Today laser treatments for acne is a very lucrative business. Why? Because laser treatments are generally less painful and far more effective than the alternative that are available on the market. When we say effective, we mean that laser treatment, particularly for acne scarring is permanent.
Another reason by laser acne treatment is so popular is because it is completely safe, provided the treatment is delivered by a qualified pracitioner with the proper equipment. Sadly, as this business grows, there are many practices such as beauty salons who claim to be able to treat acne and acne scarring effectively with lasers.
In some instances, the machines that they use are not up the regulation standards, haven’t been checked or maintained properly and the actual lasers are not controlled. These types of lasers are not recommended for any treatments. So prior to starting a treatment, people should check first that the practitioner has the correct certificates for the laser machines and that he or she is qualified to deliver the treatments (and is preferably a doctor).
An example of a doctor in this video explaining acne laser treatments:
Investing in laser equipment is the biggest expense when it comes to setting up your business. And although the temptation may be to go for the cheapest price, this may not be so good in the long run. There is an increasing number of cheap imports coming into the UK from overseas and these lasers do not conform to UK regulations. So to avoid any possible court cases due to damage caused to patients from lasers, it is best to invest in the proper lasers to put your mind at rest.
Do your research and only purchase brands that are well established such as the Regenlite lasers from UK manufacturers such as Chromogenex.
There are also different types of lasers available: the Nd-Yag lasers and ruby lasers. They are generally comparative in terms of price with the ruby lasers being slightly more expensive but they do achieve the best results.
Lasers are not automatic and they have to be operated by someone who is fully trained, aware of the dangers of making a mistake and who also understands the medical condition of acne and the different treatment options. An experienced practitioner, will always advise patients to try other treatments first, using laser acne treatment as a last resort. This may not seem like good business but it will build up trust with patients who are then more likely to use your services in the future.
Lasers can be dangerous if not used correctly so having a qualified person to operat the equipment is vital to the success of any laser acne treatment business. People have been known to suffer injuries when undergoing different types of laser treatments, caused the operator not using the equipment in the way it was intended.