How To Get A Good Deal on Laser Hair Removal
If you are planning to get laser hair removal done, then you should visit several treatment centers and find out as much as possible about the treatments offered by each one. Laser treatments can be expensive, so it makes sense to get the best deal you can. Here are five things to watch out for and think about when choosing a treatment center.
1. Who will do the treatment?
Ask whether the treatments will be carried out by a doctor, or an experienced technician. If a technician will be doing the treatments, ask whether a doctor will be supervising the process. While not all states require that a doctor be present when the treatment is carried out, you should choose a provider that does this. Laser treatments are generally safe, but things can go wrong if the laser is not set up properly of if your skin is sensitive to the treatment.
2. What sort of laser will be used?
There are several different kinds of lasers that are available, and different lasers are suited for different skin types. For example, people with dark skin respond best to the YAG laser. Ask the clinic if the laser is FDA-approved. Research the laser type yourself so that you can come to an informed decision.
3. Do you have before and after photos from recent patients?
A lot of clinics use before and after photos to help customers come to an informed decision about whether the treatment will suit them. A set of before and after photos will let you see the potential results for your laser treatment. If the clinic does not keep before and after photos, ask if you can speak to a past patient and have them tell you what they thought about the laser treatment.
4. What sort of payment plan do you offer?
Laser hair removal sessions can be quite expensive, and it is likely that you will need multiple sessions to completely stop hair growth. Find out how much the treatment will cost, and come to a payment arrangement before you book your first session. Some clinics will let you pay in installments if necessary, and offer a discount if you pay in advance.
5. How many sessions will I need?
While no-one knows exactly how your skin will react to the treatments, the clinic should be able to give a best-guess for whether you will need a lot of treatments or just a couple. Get a quote for a “package” that will include all the treatments they expect you to need.
If a clinic says that they think that you will need a lot of treatments because of your hair color or skin color, then they are probably right. People with dark skin or very light hair tend to respond poorly to laser treatment. It may be that electrolysis would be a better option for you, or that another clinic which uses a different kind of laser may get better results.