Why careful consultation is important before laser treatment

Posted on 16 Jul, 2012

If you have decided to undergo laser treatment, to remove unwanted body hair or to clear up acne scars for example, you will need to have a number of consultations first.

You would be mistaken in thinking you can just call up and book an appointment, then go along and have the treatment done in one go. In fact, if a clinic offers you this option without the promise of at least one personal consultation, it is probably not the clinic for you.

The purpose of consultations before undergoing laser treatment is to determine the most effective treatment for your skin type and for your specific problem. For example, if you have booked an appointment at a laser hair removal London clinic, you will need to have a consultation beforehand to determine what will be the most effective wavelength for the laser to be set at for your specific hair colour and skin type.

Another reason why consultations are important is to make sure that the treatment will be safe and suitable for you. If you have broken or damaged skin, for example, it may not be safe for you to have laser treatment on that area. You may have to wait until the area has healed up before you can have a treatment.