Why is SHR better than IPL for Hair Removal?
Introduction to SHR as a new form of laser hair removal
Now, when it comes to the topic of hair removal, you might be familar with the various forms of hair removal, be it shaving, epilating, tweezing, waxing and IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal. While IPL is the most permanent form of hair removal, many people are starting to pay attention to SHR (Super Hair Removal) as the better alternative to IPL. In this article, Wellaholic is going to explain why SHR is a better form of hair removal as compared to IPL in Singapore.
A Quick Introduction to IPL for Hair Removal
First and foremost, IPL uses a single pulse of energy, at high intensity, which targets the customer's hair follicles and melanin. Melanin is produced in specialised cells called melanocytes. This makes IPL more suitable for people with darker and coarser hair.
A person with fairer skin will likely require more sessions as the IPL technology is less effective on them. On the other hand, while IPL is effective for darker-skinned people, they may have more uncomfortable session (i.e. PAIN!) since their skin will be absorbing more heat energy which would then be translated into pain when the heat affects the nerves.
What about SHR?
SHR is a relatively newer technology which uses gentler pulses of energy but at a higher frequency. This allows the skin to be heated gently, but with the rapid pulses, the energy is then accumulated by the skin. While 50% of the energy is targeted at the melanin (similar to IPL), the other 50% targets the stem cells responsible for hair production.
This is a very important point to note as SHR thereby targets both fine and coarse hairs. Ultimately, this leads to less discomfort and pain, yet an improved efficacy.
Because of the gradual accumulation of the energy into the skin, there is less trauma and irritation on the skin - making it ideal and suitable for everyone, regardless of skin tone and even for customers with sensitive skin.
How Many SHR Treatments is Necessary for Effective Hair Removal?
If the hair is in the anagen phase of growth during treatment, which refers to the active (hair) growth phase, it can be easily destroyed as in the case with IPL technology. The advantage of SHR in this case is that it can work with customers during both their anagen phase and non-anagen phase, as SHR can target the 50% of the stem cells. Nevertheless, a three-to-four week recovery or "down" time is required to meet this anagen phase as well as to give the skin a recovery time before the next treatment.
Wellaholic is One of the Pioneers for SHR Hair Removal
Wellaholic is pleased to be one of the first few establishments to offer SHR Laser Hair Removal since 2016. In order to help our customers with their goal of achieving a smooth skin, Wellaholic offers cost-competitive Monthly Unlimited Packages which allows customers hair removal on all body areas (including Brazilian or Boyzilian) at an affordable monthly fee.
In addition, Welalholic's SHR machines are serviced and calibrated regularly to ensure optimum efficacy. Our staff are also trained to ensure that the best experience towards permanent hair removal for our customers.
Our constantly R&D in the SHR treatment procedure has helped us clinch several awards, including the following:
Understanding SHR Technology and the Machine
In order to help our customers get the best results, it is important for the staff to understand the science and technology behind SHR, as well as how the machine actually works. This is so that the staff is able to confidently operate the machine and advise the customer on the SHR technology.
As part of our sharing process, our team is always happy to answer any of your queries. You can direct any feedback or queries via the button below. We look forward to assisting you with your hair removal journey!
All Members Are Invited to Our Movie Night!
Wellaholic turns three this October, and we are celebrating our third anniversary with a movie outing with all our members. The movie night is absolutely FREE, and we are giving away 80 pairs (or 160) tickets to catch Terminator: Dark Fate. In this epic movie directed by none other than James Cameroon, Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.
How to Qualify for Tickets?
If you are an existing Wellaholic member, you qualify for the tickets. All you need to do is to check on the date and time of the movie, and if you are available, you can click on the link below to reserve your tickets. Each member is entitled to a maximum of two tickets. Now, this is based on a first-come-first-served basis so if all the tickets are given out before you RSVP, we will also notify you. Now, if you are not a member yet, do consider joining as a member! It's free and there are lots of benefits awaiting you.
Once again, thank you for supporting Wellaholic and #livethechange!
DO YOU KNOW ALL THE STAFF OF WELLAHOLIC?
At Wellaholic, we have about twenty dedicated staff working tirelessly across our five outlets to serve you. Do you know all of them by name? You can easily choose your preferred (and favourite) therapist(s) via the Fresha App or via the booking site at http://wellaholic.live/book.
Therapists (From Top Left onwards)
Wellaholic Resilience Package to help you look your best in any economic situation
Wellaholic will be delivering a Resilience Package 🆘 to help our customers look their best in this period of uncertain economic growth📉. Recession warnings are pilling up for the battered global economy, and Singapore is not spared from this, having cut its full-year GDP growth to 0% to 1% for 2019.
Nevertheless, that should not stop anyone from looking their best 👸, and Wellaholic is here to help. Our Resilience Package 🆘 aims to help our customers invest in what’s most important – themselves.
The first component of our package would be an improved 0️⃣ Zero-Interest Installment Plan, for some of our higher-value 6 / 12-Month or 6 / 12-Session Service Packages, as well as for our 3, 6 and 12-Month WellaFreeze Unlimited plans.
This 0% interest Installment Plan is applicable for all Visa, Master and Amex credit or debit cards. We hope that this will allow our customers to enjoy 🌈 the heavily discounted 12-month packages without having to pay the higher upfront fees.
Please note customers who enroll in the 0% installment plan are still eligible for Membership and Cashback rewards as long as they accrue $600 or more in a single transaction.
WELLAFREEZE IS FEATURED ON VANILLA LUXURY'S AESTHETIC TREATMENTS FOR WOMEN OVER 40
Yes, our award-winning WellaFreeze is featured by Vanilla Luxury as one of the key treatments for women over 40. The excerpt follows:
We all need that extra nudge to move pockets of fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise. This increasingly becomes the case as we age, with metabolism, loss of skin elasticity and hormonal changes to blame. Luckily there’s technology!
Wellaholic’s award-winning WellaFreeze Cryolipolysis treatment targets fat cells, dissolving them using an FDA-approved non-surgical procedure. WellaFreeze Fat Freeze uses sub-zero temperatures to crystallize fat cells which are gradually removed by the immune system in the subsequent weeks. Non-invasive and a great alternative to liposuction, the WellaFreeze Cryolipolysis aesthetic treatment can also target smaller areas like the chin (fatty chins begone!) as well as larger areas such as the stomach. This makes it ideal for spot reduction in specific areas and results can be seen after just the first session.
Users beware! If not performed correctly, fat freezing can lead to painful freeze burns and scarring. This is why working with a known and credible provider such as Wellaholic is of utmost importance.
While you can see instant results after the procedure, multiple sessions are highly recommended - and it’s more affordable than you think! With Wellaholic’s popular WellaFreeze Unlimited programme, you get ten sessions a month for a highly affordable monthly subscription rate. This allows for treatment of multiple areas and better body sculpting.
Look out for their soon to be launched WellaSculpt - a skin tightening treatment with Radio Frequency (RF). Together with WellaFreeze, the treatment works to help dramatically tighten the skin.
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FAT FREEZE VIA FDA-APPROVED CRYOLIPOLYSIS
WellaFreeze, or more commonly-known as cryolipolysis works as an effective treatment to remove areas of body fat. This works by freezing the fat cells from the specific parts of the body.
Similar to liposuction, WellaFreeze can be used to target areas of the body where it is more difficult to remove fat by diet and by exercise. Because it is non-invasive, it does not involve any surgery and cuts to the body. As a result, it carries less risk as compared to liposuction. WellaFreeze is safe for customers to use on a regular basis.
During the procedure, the therapist will vacuum the skin above the area of fatty tissue into an applicator which cools the fat cells. This numbs the area, and most customers will have a cooling sensation.
The procedure will take about an hour. There is no recovery time as there is no damage to the skin or the tissue. Some customers might report soreness at the treated area, and for a small minority, they might have a slight swelling or bruising from the vacuum pressure. The body will naturally purge the frozen fat cells after 30 days, with a decrease of 14% to 28% of visible fat.
High Success Rate of WellaFreeze Fat Freeze
WellaFreeze has a high success rate and is very effective for removing areas of fat from the body. However, it is not a miracle cure, and one should not expect a full removal of fat. It is also important to continue to maintain a healthy diet and exercise to augment the WellaFreeze Fat Freeze process.
A 2015 review published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery analyzed 19 previous studies of cryolipolysis.
Researchers found that when the studies had measured fat reduction with a caliper, which is a tool similar to a ruler, people lost an average of 14.67 to 28.5 percent of the fat in areas treated by cryolipolysis. When the studies measured the fat reduction with ultrasound, people lost 10.3 percent to 25.5 percent.
A separate 2015 review published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal that looked at 16 studies, reported that people had an average fat reduction of 19.55 percent.
The study's authors emphasize the need for longer-term data on the procedure. Most of the studies included in their analysis were small and did not compare the results of CoolSculpting against results people would get from other cosmetic procedures or lifestyle changes.
To find out more about WellaFreeze, click here.
WHY MICRONEEDLING FOR MEN IS BECOMING THE LATEST TREND
Aesthetic treatments are certainly on the rise for men, as a means to improve skin quality and also to combat the signs of ageing. While some male customers are entirely new to aesthetic and cosmetic procedures, others may have tried chemical peels or microdermabrasion, but not ready for laser treatments.
Fortunately, Microneedling is an excellent non-surgical treatment that can help men achieve smoother, clearer skin and natural results.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an anti-ageing treatment which uses a mechanical device with thin, surgical-grade needles to create micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. The body then responds by generating new collagen and elastin to fill these wounds. To stimulate even greater collagen production, the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma may be applied over these tiny punctures. Additionally, topical serums are delivered via the precisely-made holes to boost the wound healing effect and cellular rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of Microneedling?
Despite taking care of their skin with sun protection and a daily skincare regimen, many guys have unwanted photo-damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
Microneedling is able to target all of these concerns in a 30-minute session. It can be performed on the face, chest, neck, and other parts of the body. In addition, the procedure can penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and repair acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars without the thermal damage or recovery associated with lasers.
Microneedling for men can improve skin tone and texture, diminish wrinkles and fine lines, soften acne scars, and reduce discoloration with minimal downtime. Plus, microneedling offers men a safe and natural way to enhance their appearance because the treatment uses the body’s own healing mechanisms to produce results.
When can one see results?
After their first session, most men notice that their skin is softer and brighter. Additional effects become apparent over the next several weeks and can continue to progress for up to six months.
The number of treatments recommended varies from person t person and depends on skin quality and specific concerns and goals. However, a series of three-to-six treatments is typically advised.
Find out more about Microneedling for Men via this link.
WellaFreeze Fat Freeze Slimming Treatment for Men
What is WellaFreeze Fat Freeze?
WellaFreeze™ Fat Freeze Cryolipolysis is an innovative slimming technology which uses a safe and controlled cooling technology which is popularly known as cryolipolysis. This non-invasive treatment freezes and destroys your fat cells, thereby helping to sculpt your body, delivering sustainable end results with minimal pain.
The Cooler Way to Shape Your Body
The exposure of your fat cells to the sub-zero temperatures helps to eliminate the fat cells and begins a process of natural removal in the body. This gradually reduces the thickness of your fat layer. The fat cells are typically frozen and would be processed and eliminated by your body naturally within four weeks or more.
WellaFreeze Fat Freeze for Men
WellaFreeze Fat Freeze is ideal for men. This is especially so for men that are experiencing a decreasing metabolic rate. A decrease in metabolic rate means that more fat gets accumulated at the belly (a.k.a. beer belly), as well as the stubborn love handles. Belly fat is a common term used to describe fat that forms beneath your abdominal skin and in the spaces around your abdominal organs. If enough fat accumulates around your organs, you can develop significant risks for a number of serious health problems. Men tend to gain belly fat after age 40 because of changes in their metabolism.
Some men also have a genetic tendency toward obesity and belly fat accumulation. However, in most cases, the roles of genetics is relatively small when compared to physical inactivity and other lifestyle choices. Among these choices is the regular consumption of alcohol, which can lead to the development of a classic "beer belly." However, beer isn't the only form of alcohol that can contribute to the development of belly fat. In fact, with the potential exception of wine, significant consumption of any form of alcohol can increase your tendency to form fat in your abdomen.
At Wellaholic, we understand the major problem body areas for men where fat accumulates easily, and our consultants are able to provide an in-depth advice on how to treat these areas. Wellaholic also have a 1:1 ratio of male to female therapists, and this means that our male therapists are always available to help you with fat freeze at sensitive areas.
Which Target Group is WellaFreeze Fat Freeze Suitable For?
WellaFreeze is suitable for people who are looking to selectively remove stubborn fats at specific areas of their body. Popular areas include the arms, upper and lower stomach/abdomen, inner and outer thighs/legs, love handles, chin area, etc.
How Immediate Will You See Results?
Generally it will take about 4 weeks or longer to see results, and this varies with your body's metabolism.
To find out more about WellaFreeze, click on this link.
IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT CLAP YOUR HANDS!
Are you happy?
Are you happy? While many people believe that accumulating wealth leads to happiness, on the contrary, money can't buy happineess. In fact, external factors in general have a limited impact on happiness. Wealth and social status do have some effect on your happiness, but they only account for about 10 to 20% of it.
Happiness would likely be out of reach if it was purely an external phenomenon. This is because our desires are limitless - the amount of control one have over the world, on the other hand, is very limited. Love, is a good example. There is no way to ensure that your lover will always love you back. So, if your happiness depends on that, you are likely setting yourself for both heartbreak and disappointment.
A person might get excited about buying a new car, for example, only to have that joy squashed when a newer model arrives. That is what happens when you seek happiness from external sources, instead of focusing on your inner being.
Hence it is useless to cling onto temporary things like cars. Accepting that is the first step towards finding inner peace and tranquility. True happiness comes from reaching such a high state of inner well-being that you are no longer affect by failure.
Happiness is not the same thing as pleasure
Pleasure might seem like the fastest and easiest road to happiness, but sooner or later, you will come to a dead end. Pleasure is momentary by nature; it occurs under certain circumstances at a certain time. A pleasurable experience can quickly become neutral or unpleasant because pleasure is so unstable and fleeting. Your favourite food might be delicious and gives you pleasure for a while, but too much of it will make you sick. Long-lasting happiness, on the other hand, should not be confused with pleasure; such things are short-term and will not have much influence on your well-being.
A study found that even winning a lottery does not change a person's happiness that much. It causes a temporary spike in happiness but does nothing to prevent that happiness from falling back to normal levels.
Happiness is about freeing yourself from worries about life
While suffering is universal and unavoidable, our pain does not actually stem from the suffering that we experience. Instead, it comes from the unhappiness that we create. If a person loses her job, for example, she will be unhappy. That unhappiness does not actually result from the loss of the job itself but from the person's fears and worries about the loss of wealth, status and career prospects. Giving up this unnecessary worrying is the key towards true and long-lasting happiness.
Freeing yourself from your own ego
The concepts of identity and status are closely connected to unhappiness. This is why it is important to detach yourself from your ego. A person who clings to a specific self-imge will do anything to make sure that that image is recognised and accepted. The ego is simply too fragile to be a reliable foundation. When you think highly of yourself, you are putting yourself at risk of being emotionally shut down when things go wrong. This is why it is important to detach yourself from your ego. By doing this, you become less vulnerable, and develop an inner strength that leads you towards true happiness.
Humility is also another important part to ego-free happiness. If you are humble, you do not need validations from other people, and this gives you a sense of freedom that can prevent much distress and disappointment. Hence, humility can be seen as the source of inner freedom. Also, when you become humble, you focus more on other people's concerns (instead of your own).
Achieving long-lasting happiness is hard work. It requires overcoming your ego, reconciling yourself to negative emotions, and reorienting your world view. While it takes time, you will achieve a long-lasting happiness that is more fulfilling than any temporary pleasure from wealth or fame.
(Adapted from "Happiness" by Matthiu Ricard)
MICRONEEDLING FULL REDEMPTION (CASHBACK) OFFER FOR WELLAHOLIC MEMBERS
This August, all Members get to enjoy 100% full redemption of cashback for a single session of Microneedling (Face) ($198) and Microneedling (Neck) ($128). What does a Full Redemption mean? This means that instead of using $20 per $100 of transaction value, all members can fully utilize 100% of their cashback dollars to redeem a single session of Microneedling (Face) and a single session of Microneedling (Neck).
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure which reaches skin below the surface. The procedure creates many microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. This is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because the process stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin during the wound healing response. It is used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks on the body.
Benefits of micro needling
LAUNCHING OUR NEW WELLAHOLIC STARTER GUIDE (ONBOARDING) FOR ALL NEW CUSTOMERS
As part of Wellaholic's adopted Kaizen Method to make continuous improvements the following areas of customer treatments (safety and efficacy) customer journey (bookings, onboarding, etc.) and customer experience (customer engagement, etc.) we will be launching a Wellaholic Starter Guide for better customer onboarding.
This Starter Onboarding Guide provides not only essential contact and location information, but also shares an introduction to our core services as well as the safety guidelines to follow (Customers' safety is our first and foremost priority).
If you are an existing customer and would like to access this 13-page document, you can download directly from the link below as well.
How Kaizen works
Kaizen is based on the belief that everything can be improved and nothing is status quo. It also rests on a Respect for People principle😊. Kaizen involves identifying issues and opportunities, creating solutions and rolling them out -- and then cycling through the process again for other issues or problems that were inadequately addressed.
MICRONEEDLING VS LASER - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Introduction to Microneedling and Lasers
Microneedling is an emerging minimally-invasive treatment that is gaining popularity due to its minimum downtime and almost-immediate visible results. Although fractional ablative lasers have bridged the efficacy-versus-downtime gap between the traditional CO2 lasers and nonablative lasers, no laser can treat severe perioral rhytides successfully.
While lasers is effective for tissue tightening, microneedling can quickly and effectively address issues ranging from stubborn wrinkles to stretch marks. Both treatments complement each other very well
Benefits of Microneedling
On the other hand, microneedling together with micro-wounding creates controlled wounds that encourages healing in a way that tilling a field increases its yield. Microneedling is also affordable and inexpensive, and combines well with other aesthetic procedures.
Generally, most dermatologists would recommended using microneedling devices with disposable tips (for safety and hygiene reasons) and with as many needles as possible. Drum-shaped needle rollers are hard to clean, and also hard to apply the appropriate pressure to the skin. In addition, the permanent needles dulls quickly and cannot reach the effectiveness of the microneedling pens.
Technical Tips to Take Note When Performing Microneedling
For perioral rhytides and other indications, a simple microneedling approach without Radiofrequency (RF) assistance is adequate enough. There are some technical tips to take note of:
Treatment for Atropic Scars
For atrophic scars, traditional pulsed CO2 lasers can provide significant improvements with just one treatment. But to avoid post-treatment mismatches, the laser procedure must be delivered to entire cosmetic units. This is not the case with microneedling. With microneedling, a small area of atropic scars within a cosmetic unit can be treated without having to worry about color mismatches.
Microneeding for Enlarged Pores
Dermatologists, such as Dr. Alster also love using microneedling for enlarged pores. Microneedling disrupts the fibrotic pores and induces new collagen formation. For striae that covers large body areas, microneeding is able to improve both the skin texture and tightness.
Wellaholic's Microneeding with Serum Options
Wellaholic's Microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive, and effective aesthetic treatment for several different dermatologic conditions including acne and other scars. Given its expedient post-treatment recovery, limited side effect profile, and significant clinical results, microneedling is a valuable alternative to more invasive procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peeling.
Microneedling treatments have proven to be more effective than surgical treatments, laser resurfacing and chemical peels in stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which reinforces the skin, removes the wrinkles and smooths the scars.
To find out more about Wellaholic's Microneedling, click on the blue button below!~
YOU CAN NOW SELECT YOUR PREFERRED THERAPIST
Do you know that you can easily book your treatment real-time, 24/7 ⏰easily via http://wellaholic.live/book or via our FRESHA app?
What's more, you can easily select your preferred outlet, date, time, treatment as well as select your therapist 💁 to assist you. All our therapists' photos have been added to make your booking journey more convenient!
This is part of Wellaholic's kaizen ↗️ initiative - to continuously make improvements to improve your journey with us!
Have a feedback? Reach out to us at http://wellaholic.live/chat
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE SPECIALS THIS AUGUST!
This August, Wellaholic celebrates Singapore's 54th Birthday with our summer specials. We are bundling our bestseller Fat Burner Supplement OxyBurn with our WellaFreeze Fat Freeze for that added fat burn. In addition, based on extremely positive reviews from our first wave of customers, we are also bundling the award-winning Retinol Moisturiser with our Microneedling treatment.
If you are a Wellaholic Member, you must read on too! For there are also some special treats waiting for you. Happy Birthday Singapore!
WellaFreeze "Hot and Cold"
While WellaFreeze Fat Freeze can effectively reduce your visible body fat by 14 to 28% per treatment, get a bottle of OxyBurn Fat Burner ($30) for each month of WellaFreeze Unlimited purchased.
Microneedling with Retinol Moisturiser
Get a free bottle of Retinol Moisturiser ($60) with any purchase of a Microneedling treatment. The Retinol Moisturer can be applied right before bedtime to allow the retinol to penetrate the skin and do its magic.
Three months in, you'll start to see a marked difference in your skin's texture. Clinical studies have seen an 87% decrease in acne lesions after 12 weeks of using a retinoid. If you're using retinol to reduce wrinkles, that process can take even longer.
#1 - Spend $500 and get a Special Gift Pack (Nano Mist + Royal Jelly Essence) ($129).
#2 - Enjoy a "No Limit" cashback redemption for a one-time Single Session of both Microneedling (Face) and Microneedling (Neck). "No Limit" means that you are able to fully utilise 100% of your cashback credits. This is limited to a single purchase for each treatment only.
IT DOESN'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE A PAINFUL AFFAIR
If you have ever been to a waxing salon or studio, you would be familiar with the pain of having all your hairs being ripped forcefully out from their follicles via waxing. Waxing is not only a painful affair but a regular affair, as waxing removes the hair but does not impact the hair follicles, which continues to sprout hair.
In short, waxing is not only painful but does not provide a good ROI (return on investment) for your journey towards hair removal.
What about Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal, while able to lead to permanent hair reduction, has a slight drawback. It does not remove hair right away. In fact, only about 10% of the hair follicles are affected during each session. Most customers take about 8 to 12 sessions spaced about 28 to 30 days apart to see the best hair reduction.
However, if you persist at it, you will be totally done by next Summer!
Laser Hair Removal does not hurt as much as waxing
Yes, you read this right. SHR or Super Hair Removal does not hurt, due to the low fluence and rapid frequency setting - which is not only painless but also gentle on sensitive skin. This is different from waxing, which simply just hurts. No matter how good your waxer is or how long you have been doing it, waxing hurts.
Laser Hair Removal prices have become affordable
5 years ago, many customers opt for waxing because the laser hair removal technology was expensive and each treatment cost a lot of money. Fortunately, the price of the treatments have dropped to a point that they are actually competing with per-session waxing prices.
Wellaholic offers value-for-money SHR Unlimited packages
Over at Wellaholic, we offer SHR Unlimited packages. These packages are divided into two tiers:
Deluxe Tier allows SHR on unlimited body parts (spaced 28 days apart) with exception of Brazilian or Boyzilian.
Prestige Tier allows SHR on unlimited body parts including Brazilian or Boyzilian.
Note the 28 days gap? This is because each treatment should try to impact the hair follicles on a 28-day interval, to coincide with the hair's anagen growth. Any earlier or later would cause the treatment to fall out of sync with the hair growth cycle.
To find out more abour SHR Laser Hair Removal, click here.