Do Your Homework on the Internet before Starting Laser Hair Removal

Do Your Homework on the Internet before Starting Laser Hair Removal

Don’t get “burned” by laser hair removal franchises or spas not based in Pittsburgh. They are run by businessmen with no medical background offering low cost deals but their goals are to meet sales quotas for bonuses.

At our  laser hair removal medical office, you don’t have to worry about long term binding contracts or fine print because there are none. Just medical advice from the most experienced laser hair treatment medical office in Pittsburgh. As a physician, I am very proud of my reputation in the community and I look forward having you come to my office where I have practiced for 28 years.

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure which requires a physician to be present to optimize the results and ensure safety.  People really must do their homework and research before beginning laser hair removal treatments.  Laser hair removal facilities are not all the same. Lately, businessmen have taken lasers into attractive looking business fronts and spas.  Unfortunately these places are run by business majors in college who have franchised laser hair treatment using intense marketing strategies. Unknowing patients (or clients to these firms) often do not recognize that their initial consultation involves a well rehearsed hard sell with time limits to purchase. Please refer to our web site for links to these real life tragedies where many people often have had buyer’s remorse after realizing that they have signed a binding long term legal contract from which they are locked in and cannot escape. Credit cards and financing are available which make it more enticing to some but the interest charged is not included in the contract making it seem deceptively affordable. Packages where some of the treatments are defined as “touch ups” are often not completely covered in their plan. A needlessly large number of treatments are typically required in the contract but are unnecessary. And to top it off, the fine print often includes that tanning will void the contract! However, if you tan you still are required to continue making the payments. Another point that should be stressed about laser hair removal is the safety concern. Beware that  fly-by-night franchise chains often have inexperienced personnel whom they have trained themselves so beware of the risk of “laser hair removal gone wrong” with complications or wasted money from ineffective treatments.

Again, please do your homework and be an informed consumer before walking into a potential minefield. Start by reading our Google Reviews on our website and our competitor’s reviews. At the Happel Laser & Vein Centre, we do not require or ask you to sign a contract. We are not a chain. A customized medical laser treatment plan will be carefully explained to treat your particular areas of concern. We use the latest true Alexandrite lasers, the most effective lasers for hair removal, not laser-like machines that are not as effective and that’s important.   Call us at 724-969-0600 to find out more or let us answer your questions.


About The Author

Dr. John Happel

Dr. John Happel has been in practice as a surgeon since 1986 in the Pittsburgh region. He specializes in vascular surgery and has subspecialized in the treatment of varicose and spider veins since 1999. Dr. Happel is board certified in vascular surgery and recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. He was chosen in 1985 to fulfill the position for the vascular surgical fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic.

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