What to expect with my super hair removal treatment?

It is important and standard practice prior to any super hair removal treatment to have a comprehensive consultation. This is where you can communicate your goals for the treatment whilst your Chi therapist can assess your problem areas and listen to your every concern. At this time, a thorough assessment of your skin concern is performed, any post treatment requirements detailed and your overall expected outcome communicated to you.

During your super hair removal procedure, your therapist will continually move the hand piece over the treatment area. You will notice with each pass of the SHR hand piece, a gradual increase in the sensation of heat. This is SHR technology in effect, applying heat to the follicle and surrounding tissue. As your aesthetician makes multiple passes over the treatment area, they will monitor your comfort and adjust the power of the hand piece accordingly. It is the most enjoyable and pain free method of hair removal available, and at the end of your treatment your skin will have a delightful warmth to it. Generally, six or more treatments are required due to the four hair growth stages, with approximately twenty-five-percent of hair being removed with each treatment. A few treatments may also be required for the area to be totally hair free.

What is super hair removal?

SHR stands for Super Hair Removal is a revolutionary approach and a step forward in permanent hair reduction. Rather than bombarding your skin with high amounts of Joules (energy), SHR fires multiple shots but at low Joules. In doing so it gently heats the hair follicle to the temperature needed. The most you will feel is warmth and tingling sensation with some clients comparing it to a warm massage. SHR also utilizes In-Motion technology, where the hand piece is always in moving over the treatment area. SHR is faster than traditional IPL and Laser, it’s safer and pain free in comparison.

How does super hair removal work?

SHR technology utilizes the melanin path only partially (50%), and combining In-Motion technology, gently warms the skin helping penetrate down to the follicles which produce hair growth. Conventional devices, not using SHR technology, merely transport energy along the melanin to the follicles. SHR gently transports the energy through the skin and through the melanin to the hair follicles. Research has shown that a slower, but longer heating process is considerably more effective for permanent hair reduction than high and short levels of energy. Therefore, when using SHR, the device is passed over the tissue multiple times (in motion) using low energy but a high rate of repetition (up to 10Hz, i.e. 10 times per second) instead of using the traditional method with single, high-energy impulses. The hair melanin, as well as the tissue of the stem cells, is heated with low energy at a slow pace and over a longer period of time to a comfortable temperature of 45° Celsius.