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Types Of Lasers Used In Cosmetic Treatments

Invented by scientist Theodore Maiman in the early 1960s, lasers (“Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”) emit light via optical amplification. This technology has become prevalent throughout society over the last six decades and is now used extensively in several industries, including the beauty industry.

Not all lasers are alike, however. Here are some common lasers used in cosmetic treatments:  

Diode Lasers. The diode laser is a very effective device, as it has a longer wavelength than other lasers which may improve treatment results on darker skin types.  Diode lasers offer permanent hair removal solution that is effective, affordable, and safe. This technology of hair removal is the most popular and has high success rates.

Yag Lasers. A type of laser emitting near-infrared light, the YAG enables the practitioner to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, and skin discoloration. Treatments are tailored to match skin condition and all skin areas can be treated with this laser.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): While not technically a laser, this non-invasive beam uses intensified light to help de-age your skin. These spectral beams target specific areas of the epidermis and remedy issues such as spider veins, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. A major benefit of IPL is that the recovery time is minimal. 

Fractional CO2 Lasers. More invasive than other forms of lasers,fractional C02 lasers are notably effective in fighting age spots, acne scars, dull skin, and wrinkles. They also produce tighter and smoother skin by removing targeted columns of cells. 

While cosmetic laser treatments are relatively safe, it’s still important to have the proper insurance plan in place to make sure you’re covered for any unexpected issues when performing them. Click HERE to obtain a Quick Quote or call us at 1.800.444.7546 to discuss your insurance options. 

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