Super Hair Removal

How does it work? 

In essence, SHR treatment is designed to cause long-lasting damage to target hair follicles. This in turn prevents the re-growth of the hair. By gently heating over the required area, the applicator used varies in temperature to ensure maximum effect. Released are short and gentle energy pulses that directly target the hair follicle whilst dissuading return. 

A special feature of the SHR-Technology: 

Sun-tanned skin can also be treated. 

All skin types from I to V. 

Treatment with SHR technology is fast, very effective and almost painless. 

It’s a more affective treatment as it works on fairer and lighter hair as well as dark, plus many of us have differing types of hair in different areas.  

Questions on Your Treatment

How many treatments will I need to achieve the required results? 

It takes a minimum of 6 treatments to be successful and we have found that 95% of our clients haven’t needed any more than this but depending on a few factors such as hair type, skin type, hormonal imbalances and age, an extra 1-2 sessions may be necessary. Prices start from as little as £30 and timings also vary from 5 minutes per session for an upper lip, right up to a hours for larger areas and repetition of treatments vary from once a month to every 8 weeks depending on the area. Our clients find this a small amount of time in comparison to years of regularly waxing or shaving. 

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 

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.  

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. 

 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. 

The most important aspect post treatment is the maintenance of a good skincare routine and this involves frequent hydration/moisturisation on a daily basis. 

 We offer FREE no obligation SHR consultations to assist you with any questions you may have about the treatment so, if you are interested in learning more about SHR and whether it’s right for you please do get in touch and we will do our utmost to assist you.