Laser Hair Removal

Everything you need to know about Laser Hair removal


Soma Laser + Skincare Clinic has offered laser hair removal for over 10 years. The laser of choice is the medical LightSheer Diode Laser System, which safely and effectively treats all skin types.


AREA / These areas are treated every 4 weeks

  • Lip – R240
  • Chin – R240
  • Brows – R240
  • Cheeks – R370
  • Neck – R280-R500
  • Full Face – R650
  1. Please shave before your treatments
  2. Always use recommended sunscreen
  3. Men’s hair removal on consultation

AREA / These areas are treated every 6 weeks

  • Bikini 1  –  R660
  • Bikini 2  –  R850
  • Full bikini  –  R1,200
  • ½ Leg excluding knee  –  R1,650
  • ½ Leg  –  R2,000
  • Full leg  –  R3,500
  • Full arm  –  R1,500
  • Under arms – R550


  • Pay for 5 treatments and get 2 free.
  • ie. 1/2 leg laser session – R2,000 OR 7 treatments at R10,000 SAVE R4,000

Soma Laser and Skincare Clinic in Pretoria has been specialising in laser hair removal for men and women for many years. The LightSheer Diode medical laser, with a built in ChillTip, is ideal for a comfortable laser hair removal session. In response to the ever-increasing demand to remove unwanted hair on virtually any body area, the ability to offer superior results to the widest variety of patients is critical. At Soma Laser and Skincare Clinic we offer this to all of our clients! Briony Griffiths the owner, has over 8 years experience in laser hair removal.

how does a diode laser work?

Diode lasers use the principle of selective photothermolysis (abbreviated SPTL) to target specific chromophores in the skin, usually melanin or blood.  The lasers damage the chromophores by selectively heating them while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed.  When treating unwanted hair, for example, the melanin in the hair follicles is targeted and damaged which results in the disruption of hair growth and regeneration.  A diode laser can be complemented by cooling technology, or other pain reducing methods which improve treatment efficacy and patient comfort.

The Diode Laser Solution

LightSheer diode technology has become the industry’s ‘Gold Standard’ and is in a class of its own.  Its superior safety and effectiveness have been proven in extensive clinical trials and long-term clinical practice.  The LightSheer uses high-power diode technology that delivers high fluence.  This is combined with user-select pulse duration, effective contact cooling and compression for high-performance.  The LightSheer has a 22 x 35 mm spot size which allows for greater depth of penetration and significantly faster treatment. The Patented ChillTip provides continuous contact cooling of the epidermis for maximal patient safety and comfort.

Hair Removal FAQS

Q: How does the LightSheer Diode for laser hair removal work?

A: The system emits near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed, or turned on, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the follicle, while the systems unique, patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTip, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.

Q: What advantages does the LightSheer Diode for laser hair removal have over other laser hair removal systems?

A: The LightSheer Diode Laser System was designed from the ground up for laser hair removal, so it has the wavelength, fluence, pulse width, and active epidermal cooling system the ChillTip ideally suited for laser hair removal. Finally, Lumenis has been in the business of making medical and cosmetic lasers for more than 30 years, so no other hair removal system offers the same combination of product excellence and outstanding results.

Q: Why should I use the LightSheer Diode Laser System rather than the methods I’ve been using for years?

A: The LightSheer Diode Laser System’s design provides for enhanced comfort during treatment and minimal risk of infection. Speed and accuracy make The LightSheer Diode system one of the most effective lasers for hair removal. The system uses a unique cooling handpiece, it minimizes skin irritation that other methods may create. The non-invasive procedure means no needles penetrate the skin and so the risk of introducing bacteria into the skin is reduced. The fast system allows for larger areas of skin to be treated, considerably increasing the efficiency of the hair removal process, which allows more patients to be treated during a typical day. Finally, the LightSheer Diode Laser is a precise instrument that can be adjusted to damage only the targeted hair follicle while minimally affecting the surrounding skin.

Q: Does the LightSheer work on tanned or different skin colours?

A: The LightSheer diode laser system safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and more tanned skin, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. People with all skin types can benefit from laser hair removal with the LightSheer.

Q: Are the Results Permanent?

A: The LightSheer laser has been cleared by the FDA for laser hair removal and permanent hair reduction on all skin types and tanned skin.  To achieve a satisfactory level of clearance, 6 -10 treatments of laser hair removal are typically required.

The Machine 

The LightSheer Diode Laser System offers high power and both short and very long (400 ms) pulses to safely and effectively treat all skin types including tanned skin and the broadest range of hair colour, diameter and depth.. The recognized “Gold Standard” for laser hair removal, the LightSheer family of diode laser systems represents quintessential simplicity in a state-of-the art package.

The LightSheer Diode Laser is the “Gold Standard” for laser hair removal with an unsurpassed library of clinically documented success.

Treats all skin types including tanned skin, most hair colours, depths and diameters.

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