At Wellaholic, we have been offering permanent hair removal services using the SHR or Super Hair Removal technology to our customers. Many of our customers have experience with waxing and IPL, but SHR seems to be a relatively new treatment method to them. Hence, we thought that it will be informative to share more about the fundamental differences between IPL and SHR.
What is IPL?
First and foremost, IPL uses a single pulse of energy, at high intensity, which targets the customer's hair follicles and melanin. Melanin is produced in specialised cells called melanocytes. This makes IPL more suitable for people with darker and coarser hair.
A person with fairer skin will likely require more sessions as the IPL technology is less effective on them. On the other hand, while IPL is effective for darker-skinned people, they may have more uncomfortable session (i.e. PAIN!) since their skin will be absorbing more heat energy which would then be translated into pain when the heat affects the nerves.
What abour SHR?
SHR is a relatively newer technology which uses gentler pulses of energy but at a higher frequency. This allows the skin to be heated gently, but with the rapid pulses, the energy is then accumulated by the skin. While 50% of the energy is targeted at the melanin (similar to IPL), the other 50% targets the stem cells responsible for hair production.
This is a very important point to note as SHR thereby targets both fine and coarse hairs. Ultimately, this leads to less discomfort and pain, yet an improved efficacy.
Because of the gradual accumulation of the energy into the skin, there is less trauma and irritation on the skin - making it ideal and suitable for everyone, regardless of skin tone and even for customers with sensitive skin.
How many treatments does one need?
If the hair is in the anagen phase of growth during treatment, which refers to the active (hair) growth phase, it can be easily destroyed as in the case with IPL technology. The advantage of SHR 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. Nevertheless, a three-to-four week recovery or "down" time is required to meet this anagen phase as well as to give the skin a recovery time before the next treatment.
Wellaholic is one of the first few establishments offering SHR
Wellaholic is pleased to be one of the first few establishments offering SHR. Moreover, in order to help our customers with their goal of achieving a smooth skin, Wellaholic offers cost-competitive Monthly Unlimited Packages at prices that are hard to beat.
In addition, Welalholic's SHR machines are serviced and calibrated regularly to ensure optimum efficacy. Our staff are also trained to ensure that the best experience towards permanent hair removal for our customers.
In fact, our customers have voted, and Wellaholic has just been awarded the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2018 for the BEST IPL/SHR TREATMENT!
Wellaholic has also been slowing moving up the charts for TripAdvisor Singapore, and we are now placed #4 out of 401 establishments for Spas and Wellness in Singapore.
This is made possible with a fantastic Wellaholic Team with an uncompromising attitude to excellent customer service, no hard-selling and consistent quality of serivce.
Understanding SHR Technology and the Machine
In order to help our customers get the best results, it is important for the staff to understand the science and technology behind SHR, as well as how the machine actually works. This is so that the staff is able to confidently operate the machine and advise the customer on the SHR technology.
In addition, feedback from customers (on the services and operations) are shared between the staff and management to be developed in best practices to further improve the treatment. To date, we have made 5 iterations to the process / procedure to improve the results of permanent hair removal.
As part of our sharing process, our team is always happy to answer any of your queries. You can direct any questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at +65 68168038. Alternatively you can book an appointment with us for a consultation. See you soon!