A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO IPL FOR HAIR REMOVAL
First and foremost, IPL (or intense pulse light) uses a single pulse of energy, at high intensity, which targets the customer's hair follicles and melanin. IPL simply works by releasing light in multiple wavelengths directly into the dermis. Melanin is produced in specialised cells called melanocytes. The intense light and energy from IPL is converted into heat energy and is able to cause damage to the hair follicles without causing too much damage to the skin. 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 hair removal 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 is shr OR sUPER hAIR rEMOVAL?
SHR - What about SHR?
SHR or Super Hair Removal is a relatively newer technology which uses gentler pulses of energy but at a higher frequency. This laser hair removal technology 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. In fact, SHR is often considered to be one of the best laser hair removal treatments in Singapore given the various technologies. SHR hair removal is very ideal for Brazilian Hair Removal as it is more gentle on the skin.
shr hAIR rEMOVAL - How Many Treatments for effective Hair Removal?
How Many SHR Treatments are 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 hair removal 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 as a pioneer for SHR hair removal
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:
Wellaholic is Featured in AugustMan for our SHR
Wellaholic is featured in AugustMan Magazine for our SHR hair removal treatment. Read the excerpt below, or read the full article here.
SHR (super hair removal) is similar to an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment. The main difference is that the SHR device dispenses light energy with a higher frequency at a lower temperature compared to IPL devices. This newer technology is touted to be more effective at nixing hair follicles while posing less discomfort.
Procedure: After being stripped and shaven clean to expose the hair follicles, aloe vera gel is applied to protect the skin. The aesthetician then carefully works the device over the desired areas in swift motions. Unlike in IPL where the treatment feels like getting snapped by multiple rubber bands, SHR feels like being passed over by shots of warm air.
Results: Effects of weakened follicles (slower regrowth and finer hair strands) are apparent after five to seven sessions.
Pros: The process was painless and the effects are lasting.
Cons: It’s costly and results are not immediate – they can only be seen after five to seven treatments.
Post-care tip: Exfoliate in between appointments.
We recommend: Boyzilian, $144 per session at Wellaholic. More details are available at www.wellaholic.com.
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.
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