Laser Hair Removal – Super Hair Removal (SHR)

Laser Hair Removal – Super Hair Removal – St Albans – Hertfordshire.

We use Super Hair Removal (SHR), the latest Permanent Hair Reduction technology that offers virtually PAIN FREE hair removal treatments.

SHR is effective with all skin types and even works on tanned skin.

SHR has been proven to give virtually pain free treatments compared to traditional Laser & IPL whilst also giving superior results!

Super Hair Removal will effectively treat:

  • All skin types
  • Tanned skin
  • All hair types


Laser Hair Removal
Pre-Consultation Information
If this is your first SHR session with Buff & Bare, a free patch test and consultation will be required before any treatments can commence.

The consultation will include a medical history and patch test consent form.

In line with our health and safety policies, you’ll be asked to wear goggles/glasses when patch test is being performed.

The patch test will include test SHR shots on the area that will be treated.

Do not take any ibuprofen on the day of the consultation (paracetamol is fine).

A photograph of before and after will be required for face and body areas and will only be used for visual record of treatment, a record of pre-treatment and post-treatment condition of your skin. Photographs are securely stored an confidential.

Pre-Treatment Advice
No tanning or self-tanning of the skin before or immediately after the treatment. Tanned skin may absorb a portion of the energy that should be striking the hair follicle, resulting in pigmentation problems and a less effective treatment.

Ensure that you moisturise the areas that are being treated on a daily basis. Dry skin may be more sensitive.

Avoid applying products and make-up on the day of treatment to the areas to be treated.

No waxing, tweezing or electrolysis treatments on areas to be treated. Do not use hair removal cream as it will irritate the skin and therefore make it more sensitive.

Do shave the treatments areas within 24 hours of your SHR appointment. We will not be able to go over areas that have hair above the skin.

Do not take Accutane. If you start a course of antibiotics, you cannot have a laser (SHR) treatment while on the antibiotics and for a week afterwards.

Do not take ibuprofen

If you have suffered in the past with cold sores on the skin or lips, please us prior to your treatment as this viral infection may be re-activated by an SHR treatment. You can take L-lysine daily (available from the chemist or health store) for 2-3 days prior to and after your treatment if necessary.

Post-Treatment Advice
Use soothing gels, damp cotton pads or aloe vera to cool the treatment area if the hot sensation or feeling of warmth remains after treatment.

Avoid sun exposure on the treatment area and always wear a high factor of sun protection cream (SPF 30 minimum)

Stop using sun beds on the treatments areas after and between treatment.

****Please note****

You MUST avoid sun exposure and solarium treatments for at least 14 days after the SHR treatment because the area treated will be more prone to burning and increased pigmentation during this period. Apply a SPF 30+ sunblock frequently and daily for 1-2 weeks after treatment. Rarely there may be some itching of the skin. Avoid scratching the skin.

You can take an antihistamine e.g. Piriton to alleviate this irritation, which should settle after 1-3 days.

No waxing, tweezing, or electrolysis on treated area. Do not use hair removal creams, as they will make the skin more sensitive. You may shave or clip hair.

Keep the area free from deodorants, make-up, aromatherapy oils or perfumed products for 24hrs.

Avoid using any skincare that contains AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid or Retinoic Acid (eg Retin A) for 3-5 days.

No saunas, hot tubs, hot showers and chlorinated swimming pools for 24 hours.

No exercising or working out for a minimum of 12-24 hours.

Do not apply ice directly into skin surface or an ice burn may occur.

Wear loose clothing to avoid frictions on treatment area, such as bikini line, legs, arms, chest, abdomen etc.

You may start to gently exfoliate the skin after 3-5 days to remove the flaky dead skin

It is important to maintain a good skincare routine with frequent hydration or moisturising on a daily basis.

Keep regularly scheduled appointments to achieve maximum results.

Possible Side Effects
Slight reddening of the skin.

Local swelling which goes away within a few days, including follicular edema.


Blistering in rare cases.

Skin may become either darker (hyperpigmented) or lighter (hypopigmented). This is usually temporary. DO NOT rub it but allow it to exfoliate naturally.

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