Patient Guide

Summary of the Statement of Purpose

The aim of the clinic is to provide the highest level of expertise in IPL treatment of vascular lesions (Rosacea, thread veins etc.), skin rejuvenation, long term hair removal and acne vulgaris using the Mark I Lumina Multifunctional Intense Pulsed Light system from Lynton Lasers Ltd.  Treatments are offered to all over the age of 16 years old, the cost of which is published on the attached price list.  If not attached, please ask.  Prior to treatment commencing, a thorough consultation will take place where the treatment is explained in detail, verbally and in writing, and a test patch will be given, to assess skin reaction.  Treatment can then take place 7 days later.  At all times clients will be treated with dignity and respect,  with attention to privacy and all information treated as confidential.Glynis Edwards - Lite-Touch

Glynis Edwards is the registered manager and has been a hair and skin blemish removal specialist for 22 years carrying out electrolysis, short wave diathermy and for the last 8 years, Intense Pulsed Light treatments.

She holds the Diploma in Remedial Electrolysis from the Institute of Electrolysis, the Advanced Epilation certificate from Rita Roberts, the NVQ D32/33 Assessors Award, Certificate in Education and 3 certificates in excellence for Intense Pulsed Light training.  Glynis attends courses, workshops and seminars regularly to remain updated with skills and techniques and has attended a laser safety course at St Georges Hospital.  In the last 16 years Glynis has lectured in several further education colleges, worked as an examiner for CIBTAC, worked at Kent & Sussex hospital with Dr Macdonald’s patients in the out patient dermatology department, and carried out her own private practice continuously throughout this time treating clients for the removal of superfluous hair, vascular lesions, pedunculated papillomas, milia, warts, basal cell papillomas and for skin photo rejuvenation.

Terms and Conditions

1. We are required by law to seek your consent for us to send details of your treatment to your GP. During a consultation we will ask for your GP details. If you do not consent for these details to be provided, if the need should arise we will need to pass details of treatment directly to you for your own reference so you can pass them on to your GP.
2. Initial consultations are free of obligation and free of charge. If the clients requests a test patch at the time of the consultation, the cost is £35, and £15 of this amount is redeemed at the first treatment. Treatment prices are fixed and are available via a published price list. Payment is due in full at the time treatment. Cash and cheques are  accepted. Value packages are available for those who pay in advance for a course of multiple treatments. Returned cheques will carry a charge of £15.00. All treatments are non-refundable and pre-paid courses are non transferable. Skin care products purchased from us are also non-refundable.
3. The clinic implements a cancellation policy. Any appointment booked and not attended will carry a charge of 50% of the treatment cost. Lite-Touch Limited will not charge for cancellations when given 24hours notice but would appreciate the earliest notice if you are unable to attend. Lite-Touch Limited reserves the right to waive this charge.
4. Children are not allowed into laser controlled areas and Lite-Touch Ltd is unable to supervise children left unattended in the waiting room. Please do not bring children under the age of 10 unless a responsible adult is accompanying you.

Hair Removal

Superfluous hair is a common problem nowadays for both men and women as we live in a society that is becoming increasingly trichophobic and more attention seems to be placed upon personal appearance and grooming.
Glynis Edwards has performed electrolysis for the permanent removal of unwanted hair for over 25 years and has a sound client base, many of which arrive through personal recommendation.
Over the last 8 years Glynis has trained in and used 3 systems of Intense Pulsed Light, the most recent being Mark I Lumina which is a safe and effective system for long term hair removal.  This system produces desired results on a wide range of skin and hair types much more quickly and comfortably than electrolysis. The colour pigment in the hair, melanin, absorbs the light when it is flashed across the skin causing the hair follicle to heat up thus restricting the  follicles ability to produce another hair.
Lite-Touch Limited purchased the Advanced 650 handpiece for hair removal in 2007 and this piece of equipment enables the clinic to treat clients with finer, fairer hair than has previously been possible. For all clients this means fewer treatments and less financial outlay.

Vascular Treatments

Glynis has been treating vascular lesions for over 18 years by diathermy. On selected, suitable clients it is effective but can be a gradual process as each capillary is treated individually.
Glynis Edwards and Anna-Marie Watts have all undergone training with Lynton Lasers to treat vascular lesions, thread/red veins and rosacea with the Mark I Lumina Multifunctional Intense Pulsed Light system.
The multi-functional Lumina removes vascular lesions safely, effectively and quickly using the 585 handpiece. Common vascular conditions that can be treated include fine thread veins, rosacea and naevi.
Rosacea is a common condition of unknown cause affecting facial skin.  It usually appears when people reach 30 - 40 and manifests as a flushing/redness on cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.  If left untreated it can worsen and the redness can increase.  Bumps and pimples and small dilated blood vessels become visible.
Thread veins and telangiectasia can be simply treated with Lumina.  They tend to occur on the face and legs and generally consist of fine visible veins appearing near the surface of the skin.  They can increase over time.  Leg thread veins are very common, 1 in 5 women find them very embarrassing and distressing. Only fine veins on legs can be successfully treated.

Skin Rejuvenation

This is becoming more popular as society is increasingly interested in anti-ageing treatments and products.  It is less traumatic or costly than surgery, microdermabrasion and the skin recovery is quick.  Glynis Edwards has undergone training to carry out treatments to remove ‘sun spots’ and to stimulate skin rejuvenation with the DepiLite (Mark I Lumina) Multifunctional Intense Pulsed Light system.

Glynis Edwards uses systems purchased from Lynton Lasers Ltd which is a company that has operated profitably for 11 years and has over 200 laser systems installed in hospitals and clinics worldwide.  The company prides itself on technical excellence and customer support. It is certified to ISO46001 and applies CE mark to all its products.

Acne Treatments
Lynton Lasers have developed a programme with the 585 handpiece that can greatly help reduce the infection and inflammation associated with acne vulgaris.  All therapists have undergone training for this treatment and have seen great benefits this distressing skin condition.

Standard Forms of Contract

All treatments will only be carried out after a detailed prior consultation between the patient and the practitioner. Standard forms of contract (consent forms) for hair removal, vascular lesions and combined facial therapy are attached. A test patch is carried out prior to a treatment and a time lapse of at least 7 days must precede treatment. Upon signing your consent, you are confirming that you understand the benefits and risks of treatment. In addition, you are also acknowledging that no guarantee can be given with regard to clinical outcome.

Results of the Consultation

Consultations are carried out prior to any laser/IPL treatment in order to confirm your suitability for treatment. We discuss your expectations and provide a thorough explanation of the treatments provided. Any questions you may have will be addressed and any possible risks or side effects highlighted.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to any treatment the operator will provide a full consultation with the client. The consultation will identify the expectations of the client and provide a complete explanation of the treatment provided. Any questions the client has will be addressed and a medical history will be taken to identify any possible problems or contraindications. A full explanation of the possible risks and side effects will be discussed and written informed consent will be obtained from the patient. The patient will be able to take away an information leaflet with a contact telephone number for further questions that will outline the treatment and details covered during the consultation.
The consultation will also identify the necessary parameters for treatment on a particular client. Prior to treatment, a test patch will be carried out to confirm that there are no adverse reactions to the light. A comprehensive record of the consultation and any future treatments will be stored in a secure filing cabinet.

Additional Information

Any information we hold about you is kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act. You may have access to your own records at any reasonable time. Copies can be also be made with 24 hours notice and payment of a £10.00 administrative charge.