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SHR Hair Removal

Pain-free Hair Reduction

Super hair removal – as opposed to IPL (intense pulsed light) – is the most successful method of long-term hair reduction and you can expect up to 90 percent hair removal in six treatments.

This latest technology works by targeting the area under the skin’s surface, your skin is left completely intact and untouched with virtually no visible symptoms. The laser treatment is also paired with an effective air cooling tool on the surface so that your skin feels a little warm and tingly, at most. Unlike other laser treatments and short-term waxing, you won’t experience any superficial burns or pain and there’s no need for numbing or anesthesia.

SHR combines laser technology and pulse light to achieve almost painless results for the removal of most types of hair and is safe on all skin types. SHR is different from the traditional IPL and laser as it targets the hair germ cells and blood supply that feeds it. It does not rely sole(pigment) of the hair to effectively destroy the targeted hair.

New research has shown that a slower, longer heating process is more effective for permanent hair reduction than high and short levels of energy.

Most people vary in the number of treatments required, this does depend on where their hair cycles are when we first start but usually most people need 6 treatments. Some clients have had 70% loss after just 4 sessions.

For best results, on average we recommend 6 to 10 treatments. This will allow hairs to be disabled effectively during the active growth phase. After completing a treatment course, if required, we recommend maintenance touch ups to be performed once or twice a year. People suffering from hormone imbalance may required more treatments.

In order for the treatment to be as successful as it possibly can be there are a few requirements to take on board:

Please ensure the area to be treated is free from ALL topical solutions
Shaving is required 2-12 hours prior any sooner can result in heightened sensitivity during the process
Avoid exposure to the sun for a minimum of three days before treatment whilst tanned skin is absolutely fine to work with, the tan cannot be active in order to achieve maximum results
Cease use of tanning creams two weeks before treatment
Avoid bleaching, plucking, waxing, epilation and any other forms of hair removal for 4 weeks prior
Do not use essential oils 48 hours prior
Depilatory creams should be avoided 1 week before treatment commences
Cold sore medication can be taken five days before and five days after treatment
Should you be on antibiotics it is recommended to leave a two week gap between taking them and starting treatment

Actively growing hair that’s been treated with SHR should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow hair. However, hair follicles that were not in the active growth phas, will need to be treated. It’s also not unusual for some patients to have a touch-up two years after initial treatment due to hormonal changes.
That depends on the area of the body to be treated. The duration of the treatment can vary between a few minutes for the upper lip, one half hour for the lower thigh up to more than an hour for the whole body. The SHR treatment time with our medical grade machine takes less time than with our IPL technology.
Depending on skin type and sensitiveness of the skin, some light skin redness (erythema) or slight swelling (edema) can be experienced. These are normal reactions which show that the treatment was effective and they should generally disappear after a short while.
  • The taking of certain medicines which cause photo-allergic and photo-toxic reactions must be clarified beforehand.
  • Tattoos must be covered carefully otherwise there is a risk that they become damaged.
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