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Kare Plastic Surgery Reviews for Laser Hair Removal, Santa Monica

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD Inc. Review for Laser Hair Removal, Santa Monica


"Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is the BEST - and this is what I think to myself every time I'm leaving his office.


I have wanted to do hair removal on different areas of my body for awhile and began doing some research earlier this year.  I called around to 7 or 8 laser centers in Santa Monica and spoke with receptionists who could not promptly give me an estimated quote for the areas of my body that I was interested in getting hair removal for OR no one answered the phone.  When I called Dr. Raffy's office, I spoke to him myself.  He gave me an estimate over the phone and then asked that I come in for a free consultation.

I am half white and half Chinese - the hair on my head is auburn, my eyebrows dark brown and everywhere else a mixture of blond and brown (legs and arms).  Upon meeting Dr. Raffy, he was very honest with me.  The laser treatment would work effectively on some parts of my body, spefically my underarms and bikini area because the skin is lighter color and the hair darker.  However, my leg hair might be more difficult to remove because of the blond coloring.  His honest review instantly made me feel comfortable and I knew I would be in good hands.  Following his initial review, I asked a series of questions which he answered patiently and knowlegeably.  

Before making a final decision (I'm extremely A-type personality), I went to numerous other laser centers for consultations.  And let's just say, I was no where near as satisfied with these other places as I was with Dr. Raffy.  The staff at these other places seemed all about the selling aspect and less about providing the best customized service.  In short, I went back to Kare and booked my first appointment!

One treatment later ....
I HAVE NOTICED SIGNIFICANT RESULTS!  I shaved and no hair grew back for 1 week!  In addtion, I've had no negative responses such as swelling, redness or change in color pigmentation.  Simply put - I am so happy with the results I've seen so far.  

In summary - 

Dr. Raffy : Extremely professional and personable, easy to talk to, honest and wants you to have the best treatment/results possible.

Service: Friendly staff and very attentive.  Will always call the day before to remind you of your appointment.

Price: VERY reasonable

Decor and environment: Clean, well lit and elegant

The only negative is the parking situation.  There is metered street parking (2 hours max) and the facility parking ($2 / 30 minutes).  Bring plenty of quarters if you plan to park on the street and be prepared to pay up to $14 if you park in the garage.  But this is all minor compared to the dollar amount you'll save by going to Dr. Karamanoukian and paying session by session (depending on your hair type, you may only need to go 3 or 4 times) as opposed to prepaying for 6 sessions that you actually may not need.

Stay tuned for reports on results after session #2 ....!"


Posted By: F.F. Los Angeles, California - Posted on
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