IPL Hair Removal in Lancashire
The standard of treatment received by many women with PCOS or indeed Asian clients with dark skin tones when visiting their local Beauty Salon in Lancashire and surrounding areas such as Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Preston, Bolton, Heywood, Oldham can vary from superb to sadly lacking and in some instances positively appalling. The reputation of Cristianos Laser Clinic U.K. for providing the highest standard of professional and caring service has led to a major laser manufacturer, Energist, to ask MD Chris Hart to write a reference document, which, it is hoped will help Beauty Therapists working in the field of laser/IPL to provide a better service for all clients. Chris comments “All clients have a right to expect the highest quality of treatment and care. That treatment and care must also meet the individual needs of the client.
Ask any PCOS sufferer or Asian women to list the major issues she has to face as a woman and unwanted facial and body hair will be at or very near the top of her list! The advent of laser hair removal some 20 years ago seemed to promise a solution. Opinion was divided on the long-term results, and only time could tell. Well, it is now twenty years later so what have those twenty years of treatments revealed? Cristianos Laser Clinic was one of the first clinics to specialise in laser treatment and has been at the forefront of providing ethical treatment. Established in 1997 by Chris Hart, the company now has five clinics, Altrincham, London, Leeds, Liverpool and Bury.
Chris recalls her motivation for setting up the business “Having had a burning desire to cure the world of facial hair and having worked as an electrologist, I considered the technology of laser offered clients the prospect of much safer, speedier and more comfortable solution. The amount and nature of PCOS facial hair is perfect for laser treatment. Providing a non judgmental and welcoming atmosphere came as second nature to me. I recall saying we would be around for the long haul and clients could be assured we were committed to providing effective treatment. I am so pleased to have been proved right!”
Cristianos is one of the few clinics where every clinician will readily discuss the crucial issues, such as clinical results. Indeed, Cristianos is renowned throughout the U.K. for the high standard of quality assurance and information provision provided. Since its conception in 1997, thousands of clients have enjoyed the benefit of treatment and we have used that experience to formulate best practice guidelines, which are used consistently at Cristianos Clinics.
Chris and the Cristianos staff believe that different client groups have different needs in respect of treatment, for example the treatment regime would differ for a post-menopausal genetic female and PCOS sufferer with thick dark coarse hair. One-size-fits-all doesn’t really work as so many factors affect the success of treatment; therefore it is important to have experience of the issues affecting the individual client. Many people would consider the issue of long-term effectiveness as being the most important question. Keeping track of clients in order to assess long-term results can be difficult. However, such is the nature of the Cristianos approach, clients have a tendency to stay in touch making it a simple to answer the question of longevity of the results.
Chris comments, “I consider it a privilege to have been able to make such a difference to clients’ lives and to have seen them grow and develop as individuals. Still seeing clients hair-free ten years on is a very rewarding experience both for the client and ourselves” Cristianos has used the Chromos 694 Ruby Laser since 1997; this laser was developed in the medical field to help plastic surgeons where donor tissue for reconstructive surgery was hirsute. This equipment is only suitable for white skin and dark hair. In 2006 Cristianos introduced the Energist Ultra VPL, which is a variable-pulsed-light system which is suitable for the treatment of darker skin tones. This system also has the ability to target finer hair and makes the treatment of larger areas such as chests, backs and legs much more cost-effective. Using both systems gives us greater flexibility and makes it possible to provide a wider range of services including skin rejuvenation, thread veins, age spots, Rosacea, acne and acne-scarring.