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Updated: Aug 20, 2021

What is it?

Don’t let unwanted hair make you feel self-conscious. With our advanced SHR Permanent Hair Reduction procedures from Cosmedico, we have a safe and potent way of helping you achieve soft, smooth skin. SHR uses low energy light via rapid pulses to safely traumatise the stem cells of any unwanted hair, helping prevent any regrowth. Compared to older, traditional hair removal treatments that use Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), SHR is faster, gentler and more effective.

SHR is suitable for both men and women and can be performed on all skin types. Furthermore, it’s suitable for use on nearly all areas of the face and body including:

arms and underarms, legs, back and chest, face (above lips, nose, cheeks, chin, ears, eyebrows), intimates/bikini line.

How does it work?

SHR Permanent Hair Reduction procedures use selected wavelengths of low energy light, which are rapidly pulsed into the skin at 180 times per minute. Target hair follicles are gently heated during this process and terminally damaged. In short, that prevents any re-growth of the hair.

The procedures are relatively quick. The applicator is swept back and forth repeatedly across the designated area whilst the low energy light is pulsed into the skin, ensuring full coverage. Each treatment takes between 15 minutes to one hour (underarms: 30 mins or less; legs: 45 to 90 mins; bikini: 20 to 40 mins; back: 45 mins to two hours).

Prior to any treatment, we provide you with a patch test during your initial consultation, which ensures that there will be no adverse reactions in the tested area. Based on the patch results, our aesthetician will recommend a personal plan for your laser hair removal course.

Diagram showing how Super Hair Removal (SHR) works on the skin

How long does the treatment take to work?

Results are instant. However, as each SHR Permanent Hair Reduction treatment affects only approximately 20% of the target hair, repeat sessions will be required.

What is the downtime?

There is usually no downtime with SHR Permanent Hair Reduction. You can return to work straight after treatment.

Does it hurt?

Unlike traditional Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments, which use high energy levels that may cause discomfort and pain, SHR Skin Pulse treatments are mild and comfortable, resulting in a pleasant warming of the skin. The applicator also has built-in cooling functionality, too, ensuring that you’ll experience comfort even in the most sensitive of areas.

How many treatments are needed?

Each hair removal treatment affects around 20% of the hair within the targeted area. We recommend an average of six to 10 sessions depending on the hair regrowth time, which varies in different areas of the body. The average number of treatments for a successful result is eight with an annual top up, if needed. The final results are long-lasting, we simply recommend a yearly top-up to help you stay hair free.

Contact us on 07742207817 or visit our website if you’d like to book a consultation

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