Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
LASER HAIR REDUCTION
SHR Or E-Light Technology can treat all hair colours and is able to treat all skin types including IV & V.
SHR Hair Removal works by gradually heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicle and prevents re-growth, while not injuring surrounding tissue. SHR combines high average power, low fluency, and a high repetition rate gradually increasing the temperature of the hair follicle by stacking the laser pulses as the hand piece is continuously moved over the treatment area.
SHR gradually heats the skin until the required cumulative energy is delivered to the hair root. By not exposing the hair root to a single high energy pulse, SHR doesn't cause trauma to skin with high melanin count, making it one of the most reliable and effective laser hair removal options for dark skinned individuals. Furthermore, SHR treatment can be performed any time during the year, as sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following SHR treatment.
The pain associated with laser hair removal is dependent on the amount of energy that is being applied to the skin with each laser/light pulse. Because the areas containing chromophores (root and bulb) are destroyed at 50°C - 60°C, the way that the energy is delivered to reach this temperature will dictate the level of discomfort.
Traditional bulk heating methods effectively raise the root, bulb and surrounding area to the therapeutic temperature, but cause intense pain due to the high energy delivered in a single pulse.
The melanin in dark skin types is exponentially more sensitive to the heat in laser treatment.
During SHR, hair follicles are damaged not by a single high energy pulse, but by repetitive application of lowfluence pulses - removing the sensation of pain and not exposing the melanin to the same type of trauma as traditional hair removal lasers.
Furthermore, the individual pulses do not cause any burning to the skin, as it is the multiple pulses that raise the temperature of the dermis to the level needed to prevent hair growth.
SHR technology further ensures that the temperature of the dermis rises above 42°C (for effective hair removal) but not above 50°C, which could cause pain, burns, and permanent skin discoloration.