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#56738 - 10/15/08 05:58 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: troyguy39]
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Originally Posted By: troyguy39
Anyone have any experience with American Laser Centers? .......................


After 7 yrs of treatments (Candela GentleLase, Lightshear,
Palomar IPL) I have a lot of experience and still a lot of hair which frown should be gone by now... but no luck. Yes I am satisfied of the difference, but I could have bought a house, with cash, after all this time...


If you continue to post here, the quoted information above would be helpful if you would put it in your signature. Then, we can see what brought you here in the first place. It helps us answer questions without shuffling through old posts. Include specifics about your hair density, thickness and color.


There have been a pattern of complaints from consumers over the years with American Laser Centers on this site as well as other sites. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
has an area on their website devoted to consumers that have specific complaints about commpanies that may overpromise to keep clients coming back for more. It sounds like you did not go there? but rather another place? GentleLase is a good laser. What area's did you pursue? Skin color? Hair color? Hair thickness? Please offer more information. You may not have been a good candidate for light-based treatments and someone should have told you so. More details would certainly be helpful.

Seven years is a long tme to pursue hair reduction and still not be satisfied. If the FTC see's a pattern of complaints from consumers about a certain business, then they may decide to pursue an investigation. One complaint will not set anythng in motion.

Is there a reason why you have spent all this time and money over the last seven years without seeing results? There are certain critical issues and behaviors that must be in place for hair removal/ reduction to succeed.

Dee
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#56739 - 10/15/08 06:18 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: dfahey]
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PLEASE fun a search for this clinic here! There is a ton of feedback. Unfortunately, I can't say anything good about them. You have used much better lasers in the past (that you list). If those didn't get you results, this won't either. You should look into why you didn't get results with the previous treatments. The most common reasons are low settings or hair that shouldn't be treated in the first place (too fine, too light, etc). Please read the FAQs here ASAP.

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#62353 - 05/08/09 08:18 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: story8]
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I recommend the Soprano XL which can deal with your type of skin and hair. There is not any advantage with MD, an experienced tech will do well. One thing I can assure - you wont have burns anymore...
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#62849 - 05/24/09 05:55 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: odi]
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This is not true and completely misleading. Soprano is a diode. It can burn the skin like any other machine if the settings are set inappropriately for the skin type being treated.

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#62855 - 05/24/09 10:01 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: LAgirl]
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Well sure, but someone who uses that machine night and day is not likely to make mistakes, specially since the Soprano is very hard to set incorrectly.


Edited by odi (05/24/09 10:01 PM)
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#62858 - 05/24/09 11:34 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: odi]
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That's what everyone who uses any machine says.

Either way, this thread is here to help find clinics, not to push your machine.

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#64050 - 07/12/09 02:04 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: VickieCNY]
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Hi everyone,

You might find this website useful: http://permanent_hairremoval.treepex.co.uk/
It lists 100+ laser clinics. smile

Ciao,
Rita

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#64052 - 07/12/09 02:30 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: rita25]
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Is this a complete and updated list?

Thanks Rita for the link.

Dee
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#64508 - 07/28/09 08:31 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: dfahey]
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent priced place in Toronto that specifically uses the GentleLASE Alexandrite? All the links in the OP are for US or UK, it doesn't search in Toronto. I found one that someone had posted on here before but abdomen was $250 which is pretty steep.

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#64521 - 07/29/09 03:22 PM Re: How to find the right clinic in your area [Re: ]
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Use Google. Enter something like "GentleLASE Toronto" or "GentleMAX Toronto".

Also, prices are usually negotiable.

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