Laser hair removal has become popular among most people today. This cosmetic treatment removes unwanted hair on the body using laser technology. The procedure is carried out by an experienced physician or by a licensed a medical spa specialist. While laser hair removal (an outpatient procedure) has few side effects, there are some risks including skin damage. Choosing the right laser hair removal clinic increases the odds of success for your hair removal treatment.
Know who’ll supervise the procedure.
Canada regulates cosmetic treatments including laser hair removal. As such, this treatment must be performed and supervised by a licensed doctor. Thus, you should look for a licensed clinic. Ensure that the procedure will be done or supervised by a qualified medical doctor.
The type of laser available
Establish which kind of laser will be used. Ensure that the device is an FDA-approved tool and has been specifically designed to remove unwanted hair.
Experience and credentials matter a lot
Ask your laser hair removal provider to show you his/her licensing documentation and where they operate from. Establish how long the clinic has been doing laser hair removal. He/she should be willing to tell you how many similar procedures they have performed. Establish if their technicians participate in training to equip themselves with the latest advances in laser technology.
Also, a good clinic should be a member of at least one professional organization such as the National Council on Laser Excellence and IALA.
Request for demo pictures (before and after) prior to your procedure. Many clinics have after and before images of previous patients which they should show to the prospective clients. This will give you a realistic idea of what you should expect.
Schedule a consultation with your provider
Scheduling a consultation with your prospective doctor will provide you an opportunity to ask relevant questions and seek clarifications on areas such as:
- What to expect
- How long does the process take
- The type of device to be used
- Are you are a candidate for laser hair removal procedure
- How to prepare for the procedure
Visiting your doctor’s office will give you an overview of the procedure. This makes it easy for you to plan yourself early. Most doctors offer free consultation, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling one (even if it means with more than one clinic).Make a list of questions to ask your doctor. The questions should touch on:
- Technician’s experience
- Testament you are requesting
- How to prepare for laser hair removal procedure
Determine the pricing
Don’t forget to ask about the cost of the procedure. Ask your doctor to give you a rough estimate of all sessions so as to achieve your desired results. Since some laser treatments require more than one session, get a price estimate that includes all the sessions you need to achieve the desired results.