IPL or Laser hair removal has been associated with pain, until the arrival of SHR. SHR hair removal treatments are the latest and buzziest treatment in town. For someone whos has experienced IPL or Laser in the past, will find a stark difference between the 2 and the new SHR.
What do Technicians and Clients say :-
"SHR is virtually Pain-Free, comfortable and has zero downtime"
"SHR is much faster and more effective"
"SHR can cover larger areas and evenly spread out the heat energy emitted into the skin, keeping the skin’s surface cool throughout the procedure"
"SHR is an ideal choice for even the most sensitive areas like Brazilian"
TRADITIONAL IPL vs. SHR
IPL and SHR are both effective methods, but SHR comes up trumps when it comes to comfort, results, and convenience.
IPL uses conventional high-intensity light pulses to target melanin, whereas SHR uses low fluence pulses at a higher frequency. As such, IPL’s high-intensity light pulses may increase the risk of skin burns and the sensation is not as comfortable. On the other hand, the skin is heated more gently during SHR, keeping skin trauma at bay. SHR’s cooling technology also enhances customer’s comfort, making it an ideal choice for sensitive areas such as Brazilian.
IPL’s light is mainly absorbed by melanin pigments in dark coarse hair. For fine, light colored hair, the lack of melanin means light is not absorbed as much. Thus, this may render the treatment to be less effective. The wavelengths of light in SHR not only gets absorbed by melanin but also by the hair-producing stem cells in the skin. As such, SHR can target both dark coarse hair and fine light hair, stopping the regeneration of these hair follicles. In general, SHR is suitable for all skin types as it uses low fluence pulses at a higher frequency, combined with the correct settings based on the customer’s skin tone and ethnicity.
IPL uses conventional high-intensity light pulses to target melanin, whereas SHR uses low fluence pulses at a higher frequency. IPL’s high-intensity light pulses might increase customer’s risk of skin burns and the sensation is not as comfortable. For SHR, the skin is heated more gently, keeping skin trauma at bay. Furthermore SHR’s cooling technology enhances the customer’s comfort by making the sessions virtually Pain-Free.
IPL or SHR?
The truth is – both treatments are viable options for effective hair removal. However, if you want to
1. Minimize the risks involved,
2. Ensure minimal pain,
3. Have zero downtime
4. Have faster treatment times
5. Achieve softer, fairer and hair-free skin
THEN SHR IS DEFINITELY THE RIGHT CHOICE.
ANAGEN PHASE - THE BEST TIME FOR AN IPL-SHR TREATMENT :
When you are catching the hairs in the anagen growth stage you are stopping the growth at that particular follicle by cauterizing the blood supply with the IPL-SHR treatment. The hair will feel softer because it is already thinning out, even after just one treatment. This is why it is important to come in for your appointments as per your customized program so that we can catch the next lot of hairs in the anagen stage of life. The next best option will be the Catagen phase.
What does SHR Stand for?
SHR stands for Super Hair Reduction and is the latest breakthrough innovation in IPL permanent hair reduction. When compared to traditional IPL hair reduction treatments, SHR is faster, easier, safer and best of all - PAIN FREE.
How is SHR IPL hair removal different?
SHR technology is a breakthrough innovation in IPL treatments. The difference between IPL SHR and other IPL machines is that SHR scans the treatment with multiple shots per second. This gradually heats the targeted area for PAIN FREE hair reduction, instead of high intensity shots that can cause discomfort and pain, associated with traditional IPL and Laser.
Is IPL SHR laser hair removal suitable for me?
Treatments are suitable for a wide range of skin types and hair colors. Your technician can discuss your expected results during your consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on your individual hair type. Most clients require 6 -10 sessions to achieve optimum results though hair will reduce and become finer with each treatment. For some, maintenance treatments may be required to achieve a lifetime of smooth skin. This will depend on a range of factors, which your technician can educate during consultation.
How long do I have to wait between treatments?
Treatments must be conducted at regular intervals. These vary depending on the area being treated. As an example, the face may be treated at 2-4 week intervals, while the chest, back and legs may be treated every 8 weeks.
What to expect after SHR-AFT sessions?
Usually facial hair can take 8-12 days to fall out while body hair may take 15-20 days. Individual results will depend on your skin type, hair coarseness and natural growth cycle. Your clinician will be able to provide more information on what you can expect based on your individual situation during your consultation.
The rapid treatment times, superior comfort factor and effective results make SHR a leading choice when seeking permanent and hassle-free hair removal solutions. In addition, SHR offers a great way to save on the ongoing cost and time spent on waxing, shaving and depilatory creams.
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The Anagen phase is considered the “growth period” when the hair is actively growing. The hair bulb is anchored into the scalp providing it with nourishing blood flow. About 80-85% of your follicles are in this stage which lasts for 2-6 years. It is the best time for Hair Removal Treatments.
The Catagen phase is a short “transitional period” when the hair stops growing and the hair bulb detaches from the nourishing blood supply.
The Telogen phase is the “resting period” where the detached hair strand rests in the follicle. Hair is no longer growing but it hasn’t shed yet (about 10-15% of your hairs are in this phase). The follicle remains dormant for around 3 months while new hair growth begins to form underneath it.
The Exogen phase is the “shedding phase” where the hair finally exits or “sheds” the follicle as it begins a new anagen phase for new hair growth.
When the hair growth phases are disrupted - the Anagen “growth” phases can shorten and Telogen “resting” phases can lengthen. This answers why certain treatments may take longer to show results and why consistency of treatments is crucial.
Everybody has heard of the traditional IPL. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Times have changed and IPL has entered into the next generation. The new SHR (Super Hair Removal) technology. The latest technology combines both the old and new and makes treatments virtually pain-free. IPL SHR is popular for men, women and teenagers.
The latest DS-IPL1050 machine can not only treat variety of skin issues but can also be used for successful hair removal. When it comes to hair removal, older machines can be painful and cause sensitivity to the skin, meaning that treatments are restricted to certain seasons. The summer is the season when you really want to be hair-free, and that could be one season you might need to avoid the conventional IPL treatments.
With our new SHR-AFT system we can effectively remove hair whilst cooling the skin so there is less damage and sensitivity. That means you can get back to regular activities faster and be treated all year round.
IPL SHR WORKING PRINCIPLES
IPL skin rejuvenation uses short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light, often referred to as laser. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by hemoglobin in the fine blood vessels and melanin in the age spots. When cells containing a lot of melanin or hemoglobin are treated, the target heats up and is destroyed within a few thousandths of a second.
IPL hair reduction is a more advanced form of laser hair removal. It offers safe, clinically proven, permanent reduction of dark hair on the face and body. Visible light from the machine is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and converted to heat, permanently destroying the hair follicle.
SKIN TREATMENT AND HAIR REDUCTION WITH IPL SHR
Life ages our skin and we want to age it back! Sun exposure and a decrease in the production of collagen age our skin. IPL makes your skin look smoother by removing age spots, other uneven pigmentation and diffuses redness. You'll also notice an improvement in skin texture. You may notice that the skin looks "un-clean" for a few days following treatment. But soon after that, you will find that your skin looks smoother and fresher.
IPL is an ideal long-term solution to your regular waxing appointment or razor. We most commonly treat the face, underarms, bikini line and legs. For men, permanent hair reduction on the chest and back are an ideal way to keep you well groomed, permanently.
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 fires 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. Motion/Gliding technology is utilized 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 addition the AFT technology converts unused light into the usable spectrum resulting in a increase emission and penetration into the treatment area and allowing for lower fluence to be used to achieve the desired outcome. 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 very 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 (multiple 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° degrees Celsius to create a pain free experience for the client.
The DS-IPL1050 with SHR-AFT technology converts unused light into the usable spectrum resulting in a increase emission and penetration into the treatment area and allowing for lower fluence to be used to achieve the desired outcome. Because lower energy is required to achieve results, the treatment becomes virtually pain free and any the chance of unwanted side effects is eliminated. This gives clinics and patients an unparalleled level of safety.
SHR-AFT works for both Hair Removal & Skin treatments
The whole purpose of skin rejuvenation treatments is to reduce the appearance of sun damage, red spots and blemishes, rosacea, broken capillaries (including spider veins), acne scarring, and age spots (brown spots). IPL laser treatments have proven to be very effective in treating the all of these conditions. The SHR-AFT technology is the next generation of IPL. SHR-AFT effectively uses low energy light to gently heat and reduce skin imperfections in a unique “Equal Spread” technique, which is different from the traditional IPL treatment. Where as most lasers produce only a single wavelength of light and are limited in what they can treat. On the other hand DS-IPL1050 emits gentle energy pulses in many wavelengths, allowing the light to penetrate through the skin. With a special spectrum filtering system that eliminates hot spots, the SHR-AFT treatment is able to produce a more powerful, yet safe and effective treatment.
How is the SHR-AFT Better Than The Traditional IPL
What is IPL Skin Resurfacing?
DS-IPL1050 is a powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. DS-IPL1050 operates using photo- thermolysis, which provides a photo facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
What are the benefits?
In just 1-3 sessions IPL treatments with the DS-IPL1050 can improve appearance of :
DS-IPL1050 can be used on many areas of the body. The most common areas of
treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.
Treatment and Results?
Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photo facial sessions will improve the final result.
For vascular treatments such as spider or leg veins, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks. After treatment over the next 24-48 hours you may notice darkening of pigmented spots. In a weeks time afterwards, the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days. In some cases, skin can appear red for up to 3 days after treatment.