The Importance of Credentials and Certifications Checks of Potential Medical Treatment Providers

Some of you may have heard recently about a Florida woman who was treated for severe burns following laser hair removal treatment. Understandably, many of you may have gotten nervous or fearful of the risks involved in laser hair removal treatment.  At Laser Lights, we understand that the potential for complications is inherent with any medical procedure.  However, we can offer some simple advice to ensure that you are minimizing (or eliminating) these risks and getting the best care and laser treatment possible.

Everyone wants the best possible care when it comes to medicine. Who can blame them? Of course anyone contemplating medical treatment for something would want the most qualified individuals to apply and monitor their treatment. The best way to make sure that you are in the hands of someone who is qualified to care for you is to review their credentials.   Here are several steps that are vitally important in choosing a specialist for any laser cosmetic treatment:

  1. Ensure that the technicians and physician are licensed to administer the treatment you are pursuing.
  2. Ask to see a copy of the institutions’ insurance coverage.
  3. If you are having a laser procedure performed, make sure that the facility’s lasers have been calibrated to prevent over-exposure of skin.
  4. Ask questions.  Make sure your laser center and laser technician have the proper laser equipment and experience to address your needs and skin type effectively.

Laser Lights’ patients can rest assured that we are qualified to perform all procedures that we offer. Under the guidance of Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. David Whiteman (Southern Plastic Surgery), we can promise you that all personnel are fully authorized to perform their duties. As a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery that has performed over 55,000 laser procedures since 1999, Laser Lights is dedicated to patient satisfaction.  Whether you’re receiving tattoo removal, laser hair removal, or microdermabrasion, you can be sure that it will be done with the highest attention to care by the highest qualified of individuals.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions, and remember that preventing laser treatment complications begins be thoroughly researching your prospective provider before you let them treat you.