Discover 10 surprising facts about SHR Hair Removal for fast and easy hair removal. Get all the information you need to know in this informative post.

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About SHR Hair Removal

Table of Contents

TL:DR Summary

  • Innovative Origin: SHR Hair Removal, pioneered by Alma Lasers, offers pain-free, effective hair removal.
  • SHR Technology: Utilizes low-energy, high-frequency pulses for comfortable, uniform skin treatment.
  • Suitable for All: Ideal for every skin type, including darker tones, SHR minimizes pain and burn risks.
  • Advanced Wavelengths: Combines 755nm, 810nm, and 1064nm laser wavelengths for effective treatment of various hair textures.
  • Prevents Ingrown Hairs: Directly targets hair follicles, preventing painful ingrown hairs.
  • Unlimited Plans at Wellaholic: Catering to diverse skin and hair types, Wellaholic offers unlimited SHR hair removal sessions.
This table gives a clear overview of the benefits, their descriptions, and why they are important, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of SHR Diode Laser's advantages in hair removal.
Benefits of SHR Diode Laser for Hair Removal

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About SHR Hair Removal

In my years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I’ve been asked about hair removal treatments more times than I can count. From teenagers struggling with unwanted facial hair to busy professionals seeking a permanent solution, the quest for smooth, hair-free skin is a universal desire.

One treatment that has gained immense popularity in recent years is Super Hair Removal (SHR). While many are familiar with the term, there are several fascinating facts about this innovative technology that often go unnoticed.

In the rest of the article, I will unveil 10 lesser-known facts about SHR hair removal, shedding light on its unique capabilities and benefits.

Fact 1: SHR Hair Removal was invented by Alma Lasers

Picture this – the year is 2006. Two visionaries, Dr. Ziv Karni and Dr. Joseph Lepselter, decide to revolutionize the world of laser hair removal. As the founder and former CEO of Alma Lasers, and one of Alma’s clinical application directors respectively, they were the perfect duo for the job. Their brainchild? The groundbreaking SHR technology.

Beyond the Burn: Why SHR Replaced Old School Hair Removal 

Before SHR came into the picture, laser or IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal was a bit of a wild ride. Imagine your skin being pulsed with a super strong light beam, with the aim of the melanin-rich hair follicle absorbing the energy, heating up intensely, and ultimately, being destroyed. Ouch, right?

But the pain wasn’t the only issue. The stamping technique used by practitioners often led to coverage problems. Think ‘Zebra stripes’ – stripes of skin with visible hair reduction followed by stripes with hair growth. And if that wasn’t bad enough, overlapping coverage (pulsing the same spot more than once) could even result in burns!

Sketch from original patent application
The SHR process is more mild on the skin, making it excellent for sensitive areas such as Brazilian Hair Removal

Fact 2: SHR stands for Super Hair Removal

Super Hair Removal, or SHR, may initially seem like an exaggerated claim. However, once you delve into the science behind this innovative technique, you’ll realize that the term ‘SHR’ is quite modest. The key to its effectiveness lies in the unique method of energy delivery to the target area.

Unlike traditional methods that involve zapping each hair follicle individually with a high-powered beam, SHR adopts a different approach. It uses lower energy but at a higher frequency. This results in gentle heating of the skin across the entire treatment area until the hair follicles are eradicated. The most appealing aspect? The process is virtually pain-free!

Why SHR is Redefining Laser Hair Removal

This is achieved using an “in-motion” technique, where the practitioner glides the laser applicator over the patient’s skin. Not only does this ensure better and more uniform coverage, but it also significantly reduces the risk of burns. So, if you’re looking for a hair removal solution that’s both effective and comfortable, SHR might just be your new best friend!

SHR can cover larger areas of the body more quickly than other hair removal methods, making it a convenient option

Fact 3: SHR Hair Removal is ideal for all skin types, including darker skin

As an aesthetic director with over a decade of experience, I’ve witnessed the evolution of hair removal treatments. One game-changer is SHR (Super Hair Removal) technology. It’s a blessing for those with darker skin tones who previously faced challenges with traditional laser hair removal.

SHR is gentle yet effective for all skin types, including darker complexions. Unlike older methods that risked burns or discolouration, SHR uses low-energy pulses that gradually heat the hair follicle. This approach bypasses the melanin in the skin, making it safe for even the deepest tones.

I’ve had clients with beautiful, rich skin tones who were hesitant about hair removal. But after experiencing SHR, they were amazed at the comfortable, pain-free process and incredible results. No more ingrown hairs or irritation – just smooth, radiant skin they feel confident in.

Fact 4: SHR Technology Combines 3 Laser Wavelengths

It is important to understand that this SHR technology can be combined with all aesthetic laser wavelengths that are utilized for hair removal. Those are mainly the 755nm, 810nm and 1064nm. This advanced diode combines all the above laser wavelengths. This combination allows treatment of all skin types and even improves the treatment.

The first wavelength targets coarse, dark hair. The second tackles finer hair, while the third focuses on the stem cells responsible for hair growth. This triple-wavelength approach ensures comprehensive coverage, making SHR suitable for all hair and skin types.

I’ve seen incredible results with SHR, especially for clients with sensitive skin or those struggling with ingrown hairs. The gentle, gradual heating process minimizes discomfort and reduces the risk of adverse reactions. It’s a game-changer in the world of hair removal.

Table: Advantages of SHR Hair Removal over IPL Hair Removal

The table below summarises the advantages of SHR hair removal over IPL hair removal:

Comparison table showing the advantages of SHR (Super Hair Removal) over IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal

Please note that the number of sessions needed for SHR depends on various factors such as the area treated, the hair density, the hair growth cycle, and the individual response.

At Wellaholic, we have our bestseller WellaSmooth Ultimate Plan which includes not only unlimited full body SHR treatment, but also unlimited shaving and post-treatment whitening or hydration with AfterGlow.

Fact 4: You need to shave before your SHR Hair Removal session

Contrary to what your friends might have told you, you actually need to shave before your SHR treatment. By shaving, you allow the SHR energy to be fully absorbed by the hair follicles, thereby improving the effectiveness of the treatment. Ideally, shaving a day before treatment (most customers do that in the evening prior to their treatment). Nevertheless, there are always difficult-to-reach areas such as the back and the private areas.

Shave, Smooth, Glow: Get the Triple Threat Treatment with WellaSmooth

At Wellaholic, we have our bestseller WellaSmooth Ultimate Plan which includes not only unlimited full body SHR treatment, but also unlimited shaving and post-treatment whitening or hydration with AfterGlow. Careful and experienced shaving will help prevent ingrown hairs which can create acne and other skin issues. 

Shaving can also block your follicles the casings that hold each hair potentially causing folliculitis or ingrown hairs. Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which hair follicles become inflamed

Fact 5: SHR Hair Removal can prevent ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs – we’ve all been there. They’re not just a nuisance, but can also be downright painful. But here’s the good news – SHR hair removal could be your secret weapon in the battle against these pesky invaders.

How does it work? SHR hair removal targets the hair follicle directly with high-powered lasers. By destroying the hair at its root, it prevents the hair from growing back and getting trapped under the skin, which is what leads to those dreaded ingrown hairs.

But that’s not all. SHR hair removal also helps to exfoliate the skin. This means it can reduce the likelihood of ingrown hairs even further by preventing dead skin cells from clogging up the hair follicle.

Most people need multiple laser hair removal treatments to achieve desired results. Treatment frequency depends on the individual's hair growth cycles. Typically, treatments are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.

Fact 6: SHR Hair Removal must be aligned to the hair growth cycle

A common misconception about hair removal is that hair ceases to grow after the initial session. However, this is not entirely accurate. The reality is that when one hair follicle dies, another adjacent one could potentially regenerate.

Hair growth is not a uniform process – it occurs in various cycles. At any given moment, approximately 30 to 60 percent of your hair is in the anagen, or growth, stage.

 SHR’s 28-Day Rhythm 

The SHR laser specifically targets these hairs in the growth phase. The dead ones will shed after a few weeks. By the time of your next appointment, which we recommend scheduling 28 days later to align with your hair growth cycle, the hairs that were in their growth phase will now be in their dormant or dying stage.

Hence, we always advise our customers to adhere to a strict 28-day treatment schedule for optimal results. So, if you’re contemplating SHR hair removal, remember – consistency is paramount!

SHR Laser Hair Removal treatments for females at Wellaholic

Fact 7: SHR Hair Removal uses low fluence pulses at a higher frequency

In the realm of hair removal, you’re likely familiar with IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light. This traditional technique employs high-intensity light pulses to target melanin in the hair follicles.

However, the high intensity of IPL can potentially increase the risk of skin burns, and frankly, it’s not the most pleasant experience.

 Cool Comfort with Super Hair Removal

On the other hand, there’s SHR, or Super Hair Removal. Unlike IPL, SHR utilizes low fluence pulses at a higher frequency. This results in a more gentle heating of the skin during the procedure, minimizing skin trauma.

Additionally, SHR’s cool touch technology enhances the comfort of the client, making it an ideal choice for sensitive areas, including Brazilian hair removal. So, if you’re in search of a hair removal method that’s both effective and gentle, SHR could be the breakthrough you’ve been seeking.

With 7 out of 10 customers choosing WellaSmooth as their go-to hair removal treatment plan at Wellaholic, it has quickly become the go-to hair removal service for those looking for convenience and quality

Fact 8: Hairs can grow back after SHR hair removal

SHR hair removal is specifically designed to treat active hairs, those in the ‘anagen’ phase. After a course of SHR hair removal, the treated follicles are destroyed and will never regrow. However, it’s important to note that there’s a possibility that new follicles may activate.

Patience Pays Off: Why SHR Needs Time to Shine 

Follicles not in the ‘anagen’ phase during the treatment will continue to grow. This is why multiple sessions are necessary for permanent hair removal. Each session targets a new set of active hairs, gradually reducing the overall hair growth over time. Therefore, patience and consistency are key to achieving the best results with SHR hair removal.

Fact 9: Wellaholic offers Unlimited SHR Hair Removal plans

Wellaholic is famous for their Unlimited Plans, offering unlimited SHR shots for unlimited body parts. Sounds like a dream, right?

Here’s what you can choose from:

Just a heads up, there’s a minimum of a 28-day gap between treatments. And our 1-Month Unlimited plan allows only one treatment per body part.

But if you’re looking for the ultimate pampering experience, check out our popular WellaSmooth 3X all-inclusive hair removal plan. It includes SHR Prestige Unlimited, all-that-you-need Shaving, and Post-Treatment Whitening or Hydrating

The image portrays the professional environment of Wellaholic’s Boyzilian hair removal service. It emphasizes the hygienic and comfortable atmosphere, with a focus on client privacy. The state-of-the-art equipment used for the procedure is also featured, demonstrating Wellaholic’s dedication to providing top-notch, pain-free hair removal solutions. The overall image communicates a strong sense of trust and quality, assuring potential customers of the exceptional service they can anticipate at Wellaholic.

Fact 10: SHR Hair Removal is ideal for both men and women

SHR is a cutting-edge technology that uses low-energy pulses to gradually heat and disable hair follicles. This gentle approach makes it suitable for all skin types and tones, even sensitive areas like the face or bikini line. I’ve had clients with darker complexions who struggled with traditional laser hair removal, but SHR gave them incredible results without discomfort or side effects.

What’s more, SHR can target even the finest, lightest hairs that other methods might miss. I’ve treated many men who wanted a smoother back or chest area, and SHR delivered impressive results. It’s also a popular choice for women seeking a fuss-free solution for underarms, legs, or the bikini area. The best part? No more ingrown hairs or stubble after a few days – just smooth, hair-free skin that lasts.

Wellaholic conducts straw polls with our customers, in order to learn more about their aesthetic preferences.

Wellaholic’s Professional Observations (With Our Customers)

In our personal experience with customers at Wellaholic, we have observed a few interesting points regarding SHR hair removal treatments:

Many clients are initially apprehensive about the process, having heard myths or misconceptions about laser hair removal. However, after their first SHR session, they are pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and painless the experience is. The gentle heating and use of a cooling applicator make it a far cry from the intense zapping they had envisioned.

We also notice that clients who follow the recommended treatment schedule of every 4–6 weeks achieve the best results. Consistency is key, as each session targets a different stage of the hair growth cycle. Those who stick to the plan see a significant reduction in hair growth over time.

Additionally, we find that clients appreciate the convenience of our unlimited SHR plans, which allow them to target multiple areas without worrying about additional costs. The WellaSmooth 3X package, in particular, has been a game-changer, offering not only unlimited SHR but also shaving and post-treatment care in one comprehensive solution.

Overall, we take pride in guiding our clients through their hair removal journey, addressing their concerns, and witnessing their newfound confidence as they achieve smooth, hair-free skin.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the average duration of an SHR hair removal session for a full body treatment?

The duration of an SHR hair removal session for a full body treatment varies, but typically it can take about 60 to 90 minutes. This time frame depends on the individual’s hair density and the areas being treated.

How does the effectiveness of SHR compare to traditional laser hair removal in terms of hair reduction percentage?

SHR is generally considered to be as effective as traditional laser hair removal, with both methods achieving up to 80-90% hair reduction. However, SHR is often preferred for its comfort and suitability for all skin types.

What is the typical interval between SHR hair removal sessions for optimal results?

The typical interval between SHR hair removal sessions is about 4 to 6 weeks. This timing aligns with the hair growth cycle, ensuring each session targets new hair growth effectively.

Can SHR hair removal be used safely on sensitive areas like the face or bikini line?

Yes, SHR hair removal is safe for sensitive areas like the face and bikini line. Its gentle approach and advanced cooling technology make it suitable for delicate skin while effectively targeting hair follicles.

What percentage of clients experience significant hair reduction after completing the recommended number of SHR sessions?

Most clients experience significant hair reduction after completing the recommended SHR sessions, with studies showing that about 80-90% of clients achieve substantial hair reduction.

Are there any long-term side effects associated with SHR hair removal?

SHR hair removal is known for having minimal long-term side effects. Some clients may experience temporary redness or mild irritation post-treatment, but these typically resolve quickly.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

Contact Serene at


Book Now Pay Later

Bar - SHR Hair Removal be Wellaholic

SHR Permanent Hair Removal with Unlimited Shots

  • Diode Laser Technology. Developed by Alma Lasers, SHR combines 755nm, 808nm and 1064nm laser wavelengths to target all skin types. 
  • Unbeatable in Value and Quality. Wellaholic’s SHR Unlimited Plans offer a hair removal solution that is unbeatable in both value and quality.
  • One Price for All Body Parts. Pay just one low price for a complete hair removal experience for all body parts, including unlimited SHR shots.
  • Permanent Fuss-Free Solution. Say goodbye to the hassle of expensive and ineffective hair removal methods and trust WellaSmooth 3X to deliver a permanent and fuss-free solution for all your hair removal needs.
  • Award-Winning. Wellaholic’s treatments have been recognized by top beauty publications such as Daily Vanity, Beauty Insider, and Tropika Club Magazine.
  • Over 2000 Verified Customer Reviews. Wellaholic has over 30 industry awards and over 2000 positive reviews from customers, and >50% are repeat customers.
Infographic on SHR Hair Removal by Wellaholic. SHR emits a strong 3000w power of laser energy source to target hair follicles and body hair. It combines 3 different wavelengths, 755, 808 and 1064nm to target different hair types.

Unveiling the Unknown: 10 Surprising Facts About SHR Hair Removal Techniques in Singapore

Discover expert insights on beauty, hair removal, facials, regrowth, teeth whitening, and more at Wellaholic - Singapore's top aesthetic chain.