(Revised and Updated in February 2020.) As we treat over 1000 people a month at our Leeds clinic, we increasingly see people coming in to see us who have suffered burns as a result of inexpert practitioners or cheap equipment elsewhere.
Following on from our popular article advising how to choose a good laser hair removal clinic, we advise you on what to do next if you’ve just had a bad experience with your laser treatment.
This is not a subject that most people want to talk about. Unfortunately, it is a very common experience when unqualified, inexperienced practitioners using cheap or replica lasers and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) machines carry out treatments such as laser/IPL hair removal.
The selection of an experienced and qualified laser practitioner is detailed more under “Operators” in our A-Z of Laser Hair Removal.
In short, if you are offered laser or IPL hair removal treatments without having a series of test patches carried out in advance, do not go ahead with treatment – look at other providers. [Read more…] about Burns, IPL and Laser Hair Removal – A Patient’s Guide – UPDATED 2020