As a permanent solution, it is an attractive alternative to waxing, shaving, electrolysis or other light treatments. SHR-IPL can be used on almost any part of the body, although the most requested treatments are for facial hair, underarms, legs and the bikini area. It is suitable for men and women
How many treatments will I need?
A course of 5 to 8 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals is usually enough to ensure permanent hair removal in the area being treated. This is because the hair has its own growth and dormant periods. It is only effective to remove the hair during it’s growth period. Darker skin may require more than 6 treatments.
SHR- IPL hair removal only affects the Anagen stage, (actively growing hair). Therefore, approximately twenty-five-percent of hair is removed with each treatment. After 6 treatments, the area should be free from hair.
Are there any secondary effects?
In certain cases, there may be redness in the treated area, local oedema or peri-follicular papulae (goose bumps). These effects disappear several hours after the treatment. However, in the majority of cases, there are no visible secondary effects. In very rare cases, if the precautions are not respected, there may be transitory modifications to the pigmentation (hypo or hyper pigmentation).