When using a new piece of equipment even the most experienced therapist can be faced with a number of queries and concerns. At Laseraid, we pride ourselves on delivering the best service along with expert advice. Therefore we have compiled a list of the top five questions operators often ask about laser machines and laser treatments.
Is there a limit on the total amount of treatments a patient can receive for a particular indication?
No, there is no limit of treatments a patient can receive. However, they must be aware that this will limit their improvement so it should be discussed during the patient consultation. If both the patient and therapist decide to go ahead with treatments no contractions of doing so are known.
For stubborn hair, what can I do to be more effective?
Throughout the process of treatment, new hairs that grow tend to be thinner, lighter and therefore harder to treat. Therapists can usually overcome this issue by increasing the fluence to achieve greater absorption by the finer hairs. An effective and safe fluence is determined by the patient’s skin type.
How close to the eye can be treated?
Practitioners should avoid treating skin inside the orbital rim to reduce the chance of damage to the eye.
How often should test spots be performed, and where do you place them?
When debating whether to perform a test spot or not the therapist must take into consideration two important factors:
How is the skin going to respond?
What energy is going to be the most effective?
Usually, test spots are performed under the chin, behind the ear or even on the buttocks.
How often do you need to refill the water in the laser?
It is recommended to check the water level daily before turning the laser on. However, even if it is not checked a warning fault will alert you if the machines water levels are running low.
We hope this has helped resolve any concerns you had about using your laser machine. At Laseraid we are guaranteed to provide you with the highest quality lasers and service at affordable prices.
If you have any further questions or for more information on our range of equipment and service, call us today on (02) 9011 5509.