researching laser practitioners?

hi everyone,

i’m about to finally take the plunge and get lasered. i just have no idea where to go. it’s a lot of money and there are risks involved, so i really want to make the right decision. is there a forum or website, or some unbiased resource that recommends or rates laser practices? (i also don’t know what laser to use but i’m hoping if i go to the right place they will guide me.) i know there’s a referral board here but it seems to be a bit neglected.

also if anyone can help me directly, i’m look for something in the nyc/northern jersey area.

thank you!