Choosing A Medical Spa or Aesthetician For Your Laser Hair Removal

As spring arrives in Missoula, everyone is to emerge from the coziness of their winter homes and into the warm sun. Soon it will be time to get out the sunscreen and beach towels, and soon it will be time to dig out your bathing suit. For many people, it’s also time to think about a new season of hair removal. Is this finally the spring that you will invest in laser hair removal and stop the need to shave and wax?

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an excellent choice for both men and women who wish to minimize unwanted hair on a specific part of their body including their:


  • Face and neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms and underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area


Over a series of sessions, a simple, non-invasive laser light treatment will destroy hairs at their roots, preventing future growth. After each session, less and less hair will grow. This can save you a significant amount of time and money most people spend shaving, waxing, or using chemicals to remove hair.


Read our Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Who Should You Trust To Remove Your Hair?

Most states only require that people who engage in laser hair removal hold a certificate as a laser technician. This means that in addition to medical doctors and nurses, some aestheticians may offer laser hair removal services in their salons or spas. Who should you choose for your laser hair removal procedure?


While having your hair removed by an aesthetician may be less expensive in the short run, there are other benefits and advantages to having a medical doctor execute or oversee the procedure. Here are just a few:



  • A medical doctor has more experience and training. A laser technician may have as little as two weeks of training before they are legally allowed to use a laser on a patient–and they may not have any other degrees, even a high school diploma. On the other hand, a medical doctor has had many years of school, followed by a residency. Since many doctors who engage in laser hair removal are dermatologists or osteopaths, they have special knowledge about skin, hair, and overall health.




  • A medical doctor has better facilities. With a laser technician/aesthetician, your procedure would take place in a regular spa or salon. In a medical spa, your procedure will take place in a medical facility that is accredited, properly cleaned, and properly equipped.




  • A medical doctor can prevent and treat complications. A medical doctor knows how to take preventative measures against laser hair removal complications, and in the case of a complication, knows how to approach and treat it wil knowledge and care.


Laser Hair Removal at Our Medical Day Spa

Located in Missoula, Montana, our medical day spa is located in a 9,000 square foot medical facility and overseen by a physician director, Dr. Lisa Pacheco. We care for our medical spa visitors with the same compassion, thoughtfulness, and gentleness of all of our patients and make certain that they get the treatment and outcome that they are seeking. For spring, we offer discount laser hair removal packages–call us today at (406) 549-6600 for more information or fill out our online contact form.