Reviews of Laser Hair Removal in Pittsburgh

Reviews of Laser Hair Removal in Pittsburgh

Research permanent laser hair removal and reduction in Pittsburgh first by reading reviews before you invest your hard earned money.

Google reviews are one of your best sources of learning about other people’s past experiences in the city of Pittsburgh. The number of reviews a center has accumulated is also very important in deciding where you should have it performed. Read our reviews by clicking the button for Google reviews on our home page of this web site and then compare to understand how we distinguish ourselves in this field. Do your homework but also consider the following after you read all of the reviews.

In Pittsburgh, laser hair removal is surrounded by significant controversy and confusion and for good reason. This field has been overrun by businessmen utilizing slick advertising and marketing techniques. Radio commercials feature celebrities and youthful bubbly female radio DJs. At the first appointment, the client encounters a well rehearsed sales pitch accompanied by “closers” who then use well established closing techniques. Easy financing and payment plans are always available.

In many laser centers in Pittsburgh and throughout the United States, physicians have been entirely excluded from franchised laser hair removal operations. Consumers are totally unaware of this and assume that some type of governmental or official credentialing body is looking out for their best interests and safety. Since laser hair removal is currently one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S., people assume that someone or some consumer advocate group must be watching out for them. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that this field entirely unregulated just like the Wild West. There is no quality control. There are no standards or guidelines. It is my firm opinion and strong recommendation that laser hair removal should always be done under the direction of a physician. When you think about it clearly, wouldn’t you really want your laser hair removal done at a board certified surgeon’s office and not at some random spa?

As a board certified physician and surgeon practicing in Pittsburgh for over thirty years, I still find it surprising how many people seek their laser hair removal services as a result of advertising with either little or no more research or thought than when buying any commodity. Advertising is so pervasive in our modern lives that most people have become immune to its effects on our purchases of goods and services. Educating the public on these powerful sales techniques and how that advertising affects this field is important in attempting to reverse this trend.

When seeking an office to have a laser procedure done, make sure there is a supervising physician and that it is done in a medical facility. Something as obvious as this is often overlooked. Research how much experience that facility has and how long it has been established. Experience of the personnel is one of the most important factors determining the success of your procedure. Our laser nurses and personnel have been performing laser hair removal for 17 years which is longer than anyone in the city of Pittsburgh. Centers with the most experience usually have the best results. Don’t assume every place is the same and that the closest and cheapest place is your best choice. Research your chosen facility’s reputation and standing in the community. Stay away from clinics located in strip malls. Above all, do your homework first. You and your skin are worth it. Laser hair removal demands extensive medical knowledge and technical ability, customized personal attention, experience for best results, and a well trained, caring and professional staff.  For more information, please call our medical office at 724-969-0600.

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.