5 questions to help you understand whether your laser hair removal clinic is safe
Deciding you’re ready for laser hair removal is the easy part. Who doesn’t want silky, smooth skin? The hard part comes when selecting which clinic to trust with your treatments. Just like undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure, it is important to conduct your research thoroughly to ensure you are in safe hands. By asking the following five simple questions, you’ll make sure your chosen clinic is safe, professional and likely to provide the most effective treatments possible.
Has the operator undertaken a laser safety course?
At The Cosmetic Clinic, we have adopted the licensing laws that exist for laser clinic operators in Queensland, Australia. This is a much higher standard than what is currently required for laser operators in New Zealand. The Queensland Radiation Safety Act 1999 ensures that operators have a radiation safety and protection plan, purchase recognised equipment from reputable suppliers and certify clinic rooms with Queensland’s radiation safety standards. The staff who operate the lasers have to be Diploma qualified beauty therapists, undertaken a laser safety course and passed the corresponding exam, as well as having completed a minimum number of supervised practical hours before they can work unsupervised. So no matter which Cosmetic Clinic you visit, you’ll be sure to receive the best results in a safe environment.
Is the laser technician trained in Class IV in safe laser hair removal?
A qualified laser therapist should hold a Class IV in Laser Hair Removal and be able to recommend the most suitable laser settings for your complexion, hair type and body area being treated.
The Cosmetic Clinic requires all their laser technicians to attend training and receive their Class IV in Laser Hair Removal. The technicians at The Cosmetic Clinic use only medical-grade laser equipment and have undergone extensive training with our own trainers.
Is the equipment gold-standard and medical-grade?
The Cosmetic Clinic use only gold-standard, medical-grade lasers in their clinics. These lasers can treat any skin tone and nearly all hair colours with exception to white, grey, pale red and blonde.
Does the clinic offer consultations with a laser technician prior to conducting treatment?
Most reputable skin clinics will offer a complimentary initial consultation. This allows the technician or therapist to assess your eligibility for treatment and inform you of your options before committing to payment for services. The Cosmetic Clinic offers a free consultation prior to laser treatment in order to assess your skin and hair type and discuss prepping the skin for optimum results.
Have you been educated on the best pre- and post-treatment care before beginning your series?
Qualified technicians will help you properly prepare for your treatment and correctly advise how to avoid or deal with any discomfort following your treatment. You should feel comfortable asking your technicians questions before, during and after treatment – whatever it takes to make sure you are receiving the best possible service! Once you have found a clinic that ticks all of these boxes, it’s time to book! Book your complimentary consultation with a qualified laser technician at The Cosmetic Clinic today.