It’s time to wave goodbye to time consuming razors and waxing and let us introduce you to Primelase HR – the latest laser treatment taking hair removal to the next level.

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While laser hair removal is nothing new, Primelase offers something excitedly different. Thanks to 4800 watts of energy, it’s 10 times more powerful than other laser devices on the market. Plus its larger spot size means it can treat a bigger surface area so it’s as fast as shaving.

Primelase can be used on all skin and hair types. But perhaps its most appealing feature is unlike other laser treatments, Primelase is as cheap as waxing and most people only require six sessions.

“After you’ve had your first session you’re never going to have a full regrowth of hair,” Primelase trainer Sam told Woman. “As long as you maintain your treatment programme and follow our recommendations, we can permanently remove the hair. We’re talking between 95 and 98 per cent of hair, which is a lot.”

Here’s all you need to know about Primelase HR and why you should book yourself an appointment soon.

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What’s the difference between Primelase HR and other hair removal devices?

The very best lasers combine high power, contact skin cooling – which keeps the surface of the skin cool while the laser energy is delivered deep in the follicle – high absorption wavelength and short pulse duration that can safely heat the follicle for destruction of the hair and permanent removal.

However, not all lasers can achieve this and there are many on the market without skin contact cooling, meaning the energy used in the laser will have to be lowered to avoid damaging the skin. As a result, the required energy only makes it a short way down the follicle, so the hair may appear to be removed but it has not been destroyed and will regrow.

What are the benefits of Primelase HR?

Not only will you have permanent hair removal, with continued sessions, you will also improve the quality of the skin. It also helps to remove cystic hair and improves problems with folliculitis – where hair follicles become inflamed – carbuncles – red, swollen, and painful clusters of boils that are connected to each other under the skin – and hypertrichosis – an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body.

Will Primelase HR help with ingrown hairs?

We’ve all experienced an ingrown hair, whether it is from shaving, waxing or simple irritation. Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled round and grown back into the skin. They produce raised red spots, which can sometimes become infected and turn into painful, pus-filled sores.

While it’s tempting to pick or try and tweeze out the hair, this should be avoided. If you don’t like the au natural look, then laser hair removal is definitely a great option to help keep ingrown hairs at bay.

Sam advises, “If you’re shaving for the first few days after treatment then that will help to take the skin off (an ingrown hair) and the hair will naturally come out. But once they’re gone, they’re gone. The skin becomes very smooth.”

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How many Primelase HR sessions do I need?

Primelase takes just six sessions for most people, which is half of what it can take for other lasers to achieve optimum results. However, the number of sessions depends on the area to be treated, as well as the thickness and colour of the hair, skin type and the specific needs of each patient.

How long does a treatment session take?

The duration depends on the size of the area to be treated. An upper lip can take just 30 seconds, underarms one minute and full legs can be done in as little as 10 minutes.

Is Primelase laser hair removal painful?

The Primelase laser claims to be pain-free but everyone’s pain threshold is different. Our tester said that the laser felt like a small pinch in certain areas, particularly around the calves, but was completely pain-free in other areas like the bikini line – which sounds amazing to us!

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What should I do before my treatment?

It’s important to avoid sunbathing, using self-tanning lotions and discolouring the hair the days prior to treatment to avoid discolouring of the skin.

What should I do after my treatment?

From the moment treatment starts, avoid the use of tweezers, waxing, electrolysis or any other type of hair removal systems that remove hair by the root.

“What you do when you’re tweezing is damaging the hair follicle,” explains Sam. “Once we’ve destroyed the hair with the laser, that hair needs to naturally detach from the follicle. When you’re tweezing you can actually be stimulating the hair, which makes it worse and doesn’t give it a chance to detach.”

Are there any side effects of Primelase HR?

The risks are minimal, and most of them are reversible. The most common reactions include redness and perifollicular edema, an irritation that looks like tiny bumps around the treated area. On average, bumps last several hours but can take up to a few days to heal. Rubbing the area with an ice cube or using aloe vera gel will help soothe any irritation.

For more information and to find your nearest clinic, visit www.primelaseclinic.co.uk.