Would it Burn My Skin...??
So long as the correct settings have been used according to your skin type and hair type – laser should not cause any burns to the skin. Therapists conducting the laser should be fully trained so that they can avoid the risk of burning clients.
However, you need to be well-prepared before the treatment. Ensure that your skin is cleanbefore treatment, Don’t apply perfume or makeup as it can cause a reaction with the laser. All after care procedures must be followed; including avoiding contact with a swimming pool for 48 hours post-treatment as this can cause burns or other reactions.
Sun tanned or fake tanned skin will not be treated with a laser. This is because when skin is tanned it is slightly burnt. When applying more heat through a treatment procedure such as laser this will only burn the skin more and possibly cause scarring or discolouration.
Is it Safe to Apply it Near the Eyes?
Contact from any laser with the eyes may cause damage to your eyesight. Therefore, anyone in a room where laser is being conducted, must be wearing protective eyewear. While doing face laser, a distance will be kept from the laser and the eye parameter. You will be provided with eyewear specialised eye wear for this.
Is the Treatment Hygienic?
With all beauty procedures, therapists must ensure that they are cleaning the equipment regularly. If these standards are kept then the risk of spreading any disease or infections will reduce dramatically. Spot sizes which are used with a laser machine are often cleaned in barbicide, in order to completely disinfect them. Many therapists will wipe your skin down before starting treatments and some may also ensure that they are wearing plastic gloves throughout.
Safety Checklist for SAFE Laser treatment
Make sure you are attending a clinic that ticks the following boxes:
- Laser is being conducted by fully trained therapists
- Clean location
- You are being advised about the aftercare procedure
- A Patch test is offered before proceeding with treatment.
- You are provided protective eye-wear/ goggles to wear during the treatment.
All your boxes ticked? There is a good chance that the procedure will be safe.
Overall, these laser machines have been medically graded and are used all over the world now. Laser is completely safe; so long as health and safety precautions are met.