used in SHR mode)
Is safe for any skin type
Provides similar or better effectiveness

How long will it take to get results?
Generally, after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area.  Typically, it will require 4-6 treatments or more to permanently reduce the number of hairs that regrow by 80%, six months after the last treatment.

Whom does it work best on?
It is the pigment in the hairs themselves that convert the laser energy into the heat necessary for permanent hair reduction.  So it follows that the less pigment there is, the less effective the laser hair removal procedure.  To ensure the safety of darker-skinned patients, laser energy may be reduced.  While this is unlikely to change your results, it can require additional treatments to achieve those results.

Will it hurt?
The most remarkable difference between the Soprano XL Diode Laser Hair Removal System SHR procedure and any other hair removal procedure (including other laser procedures) is the absence of pain.  Soprano’s IN-Motion technology, along with the patented DualChill mechanism, ensures your comfort during the treatment.  In general, the SHR procedure has been likened to a hot stone massage.

How long will it take?
Each area takes just a few minutes to treat.  While an upper lip takes a lot less time than a man’s back, any area can be treated completely in one short session.  Depending on the area being treated, you will return in 4-8 weeks for your next treatment.

Why does it take several treatments?
Scattering of the light in your skin, along with variations in pigment in the follicle, often make for variations in the ability of the laser to create the thermal injury necessary to permanently disable an individual follicle.  In most cases, successive treatments will eventually treat every follicle effectively, as long as there is pigment in the hair and no other identifiable factors that could affect the success of the treatments.  The time between treatments is needed to refill the follicles that are not completely damaged, so they can have a pigmented hair available for the next treatment.
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HydraFacialtm Treatments
What is HydraFacialTM?
HydraFacialTM is a NEW breakthrough in aesthetic technology.  The HydraFacialTM takes its name from the root word Hydrate: “to cause to take up moisture”.  This ability to moisturize the skin separates the HydraFacialTM from all other skin resurfacing procedures.  The HydraFacialTM removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums.  The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.

Why is HydraFacialTM good for my skin?
Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin.  Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase the signs of aging.  The HydraFacialTM is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.

Am I a candidate for the HydraFacialTM treatment?
The HydraFacialTM treatment is designed for all skin types.  Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacialTM treatment.  We may custom-blend the treatment serums for your unique skin conditions.

How long does the treatment take?
The HydraFacialTM treatment is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 30 minutes.

Is there any downtime or pain?
There is no discomfort during the procedure - it is often described as feeling like a “cool paintbrush moving slowly over the face”.  You may put on make-up and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.

What results may be expected?
Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even radiant skin tone after just one treatment.  The smooth results and hydration may last for five to seven days or even longer.  A series of six treatments, one treatment each week, is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and oily/acne-prone skin.  After your first series of treatments, you may want to maintain your results with a HydraFacialTM treatment every two to four weeks.
What skin rejuvenation device does Cocomero use?
We use the Silhouet-Tone Soli-Tone device, which is a unique skin rejuvenation device that uses light therapy and special currents to turn back the clock on aging, sun-damaged skin, blemishes, redness, and uneven pigmentation.  This multi-platform system features two treatments:  the LumiLift and the LumiFacial.  Simultaneous application of these technologies mutually enhances their individual effectiveness, promoting cellular rejuvenation from within.  Results are immediate and visible.

Are these treatments currently available?
Up to now, treatments targeted individual problems.  Soli-Tone is the first treatment device to combine two proven technologies: Light energy and Micro-Currents to treat conditions in the epidermis, dermis, and muscular regions without discomfort.

How does the LumiFacial treatment work?
The LumiFacial targets common skin problems, such as blemishes, redness, and uneven pigmentation.  During the treatment, a wrap-around facial panel is used.  The Soli-Tone selects the specific Light energy required for your skin type and condition.  The treatment is completed after only 30 minutes.  You can immediately return to your normal routine with no redness or peeling.

What is exactly the LumiLift procedure?
The LumiLift procedure is a revolutionary way of rejuvenating the skin and lifting sagging muscles.  It is performed with two special electrodes that feature an advanced application of Micro-Current and Light energy.  During the LumiLift treatment, a pulsating light is directed at the skin surface.  Light passes through the layers of the skin and penetrates into the dermis.  This powerful light stimulates the fibroblast cell to produce more collagen.  The increased production of collagen smoothes and softens the appearance of wrinkles, reduces the size of pores, and improves skin texture.  At the same time, the electrodes emit Micro-Currents to tone and lift sagging muscles.  At the end of the treatment, an antioxidant product is infused into your skin using a special electrode to smooth away facial creases.

What are Micro-Currents?
Micro-Currents are non-invasive.  They stimulate and resemble the biological currents that you body produces to tighten muscles.  Extensive clinical research has shown that these currents are able to lift and tone the muscles.  Combining Light Therapy with Micro-Currents erases years from the appearance of your skin, without the use of drastic and painful surgical procedures.  LumiLift restores a natural, youthful appearance to the skin.

How long will the effects of the LumiLift treatment last?
Improvements continue for at least 3 months after a single session.  After completing a series, depending on the rate of the aging process, changes can last over 1 year.  A good skin care regimen combined with a monthly maintenance treatment, is sufficient to enhance and maintain the results obtained with the LumiLift treatment.

How does the treatment feel?
The treatment is very comfortable; most clients fall asleep during the procedure.  Unlike laser or IPL treatments that rely on thermal damage, LumiLift and LumiFacial treatments are non-invasive and totally natural.  They use light from the visible spectrum, similar to sunlight but without the harmful UV rays.

How many treatments do I need?
Age, lifestyle, and skin condition will influence the number of treatments needed.  During the consultation, your skin type and condition will be determined.  We will be able to evaluate your skin, explain the required procedures and inform you of the estimated number of sessions needed.  While clients usually report a noticeable improvement after just one treatment, a series may be required.  Generally, 6-10 treatments achieve optimal results.

What results can I expect?
The improvement can be quite dramatic.  Most clients see immediate improvement.  With a series of treatments, years are easily removed from the appearance of the skin.  You will see younger-looking skin, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, increased skin elasticity, and redefined and firmer facial contour.  Pore size is reduced along with textural irregularities, acne, and pigmentation blemishes.  This is achieved without any thermal damage to the skin and down-time.  Soli-Tone treatments are unique since they rejuvenate not only the face, but also the neck, decolletage, and hands. MONTHLY SPECIALS Pricing