We get it.
Having to constantly deal with hair that constantly grows out every couple of weeks is both annoying and tiring.
Anyone who prefers keeping their body clean and hair-free can definitely relate to this plight. As such, it’s only natural that those who’d love to break away from the vicious shaving cycle seriously consider investing in a SHR hair removal treatment.
Before you head down for your very first consultation, here are 6 things that you ought to know before taking the plunge.
1. The treatment is only semi-permanent.
Yes, while hair removal treatments such as SHR helps to effectively reduce and remove hairs from your body – it only applies to hair strands that happen to be growing during the treatment. This does not include any new hairs that may grow out after the treatment, due to our hair’s normal life cycle.
So, while SHR hair removal is commonly labelled as a permanent hair removal treatment – this is why we may recommend our customers to come back for touch-up sessions in order to maintain their results.
2. Tweezing and waxing are big no-no’s.
Shaving is okay, but tweezing and waxing are definitely not.
A huge part of successful SHR treatments is being prepared before you go in for your sessions. Since tweezing and waxing works by removing the entire hair follicle, this can actually act as a hindrance in effectively targeting the hair follicles during treatment.
Yes, while we understand that the whole point of hair removal is so that you no longer have to lay hands on another shaver – trust us when we say that this is what will make your process as seamless and comfortable as possible.
Best case scenario is to completely stop tweezing and waxing at least 6 weeks prior to your next scheduled appointment – and yes, this includes plucking too! We know it can be extremely tempting – but we promise it will all be worth it!
3. The sun is now your enemy.
Sorry all you Vitamin D junkies, you might have to stray away from the sunlight for some time as part of your commitment to the treatment.
Simply putting on some sunscreen before you head out the door can make all the difference to your results. Tanning beds for the next 2 to 3 weeks after your treatment is also strongly not advised. In fact, you should already be actively taking steps to stay out of the sun as much as possible up to 6 weeks before your first treatment!
4. Results are not immediate.
Most customers expect to see smooth, hair-free skin after a single session – and while we wish that was the truth – that’s not how it really works.
While it is possible to notice tangible results after the first session – it usually takes at least three to four sessions to really see a difference. With that in mind, going in with the right set of expectations will ensure that you don’t leave disappointed.
5. It may hurt, but not as much as you think.
SHR is probably the most painless hair removal option to date. To summarize – it really isn’t as painful as it sounds!
During your treatment, it is completely normal to feel a warm, tingly sensation, with certain areas with coarser hair such as the pubic region feeling slightly more discomfort than others. However, we try our best to make the experience for our customers as pleasant as possible, so rest assured that you are in good hands of our specialists!
6. It is actually really affordable and accessible.
At Datsumo Labo, we make achieving your hair-free dreams both affordable and accessible! With our value-for-money plans covering over 22 areas from top to toe – you are sure to find a plan that fits any budget.
Top it off with 2 convenient locations in town and the central region in Singapore, and you got yourself a winning combination!