We know more than anyone there are lots of businesses claiming to be the best laser hair removal clinics in London.
From the small clinic at the end of your local high street to the larger international franchises in prime retail spaces in London’s most expensive shopping centres
so how can you tell which are the best and offer the best laser hair removal treatment in London for your needs ?
What makes the best laser hair removal clinic in London ?
What separates a good laser hair clinic from the best? You should look out for the following :
- Are they specialists?
- Are the staff experienced?
- Are they experienced / have the right lasers for your light / dark skin tone ?
- What technology is being used?
- Is a consultation offered?
- Do they insist on a 24hr wait after a patch test?
- Do they have good independent reviews & come recommended?
We will explore the above points in detail below. Hopefully after reading through you will be better placed to make the best decision for your treatment.
Are they Laser hair removal specialists ?
For some London clinics, it’s one of the main things they do and have built their business around, for others it’s a handy “add-on” that they are experimenting with. In a marketplace where everyone has varying prices, experience and packages, it can be hard to make sure you pick the best.
So the very first step to find the best place for laser hair removal clinic in London is to find out if laser hair removal is their main business.
Are they specialists?.
If not, this should rule out 80% of the clinics you may be considering.
A dedicated laser hair removal clinic will have better, more experienced staff who only do laser hair removal all day. They will have more experience so you will get better results and be in safer hands.
A non specialist clinic will have staff performing many treatments every day so their experience and knowledge will not be as vast.
So that is the first question to ask and with that in mind, lets move to the other things to look for (or ask about) when you’re deciding to find the best place for laser hair removal treatment.
Best Laser hair removal Experience levels
As hinted at in the introduction, the experience gap is often varied amongst laser hair providers. Some providers, such as ourselves, have undertaken tens of thousands of treatments for over a decade.
For some however, they may be offering laser hair removal for the first time since it’s become such a trendy and convenient thing to offer.
In laser hair removal, experience counts.
Many newer franchises are growing quickly and have a great demand for practitioners. They recruit straight from beauty college hoping to train inexperienced college leavers to a high standard in a short period of time. This can be done although what cannot be taught is experience.
At Premier Laser our practitioners must have a minimum of 3 years experience before working with us.
You want a practitioner who knows what they are doing, can answer all of your questions confidently and might even suggest that it’s not appropriate for your skin type if you have fair or dark skin based on previous results they’ve had.
It’s always best to go with an experienced hand rather than an untried novice. Even if the price may be lower and the have the best technology.
Top of the range technology is useless without experienced hands expertly overseeing your treatment. Powerful laser technology in inexperienced hands can put you at risk
Best laser hair removal Technology
Like experience levels, the industry has a large mix of technologies and machines. Some technologies are state of the art and at the cutting edge, some are less reliable and potentially unsafe especially if the laser was picked up second hand or cheaply on the internet. It may also not be regularly serviced or maintained or possibly faulty.
If you pick a clinic that is using out-of-date technology not only might you not get the best results but you’ll also not enjoy all the improvements to comfort, efficiency and safety that come with newer models.
Clinics that care about their customers will often invest and reinvest in the latest technology so that they can offer the very best service – even if it is likely to cost their business more.
Never be scared to ask about what technology a clinic uses so that you go away and do your own research to find out how it’s rated in the industry.
Do they offer a consultation?
It’s really important for any prospective laser hair removal virgins out there to make sure they have a consultation beforehand. Laser hair removal doesn’t always work for everyone and certain lasers are required for certain skin types.
We always recommend a free consultation in advance to make sure you’re suitable, explain what happens and go through cost options. If a clinic doesn’t offer a consultation you should always try to request one, so you are fully confident and informed about expected results, technology, safety and cost.
Furthermore, you really shouldn’t be charged for a consultation – most reputable clinics provide these free of charge. For laser hair removal if you are suitable then you will undergo a patch test. This is to test the laser on your skin.
Under no circumstances should you treatment go ahead immediately after a patch test. You must wait a minimum of 24 hours. If the clinic is happy to recommend treatment immediately after a patch test you should make your excuses and leave.
Customer reviews & Recommendations
Above all else, it’s always worth taking a look at what other customers have previously said about the clinic. Search online for laser hair removal reviews on independent platforms such as Google Reviews or Trustpilot and look for the following:
- do they have a strong rating
- do they have any negative reviews / how many?
- do they respond to reviews
The best laser hair removal clinics will usually want to rectify any negativity and work hard to resolve a poor customer experience and appreciate good reviews with feedback too.
Also speaking to your friends and family and getting recommendations as well as looking at social media will help you form a decision.
All companies will have negative reviews, do they ignore them or are the handled in a professional and caring manner.
Best Laser hair removal prices in London
If you have checked of the above points when looking for the best laser clinic then the final part to consider is the price. The lowest price usually means a clinic has taken short cuts somewhere and this may put you at risk. Best and cheapest do not normally go together. Most people understand that for a clinic to provide an exceptional world class service this will come at a price. If you are looking for the best it wont be the cheapest and if you are looking for the cheapest if wont be the best.
- cheap clinics cannot invest in the latest technology and keep it well maintained and serviced
- cheap clinics cannot afford the best experienced practitioners
- cheap clinics do not have your health and safety as a priority
Most people are happy to pay a fair price for a good service.
Lots of clinics also price match and offer attractive finance options to make treatments affordable like we do at Premier Laser
We hope you are now better placed to make the right decision for your laser hair removal treatment and hope you will find the best laser hair removal clinic in London for you
To find out more about Premier Laser hair removal services book a free consultation today.