Dr. John Happel | Nov 18, 2018 | 0
Laser Hair Removal Questions Never Asked – Kindasortanoreally!
To Laser or Not to Laser – That is the First Laser Hair Removal Question
Some laser hair removal questions are never asked.
Sometimes things that people don’t even consider are extremely important in regards to laser hair removal.
One of the most important laser hair removal questions is – should I even consider doing laser hair removal in the first place?
If you have dark hair and your skin is light in color, you are the perfect candidate. Although darker skin individuals can be treated with special lasers, the results aren’t as good.
The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to come for a free consultation for an evaluation by an expert in the field.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
People read that laser hair removal is permanent and then stop listening. Listen carefully to what I am going to say. Then stop and take a minute to think about it.
Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction. It is not permanent hair removal. With each treatment, about 15-20% of the treated hairs will be reduced in number.
Since hair grows in cycles, it takes multiple treatments for the hair to be reduced enough to satisfy most people. As the area is treated there are less hairs but they are also much finer. The few remaining hairs are very easy to handle.
Maintenance is required for most people but the results are long lasting.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Most people don’t even consider asking this one.
They assume that since spas offer it, the safety issue never even comes up. However, because of its popularity and increasing demand, laser hair removal is being offered in places by inexperienced and unqualified technicians who should not be allowed to touch a laser.
Dr. Tina Alster, a respected dermatologist and renowned laser specialist said,
“There’s a perception by the public that anybody can do this. People need to remember, it’s not the laser doing the work, it’s the operator.”
“Not a week goes by that I don’t see a complication from a laser.”
People don’t assume that there is laser hair removal risk. Most people are much more concerned about the price.
Training requirements, licensing, and regulations regarding laser hair removal vary from state to state. Only a few states have any legislation at all to protect patients.
Here in Pennsylvania, there is practically no regulation at all for laser hair removal!
You must be your own advocate when researching the qualifications of a laser hair removal facility. The government does not have your back (or any another area where you have unwanted hair).
Is it OK to Have Laser Hair Removal in a Nail or Hair Salon?
That doesn’t even sound right.
This is an easy one to answer but many people have become immune to how ridiculous it is because it is being offered and done in these kinds of places more frequently.
It is closely related to the previous question but it has to be asked in these specific terms.
Laser treatments are medical treatments.
Laser procedures are not just beauty treatments. They should not be done in a beauty salon for your safety.
Don’t ever assume that just because someone is walking around with a white coat on that they are qualified to operate a laser. Don’t assume that they are doctors or are even trained in the medical profession.
The companies that make the lasers issue certificates. These fake diplomas are practically worthless. That verifies that someone from the laser company has traveled to the place where the laser is being offered. They only did an in service on the use of the laser.
That kind of phony certificate is very deceiving.
The certificate looks like a diploma.
Physician’s offices with decades of experience are the safest places to have the most effective and long lasting hair removal results.
The following questions must be asked.
- Always ask if the doctor is on site (in the building) during your laser hair removal treatment.
- Ask if the medical doctor will be immediately available in case there are any issues or complications.
- Make sure that they review your medical history.
- Make sure that they treat you like the patient (not guest or customer) that you are – whenever you have a laser treatment.
Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
I saw a recent review about one of our competitors. They stated,
“I wanted to get rid of my hair through laser hair removal, but it grew on me.”
With the wrong laser, with the wrong laser settings, or in inexperienced hands, you results will suffer.
And so will your wallet. Laser hair removal is not cheap. Lasers are expensive to buy and to maintain. The maintenance agreements cost about $9000 per year. The lasers are about ten times that amount.
Do you want to take the chance of paying a minimum of $100 per treatment and then have it not work?
Make sure you have researched the laser and the experience of the facility where you consider having your laser hair removal before you walk in for that free consultation.
At our laser medical office, you will get great results. With our state-of- the-art, latest lasers the results are truly amazing.
Our prices are fair because we do not push unnecessary procedures that you will experience in other offices.
Can Laser Hair Removal Help to Prevent Body Odor?
Bikini and underarms are the most common places that women request to have laser hair removal.
Perspiration is a great culture media for bacteria. Bacteria grow where in places on your body that are warm and moist.
By removing unwanted hair either under your arms or in the bikini area, bacteria can no longer grow on the hair follicles. There is simply less area for smelly bacteria to grow.
Laser hair removal will not affect your sweat glands.
Laser hair removal is a great medical advance.
Lately, unqualified and inexperienced laser operators are offering it in nail and beauty salons.
Ask the right laser hair removal questions before you commit to signing a long-term contract that is pushed by these types of outfits.
Many of these places are fly-by-night.
They are unreliable.
Many laser hair removal franchises have gone bankrupt and have filed for bankruptcy protection from their creditors.
These places hit and run.
Seek out an experienced doctor’s office to have your laser hair removal performed safely.
You will save money in a doctor’s office when the treatments produce the results that you expect.
Happel Laser repeatedly has been voted the best laser hair removal office in Pittsburgh for good reason. Our reputation is beyond reproach. Our customer service is beyond compare and truly extraordinary.
Our patient’s reviews are genuine and applaud our mission of excellence.
Please read our other articles on this web site to learn more.
Call us at 724-969-0600 or click here to get a free consultation from true medical experts in the laser field.