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PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL* compared to temporary hair removal

“Laser hair removal” has established itself as a common term. Regardless of the technique used, all procedures work with light. The process of permanent hair removal* using light is therefore also called photoepilation. Permanent hair removal is possible with any technique at our institute in Mannheim.


Methodenvergleich Illustration

Grafik temporäre Haarentfernung

Temporary hair removal – razors, epilators and co.

Probably the most common hair removal method is depilation. This term means that every single hair is cut off above the skin surface. The part below the skin and the hair root remain intact. The hair continues to grow, which quickly leads to the well-known and annoying problem of stubble

The most popular device, which is used here is the razor. Here again, a distinction must be made between different razors. There are disposable or gel razors, which are often combined with shaving foam. The shaving foam ensures that the skin becomes soft and smooth and reduces the risk of cuts. Nevertheless, most users cut themselves a lot, which on the one hand can be very painful and on the other hand can cause inflammation. Lacerations are most likely to occur in hard-to-reach or uneven areas. Many take on this daily procedure with the result that hair grows back after a short time and forms stubble.

Sometimes depilatory creams are also used. These remove hair on a chemical basis. However, even here a permanent result is not achieved, but it is more durable compared to the classic shaving with a duration of about 14 days until the hair grows back.

Sometimes depilatory creams are also used. These remove hair on a chemical basis. However, even here a permanent result is not achieved, but it is more durable compared to the classic shaving with a duration of about 14 days until the hair grows back.

Compared to depilation, you can achieve longer-lasting effects with epilation. With this form of hair removal, the entire hair including its root is torn out of the skin. Here, of course, the body needs longer to form a new hair at all again, which means that this method can provide up to 5 weeks of hair-free time. The techniques frequently used in this context are the epilator or waxing or sugaring. The problem with all these methods is the not inconsiderable pain caused by the application of each of these techniques.

You can achieve much longer results with epilation. Unlike depilation, the hair is removed from the follicle. The positive effect: smooth skin for up to 5 weeks. But the result also has its price. Having too short body hair as well as sensitive skin can result in painful skin irritations when epilating.

Permanent hair removal with light

Top effectiveness with XENOgel®

Through the targeted heating of the hair roots, the protein contained in them is denatured and the cell is deprived of its ability to regenerate, which leads to the desired result – permanent hair removal* – The XENOgel® method is based on advanced photoepilation technology in combination with a crystal gel. The system heats up the skin or hair roots slowly and continuously. The maximum temperature reached is a pleasant 45° Celsius. The crystal gel is used to optimize the light and thus increase the effectiveness of each session. The light is now able to reach the hair roots even better. However, it contributes to a faster cooling of the skin after the treatment as well, since the gel is very heat conductive. This results in less skin irritation and a pleasant feeling on the skin.

More details about XENOgel

Illustration Wirkungsweise XENOgel

Melanin Illustration


IPL devices work with very short successive light pulses of 2 – 300 milliseconds. The energy released in this process is 12 – 120 joules per cm². This energy is transmitted to the hair root via the hair and exclusively via the body’s own pigment melanin. Due to this, temperatures of 65 – 72° Celsius are generated at the hair root. Since other cells also have this specific dye, they absorb the high energy peaks as well. This can lead to swelling in the treated area. Treatment with this technique is possible, but we recommend the XENOgel method.

More details about IPL


This is not the case with the SHR technique. Here the technology uses the path via the melanin only up to 50% and acts through the skin on the stem cells of the hair as well. These in turn are responsible for the new production of hair. The IPL method described above uses the path to the stem cell only via melanin. As the SHR technology works through melanin as well as through the skin, it is possible to work with lower energy, which ultimately leads to a better skin tolerance and significantly lower risk of burns. Due to the lower force and better distribution of heat, SHR technology is painless, unlike the IPL procedure.

More details about SHR

Illustration Wirkungsweise SHR

Hair removal with light

IPL and Laser

Common laser or IPL devices work with very short sequenced light impulses of 2-300 milliseconds. The released energy here is about 12-120 Joule per cm². That energy is conducted via the hair and only over the endogenous dye melanin to the hair root. As a result, temperatures of 65-72° Celsius occur there. Other cells contain the dye as well, and absorb those high-energy spikes. This can lead to swelling.


The SHR technique is different. There the energy is led only to 50 percent via the melanin and furthermore works through the skin to the stem cells of the hair. Those are responsible for the reproduction of the hair. The above-described common methods use the only melanin to get to the stem cell. With the SHR technique there is fewer energy required, because the technique uses the melanin and the skin, and this leads additional to a better skin compatibility and a lower risk of burning. Because of the lower force and better distribution of the heat development, the SHR technology is in contrast to the IPL method painless.


Illustration Wirkungsweise XENOgel

Higher effectiveness due to XENOgel®

Due to the targeted heating of the hair roots the contained protein is denatured and the cell is deprived its ability to regenerate itself, which leads to the desired result – permanent hair removal. The XENOgel method is based on the above-described progressive SHR system and a crystal gel. The skin or rather the hair roots are heated slowly and continuously by the SHR system. The maximum temperature is about comfortable 45° Celsius. For an increase of the effectiveness of the respective session and the improvement of light, the crystal gel is applied, so the light can reach the hair roots even better. Furthermore, the gel helps to cool down the skin during the treatment, because the gel is very heat conductive. As a result, there are less skin irritations and a pleasant feeling of the skin.

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