What type of laser safety glasses are worn during laser hair removal?
When choosing laser safety glasses for laser hair removal, it’s essential to select the right type for the specific laser being used. Different types of lasers are used for laser hair removal, and each requires a specific type of laser safety glasses. The most commonly used lasers for this procedure are Alexandrite, Diode, YAG, and IPL.
Alexandrite lasers emit light in the 730-855nm wavelength range, while Diode lasers emit light in the 800-810nm range. YAG lasers emit light in the 1064nm range, while IPL lasers emit light at various wavelengths.
In order for safety goggles to be effective during laser hair removal, they also must have a Visible Light Transmission rating that is appropriate for the wavelength of the laser being used. The VLT rating indicates the amount of light that can pass through the goggles, and it is important that the goggles block enough light to protect the eyes from harm.
In other words, if the VLT rating of the safety goggles is too low, too much light can pass through, and the eyes may be damaged. If the VLT rating is too high, the goggles may be too dark to see through properly, making it difficult for the technician performing the procedure to see the area being treated.
For example, Alexandrite and Diode laser safety glasses should have a typical VLT of around 30% to protect against the 730-855nm and 800-810nm wavelengths, respectively. YAG laser safety glasses, on the other hand, should protect against 1064nm, although most models protect against 900-1,100nm, and have a VLT of around 60%. IPL laser safety glasses have no specific protection range, as they are designed to limit visible light and reduce the brightness of the light emitted by the IPL laser. Typically, they have a VLT of around 10%.
In conclusion, protecting your eyes during laser hair removal is essential to prevent eye injury and ensure a safe and successful treatment. By choosing the right laser safety goggles, you can enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal with confidence and peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more about our laser safety goggles and find the perfect pair for your needs. Our team of laser experts will make sure you get the right glasses to keep you safe and give you the best VLT for ease of work.