IPL SHR Permanent Hair Reduction

Introducing Super Hair Removal Technology (SHR) - a revolutionary new method for permanent hair reduction that is virtually pain & side effect free. In comparison to other slightly dated laser and IPL methods, SHR provides faster, safer and pain free hair reduction treatments for clients.

Pain Free Hair Reduction

Most conventional IPL hair reduction technologies utilize massive amounts of heat to destroy hair follicles and ensure permanent reduction. On the other hand, SHR IPL fire multiple shots but at lower Joules. This new method gently heats the hair follicles producing a warm tingling sensation—some clients compare it to a warm massage. In-Motion™ technology is utilised by moving the hand piece over the treated skin which contributes to the overall comfort felt by our customers during their hair reduction treatments.

Using the SHR technology the skin is heated gently through the melanin and the stem cells with low energy (45 degrees) but with high frequency. In that way even lighter and finer hair can be treated and reduced permanently in a better way. With traditional IPL technology the melanin in the hair follicle is heated up to 70 degrees, making it more painful and with a higher possibility of burning to the skin.

Research has shown that a slower, but longer heating process is considerably more effective for permanent hair reduction than high and short levels of energy. Therefore, when using SHR, the device is passed over the tissue multiple times (in motion) using low energy but a high rate of repetition (up to 10Hz, i.e. 10 times per second) instead of using the traditional method with single, high-energy impulses. Thus, the hair melanin, as well as the tissue of the stem cells, is heated with low energy at a slow pace and over a longer period of time to a comfortable temperature of 45° Celsius.

All Hair Types, All Skin Types, All Year Round

The unique laser technology and techniques used in SHR IPL makes all hair and skin types suitable for this treatment. SHR IPL is also an attractive hair removal solution for those who don’t want to shy away from the sun, meaning hair reduction treatments can be had all year round. By utilizing low heat, SHR IPL decreases the amount of heat absorbed by the skin so treatment can be done on tanned skin. SHR IPL Technology is also ideal for fairer hair.

For Best Hair Removal Results

Depending on the area that requires SHR, we recommend that our clients have 6-10 treatments at four week intervals. Hair reduction treatments at four weekly intervals will ensure that we are able to target the hair at the right time during the natural re-growth cycle. Towards the end of the process, the interval between hair reduction treatments may be extended to 6-8 weeks as the re-growth cycles slow.

SHR IPL Hair Reduction Treatment Areas

We can treat virtually any area of the body, including forehead, nose, upper lip, cheeks, chin, ears, neck, nape, shoulders, chest, aerola, stomach, ab strip, upper back, lower back, under arms, upper arms, lower arms, hands, fingers, bikini line, brazilian, glute, bottocks, upper legs, knees, lower legs, feet and toes.

FAQ

Is it safe? IPL SHR hair reduction is the most popular aesthetic procedure performed around the world. SHR IPL treatments have provided safe and effective permanent hair reduction for millions of people worldwide. Because SHR Lasers utilizes IN-MOTION™ and low-heat settings we are able to provide a level of safety unlike any other laser hair reduction procedure.

Is IPL SHR Hair Reduction permanent?

Hair reduction is assured. Clients can achieve anywhere from 80% to 90% hair reduction. These results will be influenced by certain conditions such as skin colour, hair colour and hormonal changes. We advise 2 to 3 Maintenance visits a year. As with all Laser therapy treatments, the frequency and number of treatments will depend on your skin type, the area affected and the size of that area.

Do I need to arrange time off from work for treatments?

SHR IPL treatments have no “down time” and require no recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work and other normal activities immediately.

Why do I need 6+ treatments?

Hair growth occurs in 4 stages: Early Anagen (early hair growth), Anagen (active hair growth), Catagen (regression) and Telogen (resting, not growing). Laser hair removal only affects the Anagen stage (actively growing hair). Therefore, approximately 20-25% of hair is reduced with each treatment. Several treatments are therefore required.

What occurs after IPL SHR Hair Reduction?

After having your IPL SHR Hair Reduction treatment, your hair will continue to grow for 2-3 weeks (this is the treated hair being pushed out of the follicle) and will then shed.  New growth will occur, however a certain percentage of hairs will either not grow back or will be finer and less coarse.  This percentage will increase with each treatment.  Between treatments the hair growth can be shaved but not waxed or tweezed.