Permanent Hair Reduction

Messy, painful, ineffective and temporary hair removal methods are no longer necessary. Today, intense pulsed light (IPL) and related methods, treat unwanted hair with quick and safe bursts of light. We have invested in the latest technology of super hair


What areas can be treated?
SHR treatment can be used anywhere – so whether it’s facial hair, bikini line, underarm or legs, this treatment is ideal for long-lasting removal of unwanted hair.
How does the treatment work?

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

Is it safe and does it hurt?

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:

  • Excessive discomfort
  • Redness/heat in the treated area (usually resolves within a few hours to days)
  • Burns or crusting of the treated area (usually resolves within 2 weeks)
  • Swelling of the treated area

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.

  • Avoid plucking/waxing/depilating/bleaching/electrolysis for 4 weeks pre-treatment.
  • Avoid perfumed products and do not apply make-up to the treated area for 24hrs.
  • Do not pick or scratch at the treated area, especially if there is a reaction as this may result in scarring or
    infection – these will settle if left alone.
  • Avoid moderate-heavy exercise and alcohol for 24 hours following treatment (can exacerbate any skin discomfort/damage).
  • Avoid exfoliating or peels for at least 2 weeks, and further IPL treatment for at least 1 month.
  • Drink plenty of fluid/water during the 48hrs after treatment.
  • Apply ice, recommended skin care products or Aloe Vera to the treated area if uncomfortable or red until it settles down.

Contact the clinic immediately if you have any concerns.

Procedure Timer

30-40 Mins


None to Mild Discomfort



Full Recovery

24-48 hours

Result Duration

3 to 4 months


Swelling, Bruising, Incomplete result, drooping of eyebrow
Frequently Asked Questions

Price List

  • Free consultation and patch test
  • Permanent Hair Reduction
    £42 per area

Rowtree Road Northampton
Phone: 03335771907
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