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Primelase Laser Hair Removal Norwich

The world’s most powerful Laser Hair Removal machine. 

Key benefits of our Laser Hair Removal:

  • Removal of unwanted hair all over the body
  • Removes ingrown hairs
  • Reduces skin darkening
  • Suitable for use on all skin tones and hair types

Did you know the average woman shaves 7,718 times in her lifetime? Wow, that seems like a lot of wasted time doesn’t it? If you agree then our Primelase Laser Hair Removal could be the solution for you! Pop into our Norwich clinic for your consultation.

Here at Norwich Face & Body Clinic, we offer the best and most effective solution to unwanted body hair for both men and women. Whether it is on your top lip, underarms, back, bikini line or full legs, our qualified Norfolk skin and Primelase laser specialists will remove unwanted hair in moments. Having treatments using the world’s most powerful Laser Hair Removal Machine means that you won’t need as many sessions as with the older style IPL (Intense Pulse Light).

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If you are interested in this treatment, please feel free to contact us via telephone, email or or book a consultation via the links below.

Introducing the Primelase Laser Hair Removal, special to Norwich

Primelase is the world’s most powerful diode laser for hair removal, with twice the power of most other leading brands. This power allows superfast treatment to reduce treatment time and maximise power for permanent hair removal.

Primelase treatment ensures a safe and comfortable treatment for all skin types with its patented ‘Crystal Freeze’ system. As the laser energy is delivered into the skin to heat up the follicle, the skin’s surface is maintained at a cool and comfortable 5 degrees. You may feel a prickly sensation, but for most this is not painful. Primelase also has a completely painless Dynamic mode which can also treat tanned skin.

The USP technology of Primelase allows Ultra Short Pulse delivery, ensuring excellent results on not only dark thick hair but finer lighter hair textures.

Our Primelase Laser Hair Removal machine CE, FDA approved and medical grade.

How Primelase laser hair removal works

The Primelase is a high-power treatment that utilises cooling technology to achieve the very best hair removal results. It is designed and manufactured by laser hair removal technology experts to offer clinically proven results while maintaining maximum patient safety. The highest-quality diode laser works to selectively heat the melanin in the hair and destroy it’s follicles without causing damage to the surrounding skin. The integrated ‘Crystal Freeze’ system ensures the skin surface is always kept cool and protected. 

The laser uses the optimum wavelength of light to gently heat the hair follicle, causing it to disable. The hair then simply falls out of the follicle, leaving the skin smooth and hair-free. Our Norwich skin and laser specialists will discuss the treatment options with you during your consultation, customising the laser hair removal to your individual needs to ensure maximum results and a relaxing experience. A patch test will also be carried out to ensure there will be no adverse reaction to the treatment. The process of hair removal takes up to 50 weeks in full, depending on the area of the body. We will see you every 4-12 weeks to treat the area. This is due to the need to target hair follicles at different stages of the growth cycle. It is essential that we treat you for the multiple visits within the recommended treatment time to achieve the best results in the safest way possible.

Please see our price list for full pricing and details on our laser hair removal treatments. When at a consultation at our Norwich clinic, all of the appointment details will be discussed.

FAQ's

There are many Laser Hair Removal machines on the current market, unfortunately not all machines will be strong enough to permanently remove hair. The strength of the machine is the most important factor when looking at Laser Hair Removal. Our machine is the worlds fastest, most powerful light diode, with a strength of up to 4.800W. This is more than twice as powerful as some other Laser Hair Removal machines. Laser Hair Removal needs to be strong enough to cause coagulation, meaning it cuts off the blood supply causing the death of the hair follicle, meaning the hair can no longer physically grow. If the machine is not strong enough, or is a treatment such as IPL, the hair will be traumatised but will not be removed permanently. It is always best to ensure the Laser is FDA Approved, Medical Grade, CE Marked and is powerful enough to remove the hair permanently. The laser practitioner will advise on the type, brand of the machine and the strength.
DO: Attend make up and deodorant free (if the treatment area is the face or underarms). Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Shower/bathe pre-treatment, ensuring the skin is clean, hair, lotion and self-tan free. (please ensure the area is shaven 24 hours pre-treatment). Apply sunscreen with an SPF of factor 30-50 days, except for the day of your appointment. Advise the therapist of any changes in medications and your health. DO NOT: Apply deodorant or make up to the treatment area for 12 hours before (these all clog the hair follicle). Use any form of exfoliants and/or any other products that may be drying or irritating to the skin for 48 hours pre-treatment. The specific use of gentle products will be advised during your appointment. Expose the area to sun or sun tanning beds for two weeks prior to treatment. We recommend this indefinitely. The risk of hyper/hypo pigmentation (lightening or darkening of the skin) significantly increases with sun exposure.  Undertake Waxing, Electrolysis, plucking or any other form of hair removal on the area for the duration of the treatment. (shaving is the only suitable method of hair removal during your laser hair removal course). Pre and post care will be discussed at your consultation appointment verbally and confirmed via email before and after your appointment
DO: Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. Clean the area with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of factor 30-50 daily. DO NOT: Use any form of exfoliants and/or any other products that may be drying or irritating to the skin for 72 hours post treatment. The specific use of gentle products will be advised during your appointment. Expose the area to sun or sun tanning beds for the duration of the course of removal. We recommend this indefinitely. The risk of hyper/hypo pigmentation (lightening or darkening of the skin) significantly increases with sun exposure.  Undertake Waxing, Electrolysis, plucking or any other form of hair removal on the area for the duration of the treatment. (shaving is the only suitable method of hair removal during your laser hair removal course). Use steam rooms, saunas, hot baths, showers and heavy exercise for 24-48 hours post-treatment. The post-treatment response will vary from client to client, depending on the size and type of treatment and the skin's sensitivity. Please be aware that you may experience one or more of the following:  Erythema (redness), light swelling, discomfort, a mild rash, itching or irritation may be present. Within the first few hours, ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce soreness & swelling. Do not put ice directly on the area; make sure there is a towel or cloth between the ice and your skin.  What to expect: After the treatment, the hair will appear to be still growing. It is, in fact, shedding, and this process can take up to three weeks but do not be alarmed if you don't notice this happening, as not everyone does. Shaving and trimming in the meantime are possible (again, please do not use any other hair removal methods). The hair re-growth should be slowed substantially and may be patchy when it does return. Most clients notice an improvement after 2-3 treatments. The re-growth may then appear to worsen; in fact, the growth cycle has become more synchronized, which is highly desirable as subsequent treatments will be even more effective. Please note the appointments should be scheduled at time intervals as advised by our laser specialist. If an appointment is missed/cancelled, the appointment must be rescheduled within the following two weeks. If the client does not follow these intervals, additional treatments may be required, which will be chargeable. Pre and post care will be discussed at your consultation appointment verbally and confirmed via email before and after your appointment.
The highest-quality diode laser works to selectively heat the melanin in the hair and destroy it’s follicles without causing damage to the surrounding skin. The integrated ‘Crystal Freeze’ system ensures the skin surface is always kept cool and protected. The laser uses the optimum wavelength of light to gently heat the hair follicle, causing it to disable. The hair then simply falls out of the follicle, leaving the skin smooth and hair-free.
Prices vary depending on the area. Please see our price list for full details. The treatment takes 6-8 visits and payments can be made in advance or per treatment.
Treatment times range from 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on which areas and how many are being treated.
Not all laser or IPL systems offer permanent laser hair removal but our Norwich Primelase Laser Hair Removal machine, due to its high power and effective cooling technology, can remove hair permanently. Hairs treated with Primelase will not grow back. However, any future hormonal changes may result in future new growth and require additional treatment in the future. Our Norwich Specialists will discuss this with you in detail at your initial consultation.
A course of 6-8 treatments is required, scheduled every 4-12 weeks to allow the next phase of hair growth to appear on the surface. You will be able to shave the hair in between treatments if required.
We can treat all areas of the face and body from the lips to the toes.
The Primelase laser can treat all skin tones and types and we treat all genders who wish to remove unwanted hair permanently. Before treatment we will ask you to complete a full health questionnaire to identify any issues that may prevent you from having laser hair removal. If we are unable to treat you, a full explanation will be given. If you suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) we can treat you effectively, but it will require ongoing maintenance treatment.
Most clients find the treatment comfortable as the Primelase laser system incorporates advanced integrated cooling. Its patented ‘Crystal Freeze’ technology keeps the skin at a cool temperature throughout treatment, protecting the skin and ensuring a comfortable experience.
The first step is to book a consultation to assess your suitability and answer any questions you may have. You will then receive a very clear costing based on area and time taken for treatment. Before beginning your treatment course, we will perform a test patch to ensure no adverse reactions, and you may then book your first treatment after 24/48 hours. Treatment sessions will be scheduled approximately 4-12 weeks apart.
You may shave before the consultation as you do not have to leave the hair to grow fuller. Any other hair removal form such as hair removal cream, epilating, waxing, threading, or plucking will delay the treatment for up to 2 weeks. During the treatment, you may shave, but again, no other forms of hair removal are to be used. This will be discussed in detail at your consultation.
Your body grows two types of hair. The long, dark hairs are called terminal hairs. These are the hairs laser removal targets. You’re also covered in vellus hairs. These are the thin, light hairs that make peach fuzz. Vellus hairs are too pale to absorb heat from a laser. In theory, this means that laser light won’t affect them. In practice, however, some people find that their vellus hairs grow darker and coarser after hair removal treatment.