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Using LED and low-level laser in your salon or spa

LED and low-level laser devices have become a common sight in almost every salon and spa, especially LED devices. But it’s not always an integrated part of the treatment menu. Many owners of these devices are still unsure or uncomfortable on how to combine LED therapy with classic treatments. The great thing about LED therapy is that there is very little that you can do wrong. In most cases,Read More…

What to look out for when you buy a laser for tattoo removal

In this article we will look at a couple of the most important points to pay attention to when buying a laser for tattoo removal. There are three main areas you have to be certain about before buying a machine. Pulse length. Lasers suitable for tattoo removal are machines that have extremely short pulses. The pulse length on these machines are measured in nanoseconds or picoseconds. To put Read More…

The actual cost of a diode laser

Diode lasers have become very popular over the past years and it is understandable why. They are affordable, easy to use and quite low in maintenance. But, is there more to the cost calculation than what meets the eye? Diode laser modules have made huge stripes in recent years and the stability and life expectancy of a diode has improved greatly. That said, diodes still have a limited life expRead More…

How to grow your client list without having to sell all the time. Part two

With this article we will carry on from where we’ve stopped last time. Have you had the opportunity to implement some or all of the steps discussed in the previous article? If this is new to you, remember that implementing anything new takes time and some discomfort. It is because you’re doing something that you’re not used to. Remember the ten times rule when you implement something new. You Read More…

How to grow your client list without having to sell all the time. Part one

People frequently decide on a career in the service industries because they don’t see themselves selling goods to others all the time. The beauty industry is very well known for therapists who provide excellent service to their clients, but do not think of selling a product that can improve their clients’ lives. The reality is that part of a superb service to your clients, is to introduce proRead More…

The four photo-biological reactions you will encounter as laser therapist

Photo-biological
reactions are the interactions between light and biological material
(tissue). What happens when the light energy is absorbed by tissue? The
four most common types of photo-biological reactions you will
encounter during aesthetic laser treatments are: photothermal
reactions, photoablative reactions, photochemical reactions and
photoacoustic reactions. A photothermal reacRead More…

Have you wondered what the most suitable wavelength is for the treatments you want to do?

The wavelength is
often taken out of context in marketing material when you look at
equipment. The most important function of the wavelength is that it
determines the target (or you can also say that the target determines
the wavelength). This means that the wavelength determines the types
of treatment(s) that can be performed with a specific machine. For this reason you
never get a maRead More…

How to choose a machine – part two

In this article we will look at some practical points that are important to keep in mind when you look at equipment to purchase. It is of utmost importance that you fully understand the treatment parameters relevant to the treatments you want to do with the machine to enable an informed decision. The first question, is a triple wavelength diode laser handpiece better for hair removal than a siRead More…

How to choose a machine – part one

One of the most common questions we get at LaserCollege is; which machine must I buy? This question does not have a short answer. Even if it is not your first machine you’re buying, it remains a challenge to get it right. In this article we will explore some steps you need to take to arrive at an answer for this question. The equipment you use in your clinic or salon are tools you need to acRead More…

Biomodulation for male-pattern baldness

Androgenetic alopecia, or also known as male-pattern baldness, is a common disorder affecting 50% of men over the age of 40 and 75% of women over the age of 65 worldwide. Baldness is a stressful experience for both sexes, but substantially more distressing for women. Biomodulation is often offered as a possible solution to androgenetic alopecia. But, is it really effective and how does it Read More…