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5 Questions to Ask Before You Get Laser Hair Removal

20 Oct 2014

If you love the idea of never needing to shave again while still enjoying the silky smooth skin that you get post-shave, laser hair removal is probably for you. Ending the monotony of shaving or the pain from waxing regularly is certainly appealing for both men and women of all ages. When you make the decision to get laser hair removal, there are a lot of choices you have for where to go, so before you commit to one place, make sure you ask these five questions.

1) Do You Specialize in Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has grown tremendously over the past decade, and there are some businesses out there who may not specialize in it, but who have decided to add it on to other services. You will often find that you get better results from a place that is dedicated to laser hair removal, focused on hiring the best and most qualified technicians who have the latest technology at their disposal. In addition, technicians who spend a significant amount of time working with laser hair removal equipment will be able to use it comfortably, safely, and effectively.

2) What Laser Hair Removal Technology Do You Use?

As more and more people become interested in laser hair removal treatments throughout the U.S., the industry is advancing to include better technology. Before you receive any treatment, talk to the company about what kind of lasers they use and ask about why they use that specific type. The best technology will provide safe and effective hair removal while maintaining the highest level of comfort possible during the process.

Wondering whether or not the treatment will hurt? See our post on how to have pain free laser hair removal

3) What Training Do Your Technicians Have?

Even the best technology is not going to give you quality laser hair removal if the technicians are not properly trained in its use. Before you commit to any treatments find out more about the training and education level of the provider, and whether they have any licenses or certifications required in your state.

4) What Treatment Regimen Do You Recommend?

Hair on your body grows at different rates and different times, which means that you will need more than a single laser hair removal treatment in order to eradicate all the hair. Because of this, you should have a clear understanding of what the treatment facility recommends for your laser hair removal regimen. Before you get started make sure you understand:

  • How many treatments they recommend in order to get the best results
  • How often you should schedule your appointments (how long to wait between appointments)
  • What hours and days the clinic is open and how easy it will be to book appointments around your personal schedule

5) What Should I Do to Prepare for My Treatment?

Laser hair removal does come with some risks, but fortunately you can minimize many of the risks by working with highly trained and qualified technicians who use the best laser hair removal technology. It’s important to follow the instructions of the technician prior to your appointment (such as avoiding sun exposure and not waxing or plucking hairs) so your skin is ready and the treatment can be effective. Check out our tips on how to prepare for laser hair removal