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SHR is Alma Laser’s proprietary hair removal* method used in clinics around the world with global brand recognition.

Heat Build-Up

SHR works by gradually heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicles and prevents re-growth, while avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue. A high repetition rate of short pulses are delivered deep into the dermis, achieving high average power and therapeutically effective heat build-up, with comfortable treatments.

The sweeping In-Motion™ technique of moving the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area ensures full coverage while ICE™ tech cools the skin surface-preventing superficial burns and allowing for comfortable, yet highly effective hair removal.

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Ultimate Comfort

SHR offers a unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle and prevents re-growth, while preventing injury to the surrounding tissue. At the same time, ICE™ tech cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and the minimizing sensation of pain. This makes treatments incredibly comfortable for your patients.

*Permanent reduction in hair regrowth defined as a long term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing when measured at 6, 9 and 12 months after the completion of a treatment regime.

Proven Safety Record

SHR has been proven in multiple clinical studies as the safest method of laser hair removal for all skin types, including dark skin whereby melanin is exponentially more sensitive to the heat used in laser treatment. Hair follicles are damaged not by a single pulse of high energy, but by repetitive short energy pulses. These pulses minimize the risk of burning to the skin, as it is the heat build-up which raises the temperature of the dermis to the level needed for preventing hair growth.

All Skin Types

Rather than exposing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse which can cause trauma to skin with a high melanin count, SHR gradually heats the skin until the required heat energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This makes SHR the safest laser hair removal option, including for dark skinned patients.

Tanned Skin

SHR affects the melanin of the skin using a unique method, allowing the procedure to be performed anytime of the year as well as on tanned skin. Furthermore, sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following SHR treatment.

Full Coverage Rate

During SHR treatment, energy is applied over a large grid- not just the region of the hair follicle. The In-Motion™ technique collectively heats up and damages the hair follicles within the grid, ensuring full coverage and dramatically improving treatment results.

Clinical Studies

SHR technology has been the subject of numerous white papers, peer reviewed articles and other professional studies. In studies comparing SHR to other laser hair removal technologies, SHR was found to be very comfortable, more effective, and lead to no side effects in dark skinned patients.

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