Hair Reduction


  • What is SHR IPL Hair Reduction?

    IPL and SHR is a form of light therapy used for various derma logical procedures.  Offering a  wide spectrum of multiple wavelengths of light and energy that can give great results for Hair Reduction,  Skin Rejuvenation, Acne Therapy and Pigmentation removal.

    SHR stands for Super Hair Removal and is the latest technology in Hair removal which combines both Laser and IPL which effectively destroys hair follicles whilst rejuvenating the skin.  The revolutionary ELIS SHR IPL Machine is PAIN FREE as an In-Motion technique  is utilized by moving a cooled hand piece over the skin, thus making the treatment more comfortable.  Some clients compare it to a warm massage and it is less painful than waxing

    Unlike older IPL machines and methods, SHR provides faster, safer and pain free Hair Reduction treatments for Clients.  Rather than bombarding the skin with high amounts of energy, SHR fires multiple shots at low energy and in doing so, gently warms the hair follicle to the heat needed to destroy the follicle.

  • Who Can Have SHR IPL?

    Just about everybody!  SHR technology is suitable for all skin types and generally works well on most hair types.   Although Gold Coast Hair Reduction promotes sun safety at all times,  SHR can also be performed all year round,  which is an attractive option for those who don’t want to shy away from the sun.

    *IPL is not suitable for pregnant and lactating mothers and cannot be performed directly over tattooed skin.  Some medication will also affect the treatment but your consultant will go through a thorough medical history with you before any treatment can be performed.

  • Is It Safe?

    Yes,  SHR IPL is extremely safe and is performed under the strictest safety conditions.  We have many years of experience in IPL and in the Beauty industry and are fully certified to carry out all treatments.

  • How Many Treatments Are Required?

    After a thorough consultation in which you hair reduction goals are assessed,  treatments will initially be 4 weeks apart for the first 6-10 treatments.  This regime is important to maintain so that the SHR treatments get the hair at its 4 week (anagen) regrowth.  After this, sessions can be spread out to 8-10 weeks to finish the course.  Usually you will require 1 or 2 sessions a year after this as maintenance.

  • How Long Does It Last?

    SHR is Permanent Hair REDUCTION.  There is no product on the market that can remove a persons hair completely!  Each person’s hair growth pattern is different and many known and unknown factors (i.e hormones, pregnancy, medication etc) can affect hair growth at different times during a person’s life.  SHR IPL will cause a DRAMATIC Reduction and you will be guaranteed to be happy with the results.

  • Will It Help My Ingrown Hairs?

    Yes, after a couple of treatments you will see a huge improvement in ingrown hairs as the follicles are being destroyed.  IPL & SHR also stimulate collagen production as well as killing any bacteria on your skin which will improve the overall appearance of your skin.

  • What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For Treatment?

    If you have been waxing, you need to wait 4 weeks until you can start treatment.  Before you come in you need to shave the entire are you would like treated. Shaving is required on the day of treatment as the light is attracted to the color in the hair follicle, if we tweeze or wax we remove that follicle rendering the treatment useless.  If the hair is long, it is uncomfortable. Also, after treatment, we recommend avoiding plucking, shaving or waxing the treated area for at least 2 weeks after treatment so you are able to see the great results.