BIRMINGHAM, England, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments in the UK and thousands of men and women choose to have the treatment each year. There are no official figures but it is estimated that hundreds of these people suffer from complications with the treatment due to therapists not having enough experience or understanding to perform the procedure correctly.
sk:n is one of the leading skin care clinics in the country with 39 clinics and hundreds of experienced doctors, dermatologists, nurses and therapists all working to make sure that high standards are continually met.
They continue to campaign to increase the legislation surrounding the treatment because many salons and clinics don't follow the same high standards set by sk:n throughout the laser hair removal process, resulting in patients being left with burns and scars.
sk:n director of medical services, Askari Townshend said: "Laser hair removal is a fantastic treatment that changes many people's lives but in poorly trained hands, it can cause serious problems. Although uncommon, burns do occur and when they do, can leave skin disfigured for many months if not permanently.
"It's vital that when looking for laser hair removal treatment, you ensure that the clinic is reputable and fully registered with the Care Quality Commission. Don't be afraid to ask about the training and experience of the team. At sk:n, we perform 30,000 treatments a month (more than any other provider); which means we have a huge amount of experience and expertise in this field."
The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology also argues that problems do occur in both clinics and salons and it's important to make sure these complications are kept to an absolute minimum.
The article on the BBC Radio One Newsbeat website goes into great detail about the procedure and the difficulties people face when choosing the laser treatment that is correct for their skin and hair types. Often, people aren't given the right options which results in expectations not meeting the required standards.
For more information about sk:n and the laser hair removal treatments they provide visit http://www.sknclinics.co.uk or call on +44(0)800-028-7222
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