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Will you be taking your clothes off in public this summer?

25 March 10

It’s a shocking thought I know, but now spring has sprung, it won’t be long before camisoles and sleeveless T-shirts are being dug out of the drawer.



Holiday brochure riffling leads inevitably to thoughts of the dreaded b (ikini) word, and all its attendant anxieties; not only those concerned with  size and shape, but also the added delight of dealing with unwanted foliage sprouting from various nooks and crannies. It is tricky trying to lift a cocktail elegantly to one’s mouth while keeping one’s arm firmly clasped to the side of the body. However, you will be pleased to hear that The Fitzgerald Clinic could be the answer to your prayers. Before you too join the hordes of unfortunates attending Casualty departments all over the country with depilation-related repetitive strain injury, have you thought about a more permanent solution to your perennial gardening problems?

If your hair is dark and your skin is pale, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a truly fantastic treatment for unwanted hair. High energy light is directed onto the skin through a quartz block, where it is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles. The light energy is turned into heat which destroys the follicle, preventing new hairs from being formed. During one treatment, only a percentage of the follicles ( those that are in the correct growth phase)  are destroyed, and therefore several ( usually 6-8) treatments are required to effectively clear an area. It is extremely quick and easy to do especially for small areas like bikini and underarms. Even full  legs can be done now in about 1.5-2 hours, using a larger quartz block. The equipment required is extremely expensive to buy, which is why the treatment is not particularly cheap. It is however brilliantly effective, and I know if it had been available when I was in my 20’s I would have mortgaged my (parents’!) house in order to save myself years of battling with the Bic and lacerating myself with the Ladyshave.  My daughters are the envy of all their pals, because they are soon to be hair free, pretty much for ever.  It’s so good to know that they love me  for the really important things in life.

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