What training is typical for hair removal specialists?

Check that your electrologist is certified by a reputable program, since some states do not require a license. For laser hair removal, you should look into a medical doctor, such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. These professionals will have medical backgrounds, degrees in medicine and should have some specialized training in using lasers for hair removal.

Continue Learning about Hair Removal

What is permanent hair removal?
Ronald M. Shelton, MDRonald M. Shelton, MD
Laser hair removal requires several treatments to use light energy to target the hair follicles in t...
More Answers
How can I avoid over-tweezing my eyebrows?
Over-tweezing is a common brow mistake and can make your eyebrows look scary and harsh. If you prefe...
More Answers
Is laser hair removal safe?
Dr. Howard L. Brooks, MDDr. Howard L. Brooks, MD
Laser hair removal is safe and effective for most patients. The lasers used target pigment within th...
More Answers
What Is the Difference Between Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis?
What Is the Difference Between Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.