Hi, I’ve just found this site, and I’m very impressed already. What a great resource!
My background is this: I suffer from severe inherited hairiness…I’ve been tested for PCOS and the usual hormonal things, and I was on Yasmin for a year with no discerable difference in hair growth. I have finally decided to take the plunge and get LHR on my tummy (very large area under navel), my thighs, and my upper/inner thigh/inner buttock area. I have recently moved to Edinburgh, Scotland from the States, and have only found one LHR practitioner local to me (They are a Laserase clinic). I have gone for a consultation, and the doctor determined I am an ideal candidate, and should see good results (pale skin, dark course hair). However, she told me that they do not treat the inner buttock area, as it is too painful. Now this sounded like a bit of a prude cop-out. Shouldn’t it be up to me to decide what is too painful? I am desperate to get rid of this problem…I can deal with pain. It’s only the one female doctor at the clinic that treats female body hair, and I was a bit disappointed. That is one of the areas concerning me most.
Also, they charge £50 for a test patch, and £75 per 15 minutes of treatment. Considering the area I need treated, that would amount to £350-400 per treatment, and was told to expect 10-12 treatments. How does this compare with other clinics in the UK? Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to find another clinic close enough to make ‘shopping around’ possible atm, as I’m working long hours.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Is it usual for a clinic to not treat a certain area? And am I right in thinking the pricing is a bit steep? (I did my initial LHR in the States, so perhaps the cost of treatment in the UK compares unfavorably with cost in the US). Are there any good clinics in Glasgow?
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