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Laser in aesthetic clinics

Laser is a technology with almost infinite potential. From the industrial sector, to entertainment or medicine, it has proven to be a viable and facilitating tool in many procedures. But perhaps the area that has experienced the greatest growth in its use in the last decade has been the interventions in aesthetic clinics. Its great versatility and adaptability make the laser the best companion for professionals in this type of establishments.

There are a multitude of uses for this technology in this field, from interventions focused on the cure of a dermatological condition or other purely aesthetic ones. Let us take a look at some of the best known examples:

- Laser hair removal: When we talk about the use of laser in an aesthetic clinic, this is undoubtedly the first use that comes to mind. Laser hair removal has proven to be an ideal alternative to traditional methods, due to its permanent nature after just a few sessions. 
- Tattoo removal: This represents one of the most demanded services concerning laser in these clinics, due to the high quality of its results.
- Removal of pigmented lesions: These lesions manifest themselves in the form of an uneven distribution of melanin in the skin (the substance that gives color). Therefore, the skin of people with this skin anomaly has a different color depending on the region of the body. This fact can be treated with laser by a qualified professional.
- Treatment of "spider veins": These dilations of the skin veins are usually located on the nose and cheeks, altering their natural color. They can be feasibly removed by laser.

 

Currently, aesthetic medicine enjoys an iron health, as explained by the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine in a study on the penetration of the sector. In the last 3 years, it has experienced a growth of 30%, reaching more than 5,200 clinics nationwide. Its turnover reached €2,800,000,000 in 2019, generating more than 100,000 direct and indirect jobs. In turn, it is estimated that 36% of the Spanish population opts for this type of treatment, occupying second place in the European ranking with a growth of 5.4 percentage points in the last two years.

At the same time, Spain has positioned itself as one of the main markets for health tourism. According to SEME estimates, it will welcome more than 200,000 visitors by 2021, with an increasingly younger age target (from 26 years of age). 

But this boom in aesthetic medicine can also have some negative consequences. If work is not carried out with the appropriate instruments and protective equipment, or if workers do not have the appropriate training, accidents or serious negligence may occur. In this news item from El Español we can see a real case of a patient of one of these clinics, who suffered serious burns due to the fact that the establishment did not use the appropriate machinery.

More and more professionals in the dermo-aesthetic sector are betting on the laser to perform their work with optimal results. For this reason, it is essential that they make responsible use of it, taking the utmost care of the safety of workers and customers alike. In this way, they will be able to take advantage of all the potential that this alternative offers them with guarantees. 

To avoid any mishap when working with lasers, safety must always be the number one priority.

If you run an aesthetic clinic and would like to receive advice on the most suitable protective equipment for you, or if you need your employees to receive effective training on the subject, do not hesitate to contact us.
Make use of all the advantages of the laser, taking care of the physical integrity of all the people around you.