Post: Matching the Right Goggles for Safe Laser Hair Removal

Matching the Right Goggles for Safe Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic treatment that involves using a laser to target hair follicles and prevent future hair growth. While it is generally safe, there are some risks associated with the treatment, such as skin damage and eye injury. This is why it is important to use proper eye protection during laser hair removal.

When it comes to eye protection, not all goggles are created equal. Standard safety glasses or goggles may not offer enough protection against the specific wavelengths of light used in laser hair removal. Therefore, it is important to use goggles that are specifically designed for this purpose.

At Phillips Safety, we offer a range of laser safety glasses that are ideal for use during laser hair removal. Our IPL eye protection goggles are designed to block out specific wavelengths of light while still allowing you to see clearly. They are also comfortable to wear and fit securely, ensuring that they stay in place during your treatment.

Our laser safety goggles are available in a variety of styles and colors to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer wraparound goggles or glasses with side shields, we have a style that will work for you. We also offer prescription laser safety goggles for those who need corrective lenses.

When choosing laser safety goggles for your laser hair removal treatment, it is important to select goggles that are appropriate for the specific type of laser being used. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine which laser goggles are best suited for your treatment.

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 even IPL glasses

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.

If you still aren’t sure which laser safety goggles 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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