I’ve been researching hair removal clinics/salons in Glasgow Scotland.
For everyone else in this part of the world’s benefit - here are my findings.
There are 6 places that I know of -
Chi Health & Beauty
Within Marriott Hotel
1041 226 1513
Savannah Beauty Centre
Crow Road, Jordanhill
0141 334 0077
Chi & Savannah offer Aculight IPL which is in IMHO, only partially effective.
I have extensive information about my 6 course Aculight treatment at Chi (and why I didn’t choose Savannah) on my web site at http://www.geocities.com/yvonnecam/aculight.html
0141 353 6426
The woman who answered the phone at Boots was very professional, answered my questions well, knew the limits of her knowledge and correctly advised me to take a consultation.
They use the Lightsheer diode laser and the cost for the beard area is £125 per treatment with a block deal
of 6 treatments for the price of 5 (£625 - although the woman on the phone quoted me a different (the wrong) price). They advise 6-8 weeks between treatments and an average initial block of 6 treatments.
They have been practicing LHR for 3 years. At the moment (30 Apr) they are offering a free consultation and patch test (normally £19).
I have had a consultation and test patch here and the nurse I dealt with was extremely knowledgeable and professional. All their nurses are real RGN nurses and have BTEC qualification in laser hair removal. I was most impressed.
Southern General Hospital
0141 201 1577
While not unprofessional, I didn’t get the same sense of professionalism I got from the woman who answered the phone
at Boots - it seemed more pushy and sales driven. I asked what type of laser they use - they have 3 - ruby, alexandrite and Lyra (Nd YAG). She asked what skin type and hair colour I had and then said I would need the Lyra laser. She said they did lots of men and that one of their nurses has 5 years experience.
Then she said that it was very hard to treat male beards and most guys would need 30 treatments. This is very honest and very much appreciated. A consultation & test patch is £20. The rest of the prices are on their web site. It is the same price regardless of which laser is used.
- Regency Laser & Beauty
0141 423 9727
Regency seemed the least professional over the phone but very honestly told me that they didn’t treat male beards
because the success rate was so poor which again was very honest. They have an Nd YAG laser.
- Glasgow Royal Infirmary/Yorkhill Childrens Hospital
If you have a hair problem which is causing you physical or psychological problems then your GP could refer you for treatment under the NHS here. Treatments are under Mr Mackay’s supervision.
Thats it. Needless to say, I am likely to go with Boots but will wait to see how I get on with my patch test. I will update you all in a couple of weeks