SHR might be a new form of hair removal that you’ve come across. Commonly, hair removal treatments that we’re familiar with include shaving, tweezing, waxing, epilating, and laser hair removal treatments.
For all its popularity, many are starting to turn to SHR treatments over IPL. Especially as some more are paying attention to the disadvantages of the intense pulsed light hair removal treatment.
According to cosmetic surgery specialist Alison Johnson, “It is hugely worrying that some patients are suffering such poor results from IPL and are being left with permanent skin damage.” Other side-effects include infection, skin discolouration, and swelling after treatments.
What is SHR and how does it differ from IPL?
SHR uses low fluence repetitive laser pulses while providing concurrent contact cooling. The combination of the two makes the entire experience painless and permanent hair removal. SHR uses gentler pulses of energy at a higher frequency to keep skin trauma at a minimum.
While IPL treatments require a session once every two weeks. SHR hair removal treatments only need a monthly visit. It is also able to target all hair types, from fine to coarse hair.
While both treatments are effective in hair removal, if you’re looking for a minimal pain experience that will help you get softer finer hair growth then you should give SHR a try.