Wow, what an incredible campaign ‘Break The Taboo’ has been for us! We couldn’t be happier with the amazing response we’ve had, and some of the feedback we’ve received has been so heartfelt and moving. Hearing our customers’ stories and the ways that laser hair removal has changed their lives has been really emotional for the whole team, and we’re so grateful for the support.
We’re also absolutely over the moon to announce that our donation total has reached £1,745 for the Endometriosis UK charity! This has been through our donations of £5 from every facial and body hair package purchased during the campaign.
LaserHQ founder, Helen Quayle, said: “The campaign has been absolutely amazing; it was very emotional and inspiring. It’s been so touching, and it’s made me really proud of the team, they’ve been changing lives every day and making such an incredible impact.
“The clients who have come forward and talked about their experiences openly have been so brave and honest. We’ve just had such a phenomenal response from people, we’ve had floods of messages on Instagram. We’ve sparked conversations about it, which has been really important to us – it’s one of the reasons why we wanted to launch the campaign.”
She added: “I understand first-hand the impact endometriosis can have on someone’s life. It’s not often spoken about, but it’s a complex condition that affects an astonishing 1.5million women in the UK. As LaserHQ continues to grow, we are committed to continuing to talk about endometriosis and PCOS. We want to raise awareness, spark conversations and help more women overcome some of the challenges they’re facing – that’s why we launched our ‘Break The Taboo’ campaign.”
There have been so many incredible highlights of the ‘Break The Taboo’ campaign. Seeing our billboards that have been constructed near our clinics in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds was a really special moment, with the team taking balloons there to celebrate!
We also ran some fantastic live sessions on Instagram and we’d like to say a huge thank you to the talented specialists who joined us. Our videos and blogs with interviews and Q&As detailing clients’ stories have been really popular. And we’ve had brilliant feedback about the leaflets and literature we created especially for the campaign.
Here’s a snapshot of some amazing feedback from clients (we’ve kept them anonymous to protect their identities) …
“Thank you so much. I’ve loved this campaign. My sister suffered terribly and had a full hysterectomy at 29, she never has been able to have children. She’s ok with it now but it’s a terrible thing for a woman to have. Massive well done to you all.”
“Laser hair removal has changed my life completely. I’m so much more outgoing and confident and I’m able to not wear make-up when outside the house, and my children have noticed a difference in their mum.”
“It’s made me realise it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Thank you!”
“I finally talked to my partner of twenty-five years about it after following your campaign and realising it’s nothing to be embarrassed about, and it isn’t just me!”
Helen added: “We’re so pleased to raise £1,745 for Endometriosis UK and we’re incredibly proud to be supporting the charity, which is the UK’s largest charity supporting those affected by endometriosis. Endometriosis UK helps those diagnosed take back control by providing vital support services, reliable information and a supportive community.
“This campaign has resulted in two hundred new clients – that’s two hundred women whose lives will be changed by laser hair removal. We know these women who come in to see us are a drop in the ocean. There will be so many women battling with the symptoms and not knowing what is causing them. The women we’ve spoken to have such amazing stories. They’ve been getting emotional telling us about how the laser treatment has changed their lives. It’s made a huge difference to the hormonal issues or side effects they were previously suffering with.”
According to Endometriosis UK, diagnosis can be difficult and often delayed because it manifests itself in various ways and shares symptoms with other conditions. Recent research shows that there is now an average of eight years between women first seeing a doctor about their symptoms and receiving a firm diagnosis.
Helen said: “We want to do everything we can to spread awareness, and this campaign is just the start. One of our ultimate aims is to get better funding in the NHS. The word is slowly spreading, as MPs are now discussing research funding for endometriosis and PCOS in Parliament, which is a great step forward. We want to do as much as we can to ensure the word is spread. We need to speak about it, step up, and all pull together.”
A representative of Endometriosis UK said: “Endometriosis UK works to support those affected by endometriosis, raise awareness and to end the detrimental impact the disease can have on lives. We’re very grateful to supporters like LaserHQ for choosing to fundraise and help us progress this important work.”
Disclaimer: It’s important to say that this blog is not official medical advice – this is based on our experiences of endometriosis and our clients’ experiences. Please seek medical advice or speak to your GP if you are concerned about any health issues. There are also many resources on our charity partner’s website: Endometriosis UK.
LaserHQ charity fundraising: £5 from every package purchased as part of the campaign will be donated to Endometriosis UK, registered charity 1035810.