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IPL Versus SHR Hair Removal: Which One Suits You Better?

Once every few weeks, you lather a dollop of shaving cream to shave your body hair away, or you brace the pain when your body hair gets ripped out from their follicles. Every time you have to undergo this cumbersome practice, you wonder why you have never gone for the easier route: laser hair removal.

If you deemed that it’s finally time to ditch your razors and your wax, let us dive into the two most common laser body hair removal procedures: IPL and SHR laser hair removals and their respective benefits.

Intense Pulse Light Laser Hair Removal

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a popular hair removal technology that uses a hand-held, high-powered flashgun to target multiple wavelengths of light onto the skin, effectively destroying the hair follicles. Not only does this push the follicles into a resting phase, but it will also thin out the hairs that will grow after treatment.

After multiple treatments, the targeted area will gradually less and less hair.

Super Hair Removal Laser Hair Removal

Super Hair Removal (SHR) uses the same type of laser hair removal technology, where light and heat energy is delivered to the skin at rapid shots per second. What sets it apart from its IPL counterpart is the utilisation of gentler pulses of light at a higher frequency.

Choosing Between IPL and SHR Laser Treatments

Before you choose a laser hair removal treatment willy nilly, you will need to figure which suits your skin and hair the most.

Just as our head hair varies in terms of colour and texture, the same goes for body hair! This, along with our skin tone, will affect the efficacy of the treatment. These treatments work best if there is a clear contrast between the hair shaft and the skin, making it almost impossible for those with dark skin and hair to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal treatment.

However, laser technology has come a long way since! Due to its effectiveness in targeting melanin, IPL hair removal treatments are often recommended for those with darker and coarser hair.

Whilst this is good news, IPL is not advised for those with darker skin tone. The higher concentration of melanin meant that your skin is absorbing more heat energy than your light-skinned counterparts. This means that you’re up for a rather uncomfortable hair removal session.

But this doesn’t mean those with a darker skin tone is exempted from having their unwanted body hair removed! In comparison to IPL, SHR is great for all skin types, even for those with tanned and sensitive skin.

Moreover, SHR uses less intense heat during treatments. This simply means that you won’t have to surrender yourself to painful jabs throughout the procedure.

The best part? You only need to commit to monthly visits, which only means that you will be able to save more in the long run!

There are different pros and cons that come with IPL and SHR. If you want to achieve the best results for your hair removal treatment, you need to do some good research and choose the right procedure that will meet your needs.

For the safest and most effective body hair removal procedure that comes with expert advice, Datsumo Labo is available for you!

Book your first free consultation with us and we’ll come up with a customised treatment plan that will meet each of your goals. So come revel in smooth, silky skin with us!

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