There are plenty of spas and clinics advertising laser hair removal solutions. But not all of them are a good bet.

According to The Gupta Guide, many clinics and spas assign these procedures to non-physicians, many of whom receive just 40 hours of training before being entrusted with patient care. Sometimes, the results are quite painful for patients.

There is not a week that goes by that I don’t see someone who has been burned, mostly from laser-assisted hair removal, but also intense pulsed light, mostly used for rejuvination,” Tina S. Alster, MD, director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical center in Washington, DC told Medpage Today.

You’ll be safest if you choose clinics who leave laser hair removal and light pulsing procedures to qualified physicians. You might also want to avoid home hair-removal solutions (other than shaving) for the safety risk that they can carry, too.

After all, hair removal can be very painful, even when everything goes well. Why subject yourself to more pain than you have to?

Fortunately, Bio-Scriptives offers a product that helps with the pain of hair removal, at least when the pain is caused by a properly administered procedure. Lidum 4% soothes hair removal pain with a mixture of aloe vera and 4% Lidocaine. Why suffer for beauty if you don’t have to?