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We Answer All Your Questions on Permanent Hair Removal – 15 Questions and Counting!

The possibility of not having to shave on a daily basis is also another time-saving factor for many millennial Singaporeans

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All Your Questions on Permanent Hair Removal Answered

Are you tired of constantly shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair? Permanent hair removal may be the solution you’ve been searching for! However, before you take the plunge, you likely have a lot of questions. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll answer all of your burning questions about permanent hair removal. From how long it takes to see results to how many treatments you’ll need, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. So sit back, relax, and let us help you achieve silky smooth skin with permanent hair removal.

As laser hair removal destroys the follicle, the hair shaft becomes weak and limp, and with repeated treatments - about 6 to 12 treatments - the follicle dies and no hair grows

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser destroys Hair Follicles. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser to target and destroy hair follicles. The laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, which destroys the follicle and prevents regrowth. Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, bikini line, and other areas of the body.

Maintenance Treatments May be Needed. Laser hair removal is safe for most people, but it is important to consult with a medical professional before undergoing treatment. The procedure is typically performed by a licensed esthetician or dermatologist in an outpatient setting. Most people require multiple treatments to achieve desired results, and maintenance treatments may be necessary to prevent regrowth.

“Gone are the days of guesswork when it comes to permanent hair rem– we are here to answer all your questions and give you the confidence to make an informed decision!”

What is SHR Hair Removal?

SHR Uses Gentler Pulses

SHR or Super Hair Removal is a relatively new technology for hair removal. SHR uses gentler pulses of energy but at a higher frequency as compared to IPL hair removal. This laser hair removal technology is a laser diode hair removal, and allows the skin to be heated gently, but with rapid pulses. The energy is then accumulated by the skin, and 50% of the energy targets the follicles responsible for hair growth, while the other 50% targets the stem cells responsible for hair production.

SHR is Ideal for Asian Skin

With SHR or Super Hair Removal is a laser hair removal technology with the highest efficacy for hair removal especially for Asian hair. Invented by Alma Lasers, the skin is treated with low energy fired in multiple shots per second. This is ideal for skin and hair of all types and causes minimal irritation to the skin. Wellaholic’s popular SHR Prestige plan allows you treatment on all body parts. 

IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light, and it's a type of light treatment that is used for a variety of skin concerns

What is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL Uses Broad Spectrum Light

Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses a broad-spectrum light with varying wavelengths that penetrate the skin at different depths. Compared to a laser, which uses a single-spectrum light, IPL gives off light energy that is weaker, more dispersed, and less targeted.

An IPL device emits pulses of light, which are absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles below the skin’s surface. The light turns to heat that is absorbed by the skin, and essentially destroys the follicle—causing hair to fall off and regrowth to slow down significantly, at least for some period of time.

IPL is Faster but More Sessions Needed

Broad-spectrum light naturally spreads out, allowing IPL hair removal devices to cover relatively larger areas of skin than laser hair removal devices. So, IPL treatments are generally faster but more IPL sessions are required to get the same results as laser hair removal procedures

Standard IPL hair removal devices work best on lighter complexions with dark hairs. However, there are hairs that may be light on the surface but have dark follicles underneath. For these types of hair-skin combination, IPL also produces results, especially the more advanced IPL devices.

longevity of hair growth

How is SHR Different from IPL Hair Removal?

SHR is a Diode Laser Hair Removal Method

SHR (Super Hair Removal) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal are two popular methods for achieving long-term hair reduction. While both methods use light to target hair follicles and reduce hair growth, there are some key differences between the two.

One major difference is the type of light used. IPL uses broad-spectrum light that targets the pigment in hair follicles, while SHR uses a gentler, low-energy laser that heats the hair follicle gradually, making it a more comfortable option.

SHR is faster than IPL

Another difference is the speed of treatment. SHR is faster than IPL, as it covers a larger area at once and can treat more hair follicles in a shorter amount of time.

Finally, the effectiveness of the treatments can vary depending on skin and hair type. IPL is typically more effective on fair skin with dark hair, while SHR can be used on a wider range of skin and hair types.

Is SHR Hair Removal the same as Laser Hair Removal?

SHR or SHR Permanent Hair Removal is a relatively newer technology which uses low energy and rapid pulsing diode laser but at a higher frequency. This diode laser hair removal technology allows the skin to be heated gently, but with the rapid pulses, the energy is then accumulated by the skin. With SHR technology one does not need single pulses with high energy. The skin is massaged six to ten times using low energy but with high frequency. This procedure is referred to as the so-called “in-Motion” methodology, because the hand piece is moved over the treated area in sliding movements. (Unlike this, the IPL technology is called “stamp technology”.)

For laser hair removal, there are various types of machines using different technologies and wavelengths. They include:

  • Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal
  • Ruby Laser Hair Removal
  • Nd:YAG Laser Hair Removal
  • Diode Laser Hair Removal
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Laser Hair Removal

SHR is currently the best laser technology with the highest efficacy for hair removal. Among the top advantages of getting treated with SHR has to do with its higher level of safety and pain-free removal of unwanted hair. During the super hair removal treatment, you will only feel the kind of warmth you get from a massage and some tingling effect. There is not pain with SHR because it targets hair follicles with low joules of heat energy that are fired in multiple shots.

Below shows a tables of the various laser types for hair removal and their various features.

Laser TypeWavelength RangeSkin TypeHair ColorFeatures
Alexandrite755 nmFair to oliveLight to mediumFast treatment time and effective on larger areas of the body
Nd:YAG1064 nmAll skin typesDarkCan be used safely on all skin types including dark skin tones
Diode800-810 nmAll skin typesDarkLong-lasting results and good for large areas of body
Ruby694 nmFair to medium LightEffective on fine and light hair
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)500-1200 nmFair to dark Light to mediumCan treat a variety of skin and hair types
Different Types of Lasers for Hair Removal and Their Features

Is SHR Better than OLED Hair Removal?

We have seen some local online literature stating that OLED hair removal is better than IPL or SHR technology. OLED is claimed to be developed locally and heavily marketed by a local hair removal provider with no scientific background or published journals, and hence there are no case studies to justify its effectiveness (Our only knowledge of OLED is for digital displays and televisions screens. In this case, OLED are low-energy LEDs which will not have the ability to target hair follicles) . On the other hand, SHR hair removal is developed by Alma Lasers from Israel, and is also comprehensively backed by scientific reports and journals. This is one reason why many hair removal providers in Singapore offer SHR hair removal, as they are backed by science and not just marketing. At Wellaholic, we believe in providing scientifically-proven treatments backed by research and case studies.

the number of treatments required to get the best results from laser hair removal can vary from person to person. This is because each hair has its own growth cycle, and multiple treatments are needed to target all of the hairs in the treatment area.

Do My Hairs Come Back after a Hair Removal Treatment?

Hair removal treatments such as laser hair removal are a popular option for individuals looking to get rid of unwanted hair. One common question that people have is whether their hair will come back after the treatment.

According to the search result from Therapie Clinic, the number of treatments required to get the best results from laser hair removal can vary from person to person. This is because each hair has its own growth cycle, and multiple treatments are needed to target all of the hairs in the treatment area. Usually, around 8-10 treatments, each spread out by a few weeks, will be sufficient to capture the vast majority of hairs.

After completing the recommended number of treatments, hair regrowth may occur, but it will likely be much lighter and finer than before. Additionally, some people may require touch-up treatments in the future to maintain the results of the initial treatment.

Overall, while hair removal treatments like laser hair removal may not permanently eliminate hair growth, they can significantly reduce the amount and thickness of hair in the treated areas, making them a popular and effective option for many people.

To get the best results from waxing, you need to let the hair grow out to a certain length before the next appointment.

Does Permanent Hair Removal Hurt?

The most common sensation felt during the procedure is a small pinch, like a rubber band is being snapped against your skin. The feeling only lasts a few seconds and generally stops when the laser does. The cooling equipment and lasers with large spot sizes help to minimize discomfort. While you may not feel the heat, you may feel like your skin is being snapped with a rubber band. You may also experience mild discomfort after the procedure, such as redness and irritation similar to a mild sunburn. The procedure may also feel painful to some degree, especially for the facial and private regions where the skin is more sensitive and where there are more nerve endings.

One thing for sure — laser hair removal is definitely less painful than waxing. When it comes to removing unwanted hair, laser treatment is the best method. It’s a long-term solution that’s far less painful than waxing. If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, it’s the only method you should choose, as it completely destroys the hair follicle.

After the first hair removal treatment, patients can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair, with further reductions seen in subsequent treatments

When Will I See the Results after having Permanent Hair Removal?

Patients can typically expect to see results immediately after the treatment. However, the results can vary depending on several factors, such as the color and thickness of the hair, the area treated, the type of laser used, and the color of the patient’s skin. After the first treatment, patients can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair, with further reductions seen in subsequent treatments.

It is important to note that while some reduction in hair may be visible after the first treatment, multiple treatments are usually required to achieve optimal results. Additionally, touch-up treatments may be needed in the future to maintain the results of the initial treatment.

Overall, patients can expect to see some reduction in hair immediately after their first permanent hair removal treatment. However, the exact timing and extent of the results will depend on several factors, and multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.

As laser hair removal destroys the follicle, the hair shaft becomes weak and limp, and with repeated treatments - about 6 to 12 treatments - the follicle dies and no hair grows

How Long Does a Laser Hair Removal Treatment take?

Depends on Size and Density of Treatment Areas

The duration of a laser hair removal treatment can vary depending on several factors. The size of the treatment area and the density of hair in the area are important factors to consider. For example, smaller areas such as the upper lip or chin can be treated in as little as 10 minutes, while larger areas such as the back or legs can take up to an hour or more to treat. Underarms typically take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Multiple Treatments are Required

To provide optimal results, multiple treatments are typically required. This can add to the total time needed for the procedure. At Wellaholic, for example, it usually takes less than two hours for a full-body hair removal treatment, including Brazilian/Boyzilian shaving.

Please see below on the average duration of laser hair removal on various body parts. Please note that the duration can vary depending on the size and density of the treatment areas.

Body PartDuration of Treatment
Upper Lip10
Full legs60-90
Average Duration of Laser Hair Removal on Various Body Parts

When is it safe to have another hair removal treatment after getting one done?

This varies from patient to patient. Removing hair often requires a series of hair removal treatments. Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks. To answer this question, you will need to understand the hair growth cycle.

Hair Grows in 3 Phases

  1. The active growth phase – the part of the follicle that actually generates the hair (the papilla) is present and is growing a hair.
  2. The mature phase – when the hair has stopped growing and the papilla has disappeared.
  3. The dormant phase – the follicle is preparing to “shed” the old hair (exfoliation) and cycle back to the active growth phase.

On average, a hair follicle will cycle through these phases every 4-12 weeks, depending on which part of the body is growing the hair. When dark hair is treated, it’s always vaporized regardless of the phase. However, the follicle itself will stop making hair only if treated during the active growth phase when the hair shaft is still connected to the papilla, making it vulnerable to the laser energy destroying it. To achieve permanent hair removal, 6 to 12 laser hair removal treatments approximately 4-6 weeks apart are usually required. That is to ensure that every follicle is treated in the active growth phase when the papilla is present. At Wellaholic, we advocate an 8 to 12 session plan spaced at 28 days apart for the best results.

Through a few sources, we were able to compile a list of hair removal treatments and their per-session prices.

How Much does laser hair removal cost?

​While most treatment salons do not openly publish their prices, the question that is likely on most of your minds would be “What are the prices of the various hair removal treatment places in Singapore?”. Through a few sources, we were able to compile a list of hair removal treatments and their per-session prices. (Disclaimer: prices might be outdated; they might also fluctuate from time to time, hence please use this a rough guide, and check with each treatment centre for the most updated pricing).


There is a high demand for Brazilian hair removal treatments in Singapore. With this in mind, we gathered some of the per-session Brazilian hair removal treatments by various providers. Please note that some outlets require the purchase of a treatment package (e.g. 6 or 12 sessions, or an annual plan). Also, the type of hair removal technology used are also different. You might want to review the differences between IPL and SHR hair removal


Besides Brazilian hair removal, there is also a unique category of Full Body Hair Removal. This allows the customer to pay a single price or fee to enjoy permanent hair removal for all body parts including Brazilian or Boyzilian. There are not many merchants offering such a service, with the exception of Wellaholic and Datsumo Labo. Wellaholic also has a WellaSmooth package which includes all-inclusive shaving as well as Post-Treatment Therapy with AfterGlow (red light rejuvenating treatment).


While the per-session pricing is a good gauge on which hair removal operator to visit, pricing alone is usually not an effective indicator. This is because the quality and efficacy of treatments, together with the level of customer service may vary from establishment to establishment. Always make it a point to read the customer reviews before committing yourself to a long-term package! (Source)

Are there any potential side effects of permanent hair removal?

Short-term side effects of laser hair removal may include swelling and redness, which typically subside in a few days. However, in rare circumstances, or if the procedure is performed incorrectly, patients face a number of dangers, such as burns and change in skin color. One of the most common dangers associated with improperly performed permanent hair removal procedures are burns, which may occur if the skin, rather than the hair follicle, absorbs the laser energy. It is extremely important to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for laser hair removal before undergoing treatment in order to minimize the risk of burns as well as other possible side effects.

SHR treatment is considered to be a generally safe treatment and is well-tolerated by customers with all skin types. Nevertheless, you should always watch out for risks of burns, redness and hyperpigmentation – although the probability of this is very low when done with an experienced hair removal specialist. At Wellaholic, we have over five years of experience with SHR hair removal, and our therapists have clocked at least 200 hours of SHR hair removal training (in fact most have over 1000 hours of experience). This is also why it is important to follow the 28-day recovery time to prevent any likelihood of hyperpigmentation.

Can pregnant women undergo permanent hair removal treatments?

While there has been no studies stating that pregnant women cannot go for hair removal treatments, we recommended pregnant women to abstain from hair removal treatments as a safety precaution. At Wellaholic, a customer who is pregnant can apply to freeze their existing packages indefinitely until they are ready to resume treatment again.

Laser hair removal is very effective at removing unwanted hair but the lasers themselves can be problematic for those who have tattoos

Can I do permanent hair removal over my tattoo?

Laser hair removal is very effective at removing unwanted hair but the lasers themselves can be problematic for those who have tattoos. You may already be aware that lasers are also used to remove tattoos. And because lasers are attracted to the black pigment in the ink it can cause the pigment to scatter. If the laser were to go over your tattoo, it could potentially reduce the color in the tattoo by up to 75%.

For those who want to go down the laser hair removal route, it is possible to have a treatment that treats around the tattoo, however, this will mean your tattooed area will either need other forms of temporary hair removal. Depending on the amount of surface area of your tattoo, this may be a perfect option for you.

How often should I go for a laser hair removal treatment?

Most people need multiple laser hair removal treatments to achieve desired results. Treatment frequency depends on the individual's hair growth cycles. Typically, treatments are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to destroy hair follicles. The procedure is most often performed on the face, legs, and bikini line.

Most people need multiple laser hair removal treatments to achieve desired results. Treatment frequency depends on the individual’s hair growth cycles. Typically, treatments are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.

Laser hair removal is considered a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted hair growth. Side effects are typically mild and temporary, such as skin redness and irritation. More serious side effects are rare but possible.

What medications should I avoid before my permanent hair removal treatment?

Avoid medications or preparations such antibiotics that make your skin more sensitive to light. Additionally, the use of skin care products such as Retin-A, Differin, Renova, glycolic or alpha-hydroxy acid preparations can cause you skin to be more sensitive than normal to light based therapies and should be discontinued a week before your hair removal treatments.

How should I prepare for a permanent hair removal treatment?

Here are some guidelines to help you prepare for a hair removal treatment:

The advantage of SHR hair removal in this case is that it can work with customers during both their anagen phase and non-anagen phase, as SHR can target the 50% of the stem cells
  • Avoid any tanning. Suntan, fake tan and sunbeds are equally dangerous if you allow your skin to tan before your laser treatment or apply a fake tan. If your skin is tanned, the laser can burn the surface. If all traces of your fake tan are not removed this also can put you at risk.
  • Do not bleach your hair. The darker the hair follicles, it is easier for the laser to see them
  • Clean the treatment area before your session. Don’t use any cosmetic creams before your session. You can ask for sanitary towels from your practitioner at the beginning of your session to clean the area as well.
  • Shave 24 hours before your laser appointment. NOT on the treatment day. To read more about how to shave correctly, you can visit our blog
  • Choose a non-perfumed shaving/ cleansing product for your bikini area. Otherwise, it might cause irritations.
  • Use a pH-balanced feminine cleanser wash afterwards to make sure all the shaving foam has been removed. For more tips on how to shave click here
  • Gently exfoliate your bikini area 3-4 days before your session. Don’t leave it to the last day or after you shaved. Otherwise, it might irritate your skin.
  • Wear loose clothes for your treatment. Make sure your underwear is not too tight.
  • Try to schedule the treatment the week before of the week after your period
  • Most importantly, relax, you’re in safe hands.

Unleash the Power of Three: Beauty, Confidence, Perfection with WellaSmooth 3X

  • Tailored Beauty Experience: Select three personalized treatments with WellaSmooth 3X™.
  • Quality Skin SolutionsEnjoy our signature permanent hair removal with full body shaving, skin whitening, breast enhancements, butt lifts and more. 
  • Enhanced Confidence Options: Lift and enhance your bust and butt for a confident new look.
  • Luxury at Your FingertipsExperience luxury with a flexible triple-choice treatment plan.
  • Affordable Body Perfection: Transform your body positively and affordably.
  • Unbeatable Value & EfficacyBenefit from high-quality treatments at exceptional value.
Experience the WellaSmooth 3X Ultimate Skin Transformation Plan by Wellaholic. Choose from a range of treatments like hair removal, skin whitening, and body sculpting. Personalize your path to beauty with quality and affordability. Transform, enhance, and embrace a new you today!

What Treatments Can I Choose with WellaSmooth 3X?

For a modest monthly fee, customers can indulge in premium treatments to remove hair, whiten skin, lift and enhance the boops, lift the butt and safeguard the private regions:

  • ⭐ Personalized Hair Removal: Opt for laser hair removal for all hair types.
  • ⭐ All-that-you-need Shaving: Achieve a sleek look with professional full body shaving to prevent ingrown hair.
  •  Advanced Skin Whitening: Experience innovative skin whitening techniques for radiant skin.
  • ⭐ Butt Lifting Treatments: Lift your butt for a perfectly contoured appearance with EMS technology.
  • ⭐ Bust Enhancement Options: Enhance your bust size and shape with specialized ultrasonic treatments.
  • ⭐ Expert Bust Lifting: Choose professional bust lifting via RF microneedling to make it look bigger and fuller. 
  • ⭐ Premium Personal Hygiene Protection: Improve personal hygiene with specialized Blue Light protective treatments.
  • ⭐ Flexible Combo Selection: WellaSmooth™ 3X allows you to select any three of the above treatments.
WellaSmooth™ 3X strikes a unique balance between choice, value, and quality, making it more affordable to achieve smooth skin, nicer bust and butt, as well as relieving any irritation to the private areas.

Why Choose SHR Prestige Unlimited Hair Removal?

  • SHR Diode Laser. Super Hair removal targets all skin types with 755nm, 808nm, and 1064nm laser wavelengths for the best hair removal treatment in Singapore. 
  • SHR is better than IPL for Asian skin. SHR is more effective than traditional IPL technology for finer hair and coarse hair.
  • Unlimited Shots. Our laser removal uses as many pulses as needed to destroy hair follicles to prevent hair growth.  
  • Award-Winning. Wellaholic’s SHR Hair Removal have won multiple awards making us one of the best hair removal salons in Singapore. 
  • Ideal for All Skin and Hair Colors. SHR laser hair removal technology works on all hair and skin types, including facial hair and body hair by targeting the melanin in the hair. 
  • For Everyone. Wellaholic has a team of skilled therapists, both male and female, to attend to your body hair removal needs. 
SHR emits a strong 3000w power of laser energy source to target hair follicles and body hair.

Pricing of Aesthetic Treatments by Wellaholic 

  • 💎 Price Transparency. All prices are published and updated on our website.
  • 💎 Flexible Plans. Choose from unlimited monthly or per-session hair removal plans.
  • 💎 Easy to Choose. Mix and match treatments from different categories.
  • 💎 No Hidden Fees. Pay only for the treatments you receive.


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Why Wellaholic is One of the Best Aesthetic Service Providers in Singapore?

  • Leading Singapore Aesthetic Chain. Wellaholic is a popular aesthetic chain with 8 outlets around Singapore.
  • Quality & Safe Treatments. Wellaholic is committed to quality, safe treatments with experienced staff.
  • Wide Range of Treatments. Wellaholic offers a large range of treatment from effective hair removal, skin whitening, bust enhancement, butt lifts for all areas of the body. 
  • Trained & Experienced Consultants. All treatments are performed by trained professionals who understand skincare needs for both genders.
  • SHR Technology. Advanced SHR technology provides a safe, comfortable, and painless hair removal experience.
  • Most Affordable Provider. Wellaholic offers competitive pricing, making it one of the most affordable hair removal providers in Singapore.
SHR Hair Removal - All the Body Parts You Can Treat

Reason 1: Wellaholic’s Unlimited Plans Save You Money

  • WellaSmooth 3X. Pay a small monthly subscription and choose 3 treatments from the WellaSmooth 3X family of services.
  • Unlimited Hair Removal. Choose a SHR Prestige Unlimited or SHR Deluxe Unlimited to enjoy hair removal with unlimited shots.
  • Pay One Price for All Body Parts. For hair removal, pay one price for unlimited hair removal on all body parts.
  • Huge Cost Savings. Huge cost savings with monthly unlimited plans. No price shocks from hidden costs!
Wellaholic Awards over the Years

Reason 2: Wellaholic is a Trusted and Award-winning Aesthetic Chain with Over 2000 Positive Reviews.

  • Over 50 Awards. Wellaholic’s WellaSmooth and SHR Hair Removal have won over 50 awards from top beauty publications since 2018.
  • Over 2000 Verified Customer Reviews. Wellaholic has over 2000 positive reviews from customers around the world. .
  • Verifiable Reviews. Positive reviews indicate high customer satisfaction. (See reviews below).
  • Over 50% Repeat Customers. More than 50% of Wellaholic’s customers are repeat and recurring customers.
Why it is easy to book an appointment at Wellaholic

Reason 3: It’s Easy to Book an Appointment at Wellaholic

  • Open 361 Days Per Year. Wellaholic’s 8 outlets are open 361 days a year, including public holidays for easy bookings.
  • No Queues. Book appointments in advance to avoid long wait times.
  • Easy Online Booking. Customers can conveniently book and reschedule appointments online or via the booking app.
  • No Extra Cost for Choosing Consultant. Customers can choose their preferred consultant for free.

Wellaholic is Singapore's premier aesthetic chain offering high-quality services like hair removal, facials, hair regrowth, teeth whitening, and slimming treatments. With eight locations, we're specialists in advanced aesthetics, providing lasting results through treatments like microneedling, permanent hair removal, fat freeze, and body sculpting.

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