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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 treatment

Importance of Shaving Before SHR Treatment. 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.

Ideal Timing for Shaving. 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.

Wellaholic’s Solution: WellaSmooth Ultimate Plan. At Wellaholic, we have our bestseller WellaSmooth 3X Combo 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.

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

Misconception About Hair Growth. This is one of the most common misconceptions about hair removal. We do have many customers thinking that after their first session, their hairs will stop growing. This is actually not the case.

Hair Growth Cycles and Regeneration. This is because what happens is that when one follicle dies, there might be another one next to it that may regenerate itself. Hair grows in different cycles, so at any time, 30 to 60 percent of the hair is in the anagen growth cycle stage. The laser is targeting the hairs in the growth stage. The dead ones that are dead will shed after a few weeks.

Importance of Strict Treatment Schedule. By the time you go for your next appointment (recommended 28 days later, to time with the hair growth cycle), the hairs that were in their growth stage will now be in their dormant or dying stage. This is also why we always advise customers to stick to a strict 28-day treatment schedule to see the best results.

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

Different Laser Settings for Different Skin Types Lasers work differently on light and dark skins. People with fair skin will fall under Type 1, 2, and 3 and respond best to a shorter wavelength (755 nanometers), which is easy on the skin and also effective on light hair.

Optimal Wavelength for Dark Skin On the other hand, people with dark skin will fall under Type 4, 5, and 6 (where Type 4 is Indian, and Type 5 and 6 being African American). In this case, we will use a wavelength that bypasses the epidermis and has a long pulse like the 1064 nanometers, which is safe for their type of skin.

Importance of Sharing Hair and Skin Information with Consultant In short, always share your hair type and color, as well as your skin type and color with our consultant. This allows the consultant to adjust the settings that are best suited for you. This is done to avoid any side effects such as hyperpigmentation from the treatment itself.

5. You will need 6 to 12 sessions to see good results

Understanding Laser Hair Removal Procedure Laser hair removal is a procedure where a specific beam of light bypasses the epidermis and targets the follicle. This disables the reproductive cycle of the hair without hurting the skin.

Effects of Laser Hair Removal on Hair Growth As laser hair removal destroys the follicle, the hair shaft becomes weak and limp, and with repeated treatments – about 6 to 12 treatments – the follicle dies, and no hair grows.

Number of Treatments Required and Considerations for Sensitive Skin For areas with dense hair follicles, there are more hair follicles to treat, and hence more treatments are necessary to target all hair follicles with varying hair growth cycles. Based on our experience, facial hair and hair at the private areas require 12 or more treatments to fully stop hair growth. If you have sensitive skin, start with a lighter energy setting. While you may require more treatments, it will help to prevent any undesirable side effects.

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  

Addressing Hyperpigmentation with Skin Whitening If you are suffering from hyperpigmentation issues (common at the underarm areas or the private regions), you might want to consider our Skin Whitening.

Enhancing Treated Skin with PTT and AfterGlow Further enhance the tone and suppleness of your treated skin with our PTT or Post-Treatment Therapy with AfterGlow. Choose from either Whitening Therapy for hyperpigmented or darkened skin, or choose our Hydrating Therapy for accelerated skin repair from the harsh SHR energy rays.

Repair and Rejuvenate with AfterGlow™ Red Light Treatment Then end it off with our AfterGlow™ red light treatment which helps to repair and rejuvenate your treated skin.

Lifetime Maintain Mode

7. Seek Out a Provider that Provides Lifetime Coverage

Hair Growth and Genetics While SHR helps to permanently remove hair after 8 to 12 sessions, we have a small number of customers that see hair growth in specific areas after some time has passed. This could be due to their genetics, specifically the hair gene Lhx2.

Unique Solution: Lifetime Maintain Mode We felt that it is not fair for customers to pay a full price again to treat the area again. Our proposed solution: a LIFETIME MAINTAIN MODE for these customers. This Lifetime plan is unique to Wellaholic, and we have not seen any other providers able to offer this to their customers.

Benefits of Lifetime Maintain Mode If you qualify for Lifetime Maintain Mode, you get to enjoy >50% discount off per-session SHR hair removal treatment rates for the rest of your lifetime! This is our way of taking care of customers who might have completed the SHR hair removal regime but find hairs growing back again some time in the future. With this Lifetime Maintain Mode, you will never have to pay full retail prices for maintenance treatments with Wellaholic!

Here is the conclusion and key takeaways from this article by Wellaholic


Optimizing Your SHR Hair Removal Treatment

To make the most out of your SHR (Super Hair Removal) treatment, adhering to these seven expert tips can significantly enhance your experience and bring you the best possible results. These recommendations, including sun avoidance and pre-treatment shaving, are integral to the effectiveness of your hair removal sessions.

Understanding Hair Growth Cycles and Skin Types

Part of maximizing your treatment’s results is understanding your hair growth cycles and skin type. By tailoring your sessions to these factors, you’re ensuring the best response to the treatment. Moreover, exploring additional treatments for hyperpigmentation or skin repair could provide even more comprehensive results.

Consistency is Key: Embrace Wellaholic’s Unique Offerings

The uniqueness of Wellaholic’s offerings, like the Lifetime Maintain Mode for certain customers, ensures ongoing support throughout your hair removal journey. Consistency and adherence to the recommended treatment schedules are vital in achieving long-lasting hair reduction and smoother, rejuvenated skin. Trust in Wellaholic’s expertise to maximize your SHR hair removal treatment, and enjoy the benefits of permanently reduced hair growth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

SHR hair removal is generally more effective on darker hair due to its ability to absorb the laser light. However, its effectiveness on lighter or grey hair can vary and may require more sessions compared to darker hair.

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?

Before SHR treatment, it’s recommended to avoid skincare products containing retinoids or strong exfoliants. These can sensitize the skin, potentially leading to increased discomfort or side effects during the treatment.

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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