Laser is short for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
In contrast to IPL which delivers a band of wavelength to the skin, laser on the other hand comes in one colour – in other words it contains one specific wavelength of light (monochromatic). This wavelength is determined by the amount of energy that is released when atomic particles are excited in a laser system and this atomic particles come from an element or compound (known as the lasing medium) that is specific to that particular laser machine.
While we are more familiar with lasers used in laser pointers and supermarket barcode readers, most lasers in medicine are at wavelengths close to portion of the spectrum that are invisible to the human eye.
Thus while lasers are a powerful form of phototherapy and is most often used to treat difficult conditions, it is (owing to its specific wavelength) also very specific in its use and each laser machine can only treat one or very few conditions.
At Eden Medical Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of laser treatments.