About SHR IPL

What is SHR?

SHR stands for Super Hair Removal, a combination of laser technology and the benefits of intense pulsed light (IPL) for permanent hair reduction.

The sweeping technique of moving the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area ensures full coverage while the cooling system cools the skin surface, preventing burning and allowing for virtually pain-free yet highly effective hair removal.

SHR can also be used to successfully treat pigmentation, rosacea and red veins as well as skin rejuvenation.

How does IPL work?

IPL emits light in to the skin which is absorbed by the pigment in hair and turned to heat.  This heat safely damages the cells responsible for growing new hair.

Is IPL the same as laser?           
Not all laser or IPL machines are equal.  A high quality IPL machine will be better than a lower grade laser machine and vice versa.  We have recently invested in a high quality IPL machine and are achieving excellent results with hair removal.

Research has shown that a slower, but longer heating process is considerably more effective for permanent hair removal than high and short levels of energy. Embrayce Beauty and Medispa Christchurch - Pain free Sheerlight SHR IPL E-light Hair Removal

What advantages does this have for you?       
An optimal intensity can be achieved given that the same area is treated multiple times with low energy impulses. The treatment is more comfortable and the skin is better protected than with conventional methods. The treatment is virtually painless.

Is my hair and skin colour suitable?  
Best results are achieved on clients with light skin and dark hairs in the treatment area.                        

How long should intervals between treatments be and how many treatments will I need?  
The hair growth cycle and the interval between treatments should correspond, requiring spacing of approximately 4 weeks.  The number of treatments required varies and will be discussed during your initial consultation.  With each treatment the hair will be reduced and for completely smooth, hair-free skin you can expect around 6-8 treatments (some clients require more and others less).  

What precautions should be taken before treatment?  
Sun exposure, fake tanning, sunbeds and hair removal creams should be avoided at least one week before initial treatment and throughout the treatment period.  Hairs should not be waxed or plucked less than 6 weeks before treatment.  Shaving is allowed any time.  Areas to be treated should be shaved the day before your appointment.  Certain medications can make skin more susceptible to damage and we will need to be aware of all medication