THE OTTO CLINIC

Skincare & Laser Therapy

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Ita Murphy,

Managing Director
The Otto Clinic

3 Pery Square
Limerick
Ireland

Tel: +353 61 317678

Email: info@theottoclinic.ie

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Ita Murphy,

Managing Director
The Otto Clinic

3 Pery Square
Limerick
Ireland

Tel: +353 61 317678

Email: info@theottoclinic.ie

CONTACT US:

ABOUT US:

About us

Testimonials

Information

Disclaimer

Privacy Policy

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LASER TREATMENTS FOR MEN

At The Otto Clinic, we offer laser treatments to our male clients to permanently remove hair, spider veins, pigmentation, sunspots & freckles, age spots and facial veins.   We use the Apogee Elite Laser System which is a market leader in laser hair removal - with its dual system laser, it can tackle every type of hair - even the most stubborn!

WHAT ARE LASER TREATMENTS ?

ARE LASER TREATMENTS SAFE ?

HOW DO LASER TREATMENTS WORK ?

WHERE CAN LASER TREATMENTS BE USED ?

WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE ?

HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS LAST ?

WHAT AFTER-CARE IS NEEDED ?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE THE TREATMENT DONE ?

Click on the questions or scroll down to learn more about our Laser treatments. If the answers to your questions are not here, please call us or send an email and we would be happy to discuss the procedure with you.

Call us now for a FREE Consultation on 061-317678

Or fill in the Enquiry Form below and we will help you choose the best treatment options for you.

WHAT ARE LASER TREATMENTS ?

Laser therapy uses focussed light - the laser delivers light pulses to the problem area in powerful beams, allowing the practitioner to penetrate deeply into tissue to work very precisely on specific areas without damaging surrounding cells.  

Our laser treatments can deal with permanent hair removal as well as tackling pigmentation, age spots, veins and general sun damage which occur on our skin due to over-exposure to sunlight amongst other things.  Laser treatments are safe, effective and can be achieve permanent results at a very reasonable price.


WHO IS NOT SUITABLE & ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ?

Lip EnhancementDermal Filler Injections

ARE LASER TREATMENTS SAFE ?

Our laser procedures are non-invasive and offer dramatic and permanent results after only a few treatments.  This is because we use one of the leading market devices - Cynosure Apogee Elite which is FDA approved.  This laser technology is one of the safest and most effective laser machines available.  Unlike rival devices, the Apogee Elite contains not one, but two laser systems ensuring that even the most stubborn cases can be treated effectively.   Furthermore, the Apogee Elite has a patented cooling device, SmartCool, which produces a continuous flow of chilled air to protect tissue and skin from possible thermal damage, significantly reducing discomfort and enabling quick client recovery.  In short, this is a safe, fast and effective treatment that won’t interfere with your busy life!

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

BACK HAIR REMOVAL BEFORE & AFTER

HOW DO LASER TREATMENTS WORK?

The science behind laser treatments is simple: In the case of pernanent hair removal, laser uses powerful light pulses to selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin in them.  The follicle’s pigment absorbs the light pulse thus damaging the follicle enough to significantly slow down hair regrowth.  Cynosure’s Apogee Elite targets only hair follicles which are currently active or growing.  Subsequent treatments may be required to eliminate previously exhausted or resting follicles once they resume growth.

In the case of skin pigmentation problems, the laser’s powerful light pulses allow the therapist  to work with exact precision and penetrate deeply into the problem areas only without damaging surrounding tissue.   The wavelength of high energy light creates heat and destroys only the diseased (pigmented) cells.

The Apogee Elite contains two laser systems which allows it to effectively target different skin/hair types and colours, including the darkest skin tones.  Even with a combination of dark skin and hair, the Apogee Elite’s Nd:YAG laser can precisely penetrate hair folicles without damaging surrounding tissue to eliminate unwanted hair.

WHERE CAN LASER TREATMENTS BE USED ?

The Apogee Elite can be used all over the body but is especially good for eradicating excessive hair growth in the facial, armpit and bikini regions.  Additionally the Apogee Elite’s dual wavelength system allows it to safely and effectively treat the darkest skin tones and darkest hairs - the Nd:YAG laser has a long wavelength which is highly sensitve to all colour and melanin, meaning it can penetrate hair follicles more precisely without damaging surrounding tissue.

The following skin conditions can be treated with the Cynosure Apogee Elite+:

           • Spider and thread veins in the face and legs

           • Red pigment i.e. facial redness & sun-damaged skin

           • Age spots, sun spots, freckles, flat areas of pigmented skin

WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE ?

Patients describe each pulse to feel like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin and, whilst uncomfortable, is not painful. The clinic consultant can use a local anaesthetic cream to numb the area but it is generally not necessary. Skin surface cooling is applied through the use of Apogee’s patented SmartCool technology ensuring you will be comfortable during your hair removal treatment.

HOW LONG WILL THE EFFECTS LAST ?

Following an in-depth consultation, your therapist will advise on the best course of treatments depending on hair type/pigmentation and the area to be treated in order to achieve permanent results.    

With regard to hair removal, Apogee Elite is so effective that it permanently reduces hair by an average of 79% after only 3 sessions.  Again, depending on the area treated, the skin will remain completely clear and smooth for around 6-8 weeks after treatment - it is time for the next session when fine hairs start to grow again.

In the case of veins and pigmentation, there are many measures you can take to prevent the problem recurring such as staying out of the sun however we do advise clients that, if your skin is prone to freckles for example,  the problem may recur. Following an in-depth consultation, your therapist will advise on the best course of treatments in order to achieve permanent removal of the veins or pigmentation.  

Note: It is therefore extremely important that clients complete the recommended course of treatments for best (permanent) results.

Patients can resume regular activities immediately following treatment.   An icepack can be applied to soothe the treated area although any discomfort usually disappears in 24 hours.  Aloe Vera ia also an excellent choice to soothe the skin.  Clients are advised to avoid scrubbing the area and to avoid the use of abrasive skin cleaners.  

During the course of treatment, it is vital that clients protect the area from sun exposure by using sun screen even in winter and avoiding exposure of the area to the sun for at least 4 weeks following treatment to reduce the risk of post-inflamatory pigmentation.  Perfumed products, baths, saunas etc. should be avoided for 12 hours following treatment.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE THE TREATMENT DONE ?

WHAT AFTER-CARE IS NEEDED ?

Laser hair removal generally requires multiple sessions (3-6 sessions or more) and depends on the area to be treated, skin colour, coarseness of hair, gender and any underlying conditions.   Therefore an in-depth consultation is required first with your therapist to determine the correct course of treatments.  As a general indication, fine hair type can usually be removed in 3 sessions  while several sessions may be required to tackle coarse hairs.

With regard to pigmentation, this depends on the form, size and location of the pigmentation, veins or skin lesion as well as on the skin type.  Therefore an in-depth consultation is required first with your therapist to determine the correct course of treatments.  As a general indication, small red blood vessels can usually be removed in 1-3 sessions and are normally invisible after the first session while several sessions may be required to tackle bigger veins and spider veins.

Laser treatments should be spaced at least 6 weeks apart as your skin needs time to repair the cells - the same area can then be treated again if necessary.


WHO IS NOT SUITABLE & ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ?

Slight swelling and/or general reddening of the skin may occur after treatment - this will disappear within 24 hours and make-up may also be used to camouflage it.

Laser treatments are an effective, safe and fast way to remove hair permanently with minimal pain and discomfort and very little recovery downtime.  

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL BEFORE & AFTER

ARM HAIR REMOVAL BEFORE & AFTER

FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL BEFORE & AFTER

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