The laser device in your clinic is quite often the biggest investment you will make in your business, so getting the most out of it is crucial. You can attract a wider audience base and bring more customers to your clinic by offering a long and varied treatment menu – something that is easily achievable with the adaptability of a laser device. This article is going to cover how you can use your Q-Switched or Picosecond laser to expand the treatments you offer at your clinic.
Q-switched or Picosecond lasers, such as the Helios III are commonly used for tattoo removal treatments. However, this form of treatment only accounts for around 20% of the laser’s usage ability – so how do we utilise the other 80% so you are using your laser device to its maximum potential?
Pigmentation Removal Treatments
Changes in skin pigmentation can cause the formation of patches or dark areas on the skin surface. It is completely harmless but can often lead to self-consciousness. Pigmentation of the skin is caused by a variety of factors from something as simple as sun exposure, to genetics or hormones. Skin pigmentation is classified into two categories – Epidermal melasma and Dermal melasma. Epidermal melasma refers to the more superficial layers of the skin (the epidermis) and usually responds to treatment quickly. Dermal melasma is where the pigment is in deeper layers of the skin, causing treatment times to be increased and slightly more difficult to conduct. Pigmentation removal is something most laser devices are capable of and makes a great addition to your treatment menu.
Pigmentation removal treatments can include:
- Freckle Removal
- Age Spot Removal
- Seborrheic Keratosis Removal
- Melasma Removal
- Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Removal
- Horis Nevus and Ota Nevus Removal
Carbon Facial Treatments
Carbon facial treatment has become incredibly popular, and for good reason – the results are fantastic. A carbon facial treatment involves the application of liquid carbon to the face (or other areas of your body) which is then left to penetrate deeply into your pores. As the carbon liquid dries it bonds with any dirt or dead skin cells which are blocking your pores. A laser is then passed across the surface of the treated area and the light from this laser is absorbed by the carbon particles causing their destruction. As the carbon is destroyed, the debris it has absorbed is also destroyed.
The destruction of the carbon releases energy deep into the layers of the skin causing collagen and elastin production which accelerates cell regrowth. Even though the carbon, dirt, and debris are completely vaporised during carbon facial treatment there is very little discomfort or pain associated with it – described as a mild tingling feeling. Results from this treatment will build up over time and can be extremely beneficial for those with congested or acne-prone skin.
Laser devices can be used on skin with active acne. This type of treatment can require a complex and well-thought-out treatment plan, but being done the right way can produce some great results for your customers. Laser devices can be used for the treatment of active acne, and also for the treatment of post-acne redness. To treat active acne the laser’s energy is used to kill the P-acne bacteria, exfoliate the skin (reducing congestion), and reduce excess oil production. The laser light can also be used to break down any skin pigmentation which has been caused by acne.
Laser Genesis Treatment
Laser Genesis treatment, sometimes referred to as laser facial is the laser treatment process that involves bulk heating the skin with a laser to help rejuvenate the skin. Laser genesis can help plump the skin internally which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pause, and improve skin texture. This popular treatment type is quick and easy to administer and can provide some great results for your customers, making it a great treatment to add to your treatment list.
Nail Fungus Treatments
Moving away from skin treatments, but staying with the aesthetic benefits that laser devices can have we have nail fungal treatments. Treating nail fungus is inherently difficult with creams and other forms of medication, but can be very effective through laser application. The laser light is directed towards the fungus (Melanonychia and Onychomycosis fungi) and absorbed by the nail. As the light is absorbed it vaporises the fungus, but most importantly leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected. Though this is a specific treatment, it can be offered as an effective solution for any sufferers.
It is important to get the absolute maximum out of your laser treatment device. With the right know-how, a laser device can be an extremely profitable investment and bring a huge number of customers through your clinic doors. Extending your treatment menu is a great way of attracting new clientele and ensuring your treatment slots are always full. For training on how to use a laser device correctly for each treatment see the laser device training section of our website. For any other help running your laser clinic, Or for laser device enquiries get in touch with us today to speak to one of our friendly Laseraid advisors.