Are your Medical Assistants certified to work a laser?
Even the best doctor’s office or Medical Spa in St. Louis may have laser technician/medical assistant that may not be certified. This is something most people do not think about, we assume the medical spa is running a legitimate business!
There is a large cost in providing laser services in a Spa. Every laser is over $100,000 to buy new, adding on the training cost, and $10,000 dollar warranty per machine for a one year increases that cost to own. In St. Louis the nicest and most expensive spas will cut cost somewhere. Question is: Are you willing to take the chance?
You have the right to ask questions:
- Is the staff running the laser trained?
- Are they trained on that laser, and by whom?
- Was it someone in house? If so, that is not a certified laser technician.
This is how spas cut cost. Even if they went to a school to become a laser technician does not mean they have been trained correctly to run the laser they are using. All laser companies employ staff that travel around the USA to train doctors and staff how to work and maintain that laser.
Think of this way, we have all played telephone with cans and a string. If they are trained in house more than likely they learned from someone who learned from someone else. Was the message the same by the time it reached the last person? Probably not!
A Medical Spas that are run correctly will not do this. They will post the certification for everyone to see. They are proud of it. When scheduling an appointment for laser, ask good questions about the machines being used on you.
So ask the questions, don’t assume because you’re in a Clayton, Ballwin, Chesterfield, high class expensive Medical spa that they know what they are doing. If you’re at a Medical Spa you have to be seen by the doctor in Missouri. So ask yourself this, if you go to a spa and there is no doctor in house who is supervising the laser technician or medical assistant? Is the spa really on the up and up??