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Ideal Image Launches "Changing Lives Forever Foundation" to Support Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ideal Image, a leader in America in laser hair removal and cosmetic medical services, today announced the creation of the "Changing Lives Forever Foundation" to support women throughout North America who live with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) a condition that may cause excessive facial and body hair growth. The Changing Lives Forever Foundation will provide complimentary Ideal Image laser hair removal services to 100 women each year, based on financial need.

PCOS is estimated to produce symptoms in 5 to 10 percent of women in their reproductive years. Symptoms of PCOS can lead to emotional distress, loss of self confidence and depression. Ideal Image and the Changing Lives Forever Foundation will strive to help these women feel confident, feminine and strong by enhancing their appearance with complimentary laser hair removal services. The company will also follow the journeys of these courageous 100 women and celebrate their transformations and conquests over PCOS and excessive unwanted hair, while capturing their experiences through video testimonials.

Ideal Image and the Changing Lives Forever Foundation will collaborate with the National PCOS Foundation to select the candidates for this yearly program. In addition, we will work with Hollywood and music celebrities to help create public awareness of PCOS and excessive hair growth, and the negative emotional consequences that these conditions inflict on many women. Through these efforts, Ideal Image plans to help make the Changing Lives Forever Foundation an industry leader in giving back to the community.

"PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and if left unchecked, is linked to serious health issues including infertility, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and others," according to PCOS expert and author of The PCOS Diet Plan, Hillary Wright, M. Ed., RD. "As serious as the detrimental health consequences can be, these women also pay a heavy price in self esteem, as they often suffer dramatic changes in their physical appearance with excessive facial and body hair, weight gain and acne. For these women, laser hair removal provides tremendous value and gives them a new lease on life."

"The before and after stories of women with PCOS whose lives are transformed through laser hair removal are truly amazing," said Bruce Fabel, Ideal Image President and the driving force behind the Changing Lives Forever Foundation. "The return of their confidence and self-esteem is palpable and truly life altering. We are proud and excited to share these stories of hope across America to show women suffering with PCOS that they can live their lives with confidence and beauty."

Ideal Image will begin its public awareness campaign regarding the Changing Lives Forever Foundation this month through national media and promotional activities.

*The Changing Lives Forever Foundation is part of Ideal Image and is not a charity nor does it accept donations.

About Ideal Image

Ideal Image, a subsidiary of Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq:STNR), strives to be the global industry leader in laser hair removal and cosmetic medical services, to further our mission of enhancing our guests' lives forever. We aim to provide unparalleled results and a premier guest experience. Our team members are committed to treating every guest with respect, superior care, and dedication.

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To learn more about Ideal Image and its new services offerings, please visit www.idealimage.com or call 1-800-BE-IDEAL.

CONTACT: Terri Slater Slater Public Relations 561-487-7037 terri@slaterpr.comSource: Ideal Image