Laser Hair Removal
WHAT WE USE We use the newest, second generation technology in hair removal called SHR. This system combines laser technology and pulse light to achieve almost painless results for the removal of most types of hair and is safe on all skin types.
SHR is different from the traditional IPL and laser as it targets the hair germ cells and blood supply that feeds it. It does not rely solely on the colour (pigment) of the hair to effectively destroy the targeted hair.
New research has shown that a slower, longer heating process is more effective for permanent hair reduction than high and short levels of energy.
Is it safe?
IPL Laser hair removal is the most popular aesthetic procedures performed around the world. SHR IPL Laser 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 removal procedure.
When combining medically graded and FDA approved technologies with qualified skin specialist, laser hair reduction is very safe. Our experienced technicians are internationally trained and all have laser safety certification. We provide an extensive consultation process to assess suitability, reduce any risk and to provide the best possible outcome. Our machines are both FDA and CE approved and our manufacturer has been used by medical professionals around the world for many years.
How does it feel?
The SHR machine filters out unnecessary wavelengths which are not needed which makes the treatment very comfortable and almost painless. Most people say it just feels like a warm massage.
Will my hair ever grow back?
Actively growing hair that’s been treated with SHR should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow hair. However, hair follicles that were not in the active growth phas, will need to be treated. It’s also not unusual for some patients to have a touch-up two – three years after initial treatment due to hormonal changes.
What areas can be treated?
SHR is safe for all skin types and all hair types can be treated, including some blonde, grey and finer hairs. It can even be used on tanned skin. We recommend however that you are not actively tanning at the time of your treatment. Blonder, lighter and grey hairs are more difficult to treat and may need more treatments but we can test an area prior if needed to ensure our treatment is suitable.
Do I need to arrange time off from work for treatments?
SHR IPL Laser treatments have no “down time” and requires no recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work and other normal activities immediately.
How many treatments do I need?
Most people vary in the number of treatments required, this does depend on where their hair cycles are when we first start but usually most people need 6 to 10 treatments. Some clients have had 70% loss after just 4 sessions.
Why do I need 4+ 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 twenty-five-percent of hair is removed with each treatment. A few treatments are therefore required for the treatment area to be hair free. For best results, on average we recommend 6 to 10 treatments. This will allow hairs to be disabled effectively during the active growth phase.
How long does it take to see results?
It usually takes ten days to two weeks before the hair is actually shed, sometimes this cannot be visually seen like older lasers that burn the hair off, this is a gradual reduction done is the safest and more clinically proved way. Until that time it may appear as if it is still growing as the hair is pushed to the surface and eventually falls out. Often the hair can fall out in the shower or when you are exfoliating or shaving your skin.
Why do I need a consultation?
We require all clients to have an extensive consultation for :
Recording all medical history and conditions
Assess if the treatment is appropriate for you
Explain the laser process
Advise pre and post treatment care instructions
Perform a test patch
(This will allow you to feel the laser on your skin and we can see how you respond )
Advise the cost of treatment if needed.
What should I do during treatments?
Avoid the following activities on the day of your treatment and until the redness has disappeared:
Use of strong exfoliant creams
Swimming pools and spas
Activities that cause excessive perspiration like the gym
Sun exposure for the first 5 days
Deodorants for 24hrs prior and after each treatment to the underarms.
We use only certified equipment