What Questions should I ask a Laser Hair Removal Practitioner?


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Laser hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular method of dealing with the frustrating problem of unwanted and excessive body hair amongst men and women. Using laser light energy which penetrates the skin to damage the hair follicle, this procedure promises long lasting-effective results with minimal side effects.

However, there can be no doubt that complications can arise with laser hair removal and it is vital to research the practitioner to ensure that they are reputable in order to avoid an unfortunate experience. With the amount of practitioners available this can be confusing, but there are some questions you can ask to feel reassured. Firstly, discuss with the laser hair removal clinic the amount of experience that they have with laser hair removal, the number of clients they have performed on and how long they have been using the laser which will carry out your treatment. Different lasers are available for different skin types so do your homework and make sure that you are confident with the one that they offer you. Find out what preparation is required before undergoing laser hair removal and discuss anything that you need to do, or not, before treatment. Discuss whether pain relief will be available. Ask for a test patch to be carried out so that you can see the results and make sure the skin accepts the treatment easily; make sure that the person carrying out the test patch is the same one who will be doing your full procedure.

In terms of money, there are some issues which should be discussed before undergoing laser hair removal. Make sure that you are fully aware of all the laser hair removal costs involved, find out exactly how many treatments you will need to achieve best results and find out how the clinic charges. Some will use a fixed price per treatment system, others are based on the amount of laser pulses used and many charge per length of treatment – so find out exactly which method your practitioner uses. It is also a good idea to find out about the policy on missed appointments. It may also be useful to see if they offer a written guarantee for promised results. Do not be afraid to ask questions – it is essential to make sure that you understand all the risks involved before undergoing laser hair removal and any good clinic should be able to provide answers easily.