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SHR for men, is it really effective?

Manscaping is a grooming habit most men are slowly becoming accustomed to. A whopping 88% of men do some form of grooming of their own. Just a reduction or total smooth skin? It’s all about personal choice! Here at MEROSKIN, we're firm believers that everyone should groom for themselves, no matter what anyone else thinks.

One key objective most men have however, is convenience. Nobody wants to waste time on the daily. A monthly maintenance simply makes sense. Fifteen minutes tops and you’re done! Perfect for a quick pampering pop-in during lunch hour, indeed. It is hassle free and best of all, let us take care of it for you!

MEROSKIN uses the latest technology for your grooming regime. Super Hair Removal (SHR) is based on intense pulsed light technology, with an improvement on its working principle. It is the best technology with the highest efficacy for hair removal.


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. The hair growth cycle consists of four distinct stages: anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen.

It can take six to twelve weeks for a hair to grow from the papilla to the surface of the skin. Every hair on our body has three phases of hair growth: Anagen (active stage), Catagen (short transitional phase between the Anagen and Telogen) and Telogen (resting phase preparing to reset into the Anagen stage). All three phases occur simultaneously. The Anagen phase for arms, legs, eyebrows, etc. lasts just 30-45 days. The Anagen phase is the best phase to target as it is well situated in the follicle for the SHR to seek and destroy the hair bulb.

It delivers heat to the hair follicles in repetitive sequences of around 20-30 shots. Due to the different cycles, 6-8 treatments are recommended on average, spaced out according to the growth cycle.

Hair Growth Cycle


Well, different men have different preferences. SHR does not necessarily remove all your hair (unless you want to!) Some customers want their chest and back thinned out for a minimal manscaping. While others want a full body hair removal. Many athletes are very specific about their requirements for their hair removal. Bodybuilders and models are focused on their chest, whereas cyclists target their lower body region instead. Whether it is purely aesthetics or mainly for sports, our programme caters to your needs.

The hairs of men are subjected to more oil glands which make them sweat more. This is due to the male hormone testosterone which secretes more oils. Our humid weather certainly isn’t helping. Sweat stuck within hair follicles leads to bacteria manifesting. Hence, body odour. For obvious reasons, some men find getting their body hair removed combat their hygiene problems.

Regular shaving often leads to ingrown hair. It destroys the hydrolipidic film which makes their skin rough by removing the natural protection and lubrication. This is very common especially on our facial areas like the chin or neck. Ingrown hairs can produce inflammation of hair follicles. This is called pustules or dry red bumps. Often the bumps start a few days to weeks after hair removal and get worse as the hairs grow back. Pustules may be a sign of folliculitis due to the infection with common skin bacteria, such as Staphylococcus. Laser hair removal is the only effective way to mitigate this condition.

SHR man shaving

SHR uses gentler pulses of energy at a higher frequency. This, consequently, leads to minimised instances of skin trauma such as discolouration, swelling, and infection.


Unlike waxing and sugaring where hot waxes are involved, SHR is virtually painless! It fires multiple shots but at lower joules. This new method gently heats the hair follicles producing a warm tingling sensation. It is also an attractive hair removal solution for those who frequent sports or leisure under the sun, meaning hair reduction treatments can be had all year round. By utilizing low heat, SHR decreases the amount of heat absorbed by the skin so treatment can be done on tanned skin. It is perfectly suitable for all skin types.
This one stop solution is the perfect way to your manscaping regime!


We hope that after reading this article, it gives you some insights into the world of permanent hair removal for men. MEROSKIN offers one of the latest hair removal technologies out in the market now, for male customers.

MEROSKIN Super Hair Removal (SHR) treatment is designed for a quick and almost painless fuss-free permanent hair removal experience for men on-the-go. SHR treatment does hair removal with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment machine, destroying the hair bulbs directly cutting down treatment time for larger areas summing up to a faster and more accurate hair removal treatment with no known side effects. Plus no down time needed, so you can go about your daily activities right after.


Here are some reasons why you should consider SHR at MEROSKIN
  • It helps with your aesthetics (yes, even MEN do think of their looks!)
  • It helps with your hygiene especially with the humidity in Singapore
  • It helps to reduce ingrown hairs, unsightly bump or rash
The result? Bid goodbye to unwanted hairs and save yourself some time on shaving every other day.

At MEROSKIN, we provide SHR treatments for specific body parts and also an aftercare moisturizing treatment so that you leave your skin silky smooth. For best results, an interval of 3 weeks between each session is needed, with at least 6 sessions. Please do take note that the sessions defer from men to men as well as the level of thickness of each person’s hair. 

SHR men


MEROSKIN is also offering 1st trial SHR Hair Removal session for Male customers only for the following at our special rates:
  • Underarm $32
  • Upper Lip $29
  • Cheeks $29
  • Lower Chin $32
  • Lower Leg $69
Some men might find their excess hair on their chest, back or stomach unappealing or even uncomfortable. With SHR here at MEROSKIN, we promise you that your session here against our ambience of light jazz music and professional therapists would leave a smile on your face. Ask the many #Meromen who have been with us! Hope to see you at our salon soon!