Laser hair removal is a popular choice for hair removal, but it’s important the procedure is done correctly and safely. With this in mind, we sat down with Veronica Denwick from Laser Hair Removal at the Bay and on Unley to ask her advice and her top tips for safe laser hair treatments.
How do you know which clinics provide the best treatment?
It’s important to make sure a clinic employs nurses who hold their laser safety certificate and have had extensive training to ensure safe treatments for clients. South Australia currently has no legislation in place to govern the laser hair removal industry so there’s no way to protect clients from potential injuries that may occur from treatments with an inexperienced practitioner.
Clinics should also provide a thorough consultation. Firstly, your skin type and hair colour should be assessed and medical history and medications that may affect treatment and outcomes should be made clear. If a clinic offers permanent hair removal, then get that in writing! It’s not possible to guarantee permanent hair removal but permanent reduction can be achieved.
How do I know if someone’s qualified? What questions should I ask?
Who will be doing your treatment?
Are they qualified?
Do they have their laser safety qualifications?
Are they qualified nurses or beauty therapists?
Ask the clinic about the type of laser they use. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is frequently advertised as a laser. IPL is not a laser. Find a clinic that uses a class 4 medical laser. The Light Sheer Diode is good for all skin types and considered to be the gold standard for laser hair removal.
Veronica Denwick has travelled extensively overseas and networks with laser leaders in the USA to seek out the best possible industry training to ensure a safe environment for her clients. If you’re considering laser hair removal, visit Laser Hair Removal at the Bay and on Unley.