Each doctor listed on the Hair Removal Journal is a board-certified physician licensed by their home state. Each office is physician-supervised and performs laser hair removal under the guidance of their physician.
This is an important distinction, as many clinics now offer “low-cost” laser hair removal with little or no physician supervision whatsoever. It is important for patients to understand that lasers are highly delicate machines, and can be dangerous if used improperly. Unless a physician is supervising and is regularly on-site, it is not advisable to have any treatment performed there.
Although poor results can occur even with the best treatment, inexperienced practitioners performing laser hair removal in a non-physician supervised setting is not recommended. The last several years have seen a boom in the popularity of laser procedures, with laser hair removal the most popular among them.
This has led to a rise in the number of clinics offering the procedure. The inexperience of often unqualified personnel who are ill-trained to handle a highly delicate and potentially dangerous piece of equipment demands a source where patients can find qualified providers.
The Hair Removal Journal was created to give patients physician-reviewed information, and is provided by some of the best laser physicians in the country. There are hundreds of resources on the web today that provide information about laser hair removal. Few, however, are reviewed by physicians and edited for accuracy. Many web resources are simply a place to list advertisements. The Hair Removal Journal is constantly updated to provide accurate and up-to-date data about this popular, and often misunderstood, procedure.