Super Hair Removal FAQs


Super Hair Removal FAQs

November 22, 2014

Shaving is now a thing of the past. Bleaching has faded in the sun. Pluck no more because SHR (super hair removal) is here. This amazing hair removal treatment is safe, painless and permanent. It’s quite simply the best solution to remove unwanted hair from your body but perhaps you’re a little bit nervous about taking the plunge. Do you have some burning questions that you need an answer to? Well, question no more as we have them all here and if you’re ready to book your hair removal treatments with us you can find out more about our services in Clevedon, and costs, here

What is SHR used for?

For removal of hair and long term reduction on all skin types

Who cannot be treated?

Anyone with a previous history of skin cancer

Anyone who is pregnant

Anyone who photosensitive and taking medication

Anyone who has been exposed to sun or artificial tanning within 4 weeks of treatment.

Anyone who suffers from epilepsy

How is the treatment carried out?

You will be asked to attend a consultation prior to treatment where a patch test will be carried out. The cost of this consultation is £25.00 but it will be deducted from the cost of your treatment. A gel will be applied to the skin to ease the laser head to glide over the skin. The laser head will then be placed on the skin and will glide over the agreed area.

Does the treatment hurt?

Super hair removal is painless, yippee.

Are there any side effects?

Some patients may experience some redness to the treated area which will disappear in a few hours, however most patients experience no side effects.

What should I do prior to treatment?

Epilation, waxing and plucking should be avoided four weeks prior to the treatment. Shaving can continue right up until the morning of the treatment as long hair needs to be trimmed prior to treatment.

What happens after the treatment

After the treatment a small amount of ‘Aloe Vera’ gel will be applied to the treated area, In addition a 25+ sunscreen should be applied to all areas visible to UV light for 4-5 days as the areas treated will be particularly sensitive to UV light.
After the hair follicles are treated by the laser the hairs will remain in the skin and will often attach to the epidermis they will fall out between 1 to 4 weeks as the epidermis pushes them out.

How many treatments will I need?

As only the hair in the growth phase will have been treated it has been found that most people will require 6- 8 treatments to remove virtually all the hairs. During the treatments you will find that the hair will fall out and become finer. You need to leave 4 weeks between each treatment.