More About The Treatment
Primelase is one of the most effective diode hair removal treatments on the market and best suited to the unique needs of each individual.
With high peak power and patented cooling it offers many advantages over other laser or systems and can offer permanent and painless removal of unwanted hair at the speed of light.
Laser hair removal treatments are one of the most demanded today. We all want to be prepared at any time to wear that dress, T-shirt or go to the beach! Primelase is one of the fastest medical permanent hair removal treatments on the market. Its advanced diode laser technology removes unwanted hair from the face and body in all phototypes and throughout the year (even in summer and on tanned skin!). Primelase works by applying a high-powered beam of light that precisely targets the pigment in the hair follicle (melanin) and not the skin, causing thermal destruction of the cells responsible for hair growth.
Fast and effective
Fast and effective due to the high power and the targeting of the
energy to directly attack the hair follicle and destroy it.
The technology of cold by contact guarantees comfortable treatments while your skin is always protected.
You can return to your routine immediately after the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Primelase uses diode laser technology in order to deliver the most effective hair removal treatment for all skin types maximizing the results while warrantying the integrity and health of your skin. In a very simplified way, our lasers produce a very intense light that is of an specific “color” (wavelength) that selectively and intensively heats the pigments in the hair follicle while avoiding other portions of the skin (in a similar way than the sun heats more a black surface than a white one). Overtime, this heat permanently damages the structures of the hair follicles thus producing a reduction of the visible hair.
Primelase can be performed in all skin types and during the entire year as it is safe to be performed in darker skin types and even tanned skin. Primelase is also very effective on residual hair which is the thin remaining hair that many other laser treatments cannot get rid of.
Any patient is a candidate for hair removal by Primelase unless you have a specific condition that makes your skin sensitive to light or you are taking medication that makes your skin sensitive to light. Also, if you are pregnant is recommended not to perform laser hair removal treatments as hormonal changes in your body can trigger unwanted reactions in the skin exposed to the laser treatment.
There is no special preparation necessarily and your provider will instruct you beforehand of what you need to do before each session. Since the laser cannot distinguish between hair above the surface of the skin from hair below it, which is the hair we want to damage, it is recommended to shave before the treatment to minimize potential superficial burns.
In general terms you should avoid direct sun exposure the days prior of a treatment and also avoid plucking, waxing, electrolysis and any other method of removing hair by the root because we want to have a target to treat.
At the beginning of the session the provider will check the area to be treated to make sure of its integrity and conditions and also will ask you questions to help clearly identify your true skin type which I very important in order to select not only effective parameters but also safe ones. Ones the parameters are selected, the provider will test a small area to verify the correct response and then continue with the full area to be treated. In order to ensure perfect contact with the skin, a thing layer of colourless ultrasound gel is applied.
Depending several factors such as skin type, hair colour, hair density, first session or subsequent ones, the provider will select different options of diode “colour” or wavelength, parameters to be used and static or dynamic modality. Even when these options can vary between sessions or between different areas to be treated they are all selected to be the most safe and effective for you.
The hair removal treatment with Primelase should not be painful although some patients may experience some discomfort related to the heat produced by the laser interaction with the tissue or caused by the cooling used to protect the surface of the skin. Your provider will be checking with you about your comfort during the entire session and adjust the parameters if needed to ensure your complete satisfaction and the best results.
Primelase, like other laser hair removal treatments, work by destroying only a percentage of the actual hair. The hair in our bodies grow at different rates and, at any given time, we have hair growing at different stages in the same area, Primelase targets hair in the active phase or anagen meaning only hair in this phase will be eliminated during a session. In the next session, a different percentage of hair in this phase will be eliminated. Only by treating in multiple sessions you can ensure that a visible hair reduction in achieved.
The frequency of the sessions depends on factors such as initial sessions or subsequent ones, areas being treated, as hair grows at different rates in different areas, etc. As a general rule the first 3 sessions should be performed in 2 months, 4th and 5th sessions once a month and after that every 3 months to give time to the residual hair to grow.
Primelase progressively eliminates active follicles permanently (hair in anagen growth phase) through successive sessions. At certain times there are several factors that can activate currently inactive follicles. Hormone changes, for example, can be found amongst these factors.
When will I notice a difference?
You will notice a reduction after the first couple of treatments, the hair will come back softer and slower, as though you have waxed.
Why cant I wax?
Waxing/threading/epilation remove the root of the hair, we need this place to destroy it.
Can I leave the hair prior to treatment and not shave?
No, the heat will be lost on the surface hair and wont be able to penetrate into the root.
Can I come sooner than 4 weeks?
You hair grows in a 4 week cycle, hence we keep a 4 week window for treatments for optimum results.
Does it hurt?
The machine has an inbuilt cooling system which makes the head very cold although there is a lot of heat passing through it. You may a feel a little prickle or slight warmth.
Difference between IPL & laser?
Laser is far more effective and gives better long term results, as it targets the follicle better.
Does it remove strawberry legs?
Yes in time this will reduce.
Does it reduce ingrown hairs?
Yes this will help reduce ingrown hairs and shaving irritation.
How many treatments will I need?
On average we recommend 6 consecutive treatments, then top ups may be necessary for maintenance, could be 3-6-12 months.
Every Individual is different so 6 is a good guide, also some areas respond quicker than others.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Cannot be carried out during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
18 PLUS ONLY.
Avoid sun exposure 1 week either side of treatment. Be sure to apply factor 50 SPF always.
How does laser work?
The light passes through, turning into heat. The follicle absorbs the heat and destroys it.
Tattoos/ moles must be avoided as they absorb a lot of heat and could cause burning.
If someone is suffering with a cold sore, do not treat. High risk of contamination and spreading of the virus.
Must be avoded.
Patch Test and Consultation
Full Body Laser
Upper lip, chin or sides
£25 per treatment or 3 for £60
£50 per treatment or 3 for £125
£70 per treatment or 3 for £180
£30 per treatment or 3 for £75
£90 per treatment or 3 for £230
£60 per treatment or 3 for £155
£80 per treatment or 3 for £200
£60 per treatment or 3 for £155
£60 per treatment or 3 for £155
£60 per treatment or 3 for £160
Face and neck
£65 per treatment or 3 for £180
Our packages can be tailored per customer so if you would like to enquire about Laser Hair Removal treatment at Glow Beauty Centre, call us now on 01772 795572 or send us a message using the form below.
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