Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair.
During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.
Multiple laser hair removal treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments might be needed as well.
SHR (Super Hair Removal) is a FDA approved method for hair removal that eliminates unwanted hair in painless, non-invasive procedure.
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝑫𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝑰𝒕 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌?
In essence, SHR treatment is designed to cause long-lasting damage to target hair follicles. This in turn prevents the re-growth of the hair. By gently heating over the required area, the applicator used varies in temperature to ensure maximum effect. Released are short and gentle energy pulses that directly target the hair follicle whilst dissuading return.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑩𝒆𝒕𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝑰𝑷𝑳 & 𝑺𝑯𝑹?
IPL and Laser uses a single intense pulse of energy that is targetted at melanin, which makes it effective on dark and coarse hair. However, this means that it has little effect on finer hair and people with a higher melanin count, or darker skin tones, will have more uncomfortable sessions since their skin will absorb more heat energy.
SHR, on the other hand, uses gentler pulses of energy at a higher frequency so the skin is heated gently. Furthermore, only 50% of the energy is targetted at melanin, which makes the hair less dark and coarse, while the other half targets the stem cells responsible for hair production. Therefore, both coarse and fine hairs are targetted and the removal process is more thorough.
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒔𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝑯𝑹 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒊𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅?
SHR has proven to be able to remove more than 95% of treated hairs over 8 sessions. The recommended course is between 8 to 12 sessions, once every 28 days to coincide with the hair anagen growth cycle.
If you wait too long between treatments, your hair follicles won't be damaged enough to stop growing hair. You'll see an initial thinning, but your results will fade, and it won't be long before you're back to normal hairgrowth.
1. Can men use too?
Yes – IPL can be used by both men and women.
2. Is the IPL machine safe to use?
Yes – Laser used at a low energy pulsed light can be applied safely and effectively
3. Can I use it anywhere on my clients body?
You can safely use IPL for hair removal anywhere below the cheekbone but typically it is used to remove hair on the arms, armpits, chest, abdomen, back, bikini area and legs.
4. Will using IPL hurt?
The experience should not be painful. Sometimes, a sensation of warmth or prickling may be felt.
5. Why does the client need to shave before using IPL?
Shaving is necessary to ensure the light energy is channelled to the hair root in the most efficient way. Furthermore, unshaved hair in the treatment area can be burnt by the intense light, which causes an unpleasant smell.
6. How often should a client get IPL?
Treatment sessions should be scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.
7. What happens if a clients treatment intervals are longer than every four weeks?
An interval of 4 -6 weeks is proven to give best results on hair reduction.
8. A Client had a treatment of IPL a week ago but their hair is still growing! Why?
This is normal and it is called “ejection.” Hair can appear to be growing up to two weeks after your last treatment. At the two-week mark you will start to see that these hairs are actually falling out. You can also lightly tug on your hair to help it fall out, however, we do not recommend pulling the hair out. It should fall out naturally. It’s also possible that some of your hair is still actually growing because it wasn’t affected by the treatment. This is why multiple sessions are required.