Whether you’re coming for Laser Hair Removal at Guelph Medical Laser or a clinic near you, here are some important questions to ask your Skin Consultant/Technician:
1. Where were you trained and/or certified? Can I see your certificate/diploma?
There is not 1 standard training for Laser Technicians. Make sure their education is reputable and legit. There should be diplomas or certificates hanging on the wall. Feel free to enquire about their schooling as much as you`d like.
2. Who is the Doctor on staff? How long have you been in business?
Be familiar with the business and the residing Doctor. There should be the option to meet with the doctor before treatment begins.
3. What laser do you use for hair removal, and which is best for my skin type?
Make sure she knows about her machine and which works better on certain skin types. She should be able to articulate why one is better than the other, specifying the right one for you.
4. How many sessions will I need?
Know what you`re in for before you sign up. The average treatment number for permenant hair removal is 4-8 sessions. Ask about package deals to save a bit of money.
5. Can you treat me if I have a tan?
If they answer is yes: walk away. You cannoy preform LHR on a tanned skin, no matter how the technician justifies it. The only way to treat a tanned skin is on a very low setting with very little results.
6. Am I a good candidate?
Some types of hair make patients poor candidates for LHR. Greys, white or red hairs will not be effected by lasers. If you have very fine downy hair as well, you may not be a good candidate. Check with your Consultant.
7. How many laser hair removal treatments have you performed?
Make sure your technician is experienced, especially with multiple different skin types.
8. How many lasers are on the premises, are they rented or owned?
The more lasers they have, the greater the chances you will be treated appropiately and the safest for your skin colour and hair type. Be wary of rented machines because that insinuates they only do a few treatments a month.
9. What results should I expect?
Your technician should be able to articulate the estimated results; redness, hair loss; pain etc. Keep in mind, there are NO guarantees in this business. Everyone reacts differently to the lasers and youre results will vary from patient to patient.
10. How safe is Laser Hair Removal?
No harm in being reassure that LHR is 100% safe if preformed properly by a certified professional.
The goal in the end is to feel comfortable and confident in your technician, no matter how many questions you need to ask. We want you to feel relaxed and excited about your treatment!