What You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal Things Getting Hairy
What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal – to Avoid Things Getting Hairy
For starters, I’m older than pretty much all of the counselors and staff, who all seem fresh-faced and aglow at each and every function. That said, it’s my job to look into this stuff for you and being that it’s the thing to do (according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), laser hair removal was among the top 5 most popular nonsurgical procedures in 2013, totaling nearly 1 million treatments, I thought I’d give you some pointers before you get zapped.
See if it’s possible to test a patch of skin in the desired area, before doing the full procedure. Ask what kind of licensing the operator has and how many times they’ve performed laser hair removal on the specific area you are considering having lasered. Look for friends and doctors to give referrals rather than going with the lowest price, the most convenient location, or using a Groupon offer. Many states do not consider laser hair removal a medical treatment, and have few laws to regulate it, which means “Nancy Nohair” or whomever your trusty technician is, could simply have purchased or rented a portable machine before zapping you and your friends, who wait patiently while eating hors d’oeuvres. Further, be advised that it is most likely far safer to have this procedure performed in a licensed practitioner’s office – Ideally an aesthetic plastic surgeon's office or a dermatologist’s.
The licensing and training processes vary from state-to-state, therefore, a technician may have very little experience or training before they get their hands on your hairy parts. Ask if the operator is under the direction of a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon or dermatologist, if the facility is owned by a medical doctor, or if there is a medical doctor that is available/present during your treatment.