Medical Conditions

4 medical conditions that might make you consider laser treatment

Hirsutism

This condition is the appearance of male-pattern hair growth in women. This may
manifest as excessive or very dark hair on areas such as the face, chest, back and
neck. Sometimes hirsutism is genetic, but it may also be caused by excessively
high levels of the hormone: androgen. Medications and other external influences
may also cause excessive hair growth.
Laser therapy, the process of passing concentrated laser light over the skin, can
help to damage the extra follicles. This will prevent the hair from growing over a
course of multiple treatments. Different areas may require varying levels of
intensity and treatment lengths
If you think you are suffering with symptoms of hirsutism, or are looking for a
treatment option, laser hair removal therapy may be the answer.

Acne & Scarring

Scarring from acne can prolong the discomfort, long after the pimples have faded.
Many women find that acne scarring serves as a reminder of an uncomfortable
time in their lives. Whilst topical creams and facials may help, there are more
effective and faster acting treatments available.
Non-ablative fractional laser treatments deliver small, concentrated beams of heat
into the skin. This stimulates the replacement of old skin cells with new, healthy
ones. The body produces more collagen in the area, plumping out divots and scars
to produce an even skin tone. You don’t need to cover up your acne scars for life –
non-ablative fractional laser is fast acting and requires little downtime. You will be
advised on how to properly care for your skin after the treatment.

Hormonal conditions

Women with hormonal imbalances such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and postmenopause, may find an increase in dark or unusual body hair. Most commonly, this
will be evident on the upper lip, neck and chest – all of these areas are easily
treated with laser. Using the latest machines and highest quality lasers, Laser
Couture is very experienced in the field of hormonal related hair-growth.
Over a course of several treatments, laser treatment kills the hair follicle and
prevent further hair growth. Several treatments are needed in order to deliver the
laser to the entire area, at different stages of hair growth. This ensures that all
hairs are ‘caught’.
If you’re concerned about hormonal related hair growth, speak to our experts who
have been helping women feel more comfortable, no matter the area in question.

Melasma

As well as assisting with scarring and acne marks, non-ablative fractional and IPL
(Intense pulsed Light) laser treatment together, can also improve the colouring and
pigment of the skin. If you have an uneven skin tone, melasma or liver spots, a
course of laser treatment may be able to help. Melasma or ‘chloasma’ is a common
skin condition, often effecting pregnant women. Melasma is simply irregular
pigmentation in the face, causing brown or darkened patches to appear over time.
The strong, but safe, laser works to destroy the melanin-producing cells that
darken the skin tone. Over several weeks or months, the marks will fade until
barely noticeable. The only important process to note is that you must take extra
care to protect your skin from the sun. Not only to prevent the melasma coming
back, but also to care for the tender new skin that is produced as a result of the
treatment.
As Winchester’s laser specialists, there is truly nothing we haven’t seen and we are
equipped to treat a wide variety of medical conditions related to skin tone,
scarring and excess hair.
If you’re ever concerned, or wish to find out whether laser might be suitable for
you – please give our friendly team a call and let us advise you on the best course
of treatment.

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