What Are the Risks?
First off, clarification needs to be made regarding the type of laser equipment we use at Turnabout Laser Therapy. Many people think of “laser surgery” when they hear about laser treatments. Lasers are used commonly in our society and are classified into different categories depending on their risk.
Class l lasers are very safe and are used in CD players, CD Rom’s and Laser printers
Class ll are the next level, safe for unintended exposure and are also used in laser printers
Class llla are also relatively safe even when accidently exposed and are used in Laser Scanners
Class lllb are safe when handled properly. Usually no hazard to skin, diffuse reflections are safe and proper eye protection is recommended.
*Class lV are considered hazardous to skin, diffuse reflections may be hazardous and they can be a fire hazard. THESE ARE THE SURGICAL LASERS USED BY DOCTORS.
At Turnabout Laser Therapy, we use Class lllb and eye protection is supplied.
Another misconception that needs to be addressed is that lasers emit dangerous radiation. The kind of radiation that is dangerous to humans is ionizing radiation. Low level lasers use non-ionizing radiation. This is the same type of radiation in visible light, infra-red light, radio waves etc.
Note: LLLT was first tested on mice. Studies showed that LLLT did not cause cancer and shaved hair grew back more quickly on treated mice than on untreated shaved mice.
Please note we are unable to perform treatment on women who are pregnant and any one who has not been cancer free for five years.
We CAN perform treatments on people who have pacemakers, implants and growth plates.