I wish I'd Known This Before My Hair Removal Treatment
07 May, 2015
Let's be honest there certain levels of body maintenance but hair removal has to be up there as the most common and basic of any regime. We tweeze, trim, shave, wax, epilate, use removal cream, sugaring it, laser or IPL it. The list is endless with hair removal options and the latest gimmicks.
Some hair removal solutions are better than others. It’s just a matter of finding the right clinic to give you the best advice and treatment. Many people are unaware of the current issues plaguing the hair removal industry, one of the biggest issues is the lack of any regulation regarding who is buying and operating lasers & IPL machines operating in Victoria.
If you're looking at getting any laser or IPL hair removal done you will find there is a hair removal price war happening and some clinic and salons are even offering it cheaper than waxing.
The important question is why?
When you consider any decent hair removal machines can cost anywhere from around $60,000 to $100,000 depending on brand and quality, excluding operating costs, this can be out of reach financially for most beauty clinics to afford and maintain competitive prices.
Did you know you can purchase a diode laser machine for $15,000 or $100,000 and the same applies to IPL, the issue is that your hair removal results can be vastly different.
Any laser or IPL in the wrong hands can cause a magnitude of issues. Burning, blistering, poor or no results. In order to claim market share operators are also either down playing IPL or laser technology against each other.
With the lack of regulation and demand for efficient hair removal options cheaper machines that are far less superior without controlled methods of delivery have flooded the market (councils don’t check who are operating the machine, they just want to know if you are following health practices and insurance companies don’t check either). Then throw in untrained operators, a tight economy it’s a recipe for issues to arise for consumers.
Having 10+ treatments, this is not how a good laser or IPL service should be. Questions to ask next time you are considering having a hair removal treatment
- What is the brand and model of machine is being used on you?
- Who is operating the machine and what are their qualifications and experience?
Without the appropriate regulation, people have seen the potential to make alot of money by buying cheaper machines which are flooding the market thus cutting the cost to drive sales.
Then those of us with the right equipment and do the right thing have had to follow suit in order to remain competitive. Laser and IPL 10 years ago was 1000 times more expensive and there were very few places to visit for this specialised service.
Until the government receives enough complaints from consumers and claims on insurance, consumers will continue to risk experiencing scarring results from uneducated operators and bad machinery. Combine this with a tough economy, businesses are finding ways to cut costs which means consumers are the ones that will pay the ultimate price.
Make the choice to visit somewhere that cares for clientele and the relationships that are being built with 18 years’ experience, Claire Francoise Skin & Beauty Clinic can look after you. Want to find out more information or make a booking? Call 9510 6230 or Click Here to Book