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Burns and side effects from laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation
Hypo pigmentation (decreased skin colour) The opposite of hyper pigmentation, lightening the skin. Normally only a temporary side effect.
Infection is rare in a professional clinic.
Burns, scarring and blindness. Is much more likely if the laser operator isn't fully trained or unsafe equipment is used. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific advice to help your case. Everyones skin is different and a pre-treatment patch test is used to check that the right laser and settings are used to offset any side effects, such as burns, during treatment. A full medical history should be taken prior to any treatment being offered to exclude any problems.
Laser cost comparison
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Looking for a safe laser clinic?
Take time to find the most professional clinic. Clinics who still prioritise safety are more likely to be fully trained and have relevent experience. To give you maximum value per treatment your laser clinician will be using the highest safe energy level (fluence) to the treatment area after assessing your hair and skin type. For example if you have fair skin fluencies can be used from 25 to 40 J/cm² for darker skin types 10 to 20 J/cm². A cowboy clinic will be more likely to treat everyone at the same low level. They may not burn anyone but neither will they stand much chance of providing good long term hair removal results once you have visited them for the usual 6 to 8 treatments at great cost.
WhichLaserClinic.com was the first registry since deregulation to check clinics met safety criteria through independent safety experts, Laser Protection Advisor (LPA), and awarded a certificate to all clinics who passed and were listed. Since the start of 2014 we have stopped this requirement and are opening registration to all laser and IPL clinics. The reason for this was that there were too few checked clinics to provide a nationwide service on our site, also we want clinic testimonials to ascertain the current state of the industry.
Laser hair removal in London
Clinics offering laser hair removal in London should be amongst the safest in the land as legislation is in place to carry out safety testing but Special Treatment Licences issued under the London Local Authorities Act 1991 are not being enfoced. We contacted over 50 London clinics and not one responded with evidence of being checked. The Special Treatment Premises Code of Practice will require that a certificated Laser Protection Advisor (LPA) is used to produce local rules and provide ongoing support and advice.
We believe the reason Borough Safety Officers are not inspecting clinics is down to usual cuts in public spending. This, however, does not appear to be totally about money as the legislation is in place, codes of practice have been written.
People that we currently trust to check laser clinics in London are;- 1) Care Quality Commission, who still check surgical laser clinics 2) Laser Protection Advisors 3) Trained Local Authority Safety Officers.