Laser and IPL hair removal: are they safe?

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04.What to look out for

While the industry remains largely unregulated the decision about who to use still rests with the consumer. Here are some tips to help you make a decision:

Ask questions what kind of training and qualifications do the staff have? Who will be doing the treatment? The ideal clinic will have medically trained staff, and a Doctor, Cosmetic surgeon or Dermatologist overseeing the treatments.

Consultation and medication The operator should conduct a full consultation assessing your skin type and hair colour. They should also check your medical history and if you are on any medication that may affect the treatment and outcome.

Don’t fall for the hard sell Don’t be seduced by sales offers and pre-pay options. While it can be an expensive treatment, you are better off in the hands of an experienced operator who will get the best results rather than pre-paying for a treatment that mightn’t work for you.

Walk away if you feel uncomfortable or they can’t answer your questions. Also if you’ve had more than four treatments with little result it might be time to go elsewhere.


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