1. On the intake sheet that they asked me to fill out before the consult, they ask for a social security number. That is weird. No other plastic surgeon's office I've been to for a consult asks for a social security number. The reason for this is so they can talk you into getting a loan much more easily!
2. The clinic director, Heather, appears to be very charming, friendly, and personable, but I suspect that that is all an act, because she almost immediately began talking to me about taking out a loan. She spent about 5 minutes talking to me about the procedures I wanted, and quickly transitioned that into what different packages I could get at different costs, all without examining the areas that I wanted to be treated. She briefly looked at one area, only when I said she should take a look at it.
She talked very quickly the whole time, didn't give me any time to think about what she was saying, and asked for my social security number to see if I would be ""pre-approved"". She didn't say anything about any other payment options, she only seemed interested in getting me signed up for a loan. She reminded me of a used car salesman.
3. I went to the appointment only wanting to get information on their procedures and prices. I walked away signed up for a $4,000 loan. How did that happen??? I've never had a loan in my entire life, and I certainly didn't want one that day.
Heather is very manipulative and she talked me into doing something I really didn't want to do.
4. Later that afternoon, after I had a few hours to process everything that had happened, I realized I had been duped into taking out a loan I didn't want at all. I promptly called Heather back and told her that I didn't want the loan. She told me, ""The contract has been signed. There is nothing that can be done to get out of it."" I wasn't aware at the time she said that, but there is such a thing as rescinding a loan. There is a 3 business day window of time to have a loan rescinded (aka cancelled) after taking out the loan, if someone changed their mind for ANY reason. Either Heather is really stupid and didn't know that, or she lied to me! Either way, do you really want to do business with someone like that?
5. The next day (which was a friday) I called Heather to tell her, once again, that I wanted the loan rescinded. The whole time she kept trying to sell me on other procedures, and kept lowering the price. She just didn't seem to understand or care that I said ""I don't want the loan."" Eventually, after telling her multiple times that I wanted the loan rescinded, she said ok.
6. The following monday, I had my friend call Laser Cosmetica for me, because I was so tired of Heather trying to sell me on all these things when I want is to cancel the loan! I just needed a written confirmation from them that they did, in fact, cancel the loan. Heather told him that they can't send anything, and hung up on him in the middle of the conversation! When he called back, someone else answered the phone, and said they would fax it over. We have received nothing yet. I contacted the loan company, Fortiva, to notify them of the situation, and they told me they have not received a notice of cancellation from Laser Cosmetica!
7. Almost all of their positive online reviews seem fake. Most of them are posted all on the same day, or within a few days of each other. Its really unethical that this company posts reviews of itself!
STAY AWAY FROM LASER COSMETICA! They are unethical and awful! There are hundreds of places in America where you can get the same treatments. Why would you want to give your money to these bloodsuckers?