We’ve had several people walk into the clinic in the last month who have had a bad experience with Laser Hair Removal at other clinics. This is disappointing because laser hair removal can have many benefits, including (but not limited to) long-lasting hair reduction, smooth skin, and convenience compared to other hair removal methods. So it’s not necessarily the laser hair that’s the problem, but that you need to be at the right laser hair removal clinic. We’ve compiled some warning signs you are at the wrong Laser Hair Removal Clinic.
1. They ask you to pay upfront
We believe every client is different and will have other hair and health conditions (like PCOS). We treat everyone as an individual. If a clinic asks you to pay upfront, they aren’t considering this. You might only need 5 or 6 treatments, and you’ve paid for 10 upfront. We take payment one session at a time. After that session, we will review your results and advise when the next session should be.
2. They don’t offer you a consultation
It’s so important to have a patch test and a consultation. This enables the laser practitioner to run through several questions, which will help them establish how to treat you and explain what results you will receive based on this. This should also warn you of any side effects you might experience (based on your skin), such as redness, swelling, or temporary skin discolouration. If they mention burns or scarring – warning signs you are at the wrong Laser Hair Removal Clinic!
3. They have an IPL machine and say it’s “Laser”
Please repeat after me an IPL machine is not repeat not a laser machine. It is not the gold standard and will not achieve the desired results. There have been many scientific studies into the efficiency of Laser Hair Removal and IPL treatments, highlighting significant and critical findings. A study published in the International Journal of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology found that after 3 treatments, hair density decreased by 58% following diode lasers and by 49% after using IPL, illustrating a more effective and quicker result using lasers.
4. You aren’t seeing results (after the first session)
If you are still waiting for the results you were expected or promised. There’s a problem. You should have been advised how your hair type or medical conditions would have affected treatment and how they would overcome these. The treatment cycle is also significant, whereas the typical time between treatments may be 6-8 weeks. This may need to be changed based on the results you are having.
5. They don’t have any qualifications or much experience:
When considering laser hair removal treatments, it is essential to thoroughly research the background of your laser practitioner before undergoing any treatment with them. At our clinic, Mina is a UK State Registered Nurse, a recognised specialist in laser treatments for unwanted hair removal. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which is of great importance when choosing a laser practitioner, and she is experienced in treating skin of colour and different nationalities.
Additionally, Razor2Laser specialises in treating clients suffering from Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome and associated Hirsutism. We support and are members of Verity, the charitable organisation which helps those suffering from PCOS. Mina is also a trained Surgical Nurse and is qualified to treat several skin lesions, such as spider naevi, skin tags (fibroepithelial polyps), milia, facial thread veins (telangiectasia), and blood spots (Campbell De Morgan).