Sought-after by men and women alike, IPL and its more advanced successor, SHR, are amongst the most popular permanent hair reduction methods on the market.
As with any hair removal procedure, a consultation will allow your Skin Therapist to determine the best way to treat the hair. Depending on your hair colour, texture, and skin type, you might be more suited for one of these treatments than the other.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for hair removal works by targeting hairs without causing thermal trauma to the surrounding tissue, which is why it is used for treating face hair in particular.
The emitted light is attracted to the pigment in the hair, which transfers heat down the shaft to the bulb of the hair. This heating action will damage the environment of the hair and slow growth of terminal (thick, strong, pigmented) hairs.
IPL can be very effective in achieving permanent hair reduction but is dependent on the colour of the hair, density of the hair and timing in between visits.
Our IPL hair reduction devices are fitted out with onboard cooling systems to ensure more comfortable and safe treatments.
IPL Super Hair Removal
Super Hair Removal (SHR) is the latest breakthrough innovation in IPL permanent hair reduction. SHR provides fast, safe and effective hair reduction treatments. The gradual heating method of the IPL SHR light delivery to the hair follicle means that treatments are more comfortable.
The base method of action is as same as with the standard IPL. However, the SHR treatments are generally suitable for a wider range of skin types and hair colours and are effective for treatment of larger areas.
Traditional IPL might be used to treat areas where SHR is deemed unsuitable.