Ok, I'm more than just a little tired of some of the bull shit that certain laser clinic and plastic surgery directories spamming the site and posting positive anonymous reviews of their services and laser hair removal listings.
So, there are about to be some very public spankings.
Medical Spa MD has attained some popularity, and some clout with physicians running laser clinics. I receive regular iquiries from docs looking for advice on cosmetic lasers and I personally know of a number of doctors who have printed out reviews from Med Spa MD and asked cosmetic laser sales reps about them. There are laser companies who are now Medspa MD members and (to my current understanding) are welcome members to the community.
However, there are some cheap laser clinc and plastic surgery directories that think that you're an idiot and post comments like those below. (There've also been some physicians offering their 'expertise' as trainers who have tried this to promote their training.) Don't. You've been warned.
1800laserhair.com: I don't know if 1800laserhair.com is posting these comments as part of their corporate policiy or if it's just a rogue individual salesman who's doing it for them. I also don't care. My guess is that they're some small little hack job outfit. It pisses me off personal that whoever this is thinks that this won't be found out.
Here's an example of laser clinc directory, 1800laserhair.com who posted this rave review to Med Spa MD under the name Dr. Don:
I have the two Candelas yag alexandrite and a light sheer diode. I use a service tech that is awesome and reasonable. I can't remember his name right off but I got his name from this great referral network I belong to. Call 1-800 Laser hair ask for Nancy or go to their website WWW.1800laserhair.com There may be a link but I think I got the guys name directly from Nancy. His name is Robert something... BTW anyone slow or having advertising or marketing issues, I am getting tons of referrals from the 1-800-laser hair network. You have to meet their criteria, they are very picky and exclusive but if they will accept you join!!! Two colleagues of mine were denied I am not sure why. The leads are great worth every dime. I resisted their advice at first, them I put my wife in charge of all of it, she followed their program to the letter now we are so overwhelmed with calls for laser (Not really what I want to be doing but I better not complain because laser hair removal is supporting my practice through this crappy economy. Nice plug for them...tell them Dr. Don sent you...I may get some referral bonus!! LOL
Back to Laser Hair removal service. I don't have a service contract. Don't get them. I regularly get laser check-ups. Robert (the service guy) calls my office when he is in my area. By getting him in when he is already in my area he gives me a break on service costs. I get the check-ups and do preventative laser maintenance. Also Nancy (the 1-800 laser hair removal lady) gave me a monthly weekly and daily check list that tells us how to properly maintain our lasers in between service visits. I have not had a significant laser repair cost in 7 years and I haven't had to replace a laser yet going on 10 years. After we got our staff to follow the checklist diligently we saw a significant drop in repair costs. My staff was going through thousands of dollars worth of parts yearly and I was watching our profits go to Candela, I too despise them. They have terrible service and they have been so shady. I think they would sell their grandmothers if they could make a buck!!! Their service contracts are totally over priced. bad plug!!
I really don't use the light sheer much but I keep it for a back up, just in case. Robert can usually fly in for emergency repairs next day. So I have never really needed it.
Posted As: DrDon
Posted Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Link: www.1800laserhair.com
Comment Posted From This IP Address: user-24-96-114-40.knology.net (22.214.171.124)
I have to laugh at these claims of exclusivity. "You have to meet their criteria, they are very picky and exclusive but if they will accept you join!!!" Sure.
If I were Candela I'd be contacting my legal department about now. This is a perfect case of liable; posting damaging comments as fact under an assumed name. Candella can't be happy that these laser hair removal guys are bad-mouthing them and servicing their lasers at the same time.
Does anyone fall for these laser hair removal guys? I'd be interested in hearing what any identified physician using 1800laserhair.com thinks about their "tons of referrals from the 1-800-laser hair network."
If anyone has an email from 1800laserhair.com that they have archived in their inbox, I'd be interested in seeing it since the IP address is included. We could compare the two. I'd expect that they change their IP address shortly if they happen to match.
PS: This IP address has been banned.