Laser hair removal is a very common procedure nowadays. Its popularity rests largely on the fact that it provides a permanent hair removal solution – very few hair removal treatments offer this, and off the top of my head, I can’t think of even one.
However, just because laser hair removal is a good choice, it doesn't mean that you should just pop to the first laser clinic you find and request treatment: not all beauty salons are created equal. I forget who said that…oh yeah, me!
Still, it’s true. Some beauty salons are better than others are and it’s important to find one that works best for you. Today, I have written this article to help you find a decent hair removal salon. By understanding, what it is you should be looking for from a laser clinic, you'll be able to choose one that will work well for you. This means that they are safe, cost effective, and efficient.
1: Which Type of Laser Does the Salon Use?
There are different types of laser and they have different results. Some are better than others are. For example, IPL lasers are widely considered the best choice. They offer the perfect mix of having a relatively weak laser with a good ability to remove hair.
Weaker lasers will not provide you with as comprehensive hair removal and stronger lasers have safety issues, e.g. if it accidentally is shone in your eyes, it can burn the retina leading to vision loss.
Always use a salon that uses trained technicians, and I recommend sticking to the IPL clinics, such as the laser hair removal Bolton clinic.
2: Is the Staff Qualified?
There are no rules governing the lower end lasers, such as the IPLs, and who can use them. With the larger lasers, there are laws in place governing who can and can’t use them. Nonetheless, even with the IPL lasers, you should choose a salon that has staff trained to at least a BTEC level in laser and light treatments (or an equivalent). This just adds that extra layer of security making sure that you remain safe.
You might notice a huge different between treatment costs. For example, the laser hair removal Bolton clinic may advertise its prices at £150 for laser hair removal (I’m not sure if that’s the price, this is just an example). Another clinic might advertise £40. That means there’s a clear winner in terms of pricing…but wait…
…that £40 may cover a single session, but hair removal will require at least four sessions, but usually six. The Bolton clinic may be advertising a complete package including all treatments, whilst the other clinic is just advertising for a single session. The £40 may cost as between £160 and £240 for the full treatment course, meaning that the actually work out more expensive.
It’s important that you get a price for the complete package so that you can reasonably compare prices.
I hope that you have found this article useful. It will help you to narrow down your search when looking for a laser hair removal clinic.