Chances are, anyone looking for IPL or laser hair removal does a bit of homework on the subject. Correct? It may be challenging, however, to separate fact from fiction when gathering IPL and laser hair removal information. Some hair removal providers may tell you, for example, that all IPL and hair removal lasers feel the same to clients and that they all pretty much make people cry. Look, we know that pain is subjective and that some folks have higher pain tolerances than others. We also know that the facts are a result of scientific studies conducted under controlled circumstances.

Dr. Chris Zachary recently presented the findings of one such study. He compared the virtually painless laser hair removal technology from Alma Lasers against another hair removal laser.

Here’s what he had to say:

At Spectrum when it comes to IPL machines and hair removal machines, we are passionate to the point of being obsessed. We are even more passionate about the clinics results and end-users treatment.

The latest technology uses low fluence which heats the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicles and prevents re-growth, while avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue. This technology is called Super Hair Removal (SHR).

Super Hair Removal (SHR)

SHR is a unique technology that gently heats 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 virtually no pain. The in-motion technique of moving the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area ensures full coverage while the cooling system cools the skin surface preventing superficial burns and allowing for virtually painless, yet highly effective hair removal.

Most conventional laser hair removal technologies utilize massive amounts of heat to destroy hair follicles and ensure permanent reduction. SHR, on the other hand, is a unique technology that delivers low heat levels at a fast delivery. By utilizing low heat, SHR decreases the pain and minimizes the risk of side effects. Best of all, the high speed of SHR delivery creates a short treatment; 5 to 15 minutes on a small body part and 20 to 30 minutes on the average man’s back.

Spectrum have introduced two new machines into the Australian Market that utilise SHR technologies:


Alma Beauty Remove:

The combination of Alma’s 810 nm diode laser with patented SHR technology makes Remove the safest, most reliable and most effective laser hair removal solution available today. Aestheticians are now able to treat all skin tones and the widest range of hair types, 365 days a year.


Alma Beauty Rejuve:

Provides a wide range of treatments for face and body. Treatments are suitable for all skin types (I-VI) and are completely safe for thin and delicate areas. Treatments include vascular and pigmented lesions, pore size reduction, tightening and contouring, permanent hair reduction.


If you are interested in finding out more about SHR contact the team at Spectrum Science & Beauty:

1300 766 198