Is Laser Hair Removal Really Pain-Free?
SHR works by gradually heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicles and prevents re-growth, while preventing injury to the epidermis. A high repetition rate of short pulses are delivered deep into the dermis, achieving high average power and therapeutically effective heat build-up, with comfortable treatments.
The In-Motion technique of moving the laser repeatedly over the treatment area ensures full coverage, as well as cooling the surface of the skin preventing superficial burns and allowing for comfortable, yet highly effective hair removal.
Is it safe for all skin types?
SHR has been proven in multiple clinical studies as the safest method of laser hair removal for all skin types, including dark skin whereby melanin is exponentially more sensitive to the heat used in laser treatment. Hair follicles are damaged not by a single pulse of high energy, but by repetitive short energy pulses. These pulses minimize the risk of burning to the skin, as it is the heat build-up which raises the temperature of the dermis to the level needed for preventing hair growth.
Rather than exposing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse which can cause trauma to skin with a high melanin count, SHR gradually heats the skin until the required heat energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This makes SHR the safest laser hair removal option, including for dark skinned patients.
SHR affects the melanin of the skin using a unique method, allowing the procedure to be performed anytime of the year as well as on tanned skin. Furthermore, sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following SHR treatment.