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Questions You Should Ask During Your Consultation

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Part One: About the Equipment

 

Equipment

What type of laser will be used?

**No matter how well trained the technician; the equipment used determines the majority of the efficacy and safety!!

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What is the brand name /manufacturer, type and wavelength of the laser?

Laser Affair Equipment:

Brand/Manufacturer:       Candela Corporation. USA
Type:                                        Alexandrite / FDA approved, Class IV medical device.
Wavelength:                          755nm

 

Knowing this enables you to compare “apples to apples” should you choose to shop around. You can also search the internet for additional information concerning the laser.

The type of laser and wavelength determines the “target” for the laser.  The most common laser targets for cosmetic procedures are water, melanin (color), and hemoglobin. The most effective target for hair reduction is melanin in the hair.

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Is this the safest and most effective equipment available for my hair and skin type?

The 755nm Alexandrite laser utilized at Laser Affair precisely targets the melanin (color) in the hair shaft, inflicting injury to the cells lining the hair follicle, inhibiting future growth, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Candela’s Alexandrite is considered the gold standard amongst the industry as the most effective laser for hair reduction for light to medium skin types. For those with darker skin types, the 1064 ND:Yag is a safer laser.

Some facilities put a “private label” on their laser.  Insist on knowing the laser manufacturer and wavelength. Be aware if this information is unknown. Run as fast as you can if the technician doesn’t know. (A good test of their knowledge)

** Although some lasers can safely treat all skin types, this does not ensure you will achieve maximum results; therefore, it is imperative to be assessed by our Laser Specialist.

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Is the equipment used a “true laser” or an IPL?

**Beware!

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is NOT a laser at all. Although filters may be used with an IPL in attempt to focus the energy and mimic the “direct beam” of a true laser. IPL’s are not capable of this. Therefore, efficacy and safety may be compromised. While IPLs can be effective for some cosmetic procedures, experience supports the more powerful, better focused, direct beam of energy, recognized from a “true laser”   as not only safer, but  substantially more effective for hair reduction.

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Is it necessary to apply a cold messy gel prior to treatment?

No. As a rule this is a condition of being treated on an IPL device. (But not always).

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Part Two: General Information

General Information

Is it guaranteed?

When treated by a skilled technician on the appropriate laser, most clients recognize 70%-98% permanent reduction; however no one can predict the exact amount or guarantee that other factors such as hormonal changes and medical considerations will not affect future growth.

If you are offered a guarantee, be sure to read the fine print!

 Usually a guarantee is merely a promise for a few additional treatments.  Consider the integrity of the facility if this was not thoroughly explained up front. 

The goal is not to have endless treatments, but to reach your individual, optimal, results with the minimal treatments necessary.

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How do you ensure my comfort during the treatment?

Our laser is equipped with DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device). This is a cooling mist of cryogen that is sprayed milliseconds prior to the laser pulse, ensuring client comfort and epidermal safety.

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What steps are taken to ensure my privacy?

The treatment room door will be locked and a privacy curtain is in place. It is an unacceptable, although common industry practice, for outside technicians to open the door and walk in during your private treatment. This will never happen at Laser Affair! Ask to see the treatment room and check this out yourself.

Laser Affair is HIPAA compliant. Your affiliation will not be discussed without your written permission.

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Does white, gray or blond hair respond to laser treatments?

Unfortunately not much! Some claim this is possible, and occasionally you may see some reduction, but beware of this promise. It is best to treat any remaining white, gray, or blond hair with electrolysis.

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Do I have to purchase the entire package or can I purchase one treatment at a time?

Although multiple treatments are required, reputable establishments should allow you to purchase just one treatment at a time and not require you to purchase multiple treatments in advance.

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If I purchase the entire package and find I do not need all the treatments, what happens to my remaining sessions?

Being multiple treatments are required, most facilities, as Laser Affair, will offer a reduced price should you choose to purchase a “package” of treatments. Being price is determined by the particular area being treated, most facilities lock you into using these sessions in the agreed upon area only. At Laser Affair, we will allow you to use any un-needed pre-paid treatments as maintenance, or you may apply this to another area of similar size.

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What are the exact parameters of the treatment area? What if I need a few pulses outside the agreed upon area?

Make sure there are no misconceptions of the agreed upon treatment area. At Laser Affair, as most facilities, these areas are very specifically defined. Should you need additional attention outside this agreed upon area, Laser Affair allows you to purchase additional laser pulses without committing to an entire area.

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Female Clients: What happens if I become pregnant during the course of my treatments?

Although it is safe to treat pregnant women, we prefer to wait until your post-partum checkup to proceed. Since treatments are timed to target the periods where hair growth is active, it may be necessary to redo some of previous treatments. No charge of course!

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How much does it cost?

A fair price is based on the value of services received. Being thoroughly informed will enable you to determine what is best for you.

At Laser Affair, we are so confident in the value of our services we designed this questionnaire for you to compare should you choose to do so. We are very passionate about our profession and welcome any additional questions. Our reputation is founded on the fact that services will only be offered following a thorough explanation, with honest ethical and realistic expectations. If we cannot safely and effectively treat you, we will gladly discuss your options and steer you in a safe direction. We value our clients and your satisfaction is our number one goal. Come experience the difference!

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At Laser Affair, we are so confident in the value of our services we designed this questionnaire for you to compare should you choose to do so. We are very passionate about our profession and welcome any additional questions. Our reputation is founded on the fact that services will only be offered following a thorough explanation, with honest ethical and realistic expectations. If we cannot safely and effectively treat you, we will gladly discuss your options and steer you in a safe direction. We value our clients and your satisfaction is our number one goal. Come experience the difference!

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15243 Amberly Dr. #10
Tampa, FL 33647
Phone (813) 440-3047

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