Duration of procedure:
approx. 15 – 60 min (depending on body area)
Yes, with sunscreen at least +50SPF
from CHF 150.–
What is SHR Laser Hair Removal?
The laser system uses targeted flashes of light to block the regrowth of the hair follicle. These treatments do not damage the surrounding tissue. The laser SHR hair removal simultaneously targets numerous hair follicles, so large areas can be treated quickly and effectively.
At our clinic, we offer the latest SHR hair removal treatment technology to remove unwanted hair all over the body very effectively. It is a non-invasive method that deactivates the hair structure without damaging the surrounding skin. SHR laser hair removal works by applying controlled pulses of energy into the hair follicles under the skin. This pulse destroys the hair follicle without damaging the skin around it.
How does the SHR laser remove hair?
In SHR hair removal, the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle and hairline. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and this energy is converted into heat, causing damage to the hair follicle. This damage causes delayed hair regrowth and in most cases permanent destruction of many hair follicles. Unlike electrolysis, which kills one hair follicle at a time, laser reaches and treats hundreds of follicles simultaneously.
What are the advantages of SHR hair removal?
With SHR laser technology I can remove hair faster, more gently and less painfully. With SHR technology, the hair removal method, which includes the hair pigment, uses only 50 percent of the energy for permanent hair removal. The remaining 50 percent is absorbed during the treatment with SHR technology in the stem cells that are responsible for hair production by the skin. In this way, you do not need single pulses of high energy to have a good result. The skin is treated with six to ten times lower energy, but with high frequency. With the help of SHR technology, the skin is gently heated with low energy (48 degrees) but high frequency through the melanin and stem cells. In this way, even the finest hairs can be better treated and permanently removed. With IPL technology, the skin is heated up to 70 degrees.
With the new cooling head of my device, your skin is cooled first before the laser beam, so you don’t really feel the heat of the laser. The procedure doesn’t hurt much this way, you will feel it more like a sting which lasts no more than a few milliseconds.
Are there any risks with SHR hair removal with laser?
Risks such as blistering, scarring and burning, are a thing of the past with SHR hair removal. Mild redness is normal and is a desired clinical result indicating that the follicle has responded to the treatment. This response typically disappears within hours. The appearance of the treated area immediately after treatment typically varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type. Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment minimizes the risk of complications.
I will be very happy to advise you personally
In an initial, no-obligation consultation, I can explain to you the treatment in detail and answer all your questions.
Is SHR laser hair removal right for me?
The ideal type for most hair removal lasers has dark hair and light skin. Darker hair absorbs more laser light and lighter skin allows more transmission of the laser light into the hair follicle. Although dark or tanned skin is at higher risk for pigment changes after the procedure, I can treat most skin types with the range of lasers available.
Treatment time depends on the area being treated. Each hair follicle is sclerosed within a millisecond, so a small area (such as underarms) may take less than five minutes, while a larger area (such as legs) may take half an hour.
Does SHR hair removal with laser remove hair in the long term?
Yes. Scientific studies show that the use of SHR laser for hair removal actually damages or destroys hair follicles at the cellular level. After each treatment, a permanent reduction in regrowth of hair is usually achieved.
The most important thing in permanent hair removal is choosing the right laser for your skin type to have the most effective result without complications like concealment. For this reason, a laser-certified physician should also be the one to examine you and determine which laser is best. For example, some medications, like antibiotics, can make your skin sensitive to the laser. I need to know what medications you should not take while you are having laser hair removal.
“The special feature of SHR technology: effective, gentle and painless permanent hair removal. Tanned skin can also be treated, as well as all skin types.”
How many treatments are needed?
The average number of treatments varies from person to person, but 5-7 treatments 3-4 weeks apart is the average number for most.
Usually after three or four treatments, my patients already see a tremendous reduction in hair. In total, up to six treatment sessions are needed to fully treat a body area. Which body area or locations are treated also affect the repetitions needed and the time: legs, for example, respond much more quickly to the laser than the face.
The only place to avoid is around the eyes – eyebrows, upper cheeks and temples should not be treated – due to the risk of eye damage from the laser.
Diode SHR laser hair removal works in my practice on almost any skin type – from very fair-skinned people to very dark-skinned (or Type I on the Fitzpatrick scale to Type V or even VI – dark skin). Since the diode laser targets the hair root, the effectiveness of the treatment does not depend on your skin color.
However, I do take into account that different skin types sometimes require different approaches to laser hair removal. Unlike other clinics or hair removal studios, I have very different hair removal technologies available in my practice. I have three state-of-the-art lasers that can remove unwanted hair for all types, from the lightest to the darkest complexions. I use diode, Nd-Yag and IPL technologies to ensure your laser treatments are appropriate for your specific skin type.
SHR Laser Hair Removal Cost
In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Each patient has an individuality whose needs are the focus of my treatments. Therefore, it is not always possible to give a general estimate of the costs. Therefore, please understand that we cannot give generally valid prices for SHR laser hair removal. The cost of each treatment also depends on your personal starting point and your wishes.
Are you interested in SHR laser hair removal and would like to know more about the prices? Write us a message and arrange your consultation! Only in the context of a medical examination we can give you a personal and binding cost estimate adapted to you!
Prices for SHR laser hair removal start from CHF 150. A specific offer tailored to your individual needs will be provided after a personal consultation with clinical examination.