Wellaholic Research: Safety & Efficacy of 810nm Diode Laser for Hair Removal in Chinese Women
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Wellaholic Research: Comparing SHR Laser Hair Removal with Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal
Wellaholic conducts in-house research on hair removal as part of our efforts to keep current with the latest hair removal technologies and trends. We also examine case studies, research reports from various dermatological journals and medical journals. This helps us to improve our hair removal treatments to improve efficacy, safety as well as comfort for Wellaholic’s customers who choose us as their hair removal service provider.
In this 2016 comparative study by Wenhai Li, Chengyi Liu, Zhou Chen, Lin Cai, Cheng Zhou, Qianxi, Xu, Houmin Li & Jianzhong Zhang submitted to the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, the team tried to compare the safety as well as efficacy of using a low fluence high repetition 810nm diode laser with a high fluence low repetation rate diode laser for permanent hair removal in Chinese women. 92 women were selected for this study, and it concluded that low fluence, high repetition rate diode laser can efficienly remove unwanted hair but also significantly improve tolerability and reduce adverse effects on the skin. (source)
Read on below to find out more.
Background of Research
High-fluence diode lasers with contact cooling have emerged as the gold standard to remove unwanted hair. Lowering the energy should result in less pain and could theoretically affect the efficacy of the therapy.
Objective of Study
To compare the safety and efficacy of a low fluence high repetition rate 810-nm diode laser to those of a high fluence, low repetition rate diode laser for permanent axillary hair removal in Chinese women.
Ninety-two Chinese women received four axillae laser hair removal treatments at 4-week intervals using the low fluence, high repetition rate 810-nm diode laser in super hair removal (SHR) mode on one side and the high fluence, low repetition rate diode laser in hair removal (HR) mode on the other side. Hair counts were done at each follow-up visit and 6-month follow-up after the final laser treatment using a “Hi Quality Hair Analysis Program System”; the immediate pain score after each treatment session was recorded by a visual analog scale.
Results and Conclusion
The overall median reduction of hair was 90.2% with the 810-nm diode laser in SHR mode and 87% with the same laser in HR mode at 6-month follow-up. The median pain scores in SHR mode and in HR mode were 2.75 and 6.75, respectively. Low fluence, high repetition rate diode laser can efficiently remove unwanted hair but also significantly improve tolerability and reduce adverse events during the course of treatment.
SHR Hair Removal by Wellaholic
SHR or Super Hair Removal technology is a newer technology as compared to IPL. Developed by Alma Lasers, SHR combines 755nm, 808nm and 1064nm laser wavelengths to target all skin types. SHR‘s Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) In-Motion laser hair removal technology is a breakthrough in customer comfort and effectiveness of treatments. SHR or Super Hair Removal technology heats the skin gently through the melanin and the stem cells with low energy but high frequency. SHR uses only 50% of the energy for permanent hair removal. The remaining 50% is absorbed into the stem cells responsible for hair production.
Wellaholic’s SHR Treatments
- Voted Best Hair Removal Treatment by Daily Vanity Spa and Beauty Awards 2021.
- SHR is an advanced permanent hair removal technology known to be ideal for the typical Singaporean hair and skin type.
- SHR users low energy and rapid pulsing diode laser to deliver both light and heat energy to the skin at rapid shots per second to target the hair follicles.
- SHR uses only 50% of the energy for permanent hair reduction.
- The remaining 50% is absorbed into the stem cells responsible for producing hairs.
- SHR’s Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) In-Motion laser hair elimination technology is a breakthrough in customer comfort and effectiveness of treatments, and is known to be more effective and gentler on the skin as compared to the older IPL technology.