Laser hair removal treatments are now considered to be the cream of the crop when talking about hair removal methods – it has never been easier for both males and females to remove those wretched hair strands to achieve smooth, hair-free skin.
And when it comes to permanent hair removal treatments, two particularly stands out: SHR (Super Hair Removal) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).
If you are completely new to hair removal treatments, not to worry – by the end of this guide, you will be able to tell the difference between both in order to make the best decision!
What is IPL?
Similar to photo flashes, IPL works by essentially releasing light in multiple wavelengths directly into the dermis to target melanin and destroy hair follicles – preventing them from growing even further.
The intense light that is converted into heat energy is able to cause enough damage to the hair follicles without causing much damage to the skin, which is why IPL laser hair removal is generally considered to be a relatively safe and pain-free procedure.
What is SHR?
While both SHR and IPL utilizes the power of energy in order to achieve its goals – SHR does so by using gentler pulses of energy at a higher frequency, resulting in even less trauma on the skin as compared to IPL. Because of this, SHR is often considered to be one of the best laser hair removal treatments in Singapore to date.
What are the differences between the two?
For starters, SHR is much safer and more effective as compared to IPL, due to the less intense heat used to target the hair follicles and discourage hair regrowth. For some customers, IPL treatments can actually be more uncomfortable and painful – with possible nasty side effects such as redness, spots and even hyperpigmentation if not done correctly by a professional! This is all minimized when you choose SHR hair removal instead.
While IPL is often recommended for people with dark and coarse hair due to its effectiveness in targeting melanin – it is not advised for those with darker skin tones due to their increased sensitivity to the heat produced by the laser.
This is where SHR completely outshines IPL – the treatment is great for all skin types, even for those with sensitive and tanned skin. Performed using gliding motions, SHR is able to cover larger areas and evenly spread out the heat energy emitted into the skin, keeping the skin’s surface cool throughout the procedure. At Datsumo Labo, we complement the procedure using our unique Princess Gel™ to further enhance the benefits of each session for flawless, smooth and brighter skin! After all, we don’t call it our Smooth Skin Control (S.S.C.) technology for nothing!
Even though IPL is technically cheaper than SHR, the fact that SHR requires fewer sessions to complete means that you will be able to save more in the long-run. In fact, we offer SHR packages starting from as low as $99 per month – and the more areas you treat, the more you save!
SHR vs. IPL – which is better?
The truth is – both treatments are viable options for effective hair removal. However, if you want to reduce the risks involved, ensure minimal pain and achieve softer, fairer and hair-free skin all at the same time, then SHR is definitely the choice for you!
Still need a little more assurance? Check out our testimonials page to hear directly from our customers, or book your first FREE consultation with us so that we can come up with a treatment plan that is specially catered to your goals!