Carol Smil­lie on keep­ing per­fect pins

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As they age, al­most all women suf­fer from small, an­noy­ing and some­times un­sightly blue thread veins on their legs.this is par­tic­u­larly true for most women who have had chil­dren. So when Carol Smil­lie be­came acutely self-con­scious of the blem­ishes on her legs, which had started her ca­reer, she knew she needed a so­lu­tion that didn’t in­volve hid­ing them un­der long skir ts or stock­ings. Carol said, “I found out about Face & Body through a friend. I’m quite scep­ti­cal about these sort of things, how­ever when I read through the list of treat­ments I re­alised it wasn’t all scary things. I re­alised there were a quite a few things I re­moval on my legs which was in­cred­i­bly ef­fec­tive. It wasn’t painful, it was quick and I would say give it a try. What have you got to lose?” Carol vis­ited the Face & Body cos­metic clinic in Ed­in­burgh where she had Scle­rother­apy in­jec­tion treat­ments on her legs to safely and per­ma­nently re­move the thread veins. Scle­rother­apy in­volves in­ject­ing a so­lu­tion called Sclerovein caus­ing their lin­ing to be­come sticky. Com­pres­sion is then ap­plied by wear­ing a com­pres­sion stock­ing which closes and seals the veins re­sult­ing in them fad­ing away. “Re­ally the re­sults were quite amaz­ing - so that kind a spurred me on and I thought what else could I do. And the other great ir­ri­ta­tion in my life con­stantly was hair re­moval on my legs – I had done wax­ing, I had done epi­la­tion and I had done shav­ing – it’s bor­ing. I thought I would try the laser hair re­moval and that to me has been ab­so­lutely amaz­ing – I love it. “It’s per­ma­nent, it’s quick, it’s pain­less. I it done, but that’s it. I’m hair free on my legs for­ever more.” Carol’s laser treat­ments at Face & Body were per­formed us­ing a Can­dela Alexan­drite Gentle­lase laser - re­garded as the world’s most ef­fec­tive per­ma­nent hair re­moval laser with a proven safety track record. It works by fo­cus­ing a laser beam at the base of the hair fol­li­cle, stop­ping hair growth and re­quires a course of six treat­ments to cap­ture all hair fol­li­cles dur­ing the cyclic growth. “Tot up in your mind what you have spent over the years on hav­ing hair re­moval treat­ments done ev­ery six weeks, or more some­times, and I’ll prob­a­bly cheaper. Both my daugh­ters have had it done now as well, which I think as a mum is a re­ally won­der­ful thing to be able to give them. Be­cause when I think of what they would spend in the fourth com­ing years on hair re­moval – I’ve prob­a­bly saved them a for­tune, but it’s cost me – don’t know how that works – but any­way that’s a mum rule.”

A course of six laser treat­ments for hair free legs costs £1,100 Scle­rother­apy treat­ments start at £75 are avail­able at Face & Body Cos­metic Clinic in Ed­in­burgh

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