How Do I Find the Best Facial Laser Hair Removal in Pittsburgh?

How Do I Find the Best Facial Laser Hair Removal in Pittsburgh?

How can you be sure you’ve selected the best laser hair removal office?

7 tips on how to choose the best facial laser hair removal office in Pittsburgh.

1.  The following statement is the most important advice that you can receive when you are considering laser hair removal on your face. That is why it tops this list of tips.

Choose the place where the actual laser technician has the longest experience specifically doing laser hair removal in Pittsburgh (17 years).

Someone with the longest hands on experience has the highest chance of giving you the results that you want.

Laser operators have different levels of experience. Many places have multiple laser operators with different levels of experience and training.

Chances are that at most places you will be bounced around to the available laser tech on most days.

Can you be sure that you will get an effective and safe treatment each time?

Our advice into go to a laser office where the same trusted laser technician will see and treat you each and every time.

2.  Avoid laser hair removal clinics that use high-pressure tactics.

A doctor’s office does not employ marketing or sales people while national chains do.

Where do you think you are more likely to be pressured into signing a long-term contract that you cannot cancel?

3.  Remember that you’re dealing with your face.

Some people take it for granted that complications can’t occur.

It never crosses their minds. Know the risks of laser hair removal.

That’s a no brainier.

Remember facial laser hair removal complications like pigmentation problems, burns, scars and ineffective treatments can occur.

An experienced doctor’s office is the safest place to have laser hair removal on your face.  However, for most people, cost is the primary concern. Safety is often ignored.

4.  Do research ahead of time to see if they use a true laser.

Some so-called lasers aren’t real lasers at all.

Beware of intense pulsed light machines. They are advertised as lasers but are not. These laser-lite machines are not as effective as actual lasers.

5.  Go to a laser hair office where the cost is fair and reasonable.

You really don’t want to cheap out when it comes to facial laser hair removal.

At the same time, you don’t want to pay more than you have to in order to get the best laser hair removal results at an affordable price.

Go to a place that doesn’t pay for relentless and expensive radio advertising.

That advertising expense will be added to your laser hair removal treatment cost.

6.  Beware of sketchy Groupons for laser hair removal.  Groupons are great if you want a free sandwich or a latte but when it comes to medical treatments, use your head.

You can sense that something is not right when you go to a suspicious pseudo medical place for your medical laser procedure. These types of places don’t discuss the risks with you. They may be more desperate for your business. They tell you whatever it takes to get you to sign up.

7.  Heed this financing tip for laser hair removal on your face.

Our advice is simply do not finance it. After all, laser hair removal for your face is a luxury.

You shouldn’t put yourself in a stressful financial position if you cannot afford it.


1.  What if you don’t like it?

2.  What if it doesn’t work on your specific hair color or your skin type?

3.  What if the place goes out of business (as American Laser Skincare did)?

Don’t finance for a package because you may not need all of the treatments.

Everyone has different amounts of facial hair.

Why pay for what you may not need?

In other words, avoid long-term contracts that keep you locked in.

You don’t want to be stuck if you are unhappy with your laser treatments for any reason.


Laser hair removal on your face is an investment.

With facial laser hair removal, safety should be a major concern.

Choose an experienced doctor’s office.

We recommend that you choose an office with one laser technician.

Choose the one at our office who has the longest experience doing laser hair removal in the city of Pittsburgh.

Do a gut check if what you are being offered seems suspicious.

Chiropractors, physical therapists, and random spas are offering laser hair removal where the laser technician has never even seen the supervising doctor.

Unrelenting up-selling is definitely part of the “deal”.

Lasers, laser maintenance costs, and laser insurance policies aren’t cheap. I

If your laser cost sounds too good to be true, trust us, there will be a catch.

Beware of all bargain coupons for medical and laser hair removal procedures.

Especially on your face.

You have to understand there are risks with laser treatments on your face. Laser hair removal is not like getting a microdermabrasion or a pedicure. After all, your face is the first thing that people see.

Choose a well-established doctor’s office with a stellar reputation.

Choose an office that specializes in laser hair removal. A doctor’s office is your safest laser environment.

Effectiveness has to be considered and not just cost alone. Results should be your first priority.

Don’t fall for advertising and marketing hype. The places that advertise are by default the most expensive. Those costs of advertising have to be wrapped up in your costs.

If your hair is dark, we have the ideal laser for you.

We are open evenings for your convenience.

We’ll leave the laser on for you!

Call us at 724-969-0600 or contact us here to learn more.

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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