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In April, At MySkyn Clinic, we underwent an inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Care Quality Commission are an independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
The CQC say it best…
We’re the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.
We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
They award clinics with ratings based on certain criteria which are: Is the service safe? Is the service effective? Is the service caring? Is the service responsive? and finally, is the service well led?
My Skyn Clinic received a ‘GOOD’ rating on all of the above criteria, giving us an overall rating of GOOD. Dr Uzma, our leading doctor was over-joyed and she said
I am so proud to be one of only a couple of medical aesthetics clinics in Bradford who are CQC registered and inspected. Striving always to provide you with high quality care.
Well done and big thank you to MySkyn Team – Sadia, Ranjna, Rachael – for all their hard work. This is no small feat!
After a visit from a journalist from Asian Sunday Magazine, wanting to explore a little more around the medical and cosmetic treatments we offer around Bradford, she decided to book herself in for a Hydrafacial.
She documented her experience in the form of a vlog, which you can see below.
It was a delight for us to have her write an article about our business and give us such positive feedback about the treatments she had.
you can read her article here: https://www.asiansunday.co.uk/bradford-skin-clinic-looks-at-innovative-ways-to-stay-in-business-during-coronavirus-pandemic/
Does laser hair removal actually work? We will explore some real facts on why so many laser treatments don’t achieve long term results.
We decided to address the issue of failed laser treatments because a vast majority of new clients visiting our Bradford laser clinic have asked us to explain why, after a course of treatments in the past using a range of different lasers, their hair has returned.
This is particularly a problem on the face, whilst others have asked why it hasn’t worked at all on fine velus/ baby hair as well as body hair.
How does hair grown back after laser hair removal?
There are many reasons that can cause hair to return, such as:
- Underlying thyroid issue
- Hormones,?e.g. pregnancy
- Polycystic ovary syndrome etc.
Other factors include missing sessions – therefore, missing a hair growth cycle will mean hairs won’t have been fully treated.
Laser hair removal, VS, IPL
In other cases, our Bradford laser clinic has discovered that clients thought they were having laser hair removal when in fact it was IPL.
IPL or Intense Pulse Light is a diffused light and it is not as powerful as laser. Hair may be dormant for a while but tend to return. IPL and some lasers also heat the surrounding tissue of the hair which can cause new hair growth, therefore you are in a cycle of removing hair but triggering more growth.
Unfortunately, this results is an area having far more hair than was originally present.
Bradford’s laser clinic, My Skyn recommends…
Lasers are complex machines, but not all lasers deliver the correct wavelength to target thick hair on the body and fine hair on the face. They also vary in the amount of energy they deliver to the hair to destroy it, hence preventing regrowth.
Our Bradford laser clinic recommends:
- No laser hair removal treatment is 100% permanent. The aim is to provide hair reduction by 70-90% and manage its re-growth. We recommended having top up sessions after finishing a course of treatments. This can be anywhere from 6 months to 2 years after the end of your initial sessions.
As soon as you notice any hair returning book a top up session to avoid having to have another course.
- There are many lasers out there for example Nd:Yag, Ruby, Alexandrite and Diodethat are marketed under different brand names. Finding the right laser to treat your skin type, hair colour and texture is key to effective long lasting results. Research the technology behind the laser you are going to invest your money in!
- Choose a clinic that will support your journey throughout the treatment plan. It is essential that the aesthetician is able to analyse your hair growth as you progress through your treatments.
Laser treatments are complex and require adjustments in machine settings which only an experienced aesthetician/therapist will be able to do successfully and safely.
Want to know more? Please get in touch with our Bradford laser clinic for a consultation.