As a laser technician, you’ve probably heard all sorts of horror stories from your clients about their previous hair removal experiences. In many cases, these mishaps could have been easily avoided if the client had only known better. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the 7 most common hair removal mistakes that your clients are likely to make in 2022.
Keep reading to find out what they are and how you can help your clients avoid them!
#1: They opt for clinics that use substandard equipment or cheap laser devices
In an effort to save money, some clients will choose to go to laser hair removal clinics that use low-quality equipment or even counterfeit laser devices. This is a mistake for several reasons. First, the results are often disappointing. Second, there’s a risk of side effects like skin irritation and burns. It’s important to raise awareness among your clients about the importance of choosing a reputable clinic with qualified staff and high-quality laser devices.
#2: They forget to remove makeup prior to treatment
Makeup can interfere with the laser’s ability to target the hair follicles, so it’s important that your clients remove all makeup before their treatment. If they arrive with makeup on, politely ask them to remove it or offer to do it for them.
If removing their makeup is not an option, you may need to reschedule the appointment.
#3: They forget to shave
Clients are not always aware of the need to shave before a laser hair removal treatment – granted, it probably sounds counterintuitive. Shaving the treatment area before laser hair removal ensures that the laser can target the hair follicles more effectively and will avoid any risk of overheating or burns so it’s always worth mentioning this to clients when booking their appointment and requesting they shave beforehand.
#4: They don’t avoid the sun
Laser hair removal can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, which is why clients need to avoid sun exposure before and after their treatment. If a client is planning to go on a beach holiday or spend time outdoors, advise them to schedule their laser hair removal appointments to allow enough time for their skin to recover before their trip.
In the days leading up to the treatment, tell your clients to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. And, after the treatment, instruct them to apply sunscreen and wear protective clothing when they’re outside.
#5: They fail to follow aftercare guidance
After a laser hair removal treatment, it’s important for clients to follow the aftercare instructions that you give them. These may include avoiding sun exposure, using sunscreen, and applying a soothing lotion to the treatment area.
If your clients don’t follow these instructions, they’re more likely to experience side effects, so be sure to go over the aftercare instructions with them before they leave the office and stress the importance of following them.
#6: They don’t follow through with the full course of laser treatment
One of the most common mistakes that clients make is not completing their full laser treatment schedule. Naturally, laser hair removal requires multiple sessions for it to be effective, and each session builds on the last.
If a client only comes in for one or two sessions, they’re likely to be disappointed with the results. Not only that, but they’re also more likely to experience side effects like skin irritation and ingrown hairs. It’s crucial that they commit to coming in for their follow-up appointments if they want to see the desired outcome.
So, if you have a client who’s considering skipping out on their remaining sessions, do your best to remind them of the importance of completing the treatment.
#7: They don’t disclose their medications to their technician
Certain medications can make the skin more sensitive to laser hair removal, so it’s important for clients to disclose any medications they’re taking before the treatment. This includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as vitamins and supplements.
Be sure to double-check this during the consultation and if the client is taking any of these medications, you may need to adapt the treatment plan accordingly.
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In order to avoid any of these common mistakes, be sure to educate your clients on what they need to do before and after their laser hair removal treatment. By doing so, you can help them experience the best possible results.