Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 4 women where a disturbance of the release of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone during the monthly cycle produces harmless cysts on the ovaries. These cysts cause more male hormone to be released into the system resulting in unpleasant symptoms, one of which is Hirsutism (excessive hair growth).

Laser hair removal & electrolysis significantly reduce hair growth and brings welcome relief to our patients

Our nurse and therapist are experienced in treating patients with PCOS. They understand how symptoms affect patients and work with them to treat and manage excessive hair growth.

Laser hair removal chin before treatmentLaser hair removal chin after treatment

Laser Hair Removal

Medical Grade Lasers – Lasers such as Lightsheer™ Desire, which we use at Discover Laser, use a concentrated beam of light that safely targets hair at the root leaving the surrounding skin intact. They can be fine-tuned to suit your skin and hair type for exceptional results and are safe for all skin tones.

Whilst the nature of PCOS means that laser hair removal will be an ongoing treatment, you should be able to enjoy a significant reduction in the amount of hair through one or more courses of 6 treatments, after which you will need maintenance top ups to keep on top of new growth.


For smaller areas or for hairs on your face or body that laser is unable to treat, Electrolysis is the ideal solution. It can be used for grey, white and red hairs on all skin types. Treatment is with our aesthetic nurse who is registered with the British Institute & Association of Electrolysis.

Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible needle into the hair follicle and applying a tiny amount of electrical current which destroys it, stopping any more hair growth from that particular follicle.

Laser Hair Removal Prices

We can treat most areas of your face or body – below are prices for our most popular treatments.

We can treat most areas of your face or body – below are prices for our most popular treatments.

Upper Lip from

£30/ treat
  • Single = £35
    Course 6 = £180
    SAVE 15%

Full Face from

£58/ treat
  • Single = £70
    Course 6 = £350
    SAVE 17%

Underarm from

£42/ treat
  • Single = £50
    Course 6 = £250
    SAVE 16%

Full Legs from

£157/ treat
  • Single = £195
    Course 6 = £940
    SAVE 20%
Full price list >

Patch Test – £25.00 (non-refundable)
As a safety measure we patch test you before starting any laser hair removal treatment. It is usually done on a different appointment to your consultation but you can request for it to be included when booking.

Electrolysis Prices

15 minute appointment

  • Course of 6 = £125
    Number required on consultation

Deborha Connolly - Nurse Practitioner

Deborah Connolly – Aesthetic Nurse

Deborah joined Discover Laser as an Aesthetic Nurse in December 2012 and has established herself as lead practitioner in Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis.

Deborah is well known to many people in Burnley thanks to over 30 years of dedicated service as a community nurse. She has been involved with Discover Laser since 2008, attending training meetings and events to gradually learn new treatment skills and to extended her knowledge of how skin and hair function.

You can be assured of her kind and understanding nature and benefit from her extensive experience and attention to detail.

Sarah-Jane Connolly

Sarah-Jane Connolly – Aesthetic Therapist

Sarah lives in Burnley with her son and joined Discover Laser in 2010 as Patient Co-ordinator. She is a familiar face to many of our long-term patients.Her interest in all things skin quickly developed and in 2011 she achieved a Diploma in Anti-Ageing from Stonebridge College and ‘Core of knowledge’ in lasers and light therapies.

Keen to develop her skills as a therapist, Sarah undertook a Level 4 VTCT qualification in Lasers and Light Therapies, qualifying with distinction in March 2015.

Gill Montero Managing Director of Discover Laser

Catherine Fraser – Aesthetic Therapist

Catherine joined Discover Laser in 2015, bringing with her a wealth of experience from over 25 years as a beauty therapist in Burnley and the surrounding area.

As a qualified Reflexologist, Reiki practitioner and teacher of beauty therapy, her patients appreciate her breadth of knowledge and enjoy her holistic approach to treatment.

Having recently added a ‘Core of knowledge’ in lasers and light therapies to her belt, and with her excellent knowledge of skin and hair, she is a key practitioner in our laser hair removal team.

What is PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that is said to affect 1 in 4 women where a disturbance of the release of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone during the monthly cycle produces harmless cysts on the ovaries.

These cysts cause more male hormone to be released into the system, resulting in a number of unwanted and unpleasant symptoms. Symptoms vary widely from patient to patient and whilst some women can be barely aware of a problem, others can notice some or all of the following:

Irregular periods, weight gain, pelvic pain, thinning hair, acne, skin tags, reduced fertility and Hirsutism (excessive hair growth) which can occur on the face, neck, abdomen, breast, back, arms and legs.

Whilst there is no cure for PCOS there are treatments that can bring symptom relief. If you believe you may be suffering from PCOS please consult your GP who will be able to discuss this with you and organise tests if appropriate.

I have suffered with facial hair since reaching puberty – dealing with it initially by tweezing and bleaching and later by electrolysis and shaving, none of which worked for me. After marriage and children I started to shave due to the sheer amount of facial hair.

A skin specialist in 2002 diagnosed Hirsutism (excessive hair growth) and advised me that laser wouldn’t work for me and not to waste my money. Some years later I decided to see if I could find a solution and booked a consultation at Discover Laser.

My treatment began in February 2012 and I didn’t get too excited at the start as I had been disappointed so often in the past. The results at the end of my course of treatment have been spectacular. My confidence has increased, now I don’t need to worry about this anymore. I am not a vain person but facial hair really affected me… Laser hair removal treatment has changed my life and has given me confidence in my own beauty.

Discover Laser is a professional clinic with highly qualified and kind staff, who I would like thank very much.

Shaheen – Discover Laser Patient with Asian skin type in her 40’s

Laser hair removal for all skin types