SHR gradually heats the skin until the required level is delivered directly to the hair follicle without causing trauma to skin that contains high pigment count or dark skin types. This unique targeted approach also allows for increased treatment results in fair skin and blonde hair. The unique way that SHR affects the melanin directly in the hair follicle allows for treatments at any time of year – even on tanned skin
The device delivers little or no trauma to surrounding tissue, offering pain free and safer treatments maximising client suitability. It works by gentle & incremental heating process, more efficient and pain free than the conventional IPL/laser devices, delivering better results in the treatment of permanent hair reduction.
Any side effects:
SHR is recommended for all skin types and all year round due to it’s unique heat delivering system, however possible side effects could include:
Other side effects include darkening of pigmented areas (this is normal on treated lesions and will disappear along with the lesion after a week or so), itching of the treated area, infection at the treated area, an outbreak of cold sores in susceptible people and failure of the treatment. Very rarely, there may be hypopigmentation (pigment loss), hyperpigmentation (increased pigment), blistering or scarring.
What can I expect after treatment:
The hair follicles are damaged by the treatment and the hair generally falls out within 1-3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period, the hairs may seem to grow as they are pushed out of the skin. The length of treatment depends upon the size of the area being treated but generally much quicker than other conventional methods.
After treatment there may be mild redness and we can recommend and apply some skin-care products to reduce this. Sun-cream must be applied to protect the treated area. More than one treatment is required because of the phases of hair growth – follicles have active and inactive phases and can only be destroyed during an active growth phase. Repeat treatments are often necessary with a minimum period between treatments of 4 weeks. Typically 6 or more treatments are required for optimal results.
After care advice:
Hairs do not fall out immediately; they will normally come out after 1-3 weeks with normal epidermal shedding of the skin. They may even appear to grow more initially as they are pushed out. Due to the normal phases of hair growth, not all hair in a treatment area will be successfully treated as they may be in a ‘resting’ growth phase. Hair growth will still occur in between treatment sessions, albeit they may be finer. Depending on the area of the body, hair colour and coarseness and skin type, several treatments will be required – usually ranging from between 6-12 sessions.
After the treatment it is vital that you follow the following guidelines:
Avoid sun exposure/sun-beds/fake tans and ALWAYS wear sun-cream when outdoors (UVA/UVB protection of SPF30 or above) for at least a month.
Contact the clinic immediately if you have any concerns.