The elephant in the room!
In NSW, there are no regulations when it comes to using a laser or operating a laser business. This means that anybody can call themselves a laser therapist, regardless of their experience, their knowledge of skin or qualifications.
At Laser Effect Your Skin Your Life, as a part of our duty of care to you, we have chosen to follow interstate regulations on Laser Safety, where other state governments have enforced high standards to follow, ensuring your safety when undergoing laser treatments. So it’s not just about being a beauty therapist, using a laser safely, requires more than a beauty diploma.
Our duty of care
Each of our therapists are certified and qualified in Laser Safety and understands the physics of light and how these wavelengths interact with skin tissue to achieve a desired result.
We are well aware of the risks involved with using high powered, Class 4 lasers and use our training, knowledge and years of experience to minimize these risks.
To ensure your safety, all of our treatment therapists are highly trained in dermal therapies and have a strong understanding of skin anatomy and physiology and know how to relate this to your laser treatments.
Using a laser safely requires education, experience and knowledge greater than what can be achieved simply by staff members, teaching fellow staff members, as employees come and go.
At Laser Effect, We place great emphasis on seeking outside education with accredited training schools, no only once in our career but as a regular and long-term commitment to always providing you with the very best of care.
To further ensure your safety, at Laser Effect Your Skin Your Life, we have a nominated safety committee dedicated to:
- Ensuring our equipment is in top, safe performing condition, checked and maintained to the highest standards on a daily basis.
- Regular servicing and maintaining of our equipment using genuine parts for all internal mechanisms instead of cheap, non-genuine imports that compromise the efficacy of your laser treatment.
- Making sure our rooms and treatment areas adhere to the highest standards for laser safety and your hygiene.
- Regular ongoing training to ensure our knowledge of laser therapy standards is up to date.
How can you ensure your safety when looking for a laser clinic?
You as a client have every right to ask questions about the qualifications of your therapist and the experience that they have had.
A qualified therapist will welcome any questions and can confidently assist you in the process of deciding whether laser is right for your needs.
Before you begin your laser treatments, make sure you are given a complimentary consultation and test patch. Jumping straight into a laser treatment without first having a test patch could put you at risk of more adverse reactions and side effects.
Your consultation is an important part of your laser treatments.
During your Laser Effect Consultation your therapist will give you information on how to look after your skin before and after your laser treatments.
Even if you’ve had treatments elsewhere, we will still always go through our consultation process as our duty of care to you.
We’ve realised that not all laser providers cover everything you need to know in order to have safe treatments and effective results so our consultation put’s us both on the same page with expectations and results.
It is important that you let us know if you are taking any medications or supplements as these can influence your treatments and affect how the laser works on your skin. We will discuss the best course of treatments for your needs, assess and measure your skin colour before proceeding to a test patch. We will also be able to give you the most accurate quote for your personal treatment needs.
What is involved with a laser test patch?
A test patch to the areas you wish to treat should be undertaken before you commence your laser treatments. Depending on your skin type, the time between having a test patch and beginning your treatments can vary from 24 hours up to two-three weeks.
When we do a test patch, we are looking for how your skin responds to laser and to indicate any potential side effects that could occur. These side effects may not be evident until a few days up to a few weeks later.
A test patch also gives you the opportunity to see how the laser feels and experience the treatment without making an on the spot, rushed decision.
If you are considering laser hair removal, we invite you to experience Laser Effect Your Skin Your Life for a complimentary, no obligation consultation.