We Are A Safety First Laser Clinic!

 Safety First - The Best Laser Clinic In Sherwood Park

We take the care of our clients very seriously and have internal safety protocols to manage the safety and effectiveness of any laser treatment offered at Newity Laser. We assess risk factors and always take into account recent exposure to the sun and client commitment to post care.

 

1. Risk Assessment – Assessing for factors of increased risk is critical to the safety of any laser/light treatment. This includes asking questions such as:

 

  • Have there been any changes since your last appointment?”

  • Are you on any new medications that may cause photo-sensitivity or a photo-allergic reaction”

  • When is the last time you were exposed to sun, including a tanning bed?”

  • Have you used any self-tanners recently?”

  • Do you apply sunscreen daily and multiple times throughout the day?”

 

By answering these type of questions honestly you will be participating in your own care and treatment safety by providing the Certified Technicians at Newity Laser with the information required to make safety impacted decisions.

 

2. Skin Typing – We use the Fitzpatrick Skin Scale to determine the melanin richness of the skin and ensure that the correct energy settings are being selected. This Scale assesses the reaction that each person has to the sun (UV light) and therefore, what level is safe for them. It uses eye colour, hair colour and genetic influences. The general rule of thumb when it comes to safe and effective laser treatments is that the lighter the skin, the less risk.

TYPE 1: Highly sensitive, always burns, never tans.

TYPE 2: Very sun sensitive, burns easily, tans minimally.

TYPE 3: Sun sensitive skin, sometimes burns, slowly tans to light brown.

TYPE 4: Minimally sun sensitive, burns minimally, always tans to moderate brown.

TYPE 5: Sun insensitive skin, rarely burns, tans well. Please note, we do not treat skin type 5 at Newity Laser.

 

3. Test Pulsing – Prior to any treatment we will do a test pulse in order to determine if the level selected based off skin typing is appropriate. We look for redness, discoloration, excessive heat retention and tissue absorption. It is important that the client also pay attention to the area and advise if there is tingle or if the sensation afterwards is uncomfortable and advise their Technician. For certain, but uncommon situations, we may do a 24 hour test pulse, specifically on higher skin types prior to proceeding with the treatment.


4. Integrated Cooling – Discomfort and fallout from laser occurs when there is too much heat being held by the skin. Our Alma integrated cooling mechanism ensures a safe treatment with minimal heat and contact tenderness. As the tip that is applied to the skin cools the skin before, during and after each pulse, we can manage the thermal heat applied and the safety of the treatment in a way that ensures client comfort.

 

5. Ongoing Monitoring – During treatment we will be consistently monitoring the skin for any adverse reactions and will periodically ask if you are feeling OK. If you are ever feeling uncomfortable or excessive heat, it should be mentioned immediately. A higher energy level DOES NOT mean a better treatment and our Technicians are trained to respond to any indication of extreme discomfort or adverse reaction to the skin.

6. Client Post Care – Caring for the skin after laser treatment is a critical component to the safety of the treatment. At that point your care is out of our hands and requires at home care and ongoing monitoring. Our post care sheets are found on our website and should be reviewed after a treatment. Fallout can be created if the skin is not cared for properly, even if everything was done correctly. This includes avoiding hot baths, elevating the body's temperature, sweating, avoiding friction to areas of follicle swell or areas with increased heat, completely avoiding sun exposure (including tanning beds) and other chemical exposures or unnecessary risks. Click here for Post Care Sheets.

 

We care about the safety of our laser services and together can ensure an effective treatment.