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Laser Hair Removal London For PCOS


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition whereby women’s hormones are out of balance. A blood test can be requested at your Doctors to determine whether you have PCOS, unless severe cysts are not usually removed, sometimes your Doctor may recommend hormone therapy to balance out your hormones.

PCOS causes excess androgen – high levels of “male” hormones in the body that can cause physical signs such as excess facial or body hair. Hormone replacement therapy such as the pill can help to impact the hair growth but this usually does not affect the excessive hair you may already have at that point. It can affect future growth positively and reduce the amount of future sessions of laser needed. Effectively the best solution is a laser to destroy the bulbs and reduce and manage excess hair growth. 

Unfortunately, the cause of PCOS is not fully understood. Doctors believe that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a part, it is noted that it often runs in families. Another contributing factor is potentially the overproduction of the hormone androgen. It is a male sex hormone that is always produced in a women’s body, but the overproduction of it could be linked to PCOS.

Currently, there is no cure for PCOS and the treatment is the only symptom-based.

The most common symptoms of PCOS are: Irregular (or no) periods, reduced fertility, excessive hair growth, acne, weight gain and thinning head hair.

PCOS can badly affect a woman’s confidence, as all of these effects are directly at contrast to what we as women generally believe to be sexy and feminine. As a laser clinic, we cannot help with the root cause of PCOS but we can help those in need deal with some of the unpleasant symptoms. Any ease of symptoms, will bring a boost in confidence and allow you to deal with the condition to the best of your ability.

Excessive Hair Growth

Excessive hair growth can be very uncomfortable for women because thicker hair on the face causes side effects such as scarring, pigmentation, acne, ingrown hairs and uneven skin tone. This is due to constant daily hair removal techniques whether that’s plucking, shaving, waxing or threading, all can cause irritation.

If left too long post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) will occur, most prevalent with those with Asian and Black heritage. In order to stop this from getting worse laser hair removal should be undertaken as soon as possible, otherwise the pigmentation and scarring left from the constant plucking etc can leave permanent damage to the skin.

If you do suffer with this problem do make sure to keep the face out of the sun and wear factor 50 sun cream daily to stop the pigmentation getting even worse.  The best option is to book a free skin test and consultation with one of our specialists to talk through the best options whether that’s laser hair removal or electrolysis if the hairs are sparse for a permanent solution.

At the consultation, you will also be informed of the frequency of treatments needed to achieve the result you are looking for and possible solutions if needed to help with your pigmentation and scarring induced by standard techniques of hair removal.

Laser hair removal treatments are permanent handling of excessive hair growth because they work to directly stop the hair follicles from producing any more hairs. After each session, most of the hair falls out!

This in itself makes such a difference to those clients that are used to shaving or plucking daily! The hair is usually gone for 2-3 weeks before it starts to re-grow, then the area is shaved at your next session and lasered again. This constant attack on the hair every 4 weeks reduces the density and importantly the thickness of the hair so that when it does grow it’s less obvious.

That means that after a series of treatments, it is no longer a temporary solution or stop-gap but instead the excessive hair will either be permanently gone or minimally permanently reduced. On the face or hormonal areas such as navel, nipples, chest etc will need yearly top ups to catch new growth.

Maintenance for clients with PCOS or any hormonal imbalance is ongoing, we do not know the frequency until we see how much regrowth you have after completing all your sessions. It completely depends on your hormones, how they fluctuate and whether they will stimulate new thicker hairs to form this, unfortunately, is not predictable. However, many clients achieve 3-6 month intervals on the face long term and yearly or even more on the body areas.

Laser hair removal treatments are tailored to exactly what you need, most clients need a course of 8 to begin and then are booked for a reassessment to decide how many more might be needed for the second course and the frequency of these sessions for each area, this is completely personalised at this stage.

If you do not see the package you are looking for please contact the clinic or book a free consultation. That way you can tailor a programme to exactly what areas are suffering due to the PCOS.


The Soprano Titanium Laser hair removal method is unlike any other laser hair removal treatment. Featuring its exclusive 3D technology, Soprano Titanium combines the three most effective laser wavelengths into a single applicator, simultaneously targeting different tissue depths and anatomical structures within the hair follicle.

By combining the absorption and penetration levels of different wavelengths, along with extended treatment coverage, increased comfort and low maintenance requirements, Soprano Titanium is the safest and most efficient hair removal treatment available today.


  • No more shaving or waxing
  • Virtually pain-free procedure
  • Cutting edge Soprano Titanium 2019 technology
  • Up to 95% of hair reduced
  • Treats all skin tones and hair colours, except for very blonde, red, grey and white hair
  • Detailed grid system to target every hair follicle (PCOS)
  • Award-winning machine
  • FDA-approved for tanned skin
  • Disclaimer: individual results may vary.


A consultation is important to primarily discuss your needs and expectations. Our aesthetic practitioner will assess your medical history and suitability for the treatment and ask you to give informed consent for the treatment course.

A patch test is required at least 24 hours before commencing your first treatment. This is to assess the amount of melanin (colour) in the hair and determine the correct settings to use for an effective, virtually pain-free treatment. You will be asked to shave the area on the morning of your first treatment to achieve the best results.

During the treatment, the laser is passed over the skin in a slow, fluid motion. This movement gradually heats the hair follicles in the sub dermal (lower) layer of the skin using pulses of energy that are absorbed into the melanin (brown colour) in the hair. This stops the blood supply to the hair, so it can no longer be produced. All you will feel is a warm, comfortable sensation whilst this magic is happening!

After your treatment, your hair will start to grow as though it’s been shaved. The hairs can remain in the skin and often become attached to the epidermis (upper layers of skin). They will fall out within 19 to 30 days after the treatment as the skin naturally renews itself. As the blood supply to the hair has been stopped, the follicle starts to miniaturises, resulting in the hair being eradicated or depigmented and fined to vellus hair. Treatment intervals vary from 4-8 weeks apart depending on the treatment area.


  • Avoid the sun and sunbeds 2 weeks before and after treatment. You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not use Depilatory creams 1 week prior to treatment.
  • If have had a history of cold sores, zovirax may be used prior to treatment and continued one week after treatment.
  • The use of tanning cream must be discontinued two weeks before treatment.
  • Please thoroughly shave the area with a bladed razor (not electric trimmers) the evening before your treatment or first thing in the morning on the day with your treatment. If you arrive with the area unshaved or poorly shaven we will not be able to perform your treatment and therefore you will lose one session of your total treatment course. Skin must be stubble free and smooth otherwise the treatment will be at greater risk of causing burns.
  • For Facial Laser Hair Removal you must arrive without make-up or arrive early enough to remove your own make-up on site on time before your appointment.
  • If you are having your fingers or toes treated, please ensure you are not wearing any nail polish.
  • Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. The client and the operator will wear protective eyewear during the procedure.
  • Immediately after treatment, there may be redness, swelling and in very rare cases mild blistering at the treatment area, which may feel like mild sunburn. These are normal skin reactions to this treatment.
  • The application of iced water during the first few hours after treatment will reduce any discomfort.
  • The application of aloe vera/rose hip cream recommended. We stock laser hair removal after care special formulated creams.
  • Make-up may be used immediately after the treatment unless there is epidermal blistering.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation or darker pigmentation. Use sunscreen SPF 30 or greater at all times throughout the course of treatment.
  • Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment methods (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle at the treatment area throughout your laser course.  Shaving or depilatories may be used.
  • Hair regrowth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for AT LEAST three weeks after treatment.
  • Anywhere from 5-19 days after the treatment, shedding of the surface hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth.  You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or Loofa sponge.
  • After the underarms are treated, use a powder, instead of deodorant, for 24 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation.



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