If you are looking to invest in laser hair removal, deciding which laser hair removal clinic to use is not necessarily an easy task. For many other purchases, some quick web-based comparisons to look for the best deal might be the best way to decide. But when it comes to laser hair removal services, there are many factors that could have a massive impact on your result and experience.
So, what factors to consider when choosing a new laser hair removal clinic? We consider some factors that we think are important below.
Your chosen Laser Hair Removal Clinic should be honest
Laser hair removal performed with high-end medical grade technology can deliver truly amazing results. It is not, however, magic.
There are some areas that are always difficult to treat effectively in a finite number of treatments for example female facial hair, particularly on South Asian women.
When you visit a clinic for your consultation, if they seem honest with you about the results that you can expect from your treatments and don’t promise the world, this could be a good sign that it is a trustworthy clinic.
Your chosen Laser Hair Removal Clinic should have a License, Training and Insurance
Treating people’s skin with lasers if not done with absolute care can be a risky business. Use a clinic that is licensed by the Local Authority or registered with the CQC and is fully insured.
Practitioners should have training which is kept up to date and ideally experience in treating lots of clients of different types.
Your chosen Laser Hair Removal Clinic should show professionalism
If a clinic and its lasers are maintained and serviced to good standards, this is likely to show when you visit the clinic. It would be expected that everything is clean, very organised and uncluttered.
Lasers should also be serviced by the manufacturer under contracts as substandard servicing can massively impact energy outputs delivered.
Your chosen Laser Hair Removal Clinic should have a number of different staff/practitioners
Laser hair removal can often be a little nerve-wracking or worrying to have. It can also be on intimate or private parts of the body or a client can feel embarrassed about facial or body hair. For example, at Mimi Laser Clinic, we find that many women feel embarrassed about facial hair to the chin or neck area despite this being an extremely common area for women to experience hair growth.
If you are able to find a clinic that does not have a large staff and does not have a high staff turnover, with lots of staff leaving and new staff joining on an apparently regular basis, this is a massive advantage. You are likely to feel more comfortable more quickly, you will not have to expose any private, intimate or embarrassing areas to various people. It also means that you can build up a relationship with your practitioner; they see your skin, hair and growth at each treatment and can best advise you as you proceed through a course of treatments.
Your chosen Laser Hair Removal Clinic should have medical-grade Technology
Having medical grade technology for performing treatments is an absolute must. The gold standard for laser hair removal for lighter skin types (Caucasian, White or pale olive) is Alexandrite 755nm and the gold standard for darker skin types (Olive, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Black) is Nd:YAG 1064nm. There are different brands/manufacturers that produce these two laser types.
Your chosen Laser Hair Removal Clinic should be affordable
Naturally, for you to be able to become a client of any clinic, the prices should be affordable to you and not out of your reach financially. This does not necessarily mean the absolute cheapest available though. There are many anecdotal reports of clinics under-treating clients which would mean a lot more treatments required in the end, therefore, increasing your total spend.
Your chosen Laser Hair Removal Clinic should be flexible
Being willing to offer you different options and not trying to force or steer you down one particular treatment path is also a good sign of a trustworthy clinic that is looking for the best solution for their clients rather than pushing a particular sales strategy. Clinics should be equally willing to offer courses of treatments as well as single treatments and offer you available options so that you can make an informed decision about what is best and most manageable for you.
We hope you find the right laser hair removal clinic for you! If you have any questions, feel free to book in for a no obligation consultation where everything can be discussed.