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Choosing the Right Protective Goggles and Eyewear for Laser Procedures

Energy-based devices are making a big leap this year in Aesthetics. They are popular for treating skin laxity, skin texture, hyperpigmentation, hair removal and growth, body contouring, tattoo removal, warts, varicose veins, and much, much more! Equally as important as selecting the right laser for your practice, is choosing the right accessories to protect your staff and patients when in use. 

The Origin of Laser Devices

Protective eyewear is critical for any healthcare professional and her patient during a laser procedure. Laser devices started in the 1900s  when physicists Max Planck and Albert Einstein first theorized how energy can be emitted. In fact, the word “laser” itself is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” The ability to concentrate light into a narrow beam makes lasers very different from your household flashlight. Decades later in the 1960s, American dermatologist, Dr. Leon Goldman, pioneered research to broaden the application of lasers in dermatology(1)  and photodynamic therapy (PDT)(2). Visit Dermatology Times to read the timeline of laser technology throughout the ages!

Laser Devices in Aesthetics

Energy-based devices have since, and continue, to advance in aesthetics. As more and more devices are added to the market, it’s even more important to choose the right laser eye protection for each specific device. Most laser safety glasses and spectacles fall into three primary categories:


  1. Polycarbonate
  2. Glass
  3. Dielectric Coated

Each of these options have different levels of protection suited to specific devices. 

Find Your Laser PPE in the Aesthetic Record Marketplace

At the Aesthetic Record Marketplace, we make choosing the right protective gear for your device simple! Our eyewear is designed to block or automatically attenuate the laser you are working with, shielding you from hazardous eye exposure.

By offering a variety of laser safety eyewear filters from MD Spa Shop, Merit Pharmaceuticals, and Life-Threads, you have the peace of mind that you are not only protecting your eyes, but you are also also reducing eye strain and preventing headaches. With easy ordering, fast delivery, and 24-hour shopping, your next laser eyewear is only a click away!

Shop Laser Devices with Our Trusted Partners

Interested in leveraging laser devices into your aesthetic practice? Visit Candela Medical and Cartessa Aesthetics to shop by concern and treatment areas. By filling out a quick form on any one of their product pages, a device rep will reach out to learn how they can meet your specific needs! Each investment comes with training, valuable marketing support, and a network of resources to help you succeed with your brand new device!

(1) L. Goldman, Surgery by laser of malignant melanoma, J. Dermat. Surg. Onc. 5, 141-144 (1979). (2) L. Goldman, A. Taylor, T. Putman, New development with the heavy metal vapor lasers for the dermatologist, J. Dermat. Surg. Onc.13, 163-165 (1987).

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