Do Your Research First
How to Choose a Laser Hair Removal Provider?
Once you have decided that you’d like to have laser hair removal performed, the number one consideration is to choose someone who is committed to doing laser hair removal regularly, preferably a trained physician. If you go into an office for laser hair removal the first thing you need to ask is “Do you own your own lasers?” That’s number one. Number two is “What’s your specialty?” (Also see: “What can I expect at my consultation?”)
Choose Someone Who Understands the Skin
Its important that the physician treating you is someone who knows about the skin, who understands this technology and knows what they are doing. Are they board-certified? A dermatologist? Is there a board certified physician of any kind in the office?
How Long Have They Offered Hair Removal?
Also important is how long they have been performing laser hair removal. You want people who are experienced in performing the procedure for a reasonable amount of time. “Where did you get your training for laser hair removal?” Did a sales rep come in and train you? Did you take a course?
Ideally you want to find out if the person treating you is one of the experts in the field. “How many different lasers do you own?” “Is your laser good for people with my skin type?” Be it dark skin, light skin, thick hair, thin hair. (Also See: Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?)
Do they have more than one laser? This can be important because often times there are patients who treat their hair and sometime the hair changes characteristics or the patient may get tan, and they require a different type of laser. And never be afraid to ask for references.
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Questions to Ask
Here is a list of questions you may ask prior to receiving treatment:
- “Do you own your own lasers?”
- “What’s your specialty?”
- “Are you a board-certified physician?”
- “Is there a board-certified physician anywhere on the premises?”
- “Where did you get your training for laser hair removal?”
- “How many different lasers do you own?”
- “Is your laser good for people with my skin type?”
- “Do you have any references?”
- “How much does laser hair removal cost?”