Laser Back Hair Removal Rookie Mistakes

Laser Back Hair Removal Rookie Mistakes

The First Mistake is Choosing the Wrong Place

Do some research before you walk in for your initial consultation. One of the biggest regrets that men have after laser back hair removal is that they didn’t take the time to research the laser facility.

Is it a doctor’s office?

How many years have they been specializing in laser back hair removal?

For men in Pittsburgh with unwanted back hair, if you’re thinking about laser hair removal, remember … it’s not a sure thing. recently placed Happel Laser & Vein Centre at the top of their list of the best places to have laser hair removal in Pittsburgh.

Do They Use an Alexandrite Laser or Something Inferior?

Beware if you are treated somewhere with the wrong laser settings or if the laser is not the best for your skin type/color. The wrong laser in the wrong hands could lead to a disaster. At the very least, that combination can mean wasted and expensive treatments that don’t work.

The perils that await you might not just be ineffective results. With the wrong laser or in some cases even if the right laser is used but it is in the wrong hands, the outcome could be burns, scarring, pigmentation or darkening of the skin. Sometimes even a paradoxical growth resulting in even more hair than you had before you started can occur if it is not done correctly.

Choose a Physician’s Office

At our physician’s office, we utilize the best, most advanced and latest Alexandrite lasers for hair removal available in the world today. Our laser professionals and nurses have the most experience in the city of Pittsburgh performing laser hair removal.

That means a lot in terms of obtaining optimum results with the least amount of treatments.

Experience correlates strongly with great results. Inexperience often leads to complications or at the very least not getting the maximum amount of hair reduction that you should.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

At most laser centers in Pittsburgh where the work done outside of a doctor’s office, there is actually no oversight at all. After an initial short training course which lasts only a few weeks, an operator is let loose on the unsuspecting public.

These workers are left to train and advise future laser operators which can lead to disastrous results. Where these places really shine is in their ability to sell and their sales expertise.

Beware of the hard sell and expensive packages that are pushed at med spas and laser chains that advertise heavily on the radio where there are no doctors on-site.

You need to have direct physician supervision by a doctor who is in the building should questions or problems arise. Also remember that those very expensive advertising costs at laser chains will be included into your final fee quote.


To avoid laser back hair removal rookie mistakes, choose a doctors office for laser safety and efficacy.

Why would you risk going anywhere else?

We will take care of your unwanted back hair within your budget on your terms without the hard sell. There are no salespeople or closers at our doctor’s office.

You will be treated under the supervision of a board certified surgeon who is trained in lasers. The doctor is on-site while your treatments are being done in a safe, friendly and cost effective manner. For more information, give us a call at 724-969-0600 or contact us here.

About The Author

Dr. John Happel

Dr. John Happel has been in practice as a surgeon since 1986 in the Pittsburgh region. He specializes in vascular surgery and has subspecialized in the treatment of varicose and spider veins since 1999. Dr. Happel is board certified in vascular surgery and recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. He was chosen in 1985 to fulfill the position for the vascular surgical fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic.

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