How to Choose a Doctor or Clinic for Laser Hair Removal

When it comes to laser hair removal, experience and expertise matters much more than convenience and price. Choosing someone who isn’t completely qualified could lead to some major skin issues, so this is a decision that you will want to consider carefully, assessing the person’s abilities, expertise, professional background, the lasers they use, the facility where the procedures will be performed, and more.

It’s important to know who will be performing the procedure because many facilities offer low cost procedures with improperly trained staff. There is more reassurance when attending a medical directed spa where the physician has medical aestheticians performing laser hair removal. Such as the case with Laser and Skin Care MedSpa where Dr. Bakken has assured through training programs, that her staff are fully qualified to avoid any complications such as scarring or burns. Having your services done at a recognized medical spa also insures that if you have any side effects that a physician is available to help you.

The thoughts and experiences of others is also an important component in choosing a clinic for laser hair removal. Red Deer men and women should take the time to do some research. Many doctors’ websites will have information on the procedure, how the procedure is performed in their facility, their background and certification. The Provincial College of Physicians & Surgeons can also be contacted to confirm if a physician is in good standing and that there are no license restrictions.

You can also check out dedicated medical review websites, which will have unbiased reviews from past and present clients.

Laser Type Matters

In the mid-1990s, when the first laser was FDA approved for hair removal, it was only effective with lighter skin tones. That, however, has changed, and lasers are now designed to find the melanin in the hair follicle or the skin’s pigment. That said, the lasers can’t tell the difference between the melanin in the hair and the melanin in the skin, which is where the physician’s expertise comes in.

There are now several types of lasers that a physician can choose from, and they must have experience and extensive training to be able to determine which combination of lasers works the best for every unique skin tone. The Laser Team at Laser and Skin Care MedSpa can discuss the type of lasers and the reason for choosing a particular one for you.

If you’re currently doing some research into laser hair removal in the Red Deer area, call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bakken’s team at Laser and Skin Care MedSpa, The Consumer Choice Winner for Top Dermatology Clinic for 2016 and 2017!