11220 Elm Lane, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2827735.058039 -80.817522
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Ballantyne East
100% NO RESULTS!!! - REPORT TO FTC!!! – I have very dark hair. After many treatments, I see ABSOLUTELY NO REDUCTION.
I went to another laser center and have had AMAZING RESULTS...nearly 95% of active hair follicles killed in just ONE TREATMENT!!!!
DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME AND MONEY AT AMERICAN LASER CENTER!!!!
Report them to FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION!!!
SCAM!! – I've been going for 2.5 years for hair removal to bikini, underarm and legs, never missing an appt. Paid $4889 for services that are NOT working. I've been trying for over a year now to try to get a refund and to see a doctor affiliated with this company, but have been denied. They certainly know how to circumvent all requests by sending you in circles. I just found our today that Dr. Sean Freeman is the doctor affiliated with ALC in Charlotte, according to Kathy Walsh, Region Manager. According to the Dept of Justice and the Register of Deeds office, they do NOT have a license to operate in Charlotte. The NC Medical Board is investigating them because they won't help you to see a doctor should you have medical concerns, as instructed within the NCMB Position Statement. Also, they share personal and confidential information about you with other patients. They laughed about a cross-dresser who was visiting while I was there and share all sorts of personal info about his with me. Unbelievable! DO NOT GO THERE!!!
American Laser Center Sharon Amity – I was rather hesitant in choosing this company after reading a few reviews. However, it was close to home and I had a friend that had referred me. So glad that I went! I have had an amazing experience and the staff there could not be more hospitable. I am very happy with my results and recently signed up for more. Great experience 20 minutes every month!
Skin Tightening is AMAZING! – I saw on the Rachel Ray show how Robin McGraw uses a laser to tighten her face instead of having a face lift. She looks wonderful so I decided to do some research on this procedure. I found that the refirme laser is used at American Laser Center and they have a location close to me. I went in for a free consultation at the Birkdale Village location and after seeing the pictures and videos that they have I decided to try to procedure. I had my first treatment done yesterday and I am absolutley amazed at the difference one treatment made. Half way through the treatment they sat me up in the chair and had me look in the mirror. The results are immediate I could see a big difference in the side of my face that they treated. I am very happy with my decison to try a non invasive procedure. I would recommend this procedure to anyone that wishes to look younger.
Great Service – I would recommend this place to any of my friends! My experience there was nothing but great! I started going to American Laser Centers two years ago. I purchased a package of six treatments for my under arms. I havn't shaved them in a year! I found the staff to be very professonal and highly trained. I have done waxing and electrolysis. My hair came back and it was painful. THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT HAS WORKED! I highly recommend this palce for anyone that is sickof waxing,tweezing,shaving or unwanted hair.
Editorial Review – Offers laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments which target pigmented lesions, spider veins and help to eliminate fine wrinkles.
You are just a Mastercard. From a former employee--the TRUTH – If you have poor credit or can't afford the treatments after you fall for the "$300 winner!" bait and switch scam, you are a "waste of time". The $300 is off of a huge package, priced solely by what you LOOK LIKE YOU CAN AFFORD and how late in the month it is. They pull patient charts and call them every month, harrassing them to buy more!
They are in a plastic surgeon's office, so people feel safe treating there. The doc gets FAT RENT for the space ALC rents, but ALC techs are not ALLOWED to speak to the doc about any medical issues if they arise. They must call ALC's "nursing staff" and wait for them to call back...
2nd, if you come in and buy TODAY, to get the best deal of course, you have to buy TODAY, they will call an existing patient, tell them the laser needs to be calibrated, or someone is sick, or some other such BS story to cancel THEIR appointment to get YOU--excuse me, your Mastercard-- in today!
Keep in mind, that person booked that appointment over 2 months ago, and arranged their whole day around this appointment, and paid good money themselves! But if they are pre-paid, they are TRASH until they are "UPSOLD"...which is ALC's name of the game.
I was not told about "upsells" in my interview, but during training, the tech sounded like Big Steve's Used Cars. PRESSURE! She said, "You better learn how to do it or you won't last long around here!" Boy was she right. If they sell $60K in a month, the manager gets a several thousand dollar bonus, and so does the regional...the techs? All full time techs get $300 SPLIT between them. (There are about 4 techs in most locations!)
The "training" for the Class IV diode laser consisted of (I swear this is true!) FIFTEEN MINUTES. No talk about delayed tissue response. NO talk about the difference in Diode and IPL. NO hands on training! Just 15 minutes of, "This is what this is, and it's pretty strong, so be careful. Any questions?" This is yet another example of the "medical staff" at ALC!
RUN, RUN, RUN!
ANALOGOUS TO USED CAR SALESMEN – I ATTENDED "FREE CONSULTATIONS" AT SEVERAL DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ( INCLUDING GREENVILLE AND CHARLOTTE) WHICH ARE NATION-WIDE, AS THEY CLAIM TO BE THE NATION'S LEADER FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL. AT EACH CENTER, I WAS GIVEN A DIFFERENT PRICE FOR THE EXACT SAME SERVICE/ BODY PART. THE CLINIC MANAGERS, WHO CONDUCT THE CONSULTATIONS, APPARENTLY WITH NO MEDICAL OR SKINCARE KNOWLEDGE EMPLOY A "BUY TODAY" MENTALITY, WHICH RESEMBLES A VERY DESPERATE USED CAR SALESMAN TECHNIQUE.
AT ONE POINT, I WAS OFFERRED ONE PRICE, AS I DECLINED AND WAS LEAVING, ANOTHER LOWER PRICE, AND THEN CALLLED LATER THE SAME DAY WITH A SPECIAL "GIFT CERTIFICATE" REDEEMABLE ONLY BY THE END OF THE DAY. I SPOKE WITH SEVERAL CLIENTS IN THE WAITING ROOM AS THEY WERE ALL ANXIOUS TO GET TO THEIR TREATMENTS. (THE CLINIC WAS RUNNING BEHIND AND SHORT STAFFED!) MOST OF THESE PATIENTS INFORMED ME THAT THAT HAD LITTLE OR NO RESULTS AND WERE DISCOURAGED AT THE NO REFUND POLICIES THAT WERE IN FINE PRINT WITH THE CONTRACT SIGEND WITH THE PURCHASE. I WOULD NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY AS I FOUND MUCH BETTER QUALITY AND PRICING ELSEWHERE. THE CORPORATE PRESSURE ON THESE POOR SALESGIRLS IS CLEARLY IRREPREHENSIBLE AND UNETHICAL.
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