If you have never had laser hair removal before we recommend the course of 6. However, this is an average- some people may need more. You will also need maintenance sessions 1 to 2 times per year.
Most patients find it virtually pain-free. However, the feeling may resemble a hot flick of a rubber band in some areas.
The treatment time can vary from 5 minutes for the upper lip to 1 hour for a full leg treatment- it all depends on the size of the area to be treated. The practitioner can advise you on treatment times at your consultation appointment.
Your skin may resemble mild sun burn- slightly pink, warm and tight for the first 24 hours. After a couple of days, you may experience some very mild sloughing, usually around the mouth and nose area.
Everybody reacts very differently. Some people bruise, whist others have no signs of swelling or bruising. To minimise the risk of bruising, taking arnica tablets 5 days before the treatment can help and also avoiding the following 7 days prior to treatment- Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin, Aleve, Advil), St. John’s Wart, Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin D.
Private GP Consultations
There is no formal registration process to go through when you visit a GP, if you are a new patient we will ask you to provide some basic details but it is not the same as registering with an NHS doctor. Patients do not de-register with their NHS GP when registering with us.
Our GPs can provide sick notes for an additional £20 on top of a GP consultation fee. However, it is not guaranteed that our GPs will provide sick notes as it depends on the individual’s situation. Please note, we can only provide backdated sick notes if you have seen one of our doctors previously for that illness.
Yes, if during an appointment your GP believes you would benefit from having further tests and investigations done they will arrange this for you.
If you are concerned that your long term medication is becoming unsuitable then you may wish to have a medication review. It’s advisable that you have your medication reviewed at least once a year to check the medication is still appropriate for your symptoms. During a review you can discuss your medication and any side-effects or problems you may be experiencing and the doctor may recommend alternative medication. If you are experiencing severe side-effects or any unusual symptoms as a result of taking your medication then it’s vital that you seek medical help immediately.
Although pharmacists and nurses can help with routine ailments, in most cases the first port of call when you are feeling unwell should be a General Practitioner. GPs can give you a full assessment, including looking at your and your family’s medical history, and prescribing suitable medication or treatment if required. In many cases a GP will be able to offer you a plan of treatment after just one visit but if your ailment is more serious you may be asked to come back for a follow up appointment or you may be referred for further investigations such as blood tests, X-Ray or an MRI scan for example.