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7 Expert Tips for Getting the Best Results from Your SHR Hair Removal Treatment

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TL:DR Summary

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Always protect your skin from the sun before SHR treatments.
  • Shave Beforehand: Shaving is essential for effective SHR treatment.
  • Understand Hair Cycles: Optimal hair growth cycle for treatment starts at 28 days.
  • Customize Settings: Update skin color and ethnicity for accurate SHR settings.
  • Commit to Sessions: 6-12 sessions needed for significant results.
  • Post-Treatment Care: Consider whitening and hydration after SHR sessions.
Prior to your first SHR session, there are certain guidelines to adhere to. This includes avoiding sun exposure, waxing, and certain skincare products. It's important to familiarize yourself with these pre-treatment care instructions to ensure the most effective results.

Introduction: Opting for SHR Hair Removal in Singapore

Embarking on the journey of hair removal in Singapore? You’ve made a wise choice with SHR (Super Hair Removal), a cutting-edge technology that outshines traditional IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal with its effectiveness and minimal discomfort. But how can you ensure you’re getting the most out of your treatment?

Wellaholic, an award-winning aesthetic chain in Singapore, is here to guide you. With over seven years of experience, eight outlets islandwide, and a wide range of services including hair removal, facials, slimming, body contouring, teeth whitening, and hair regrowth treatments, we have the expertise to help you achieve optimal results.

Our reputation is backed by over 2000 authentic positive customer reviews on Google and Tripadvisor, and we’ve been honored with over 30 industry awards for excellence in various aesthetic services.

In this article, we share our top 7 expert tips for maximizing the results from your SHR Hair Removal Treatment.

This table provides a straightforward overview of the essential steps to optimize SHR hair removal treatment. Each tip is paired with a key detail for easy understanding and implementation.
7 Expert Tips for Getting the Best Results from Your SHR Hair Removal Treatment

1. Avoid the sun. Always. 

Preparing for Your First SHR Session

Before embarking on your first SHR (Super Hair Removal) session, it’s crucial to follow a few guidelines to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment. Adhering to these instructions can significantly improve the outcomes of your hair removal process.

The Importance of Avoiding Sun Exposure

One of the key guidelines is to avoid sun exposure prior to your treatment. Sun exposure can make your skin more sensitive and potentially affect the efficiency of the SHR session.

Refraining from Waxing and Certain Skincare Products

Another critical part of pre-treatment care is to refrain from waxing or using certain skincare products. Both of these factors can have an impact on how well your skin responds to the SHR treatment. Knowing what to avoid can be crucial in achieving the best possible results from your hair removal journey.

Besides applying sunscreen regularly, there are not a lot of special skin care steps you need to take

2. You need to shave before your SHR hair removal treatment

Shaving before your SHR treatment is a must. I know some of you may have heard otherwise, but trust me, it’s crucial for optimal results. The laser targets the hair follicles, so we need a clean canvas. Imagine trying to paint on a hairy surface – not ideal, right?

I always advise my clients to shave the night before or at least 24 hours prior to their session. This timing is important because it allows any potential skin irritation from shaving to calm down. Plus, it ensures that there’s just enough hair left for the laser to “see” and target effectively. Remember, the goal is to zap those follicles, not just the hair above the skin.

A smooth shave is key, but don’t go too close to avoid damaging your skin barrier. Use a sharp, clean razor and shaving cream for a gentle glide. Shave in the direction of hair growth, especially if you have sensitive skin. These little tips can make a big difference in preventing irritation and ingrown hairs.

Therefore, as a safety measure, discard your shaving blades after three or four uses to prevent ingrown hairs

3. The optimal hair growth cycle starts from 28 days

As an aesthetic director, I often get asked about the hair growth cycle. It’s a fascinating process that impacts our hair health and appearance.

The optimal hair growth cycle lasts around 28 days. During this time, your hair grows about half an inch. This phase is called the anagen stage. It’s when your hair follicles are actively dividing and producing new hair strands. The longer you can maintain this anagen phase, the better for achieving longer, thicker locks.

However, factors like stress, poor nutrition, and hormonal imbalances can shorten the anagen stage prematurely. This leads to excessive shedding and thinning hair. That’s why I always emphasize a balanced lifestyle to my clients. Eating nutrient-rich foods, managing stress, and using gentle hair care products can help prolong the optimal growth cycle. With some care, you can keep your hair looking its vibrant best.

4. Update your skin colour and ethnicity to get the right settings

As an aesthetic director with over a decade of experience, I understand the importance of customizing laser treatments based on individual skin and hair characteristics. Different skin tones and hair colors require specific laser settings to ensure safe and effective results.

For those with fair skin tones (Types 1-3 on the Fitzpatrick scale), we typically use a shorter wavelength of 755 nanometers. This wavelength is gentle on the skin while effectively targeting light hair. However, for individuals with darker skin tones (Types 4-6), we employ a longer wavelength of 1064 nanometers. This wavelength bypasses the epidermis, making it a safer option for darker skin types.

During your consultation, it’s crucial to provide accurate information about your hair type, color, and skin tone. This allows us to tailor the laser settings precisely to your needs, minimizing the risk of side effects like hyperpigmentation. Remember, open communication is key to achieving the best possible results.

I recall a client who didn’t disclose her Indian heritage during the initial consultation. We proceeded with settings suitable for fair skin, which unfortunately led to temporary pigmentation issues. After adjusting the settings to the appropriate 1064 nanometer wavelength, her subsequent treatments were successful and safe.

So, whether you’re seeking laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, or any other aesthetic treatment, trust in our expertise. We’ll ensure a personalized approach that considers your unique skin and hair characteristics, delivering the results you desire while prioritizing your safety and comfort.

5. You will need 6 to 12 sessions to see good results from SHR hair removal

As an experienced aesthetic director, I understand the importance of patience and commitment when it comes to SHR hair removal. From my years in the industry, I’ve learned that achieving smooth, hair-free skin takes time and dedication.

Most clients require between 6 to 12 sessions to see significant results. This is because hair growth occurs in cycles, and SHR targets follicles in different stages. With each session, we gradually weaken the follicles, leading to permanent hair reduction.

I always remind my clients that consistency is key. Skipping appointments or extending gaps between sessions can prolong the process. But trust me, the wait is worth it. I’ve had countless clients who stuck to their treatment plan and now enjoy the freedom of being hair-free.

Worth noting is the diode laser (810nm) that's made use of in a preferred laser hair elimination treatment referred to as Super Hair Elimination

6. Post-Treatment Whitening and Hydration after SHR  

After your SHR hair removal session, I recommend considering whitening and hydration treatments. These can enhance your results and provide additional benefits.

Addressing hyperpigmentation with skin whitening is a great option. If you struggle with uneven skin tone or dark spots, our whitening therapy can help. The treatment brightens and evens out your complexion, leaving you with a radiant glow.

Hydrating treatments like our PTT and AfterGlow are also excellent choices. PTT replenishes moisture levels, accelerating skin repair from the SHR energy. AfterGlow uses red light to calm inflammation and boost collagen production for firmer, more youthful skin. These treatments soothe and nourish, ensuring your skin looks and feels its best after hair removal.

Lifetime Maintain Mode

7. Seek Out a Provider that Provides Lifetime Coverage for Hair Removal

I understand the frustration of dealing with stubborn hair growth, even after completing multiple SHR sessions. That’s why I’m thrilled to share our innovative Lifetime Maintain Mode with you.

You see, for some individuals, genetics can play a role in hair regrowth, particularly due to the hair gene Lhx2. But fear not! We’ve got your back. Our Lifetime Maintain Mode is a unique solution designed to address this very issue. It’s a commitment to our customers, ensuring you never have to pay full price for maintenance treatments again.

Here’s how it works: if you qualify for the Lifetime Maintain Mode after completing 12 SHR sessions with us, you’ll enjoy a whopping 50% discount on all future SHR hair removal treatments for life! Yes, you read that right – for life! This means you can keep those unwanted hairs at bay without breaking the bank.

At Wellaholic, we believe in taking care of our customers for the long haul. That’s why we’re proud to be the only provider offering this incredible deal. It’s our way of showing you that we’ve got your back, no matter what life (or your genetics) throws your way.

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.

Firstly, many clients are initially apprehensive about the process, having heard myths or misconceptions about laser hair removal. However, after their first session, they are pleasantly surprised by the minimal discomfort and quick treatment time. We often receive positive feedback about how comfortable and relaxed they felt during the procedure.

Secondly, we have noticed that clients who follow our pre and post-treatment guidelines diligently tend to achieve better results. For instance, those who avoid sun exposure before their sessions and properly shave the treatment area experience fewer complications and faster hair reduction.

Lastly, we have had the privilege of witnessing the transformative effects of SHR hair removal on our clients’ confidence and self-esteem. Many have expressed feeling liberated and empowered after achieving smooth, hair-free skin. It’s incredibly rewarding to play a part in their journey towards embracing their natural beauty.

At Wellaholic, we take pride in our expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional results. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in aesthetic technology, ensuring we provide our clients with the most effective and safe treatments available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is SHR hair removal effective on all hair colors, including light or grey hair?

As an expert in the aesthetics field with over a decade of experience, I can confidently say that SHR hair removal is effective for all hair colors, including light or grey hair. While darker hair may require fewer sessions, SHR technology can successfully target and reduce even the finest, lightest hair shades. The key is that SHR uses low-intensity light pulses that traumatize hair follicles, disrupting growth regardless of pigment levels. With a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique hair type, you can achieve smooth, hair-free skin through this safe and gentle method.[4]

Can SHR hair removal be performed on tanned skin?

It’s advisable to avoid SHR treatments on freshly tanned skin. Tanned skin can increase the risk of side effects like skin irritation or pigmentation changes. It’s best to wait until the tan fades before undergoing SHR.

How long should one wait between SHR hair removal sessions?

The recommended interval between SHR sessions is typically around 4 weeks. This period aligns with the hair growth cycle, ensuring each session targets new hair growth effectively.

Are there any specific skincare products to avoid before SHR treatment?

As an experienced aesthetic director, I recommend avoiding certain skincare products before your SHR treatment. Steer clear of products containing retinoids, glycolic acid, or bleaching agents for at least a week prior. These can increase skin sensitivity. Also, skip deodorants, oils, and makeup on the treatment area right before your appointment. A clean slate allows the laser to target hair follicles effectively.

What is the average reduction in hair growth one can expect after completing the recommended SHR sessions?

After completing the recommended 6 to 12 SHR sessions, most individuals experience a significant reduction in hair growth, often around 70-90%. However, results can vary based on individual hair and skin types.

Is SHR hair removal suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin?

SHR is generally suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Its gradual heating method minimizes discomfort and reduces the risk of skin irritation, making it a safe option for those with sensitive skin.

How can I improve the effectiveness of laser hair removal?

To enhance the effectiveness of laser hair removal, it’s crucial to follow pre-treatment instructions like avoiding sun exposure and waxing. Shaving the area before treatment allows the laser to target the hair follicle more effectively. Consistent adherence to scheduled sessions is also key, as it aligns with hair growth cycles for optimal results.

How can I make laser hair removal more effective at home?

For at-home laser hair removal, start by choosing a quality device suitable for your skin and hair type. Ensure your skin is clean, shaven, and free from products like lotions or deodorants before treatment. Follow the device instructions carefully, including the recommended frequency of use, and avoid sun exposure to the treated areas to prevent skin sensitivity.

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.

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