Post: Laser Glasses for Cosmetic Work: Choosing the Best Pair for Your Needs

Laser Glasses for Cosmetic Work: Choosing the Best Pair for Your Needs

When it comes to work in a cosmetic laser spa or department, laser safety glasses are an indispensable part of ensuring both safety and efficiency. These glasses play a crucial role in safeguarding your eyes and protecting you from any harm caused by the laser. With cosmetic lasers commonly used for hair and vein removal, laser safety glasses come in various styles that cater to these specific applications.

If you’re operating a laser spa or cosmetic laser department and are unsure about which laser glasses to use, we’ve got you covered. Phillips Safety’s laser glasses are available in a wide variety of laser filters, some of which are specially designed for cosmetic laser work, providing optimal laser safety for your employees and clients. With our glasses, you can ensure that your cosmetic laser work is performed with precision and care while prioritizing the safety of everyone involved.


The most commonly used lasers in cosmetic laser work are Alexandrite, Diode, YAG, Ruby, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) lasers, each requiring different laser safety glasses for their operation. If you’re on the lookout for reliable laser safety glasses for cosmetic laser work, Phillips Safety has many alternatives for you.

Since Alexandrite and Diode lasers emit light at similar wavelengths, they can both be shielded with the same type of laser safety glasses. Alexandrite/Diode laser safety glasses provide protection from 730-855 nm and typically have a visible light transmission (VLT) of approximately 30%. These glasses are ideal for use in cosmetic laser procedures such as hair or vein removal.

For hair or vein removal, YAG lasers are considered the most advanced option available. Laser safety glasses designed for these cosmetic lasers protect the eyes from 900-1100 nm wavelengths, even though the laser itself operates at 1064 nm. Typically, these glasses have a visible light transmission approaching 60%.

Ruby lasers are more commonly used for laser vein removal as they are for hair removal, and their usage is not as frequent as that of Alexandrite or Diode lasers. For Ruby lasers, laser safety glasses protect against wavelengths ranging from 692-714nm, with a VLT of 62%.

IPL lasers differ from true lasers as they emit intense light at various wavelengths, and protecting against them requires IPL laser safety glasses that block a portion of the visible light spectrum, rather than a specific range of light wavelengths. Generally, IPL glasses have a visible light transmission of around 10%.


Before selecting laser safety glasses for your cosmetic laser, it is crucial to identify the specific type of laser being used in the procedure. This will help determine which laser safety glasses are required to ensure optimal safety and protection. These laser safety glasses come in various types, although most laser spas only use one laser system. As such, they require a specific type of laser safety glasses that correspond to their laser’s wavelength.

Whether you’re looking for stylish or professional frames or goggles, Phillips Safety has numerous options available. Popular styles of laser safety glasses that are also suitable for patients are also offered. If you’re unsure which laser safety glasses are best for your cosmetic laser, our laser experts are available to provide guidance on the perfect glasses that will keep you safe, comfortable, and productive.

If you still aren’t sure which laser safety glasses are right for you, it’s a good idea to give us a call at 1-866-575-1307 or talk to us through our chat or e-mail us at

Our laser experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.


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