Whether we like it or not, laser technology is here to stay. The world is fast appreciating the goodness of lasers, especially in hair removal. Since there is a growing market for technology, many health care clinics and cosmetologists have decided to tap into the available market.
However, not every facility that promises a safe laser skincare process can deliver on that promise. So before you part with your money, you should do your due diligence until you’re convinced that you have made the right choice.
We’ve put together a few tips on how you can make an informed choice of a Laser Skin Clinic and get value for your money.
- Investigate the kind of laser machine the clinic uses
There are different grades of lasers – beauty grade, IPL machines, and medical-grade lasers. The beauty grade and IPL machines can be used for laser skincare purposes. However, they don’t produce or guarantee permanent results like medical-grade lasers.
Getting more information about the equipment used by a laser clinic is paramount in your decision making.
- Qualification or training
As you can gather, no just anyone should operate medical grade lasers. To master these lasers, it requires a large amount of practice and suitable training from a qualified person. Any person who administer a Class 4 laser apparatus in Australia must hold an appropriate laser licence. This qualification ensures that at a minimum, the laser operator has had appropriate laser safety and infection control experience. There is a 2-step process to gain a full laser licence, which includes:
- Trainee laser licence (the operator is able to commence on-the-job training where they can maintain a log book and must be supervised)
- Full laser licence (when the operator is deemed competent by the licensed supervisor and is to perform treatments safely and without supervision)
- Consider the cost
Laser treatments are expensive. The price you pay depends on the equipment in use. If you get a considerably cheap offer, there is a high chance that you will be treated with cheap equipment. Let’s say, what you get is what you pay for.
Cheap laser treatment could cost you more in the end because you may have terrible results or worse still, no improvement. You also risk having blisters and burns at the end of the procedure. Make sure that you choose a clinic with a transparent pricing system.
Standard clinics also offer treatment packages that involve free treatment rewards. They will also have a corporate discount when you negotiate with them or refer to a friend. This will help you to save some money on your treatment.
There is nothing to worry about if the clinic you choose offers all these options. Now that you know how to choose a good laser skin clinic from the dozens of them around you. The next thing is to schedule a consultation to find the right treatment plan.