NU beauty therapy - Shepparton

Nu Beauty Therapy Permanent Hair Reduction

NU beauty therapy - Shepparton


Let's face it, excess body and facial hair can be unsightly and embarrassing. Shaving, waxing, plucking and depilatory creams are inconvenient, time consuming, painful, messy and temporary at best.

At NU Beauty Therapy we use Super Intense Pulsed Light (SIPL), the most advanced pulsed light technology to provide safe and effective permanent hair reduction treatments customised for each individuals hair, skin colour and sensitivity.

What is Super Intense Pulsed Light (SIPL)?

Super Intense Pulsed Light (SIPL) technology is FDA approved for Permanent Hair Reduction and based on years of scientific research, supersedes all other hair reduction systems for efficiency and safety. SIPL utilises patented smooth pulse technology and client contact cooling (no gel required) to provide the safest form of pulsed light hair reduction treatments available today.

How does Super Intense Pulsed Light (SIPL) remove unwanted hair?

Super Intense Pulsed Light works by passing light energy over the surface of the skin in the area of unwanted hair growth. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin pigment within the hair. The energy that is absorbed is converted into heat and destroys the hair stem cells that are responsible for the growth of the unwanted hair. The absorption of light and conversion to heat causes permanent damage to the hair and surrounding structures. This process is called photothermolysis.

Is it safe?

Our SIPL system was specifically designed with client comfort, care and safety in mind. Our system has an inbuilt client cooling system that chills your skin before, during and after each treatment. The inbuilt cooling minimises client discomfort, increases the efficiency of the results but most importantly increases the safety of the treatment significantly reducing the risk of burning and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How are SIPL treatments different to laser?

Pulsed light systems and lasers are very similar. Recent clinical studies have shown than when compared to Lasers, SIPL treatments are not only less painful for the client but also faster due to the large treatment window. A man's back can be treated in less than 40 mins!

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Are SIPL treatments painful?

SIPL treatments are significantly less painful than laser treatments and some say much less painful than waxing! Depending on your skin and hair colour and setting of the machine, most clients will feel a mild flicking sensation and some warmth lasting 2-24 hours.

What body areas can I get treated?

Any area such as the upper lip, chin, face, neck, underarms, arms, bikini, brazilian, legs, chest and back can all be treated, with around the eyes being the exception as SIPL is not accurate enough to shape the brows. Excellent results are obtained in both men and women. Pulsed light systems only treat hair with visible pigment and cannot treat fine, blond or white/grey hairs.

What happens during a SIPL treatment?

At the beginning of your course of treatments you will have a thorough consultation with your therapist. You will be required to complete a consultation form to determine your hair and skin colour, recent methods of treating the unwanted hair, how your skin responds to the sun and some basic medical questions. Your therapist will then look at the area to be treated to determine a treatment plan and perform three test patches to see how your skin responds to the light. Your first permanent hair reduction treatment can be performed 30 minutes after your initial test patch and consultation.

In your first treatment your therapist will shave the hair in the area to be treated. Unlike waxing or electrolysis, no visible hair is to be on the surface of the skin. Your therapist will then move the SIPL hand piece over the area of your skin being treated, pulsing the light at the same time. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone and a mild warming sensation will tell you when the light is being pulsed.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, sometimes accompanied with some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2-24 hours and can be soothed with ice packs and after sun care lotion. The treated hair will continue to appear for 7-30 days post treatment. This is NOT new hair growth but the treated hairs being expelled from the skin.

How do I prepare for treatments?

One month before your first treatment and during your course of treatments you MUST stop waxing, plucking, tweezing, electrolysis, bleaching or using depilatory creams on the area. You may only shave or cut the unwanted hair.

You must also keep the treated area out of any sun exposure. Protect skin by using a broad spectrum sunscreen. You must also stop using solariums and any form of fake tanning products. Treatments may not be performed on tanned skins, including fake tans as it reduces the effectiveness of the treatment and exposes the client to a greater risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

In between treatments we recommend that you moisturise the treated area on a daily basis and exfoliate regularly to optimally prepare your skin for SIPL treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

You will need a minimum of 6 treatments in the area of unwanted hair growth to achieve permanent results. Depending on the colour and area of hair growth a second course of treatments may be required. Following your initial course ongoing maintenance will be required every 6-12 months to treat any new growth that may be stimulated.

How long will the treatment take?

Treatments take anywhere from 15-60mins depending on the area of the body being treated and clients can return to work immediately.

Why do I need a minimum number of treatments?

Each individual hair has a growth cycle consisting of three stages, a growing, resting and dying stage. Only hairs in the actively growing stages can be successfully treated by the pulsed light. Depending on the area treated, only 20-30% of hairs will be in this stage at any one time. Hairs on average take one month to complete this growth cycle. To effectively treat ALL hairs and achieve permanent results, all hairs must be treated within this growing stage with treatments performed every month for a minimum of 6 treatments.

Is it permanent?

Yes, the results are permanent! Once a hair follicle has been successfully treated, it will never return. Recent clinical studies show that 85% of clients treated with SIPL achieve 80% reduction in unwanted hair growth or more! With this being said, some client's find they need maintenance treatments performed every 6 - 12 months should any hair be coming through. Unfortunately the body can stimulate new hair to grow due to hormonal changes, environmental changes, medical conditions and medications thus individual maintenance treatments are required to treat any new growth that may come through.

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Is permanent hair reduction the only benefit?

NO! Whilst permanent hair reduction is the most desired result, hair in the treated area also grows back finer, lighter and softer during the course of the treatments and hair growth rate is significantly reduced. SIPL treatments also treat ingrown hairs!!

SIPL treatments put a permanent end to unwanted hair, with a quick and painless treatment procedure.

If you are interested in treating unwanted hair, then you've come to the right place!

Area Each Treatment
Top Lip $35.00
Chin $45.00
Top Lip & Chin Combination $70.00
Underarm $60.00
Bikini (standard) $70.00
Brazilian (just front) $120.00
Full Back  $380.00
Chest & Stomach $380.00
Lower Legs $180.00
Upper Leg $220.00
Full Leg  $340.00
Half Arms $130.00

Photo Rejuvenation and Vascular Treatment Prices upon application.

Ask us about our generous course discounts and pre-payment options.

Prices effective from May 2016. Prices and course discounts may change at Nu Beauty Therapy's discretion.