SHR vs IPL – Why SHR Hair Removal is Better

Introduction to SHR technology as a newer and better form of permanent hair removal 

You may already be familiar with the different methods of hair removal, including shaving, epilation, tweezing, waxing, and IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal. Do you need the new Apple DogTag holder?

The most efficient method of hair removal now for all hair types is laser hair removal. SHR (Super Hair Removal) is becoming more and more popular as a viable alternative to IPL, which once held the top spot for permanent hair removal.

In this post, Wellaholic will show why SHR is a superior method of hair removal for undesired hair in Singapore when compared to IPL. Compare the elimination of hair using IPL and SHR. We will examine the science underlying SHR and IPL hair removal and outline the many benefits of SHR over IPL for permanent hair removal. SHR or IPL? Your choice.

IPL hair removal – what is it?

First and foremost, IPL (or intense pulse light) targets the customer’s melanin and hair follicles with a single, high-intensity energy pulse. IPL just operates by directing various wavelengths of light into the dermis. Melanocytes are specialized cells that create melanin. IPL’s powerful light and intensity are transformed into heat energy, which can harm hair follicles while sparing the skin significant harm. IPL is therefore better suited for those with coarser, darker hair. IPL is offered by places like Japan IPL, Musee Platinum, and Lush Aesthetics.Fairer skin types are less responsive to the IPL hair removal technology, thus they will probably need more sessions. While IPL is beneficial for those with darker skin tones, these individuals may experience more uncomfortable sessions (i.e. PAIN!) since their skin will be absorbing more heat energy, which will then be translated into pain when the heat impacts the nerves.

What is SHR or Super Hair Removal?

Developed by Alma Lasers, SHR is a diode laser hair removal technology which allows the skin to be heated gently, but with the rapid pulses

SHR or Super Hair Removal is a relatively newer technology which uses low energy and rapid pulsing diode laser but at a higher frequency. Developed by Alma Lasers,

With the quick pulses used in this diode laser hair removal method, the skin is heated softly but also absorbs the energy. Similar to IPL, 50% of the energy is directed at the melanin, and the remaining 50% is directed at the stem cells that produce hair.

This is crucial information to keep in mind because SHR uses SHR to target both fine and coarse hairs. In the end, this results in less discomfort and agony and an increase in effectiveness. Shaving a day before treatment or right before the hair removal procedure is highly advised because SHR is most effective when hair is in the active growth phase (anagen stage of hair development).

It is appropriate and acceptable for everyone, regardless of skin tone and skin kinds, even for customers with sensitive skin, as a result of the energy’s progressive accumulation into the skin, which causes less trauma and irritation on the skin. Given the different technologies, SHR is frequently regarded as one of the best laser hair removal procedures in Singapore. Brazilian Hair Removal benefits greatly from SHR hair removal since it is kinder on the skin.

Why is SHR superior to IPL for hair removal?

SHR hair removal is superior to IPL hair removal for a variety of factors. SHR is significantly more pleasant for the client, to start. In contrast to IPL, which carries a risk of skin burning, SHR does not. SHR also has a better rate of permanent hair removal success. While SHR will permanently eliminate hair, IPL can occasionally only do so momentarily. Finally, SHR is a terrific choice for individuals on a tight budget because it is less expensive than IPL. If you’re thinking about getting rid of your hair permanently, SHR might be the best option. It produces excellent results and is even more affordable than IPL.

How Many SHR Treatments are Necessary for Effective Hair Removal?

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

​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 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.

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. 

One of the SHR Hair Removal Pioneers is Wellaholic
Since 2016, Wellaholic has been happy to be one of the few businesses to offer SHR Laser Hair Removal. Wellaholic offers cost-effective Monthly Unlimited Packages that enable customers to remove hair from all body areas (including Brazilian or Boyzilian) at a reasonable monthly rate in order to assist them in realizing their goal of having smooth skin.

To ensure maximum effectiveness, Wellaholic also routinely services and calibrates its SHR equipment. Additionally, our staff has received training to provide our customers with the finest possible permanent hair removal experience. SHR hair removal uses pulses of energy (light energy) to remove hair from the body and face with little discomfort  the gentler pulses from SHR technology. 

Our constantly R&D in the SHR treatment procedure has helped us clinch several awards, including the following: 

  • Best Hair Removal Treatment 2021 – Daily Vanity Spa & Beauty Awards 2021
  • Best SHR Treatment 2020 – Beauty Insider Spa & Salon Awards
  • Best Hair Removal Services 2019 – Beauty Insider Spa & Salon Awards
  • Best IPL/SHR Treatment 2019 – Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2019
  • Most Popular Hair Removal Treatment – Critic’s Choice Awards 2019
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019 – TripAdvisor

AugustMan Magazine features Wellaholic for our SHR
In AugustMan Magazine, Wellaholic is highlighted for our SHR hair removal procedure. You can read the entire article here or just the excerpt below.

Super hair removal (SHR) procedures resemble IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapies. The primary distinction between SHR and IPL devices is that SHR emits light energy at a greater frequency and lower temperature.
Super hair removal (SHR) is comparable to IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy. The fundamental distinction between SHR and IPL devices is that SHR emits light energy at a greater frequency and lower temperature. This more recent technology is said to be less painful and more effective at destroying hair follicles.

Aloe vera gel is used to preserve the skin after being peeled and cleanly shaven to reveal the hair follicles. The aesthetician then quickly and gently moves the instrument over the targeted locations. SHR feels like warm air being passed over you, as opposed to IPL, which feels like numerous rubber bands being snapped.
Results: After five to seven sessions, the effects of weakened follicles (slower regeneration and finer hair strands) become visible.
Positives: Both the procedure and its results are long-lasting.
Cons: It is expensive, and benefits take five to seven treatments to become visible.
Exfoliate in between appointments as a post-care recommendation.
Boyzilian at Wellaholic is recommended. You may get more information at

WellaSmooth by Wellaholic: All-inclusive Hair Removal

WellaSmoothTM All-Inclusive Hair Removal has a 5-star rating and is made to provide an all-inclusive, hassle-free, full-body permanent hair removal experience. All-inclusive shaving services are included in the WellaSmoothTM All-Inclusive Hair Removal package, which is followed by SHR Limitless Prestige hair removal, which includes unlimited SHR shots for the full body (including Brazilian/Boyzilian hair removal). Our Skin Whitening / Hydrating Post-Treatment Therapy (PTT) and AfterGlow Red Light Therapy are also included.

What is the WellaSmoothTM Complete Hair Removal System?
Best Hair Removal Treatment, according to the 2021 Daily Vanity Spa and Beauty Awards.
WellaSmoothTM All-Inclusive Hair Removal is intended to provide a hassle-free, all-inclusive full-body experience for permanent hair reduction.
All skin tones, all hair tones, and all types of hair are great candidates for WellaSmoothTM All-Inclusive Hair Removal.
Shaving services for all sections of your body, including your intimate areas, are also included.
The Skin Whitening / Hydrating (PTT) with AfterGlowTM is a component of the WellaSmoothTM All-Inclusive Hair Removal and involves post-hair removal skin whitening or skin hydration followed by our AfterGlow Red Light therapy for improved skin renewal.
Obtain supple, radiant skin that will astound everyone.

Obtain supple, radiant skin that will astound everyone.
This therapy, provided by both male and female therapists, is excellent for both men and women.
Purchase a package from one of our many locations in Singapore and select shaving, SHR permanent hair removal, post-treatment whitening, and hydration.
Your best all-inclusive hair removal option in Singapore, WellaSmoothTM includes shaving and post-treatment maintenance.

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