Laser Safety

The word laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation and refers to devices that generate or amplify light through that principle. Lasers are used whenever a directed, sometimes intense, beam of monochromatic light is required. Simply put, laser is light converted into heat when it reaches the correct target (melanin, haemoglobin or water).

We use the latest FDA-approved laser technology in our centres, including the Alexandrite and ND:YAG lasers – regarded as the gold standard in laser hair removal, Ellipse I2PL and Nordlys Intense Pulsed Light System (IPL), vascular lasers, the Mosaic, Nordlys Frax and CO2 fractional lasers.


Owned and managed by dermatologists, Lasermed maintains high standards of safety and results in its treatments. Having selected the best lasers available for each skin condition, our dermatologists train the therapists and laser operators. They also operate certain medical-grade lasers exclusively.

Please take note of these safety tips before undergoing a laser procedure:

  • Establish who’ll be administering the treatment
  • Ask questions: risks, recuperation, number of treatments, expected results, cost
  • Discuss your medical history with your physician or laser operator (complete the medical questionnaire as thoroughly as possible)
  • Ask if this laser is compatible with your skin type
  • Request a patch test – especially if you have a sensitive or dark skin
  • Manage expectations
  • Notify your physician/laser operator if you have a history of scarring or herpes
  • If you experience intense pain or unexpected side-effects following a procedure, call Lasermed immediately
  • You and the laser operator should wear protective eyewear. There should be no mirrors in the cubicle and windows should be covered with a blind or screen to prevent laser beam reflection.