Summer is just around the corner and as any Miami resident knows, there isn’t enough time to worry about body hair maintenance. Even shaving and waxing can be a hassle when you’re rushing to get in some much-needed beach time after a long day at work.
Rather than deal with that, Miami residents are seeking out laser hair removal to get rid of their unwanted hair for good. Before you get started, however, make sure you’re asking your laser hair removal professional all the right questions.
This will ensure that the laser clinic you’re considering will give you the best results and that their laser technicians are educated and properly trained.
1. What Is Your Degree?
When you first meet a potential laser technician, you’ll want to know what kind of credentials they have. More than a basic laser training certificate, they should also hold some kind of medical degree. While laser hair removal isn’t an invasive procedure, it’s still important that it’s performed by someone with a vast amount of medical knowledge. This is because in order to get the best results, your laser professional will need to be able to properly analyze your skin for current conditions that could affect how your skin reacts during the process. Additionally, if a reaction does occur, it will need to be treated by a medical professional.
2. What Kind of Laser Hair Removal Professional Training Have You Had?
There are many facilities who offer laser hair removal to clients without giving their laser technicians proper training. In addition to a medical degree, a laser professional should also have completed a laser certification course. Once hired, they should then be required to attend additional training seminars provided by the laser manufacturers of the lasers being used in the clinic.
3. Which Laser Will Be Used to Perform My Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
Similar to how all laser clinics train their staff differently, they also all use different lasers. It’s important to not only know what kind of laser is being used on your skin but to research how it works on those with your skin color and skin type. The ideal laser would be one that holds the latest technology in laser hair removal and can be adjusted to your specific needs, providing you with a customized treatment.
4. Will Anything Be Provided To Relieve The Pain?
For those who are unfamiliar with the laser hair removal process, some fear that they will experience pain during their treatments. Everyone has a different threshold for pain, and if you find that yours is on the lower side, then it’s essential that you ask your Miami laser professional what they offer for pain relief. A standard practice among laser clinics is to release a cryogenic cooling spray simultaneously with laser pulses, numbing the skin and reducing discomfort. Other laser clinics might offer a numbing cream or allow you to bring in your own.
5. Could My Medication Interfere With Results?
Yes! It’s essential that you inform your laser professional what medications you are on during your consultation and prior to any of your appointments if that information changes. There are certain antibiotics, birth control brands, and topical medications that can change how your skin reacts to the laser, often leaving those who fail to mention this to their laser professionals with blisters and burns.
6. Can You Get Rid of the Lighter Hairs On My Face?
Laser hair removal technology has advanced over the past few years, so while light-colored facial hair may have been nearly impossible to eliminate years ago, that has changed. Newer lasers are able more likely to target the pigment in lighter hairs, permanently eliminating them and leaving you with smooth skin. While peach fuzz still can’t be eliminated, there is hope if you’re experiencing blonde or light brown coarse facial hair. The only way to know if you’re a candidate is to go for a free consultation and have a professional laser technician examine your hair. Be sure they’re using the most advanced laser technology otherwise, their opinion might be based solely on what they’re capable of.
7. Do You Offer Package Plans at a Lower Cost?
Laser hair removal requires several treatments in order to receive permanent results, so purchasing your treatments individually likely won’t be very cost efficient. Most laser clinics offer package plans. This allows you to purchase several sessions in advance at a cheaper cost per laser treatment. Additionally, some laser clinics also offer an overall price for complete hair removal, regardless of how many laser treatments are needed.
8. Does Your Business Guarantee Results?
Since everyone requires a different number of treatments to completely eliminate their body hair, it’s hard for even the most experienced Miami laser professionals to give new clients an exact number. An estimate can be determined based on average length of hair cycles, the area of the body being treated, and hair type but when you’ve used all of the treatments purchased in your package plan and still need laser treatments, it’s important to know who covers that cost before you get started. Some laser clinics offer one price for complete hair removal of a specific area, guaranteed for life.
9. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
On average, those seeking hair removal require between five and 10 laser treatments in order to achieve results. This depends on the area being treated as well as your natural hair color and growth cycle. The only way to know for sure how many laser treatments will be needed is to go for a consultation and see how your hair reacts to your first few sessions.
10. What is the Laser Hair Removal Process Like?
Each laser clinic should have a similar process for performing a laser hair removal treatment. It’s important that they provide you with protective eyewear to be worn throughout the entire session, regardless of what area of the body is being treated. Additionally, a pain reliever should be offered to make you more comfortable whether it be a numbing cream or the use of a cryogenic cooling spray.
Check out this video to get a better idea of what you can expect during your treatment with a Miami laser hair removal professional: