How To Choose The Right Professional
Prospective patients should use the following guidelines in choosing an Electrologist or Laser Specialist:
- Get a personal reference or recommendation, if possible, from someone you trust who has been treated successfully.
- Determine if the practitioner is currently a member of professional organizations. This indicates that he/she is a concerned para-medical professional who is taking the time and making the effort to attend post-graduate continuing education seminars in order to keep up with the latest technologies and new developments in the field.
- Check credentials. There are prestigious national competency certification examinations that require both written and hands-on practical examinations which test the skills of the practitioner.
CCE: Board Certified Clinical Electrologist
CME: Board Certified Medical Electrologist
FEHS: Fellow of the Electrolysis Honor Society
CLS: Board Certified Laser Specialist
- Check for a clean, sanitary, and professional environment in the office.
- Ask about sterilization procedures.
- Make sure a detailed personal health and medical history is taken and if necessary, you are referred to a physician for further examination.
- Observe if the practitioner is willing to answer all of your questions. He/she should be knowledgeable, reassuring, compassionate, honest, and provide a relaxed, comfortable environment.
- Trust in the practitioner’s professional competence, confidentiality, commitment, sincerity and ethics.
There may be many reasons to choose one practitioner over another, but price should never be one of them. When it comes to your health and well-being, the objective should always be quality rather than price. The practitioner’s skill and professional ability count the most and can achieve results more quickly. Progress should be continual and noticed after each treatment.