SHR Hair Removal

SHR stands for Super Hair Reduction and is the latest innovation in Permanent Hair Reduction. When compared to traditional IPL and laser hair reduction treatments, SHR is faster, easier and and virtually pain free. SHR is suitable for most skin types and hair colours.

IPL combined with E-light Hair Removal

For blonde, red and light brown hair we are able to combine IPL with E-light technology to deliver bulk heating to the bulb of the hair. Although this treatment is effective on lighter hair types the hair must have some pigment to be effective and will require more treatments than the standard IPL/SHR treatments.


What does the treatment involve?

The SHR or IPL handpiece will be placed on the skin in the treatment area, warm pulses of heat will be felt on the skins surface. Treatment takes between 5 and 15minutes per area.


How many treatments will I need?

This depends on your individual hair type. Most clients require 6-10 sessions to achieve optimum results though hair will reduce and become finer with each treatment. Treatments to the face should be spaced 2-4 weeks apart while body treatments should be spaced 4 weeks apart. Facial hair will take 7-10 days to fall out while body hair may take 2-3 weeks. Individual results will depend on your skin type, hair coarseness and natural growth cycle.


How long will the results last?

Results are permanent however annual maintenance treatments may be required to achieve a lifetime of smooth skin.


What does the treatment cost?

Package discount = Buy 5 get 1 free

Chin $50

Lip $50

Sides of Face/Cheeks $65

Half Face $80

Full Face $100

Bikini Line $60

G-String $80

Brazilian $100

Underarms $60

Neck $80

Half Legs $150

¾ Legs $200

Full Legs & Feet $250

Feet $40

Half Arms & Hands $120

Full Arms & Hands $180

Hands $40

Half Back $150

Full Back $250

Chest or Stomach $150

Chest & Stomach $250

Who can have this treatment?

IPL/SHR/RF Hair Removal is not suitable for dark skin types, those with hormonal hair growth caused by an under-lying hormonal issue, during pregnancy (fine while breastfeeding), those who have been on Roaccutane in the last 6 months, have open wounds, infection, rosacea, psoriasis or dermatitis in the area to be treated. This treatment is also not suitable for any clients currently taking photo sensitising medications, please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure. 

Pre and Post Care Information

Darker skin types may require the use of a Tyrosinase Inhibitor for a minimum of 14 days pre-treatment and for the duration of the treatment. This is for the safety and effectiveness of treatment. We recommend ‘Medik8 White Balance Brightening Serum' $124. Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to any IPL treatment.

The skin must be free from spray tan or tanning creams.

No waxing, plucking, epilating, electrolysis or bleaching the hair for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to any treatment of IPL hair removal.

Shave the area 12 – 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you arrive to your appointment unshaved a fee will be charged to shave the treatment area.

Apply ‘Skinstitut Laser aid’ every 4 hours after your treatment of IPL, this is available to purchase at the time of your treatment.