So, you read the FAQs and now know that you’re definitely a good candidate and know what type of laser you need for your particular situation. Now, you need to find a clinic with expertise to get you results. Here are several things you can try to find one near you:
You can run a search on the forum using the search box at the top right corner with your city name or state to see if there are clinics in your area which have been recommended by contributors in the past. Don’t forget to run an “Advanced” search to expand the time period to at least the previous 1-2 years.
You can run a Google search once you know what laser you need. For example, search for “San Francisco GentleLASE” at www.Google.com and see what comes up. Make sure to call each clinic to make sure they still have the right laser.
You run a provider search with your zip code on the following laser manufacturer websites:
Candela GentleLASE Alexandrite or GentleYag ND:Yag in the US: http://www.candelalaser.com/patients/index.cfm?task=practSearch
GentleLASE Alexandrite in the UK:
Lumenis LightSheer Diode:
Cutera Coolglide ND:Yag:
Or on these sites:
American Society of Dermatological Surgery for clinics in the US
General Clinic Directory in the UK:
- Lastly, you can check your local Yellow Pages or www.citysearch.com for listings in your area, and call to confirm that they have the right type of laser
Of course, as mentioned in the FAQs, do check out at least 3-4 clinics and compare everything before you make your final decision.