LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser Hair Removal is possibly one of the most popular treatments availed by women and men today. I would certainly recommend you avail of a free consultation which most clinics now offer and get a full explanation of Laser Hair removal and also a test patch to see if you are a suitable candidate for Laser Hair Removal which is now a very standard procedure and is very successful on most women and men. There are a number of factors that will determine how successful your treatment is and the cheapest deal is not always the best as I will explain later. The better clinics are now offering some great deals and so you should benefit from this and get a very good job done for a lot less than 2-3 years ago. The following factors you need to address before you decide which is best for you. 

NOTE: before a treatment programme can proceed a test patch must be performed on the area to determine skin suitability.

How it works

An important factor here is the hairs growth cycle which occurs in three phases (growing, resting and dying phases) and it is only in the hairs growing phase that the Laser light will effectively kill the hair follicle. As Hair is in the growing phase every 8-10 weeks then 3-5 treatments are necessary to successfully remove all hair on an area of the body, arms, legs or face. Laser Hair removal works for all types of hair with an additional treatment required for blonde or grey hair. The body’s hair growth cycle is the reason that you will need a number of treatments to remove ALL hair from the area treated. Should the hair continue to grow after a number of treatments then the laser that is used to treat the area is not strong enough and killing the hair follicle, I discuss this further in the next section. Another huge plus using IPL Laser is when the hair is removed, there are no follicles, there is no stubble, and there is no dark area (5 o’clock shadow) that makes your underarms or bikini line look unnatural.

High Powered Laser

The latest high powered Laser machines are specifically designed for use on skin which generates an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser beam. The hand piece from the Laser machine  is placed gently against the skin and pulses of intense light are focused on the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface. The light passes through the outer layers of skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The light energy heats and then kills the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells. The hairs will then gradually fall out over the next five to seven days, leaving the skin smooth and hair free. A lot of unsuccessful treatments can be put down to under powered lasers so please do your homework prior to progressing with any treatments. ​

What SETS MEDILASE APART FROM OTHER CLINICS

The latest high powered Laser machines are specifically designed for use on skin which generates an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser beam. The hand piece from the Laser machine  is placed gently against the skin and pulses of intense light are focused on the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface. The light passes through the outer layers of skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The light energy heats and then kills the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells. The hairs will then gradually fall out over the next five to seven days, leaving the skin smooth and hair free. A lot of unsuccessful treatments can be put down to under powered lasers so please do your homework prior to progressing with any treatments. 

Value For money

In comparison with laser hair removal, getting a wax every four to six weeks may seem like a more affordable option. But when you actually do the figures planning to get a wax 8-10 times per year, for many years, you’ll see that the investment in laser hair removal is a much smarter use of your money—not to mention a much more convenient, less painful alternative to a waxing or shaving regime. Laser hair removal may be the solution you’ve been searching for to eliminate the pain and cost of shaving or waxing and when you do the sums it is actually cheaper, prices per treatment starting from €40, with far better results. In Medilase we have had patients that have had 12 or more treatments for hair removal which means that one of the key factors outlined above was not adhered to or not met. It is essential that you do your homework or you may be disappointed like. Laser Hair removal is extremely successful when applied correctly. When going for you treatment start with a small area e.g. the chin area or forearm etc and be comfortable with your treatment before progressing. Keeping these things in mind the results are fantastic. Patience and research are very important and always ask the clinic what type of Laser Machine they use prior to you going ahead with any treatments. In Medilase we have the very latest IPL Lumenis One which is used in only the top clinics and hospitals in Ireland so you can either drop in for a FREE consultation or just pick up the phone and we can discuss your issues and recommend a treatment plan for you. Like a lot of other people you have lived with waxing or shaving  to remove unwanted hair (which typically lasts three to four weeks) but now you have a very affordable option to remove unwanted hair permanently. In Medilase we have an almost 100% success rate in relation to Laser Hair removal and as every individual is very different then it follows that every treatment is not exactly the same to remove unwanted hair. It is during your FREE Consultation that your specific treatment is assessed and agreed with you prior to progressing to any treatments.

polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is normally present where at least two of the following symptoms occur, and often all three together:

At least 12 follicles (tiny cysts) develop in your ovaries. (Polycystic means many cysts.)
The balance of hormones that you make in the ovaries is altered. In particular, your ovaries make more testosterone (male hormone) than normal.
You do not ovulate each month. Some women do not ovulate at all. In PCOS, although the ovaries usually have many follicles, they do not develop fully and so ovulation often does not occur. If you do not ovulate then you do not have a period.
Therefore, it is possible to have polycystic ovaries without the typical symptoms that are in the syndrome. It is also possible to have PCOS without multiple cysts in the ovary

Symptoms that occur if you do not ovulate


Period problems occur in about 7 in 10 women with PCOS. You may have irregular or light periods, or no periods at all.
Fertility problems– you need to ovulate to become pregnant. You may not ovulate each month, and some women with PCOS do not ovulate at all. PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility.
Symptoms that can occur if you make too much testosterone (male hormone)

  • Excess hair growth (hirsutes) occurs in more than half of women with PCOS. It is mainly on the face, lower abdomen, and chest. This is the only symptom in some cases.

  • Acne may persist beyond the normal teenage years.

  • Thinning of scalp hair(similar to male pattern baldness) occurs in some cases .

  • Other symptoms- Weight gain– about 4 in 10 women with PCOS become overweight or obese.

 

In Medilase we see a lot of women with varying levels of PCOS and if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal then the treatment is very successful and allows women some normality in their lives while dealing with this condition.

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