Who can’t appreciate the benefits of laser hair removal? Ending the chore of daily shaving, avoiding the pain of waxing, and reducing the aggravation of razor burn are all wonderful reasons to elect to undergo this affordable service.
The laser hair removal industry has grown significantly over the past decade and many companies (large and small) now offer the service. But who can you trust to provide the safest, most effective treatments as well as the best technology tailored to your needs?
The fact is – all companies who perform laser hair removal are not created equal. Like most products and services, price (while certainly important) shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when choosing a company. After all, you do get what you pay for.
As the expert in laser hair removal, with more than 16 years in the industry, we at Sona MedSpa have composed a list of 7 key questions we believe you should ask us, and any other company you’re considering, before choosing your laser hair removal provider.
Regardless of which company you choose, Sona is committed to education and the belief that each and every consumer should make a well-informed decision when it comes to a medical procedure like laser hair removal.
Question 1: What percentage of your business is devoted to laser hair removal?
Why Ask? It’s important to consider the laser hair removal provider’s history and experience in the industry. Choosing a provider who does laser hair removal as a secondary service may lack the expertise needed to provide you with the safest treatments and best results. An established business devoted to providing exceptional laser hair removal results should have experienced medical staff performing your treatments with the latest technology and a guarantee on their service. Length of time in business is another great question to ask – you want to make sure they’ll be around long enough for you to complete your treatments.
Question 2: What type of laser technology do you use?
Why Ask? Like many technologies, laser hair removal is constantly advancing and improving in quality. It is important to know that, although technologies may seem similar, there are real differences in the effectiveness, comfort level and safety of the lasers used to remove hair. The price of laser hair removal treatments can also be affected by the quality of laser being used. Often times, less effective lasers (which are less costly to purchase) are being used to deliver inexpensive treatments and bring down the overall price point. Don’t settle for poor results; make sure the laser technology is equivalent when comparing price quotes.
Question 3: Who conducts the treatments?
Why Ask? In some states, medical training is NOT required to administer laser treatments. Check to make sure your treatment provider has received the appropriate training, licensure and certifications, and is receiving ongoing education around laser procedures and technologies. After all, this is a medical procedure and your health and safety should come first.
Question 4: What is the treatment regimen?
Why Ask? The effectiveness of the overall treatment can be greatly affected by the number and frequency of individual treatments. Ask about the success rate of the treatment protocol being recommended for you and how this regimen was determined to be the best. Knowing that a treatment protocol is based on sound medical advice and experience is not only reassuring, but helps you feel confident in the results you’ll see at the completion of your treatments.
Question 5? What risks are there with laser hair removal treatments?
Why Ask? With any medical procedure, there are certain risks involved. No matter how minimal the chances are, you should understand the types of reactions that could occur, the incident rate, and the procedures in place for handling adverse reactions.
Question 6? Do your advertised fees include all costs?
Why Ask? Sometimes, the price really is just too good to be true. You should be aware of any additional costs including the need to purchase additional treatments to achieve your best results. Also, ask what options or guarantees are available to you if you aren’t fully satisfied with your results.
Question 7: Will it be difficult to schedule future appointments?
Why Ask? Because laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, it is important to choose a provider who has the capacity and flexibility to accommodate your schedule. Know the hours and number of treatment rooms available to make sure scheduling future treatments will be as convenient as possible for you.
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