Laser hair removal is a very efficient process. It doesn’t work the same for everyone, though. Many people need multiple treatments. This is because we all have different hair growth rates, patterns, and density. Our hair pattern changes throughout our lives because our bodies are changing throughout our lives. A few treatments will be able to achieve the smoothness and sleekness you want, but the precise number will vary by person and hair pattern.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal works by focusing on the pigment in the hair in the skin. The pigment is targeted by the laser, heating and eliminating it. Used in laser hair removal, it eliminates the hair follicle below the surface of the skin. This is safe – there’s no burning or blistering involved.

Why This Means Multiple Treatments

This said, hair is constantly growing. This means you regularly have hair follicles that are dormant. They’ll become active anywhere from a month to two months later, which is why a course of treatment is necessary rather than a single one.

A single treatment will only address the follicles that are active at the moment, leaving the dormant ones alone. When those dormant ones activate, they’ll grow just like normal. Your active and dormant follicles are right next to each other, so to properly remove unwanted hair from an area, you’ll need to visit again when you can get those newly active follicles zapped!

Safe Treatment for Darker Skin

Be aware that different skin composition can present different challenges. Because lasers target by the colour they’re seeking, pigment levels in skin can change the type of laser we use, the efficiency of the process, and the most suitable course of laser hair removal treatment. We have to be careful with darker skin so that it isn’t scarred or lightened where the laser targets, whereas there’s more contrast between lighter skin and hair follicles. For this reason, we have different lasers in our clinic to treat different skin and hair types.

If you would like to book your free consultation and patch test, then call us today!

Stretchmarks are most commonly caused by changes in weight and pregnancy, occurring when your skin stretches quickly. They can appear white in colour, or sometimes red and can occur anywhere on the body. If they are unsightly and you feel self conscious, there is a solution; a technique called microneedling.

Microneedling is a way of stimulating your body’s healing processes. This heals skin naturally. It makes sense that you might be wary of the idea of subjecting yourself to hundreds of micro wounds, but microneedling is a safe way to use your own body’s natural response to get rid of stretch marks.

Each micro injury that’s created results in your body enacting a healing process. This process increases your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. These naturally fight the look of ageing and improve the tone of your skin. It’s been used to remove scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and shrink pores, and get rid of stretch marks. There are a few different approaches that are useful:

Ultracel RF Microneedling: This combines radio frequency microneedling with high intensity, focused ultrasound. The “RF” in ultracel RF microneedling stands for the radio frequency microneedling device that delivers heat, tightening deeper layers of skin and not just the surface layer. The high intensity ultrasound is precisely focused to stimulate the growth of collagen.

Infini RF Microneedling: This is a precise technology where you can customise treatments in a very exact way. It also takes advantage of radio frequency microneedling to heat and tighten deeper layers of collagen. It’s very useful for eliminating wrinkles and scars for those with darker or more tanned skin tones.

Dermapen Microneedling: Dermapen microneedling is ideal for a course of treatment designed to repair deep wrinkles, scars, and blotches. It’s the most prolific microneedling approach and is suited for a broad range of skin tightening and tone improvement.

Remember, microneedling is safe and painless. It heals skin naturally and is an ideal way to take years off your look. It can help with imperfections as precise as very fine wrinkles, or as broad as stretch marks. Different types of microneedling and courses of treatment are ideal for different people who are looking for it to solve different problems. London Premier Laser can help you figure out the approach that will best help you heal scars, achieve a younger look, or get rid of stretch marks.

You want to look your best when you’re preparing for your wedding. There are a number of treatments that can help you achieve your best look. Each comes with particular strengths, depending on your goal. The best approach is to coordinate with a single clinic that can help you form a precise plan of action. This ensures that each treatment agrees with and enhances the last one, so you get just the right amount of what’s right for you.

HydraFacial

A HydraFacial is an incredibly effective way to rejuvenate your skin. It combines multiple processes: cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and protection. Its major benefits are that it’s a comfortable and even refreshing process. There’s also no downtime for the treatment to take effect, however you will feel a tightness in your skin within the week following the treatment whilst your skin renews.

The Hydrafacial is a great all rounder treatment which can tone out even the finest of lines, and is especially useful if you’re dealing with oily skin. The treatment will leave you skin looking plumper and firmer, and because it’s a soothing and non-invasive treatment, your skin maintains its elasticity.

Carbon Spectra

The carbon spectra is a treatment involves a gentle cleansing of your skin before carbon lotion is massaged over your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks. A laser is then applied over the carbon. This warms the tissues beneath your skin gradually, enhancing your body’s natural collagen production.

The entire process takes about 20 minutes. Then your face is washed with a cleanser and sunblock is applied (to protect the refreshed skin). It’s a relaxing process focused on balancing the skin tone and minimising pores.

Ultracel

The Ultracel combines radio frequency and ultrasound together. This allows precise targeting of deep collagen layers. Ultracel’s unique combination heats up collagen in a safe and comfortable way. This stimulates the way collagen grows. The benefit of this approach rests in how it uses your body’s own natural collagen response to firm, tighten, and tone skin.

Dermapen

Dermapen involves microneedling. That may sound a little scary, but it’s perfectly safe and clinically proved. Dermapen accesses and promotes collagen growth and the body’s natural repair process. This can help to smooth out wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. A full course of treatment can rejuvenate your body. It’s not just for facial use, but can be utilised on almost any area.

Anti-Wrinkle Injectables & Fillers

Anti-Wrinkle Injections are one of the most proved technologies for smoothing wrinkles. They are an injectable that blocks nerve signals to particular muscles. Areas with wrinkles will relax and appear smoother. It’s used chiefly on wrinkles and smile lines.

Dermal Fillers on the other hand can help to fill wrinkles and smooth them out. They can also be used to replace lost volume, contour the face and plump the lips. These are two similar yet distinct solutions for eliminating wrinkles.

Contact us today to book your FREE consultation and discuss your treatment options.

 

You’re walking out the door. You do that mental check you do every time. Do you have your keys, your phone, your wallet or purse? You might check for your Travel card, a snack, or for your compact – the things that get you about your day. These are the basics, but especially during the summer months there’s something you might forget: sunscreen. Why is it so important, and why should you prefer a higher SPF?

The Benefits and Risks of Sun Exposure

Sunscreen blocks harmful ultraviolet rays that come from sunlight. This doesn’t mean sunlight is harmful – we get that question sometimes. Sunlight is actually terrific for your body. It helps you produce Vitamin D, which is crucial for almost every facet of your health. It also has a profound psychological effect, and can help your mood and sleep patterns.

However, there are UV rays in sunlight that its important to protect your body from. These UV rays are a factor in types of cancer. This is where sunscreen comes in. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Not only can it block harmful UV rays, it can also prevent you from getting sunburn. SPF ranges from as little as 2 to as much as 70. What does this mean?

How to Estimate SPF Need

If you burn in the sun after 10 minutes unprotected, an SPF of 15 may suit you for about 150 minutes (2 hours, 30 minutes). It doesn’t hurt to over-estimate your need. There’s no harm in using sunscreen with a higher SPF than you might need. If you expect to be outside for several hours at a time this summer, apply sunscreen to any areas that will see significant sunlight. An SPF 50 is generally regarded as a good, all-around solution for a day out in the sun. Sunscreen can wash off in a pool, so re-apply when you get out – especially if you plan to tan. You can go with something lower if you’re only outside for a half hour at a time or so.

UV rays are still harmful during the winter, we just don’t typically spend as much time outside during the colder months. In fact, bright snow can reflect UV rays and amplify your exposure to them. For this reason, if you’re outside for a long time during the winter it’s important to use sunscreen with a high SPF.

To find out more about the different SPFs we stock at, including our best seller Derma Revive SPF 50, pop into your local Premier Laser & Skin!

We are delighted to have been featured in Transliving Magazine as a key part in the lovely Alana’s transition story. Transgender Laser Hair Removal has been life changing for Alana, a key step in her journey to becoming her true self.

“I had been really dysphoric about my facial hair for the longest time,  and as I have just started transitioning recently it is one of the things that need to be taken care of as soon as possible. When I heard about Premier Laser & Skin Clinic and their affordable services, I decided it was the perfect time to give it a go. I visited the clinic in Soho for the first time and was greeted with welcoming smiles.”

Alana then continues the feature with her review of Laser Hair Removal for the face, the results she has achieved so far and how she found working with the specialist team at Premier Laser & Skin Soho.

“(My practitioner) talked to me throughout the whole treatment telling me where she was going with the laser device, which helped to make me feel less anxious. I felt a fair bit of pain on my chin and upper lip area as that’s where my hair is most stubborn. Other than that the pain was minimal. It took less than two weeks to notice differences in hair growth on my face.”

“Based on my experiences so far I would very much recommend this clinic to friends because of the effectiveness of the services, their efficiency in delivering their services, and the affordable interest free finance plans! I went in hoping to find a solution regarding the mental discomfort I was going through with respect to my facial hair and general self expression, and I can say that the team at Premier Laser & Skin clinic resolved that issue for me. Thank you very much!”

Click here for more information on our Laser Hair Removal specialist services for Transgender, or contact us to book a free, no obligation consultation and patch test.

Lipotripsy is a non-invasive treatment that can tone skin and eliminate cellulite. It’s been clinically proved to reduce the marbling pattern that cellulite gives skin. Problem areas can be identified where skin appears to have texture that’s similar to a ripe fruit peel, such as an orange or grapefruit. Lipotripsy is the technique that’s best suited to improve these areas and smooth them.

How Lipotripsy Works

Lipotripsy works by producing radial waves with a probe placed on the surface of your skin. These are waves that emanate from the point of application through the skin. They assist the lymphatic system by flushing fat into it. Your body’s lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that rid the body of toxins and wastes. For instance, it absorbs fatty acids and fats from the digestive system, and then transports them. As radial waves are produced, they also stimulate collagen, which can help to tighten skin.

What a Session is Like

A lipotripsy session might feel like an in-depth massage where the probe is applied to skin. It’s painless and usually feels pleasant, like a vigorous massage. Your muscles may feel more relaxed afterward. The desired effect can’t be achieved in a single session, and requires a course of treatment for best results. We usually recommend up to 10 sessions for optimum results depending on the individual. Your expert practitioner will be able to recommend the right amount of treatments for you during your free consultation.

Lipotripsy is a safe, non-invasive, and proved approach to re-toning body areas where cellulite has become apparent. The most popular areas to treat include the thighs, arms, buttocks and stomach.

Who doesn’t want to turn back the hands of time? To lift sagging jaw lines, plump sunken cheeks, erase wrinkles, creases and fine lines, add volume to the lips? The problem is that, traditionally, the only viable solution was surgery. With advanced technology and techniques, though, that is all changing. Dermal Fillers can create contouring magic.

Anti-Ageing Injectables: They’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

In the earlier days of injectables, the immediate results were… well, shall we say, noticeable? As in, you certainly noticed the lack of facial movements and “frozen” type appearance. Luckily, though, today’s most advanced treatments work to contour and lift your features to deliver subtle, natural and superb results.

What can you expect from dermafillers?

  • Softening of deep facial creases and wrinkles.
  • Plumbing of the cheeks.
  • Definition of the lips and mouth area.
  • Enhancing of shallow contours.
  • A youthful, revitalised appearance.

The Power of Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the buzziest trends in the skin care world – and for good reason. “Trends” is misleading though: hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring humectant (i.e. a substance that helps the skin retain moisture). A critical ingredient in our fillers, hyaluronic acid keeps the plump, supple, firm and younger looking.

Babies have high levels of this element, which is why they have “baby soft” skin. As we age, particularly after 40, our levels decrease. An injection of this youthful humectant – which is suitable and safe for all skin types – is just what you need to erase visible signs of ageing.

Dermal Fillers allow you to achieve results and then get back to your day with no fuss, no muss – and wonderful results! Schedule your consult to find out more.

Who’s ready to ditch lengthy, tedious grooming routines? To sleep in an extra five or ten minutes in the morning? To say “goodbye” to pain and hassle – and “hello” to gorgeous results? We thought so! So how can you do all of this? Full body laser hair removal.

Many people consider laser hair removal for certain parts of the body, such as the upper lip or jawline. But this technique can be used safely and effectively wherever you need it. From shoulders and chest to legs and arms, you can get the smooth skin you desire. Laser hair removal for the fully body is a game-changer! You can:

  • Save money. When you add up the cost of shaving creams, razors, after-shave soothing gel, epilators, waxing… keeping your skin smooth can be a big investment. With laser hair removal, you can get the results you want in just a few sessions. Imagine a permanent reduction in unwanted hair. It’s an attainable goal. We offer favourable pricing and even financing to make this an affordable one as well.
  • Save time. Just as costs add up, so too does the time you spend on grooming. Even with longer lasting treatments, such as waxing, you still have to commit to hair removal every few weeks. You can take back control of your schedule, shorten your showers – and you may shave (pun intended!) a few quid off your water bill too!
  • Save yourself from pesky ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs can cause discomfort and, in some cases, painful sores. They create little red bumps, similar in appearance to pimples. With laser hair treatment, you can eliminate these issues.
  • Save your sensitive skin from razor burn and nicks. Red, itchy, irritated skin, rash-like bumps and little cuts are often the price of shaving. Just say “no”!

Ready to reap the benefits of full body laser hair removal? Schedule your consultation today.

Stretch marks are simply streaks or stripes on the skin, caused by rapid expansion of the tissue. Pregnancy, hormones, puberty, weight gain… they can all cause these marks. For many people, they are just a fact of life. But does that mean you have to resign yourself to living with them – or even covering up when you are headed to the beach or slipping into your favourite warm weather clothing?

No!

Using today’s most advanced technology, you can get summer-ready. Say “goodbye” to winter – and to stretch marks.

We recommend the following treatments:

ULTRAcel Microneedling

This treatment combines three powerful techniques in one to accomplish a variety of favourable results: lift, tighten, promote collagen production and restructure existing collagen with minimal downtime. No scalpel, no lengthy recovery – just healthy-looking, rejuvenated skin. Your stretch marks don’t stand a chance against ULTRAcel.

You will start to see results immediately, and these will become more apparent over the weeks following treatment. One to three treatments is often recommended.

Now, the big question: does ULTRAcel Microneedling hurt? You may feel slight discomfort. Our trained, experienced practitioners can apply a numbing cream to alleviate this sensation.

Dermapen

The pen is mightier than the scalpel. Dermapen is a cutting edge (no pun intended!) treatment that improves upon previous gen microneedling technology. Stretch Marks are often similar to scar tissue with a thicker texture. Regular microneedle approaches can cause the needles to bend, making the treatment ineffectual and painful.

Dermapen uses a series of needles to penetrate the skin at a vertical angle. This technique is faster, more precise, less uncomfortable and more effective on stretch marks and scarred skin.

ULTRAcel and Dermapen may be the stretch mark answer for which you have been searching. Schedule a consultation so we can answer any questions and determine which option is best for you.

Dare to bare this summer!

 

Whether it is a meaningful design that speaks to you, a memorial to a loved one or, let’s face it, a rather regrettable doodle you got as soon as you turned of age, many of us have tattoos. And many love and cherish them as works of art. But what you want to remove this vestige of your past and move on with clear skin?

One in Five

According to estimates, one in five people in the UK have at least one tattoo; among younger individuals, that climbs to one in three. And how many regret getting some ink? That’s a harder figure to track down, but it’s a fair few!

Traditional tattoo removal methods worked (at least with varying results) on black ink. Great – if you happen to have a black tattoo. Today’s designs, however, come in a wide spectrum of hues and tones. This is why we offer a more complete option.

A Better Solution

As one of the few skin clinics in London to offer tattoo removal utilising a powerful FDA-approved laser, our trained staff can help you achieve the results you want. We use RevLite SI and Spectra, the most advanced solutions available. With this, we can successfully target tattoos, whether they are black or multi-coloured. Even those pesky, persistent greens and blues can be removed with this technology.

Tattoo inks contain metals, which permeate the skin and immune system, to become permanent fixtures on the skin. To “erase” them, you need a narrow frequency, extremely hot, exceptionally fast lasers. The heat and speed attack the ink particles and break them apart.

When this happens, the ink particles are small enough to be carried to the liver by your white blood cells – your immunity army. From there, the particles are safely transported out of the body via your natural systems.

Interested in starting fresh? Schedule a consult to enquire about laser tattoo removal.