Super Hair Removal (SHR) Treatments
SHR (Super Hair Removal) is a technology that combines Laser and IPL. SHR combined with “In Motion” represents a breakthrough in permanent hair reduction with light technology. The treatment is more pleasant than with the conventional systems and your skin is better protected.
SHR stands for Super Hair Removal,its a step forward in permanent hair reduction. The technology was invented by Alma Lasers in Israel, it is the most advanced way of removing unwanted hair.
SHR is faster than traditional IPL and Laser, its safer and its pain free in comparison.
How does SHR work?
How SHR works, is a revolutionary approach, rather that bombarding your skin with high amounts of Joules (energy), SHR fires multiple shots but at low Joules, in doing so it gently heats the hair follicle to the heat needed and the most you will feel is warmth and a tingling sensation, some clients comparing it to a warm massage. SHR also utilizes In-Motion technology, where the hand piece is always in motion over the skin.
Is SHR suitable for all skin types?
SHR is suitable for all skin types, even tanners, this is achievable because of the technology and techniques utilized. Unlike traditional Laser and IPL , SHR can be had all year round without having to hide from the sun.
Is SHR hair removal right for me?
Dark, coarse, fine, blonde and red hair all respond well to SHR IPL hair removal treatments.
How many treatments are needed?
To fully treat the area you may require 6-10 treatments at 8-10 week intervals. An 8-10 week regime is important to maintain so that the SHR treatments get the hair at its best re-growth stage.
What do I do before treatment?
Its best to have a consult, therefore we can answer any questions you may have. We will also conduct a test spot on the area which you are concerned about, so we can find the perfect tailored setting for you & so you know what to except for your first additional session.
What can I except during this treatment?
Most of our guests find this a quite comfortable experience. You are in a professional & relaxing clinic environment and are always in good hands at Natural Beauty & Medi Clinic.
What can I expect after this treatment?
Immediately after you may feel a slight ‘pepperiness’ or heated sensation, but nothing generally that will last long. We will apply our gorgeous after care lotion MediSooth which will eliminate any heat.
What are the advantages of SHR?
Treatments are painless;
Say goodbye to pain, discomfort and irritation during traditional hair removal sessions! SHR hair removal sessions are virtually painless – making it an attractive hair removal option for those (even sensitive skin types) seeking permanent hair removal results without the fear and worry of pain or discomfort throughout the treatment experience.
Session times are now slashed in half;
With SHR technology, your are now in and out of the treatment room in half the time of a typical permanent hair removal session. Rapid session times means you can pop in for treatments despite busy schedules and lifestyles!
Treat a wider range of skin types.
Along with the benefit of painless permanent hair removal, SHR technology also boasts the ability to treat a wider range of hair colours and skin characteristics, effectively and permanently reducing hair.
Pre SHR Treatment Recommendations (Hair Removal) what do I need to do before my treatment?
Do not wax, pluck, use depilatory creams or undertake electrolysis for 4 weeks prior to treatment, and in between treatments
Do not use prescription strength exfoliant creams (Retin-A and Alpha Hydroxy) for 2 weeks prior to treatment
Do not shave for up to 2 weeks prior to first treatment. Please shave the night before all subsequent treatments
Avoid tanning, including self-tanning lotions, tanning bed/booths or sun exposure, for 4 weeks prior to and in between treatments. A Cosmedical sunscreen with SPF 30 (our OCosmedics Mineral Pro is perfect) or greater should be used on any area of sun-exposed skin, which you plan to treat.
Post SHR Treatment Recommendations (Hair Removal) What do I do after?
A mild sunburn-like sensation is anticipated. This usually resolves within 2-3 hours of treatment but may persist for up to 2 days.
Application of chilled aloe vera gel or an ice pack every hour for 5 to 10 minutes may be soothing to the skin. Continue until symptoms subside
Avoid sun exposure to treated areas. Apply a sun block with SPF30 or greater daily to sun-exposed treated areas between treatments and for 4-6 weeks after last treatment
Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Avoid use of strongly scented lotions or soaps, prescription strength exfoliant creams, loofah sponges, and aggressive scrubbing to treated areas during healing phase
Allow any blistered or open areas to heal spontaneously. If healing is delayed, a thin coating of antibiotic ointment may be advised. Do not pick at these areas. Picking may result in infection or scarring. Allow any crusting to heal spontaneously, crusting will resolve in 3 to 14 days. Application of antibiotic ointment is not recommended for crusting
Appearance of Stubble may appear in 1 to 4 weeks. This is not hair re-growth It is the remnant of treated hairs being expelled from the IPL-damaged follicle. Allow this hair to fall out of the skin on its own or by gently washing with a warm wet washcloth. Do not pluck or tweeze. You may shave during this period
Best results are obtained on clients who have follow up treatment immediately after hair starts to grow. Your clinician will advise you when you should schedule your next appointment. It is important to adhere to this regime.