The XXI. century laser technology in Miercurea-Ciuc

Super Hair Removal (SHR): It is also called superepilation with reference to repeated and fast emission of pulses of low energy, that progressively heat the chromophores without damaging the skin. This technology is used with Diod Laser systems (Soprano, Alma Lasers).

The physical characteristic is that in SHR systems we utilize low fluences and high repetition rates of up to 10Hz. That is the reason why the use of these systems implies that the operator must keep constant movement, so that this energy at high repetition rates does not concentrate on one point producing, that way, the burn we fear.

Carrying out the treatment with constant movement, whether at low or fast speed, we will be able to control the different biological signs that appear on the skin progressively until the optimal density of energy is reached, - at this moment the selecttive photothermolysis of the targeted chromophore will take place.

Indications of SHR laser system
The main clinical indications of the SHR Laser system in photoepilation, are:
• Photoepilation for men and women on first sessions: It is much more effective on thick dark hair, like almost all conventional systems, but much less painful due to the sequential emission of energy and the minimal transmission of heat to the tissue surrounding the follicle. It can be applied on the body or on the face on all skin phototypes.
• Male Photoepilation: It would be the best choice because it is progressive, safe as regards the emission of energy and above all because of almost complete absence of the pain, usually associated with conventional systems in cases of very thick and dense hair. No anesthetic creams or cooling procedures are necessary.
• Photoepilation on phototypes III to V: Because of what has been previously explained, photoepilation on high phototypes is the safest system. On thick hair, on first sessions the use of the laser has many advantages: large areas can be treated rapidly and easily.
• Photoepilation and Sun Exposure: These systems permit to carry out photoepilation sessions on patients recently sun tanned, even from the day before, once again, because of the feature of progressive emission of energy. When photoepilation is over, it is better to advise patients to use a sun screen for a couple of days when going out into the sun, while this protection is not necessary before the treatment.

The Soprano Ice Platinum system is a multi-application, multi-technology platform that supports the following technologie: 3D (755nm, 810nm or 1064nm combined in 2cm2 spot size module) intended for the removal of unwanted hair and to effect stable, long-term hair reduction (HR and SHR modes).

Hair Anatomy


Follicle Depth and Density

Body Area

Anagen Hair

(%)

Telogen Hair

(%)

Telogen

Duration

Follicles

Density

/cm²

Depth of follicle

(mm)

Axillae

30

70

3 months

65

3.5-4.5

Brow and Ears

10-15

85-90

3 months

50

2-2.5

Beard

70

30

10 weeks

500

2-4

Upper Lip

65

35

6 weeks

500

1-2.5

Scalp

80-90

13

3-4 months

350

3-5

Trunk

10-20

80-90

4 months

70

2-4.5

Pubic Area

20-30

70

3 months

70

3.5-4.5

Arms

20

80

18 weeks

80

2-4.5

Legs & Thighs

20

80

6 months

60

2.5-4

Breast

30

70

3 months

65

3-4.5


Treatment Intervals

These are the same as for convencional epilation, it is necessary to observe the cicles of follicular growth to try to have most sessions during the anagenic phase, i.e. the phase of hair growth. Let us remember that it is precisely during this phase when the concentration of the chromophore melanin is at the highest level, compaired to all phases of hair growth.