How many SHR treatments are required?
Step in for your pain-free procedure and get back to normal life right away. The ‘lunchtime procedure’ can be scheduled any time of year and it’s safe for all skin tones, including tanned skin. After just 6 to 10 sessions*, you will be hair-free forever. Enjoy smooth, soft skin and use your razor-free hours for something more meaningful and memorable!
*Number of treatment sessions may vary between patients depending on genetics and other factors.
Is SHR Permanent Hair Removal Suitable For Everyone?
SHR is one of the only treatments available offering suitability for all skin types. Remember, this method involves heating and cooling as opposed to follicle exposure via high-intensity pulses. This option works extremely well for fair-haired people whilst posing no issues at all during the summer months when tans have developed. The procedure is suitable all-year-round.
Is It Safe?
From the clinical studies undertaken, SHR has been proven to be the safest method of light-based hair reduction for all skin types. Melanin found within darker skin is known to be much more sensitive to the heat when used in light-based treatments. There are no such issues presented with this option.
Is Preparation Required Before My Treatment?
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
So I’ve Had My Treatment – What’s The Aftercare Routine?
• Soothing lotions such as aloe vera can be used should any redness or swelling occur – this is highly unlikely
• It is recommended to avoid perfumes and deodorants for 24-48 hours after a treatment
• Hot baths, saunas, jacuzzi, massage or athletic activities are best to avoid for 2-3 days after treatment
• Post treatment sun exposure is not recommended and due to increased skin sensitivity we suggest a factor 30 to be on the safe side alongside no sunbeds for 4 days
• Antihistamines are perfect for alleviating any itches that rarely arise
• Avoid skincare containing AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Retinoic Acid (Retina A) for 3-5 days after treatment
Why Is There A Wait Time Of 4 Weeks Between Each Session?
As our hair has different stages of growth, it’s ideal to focus the session on the same stage each time, this will provide optimal results.
Can SHR Help With Ingrown Hairs?
Yes, SHR works much better than IPL when it comes to the reduction of ingrown hair. For even better results we suggest that you scrub 2 days before your session to help get rid of dead skin, this is so that the SHR light reaches the ingrown hair effectively. A recommended tip is to use brown sugar and aloe vera gel as a scrub, the brown sugar has whitening effects on the skin and is great for darker underarm areas.
How Is SHR Different To IPL?
SHR (Super Hair Removal) only uses low fluence light during the service, clients will feel a sense of warmness. IPL (intense pulsed light) uses high fluence light that could cause burns (especially on dark skin tones) and pain. In terms of the effectiveness, SHR releases 20-30 shots per second, whilst IPL only release 1 shot per second. SHR clients will see results by the second session, SHR motion technology will also cut down treatment time yet maintain its optimal efficiency in comparison with IPL.