Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Simply put, by using certain lasers with particular settings we are able to treat a number of conditions.
There are so many different types of lasers. Here’s just a few names you may or might not know: Ruby, Alexandrite, Nd:Yag, CO2. These are the most common types of lasers, but they then have a variety of difference such as wavelength, q-switched, and speed (eg. Nanosecond or Picosecond)
A lot of people get confused with this and think Laser & IPL are the same thing, but infact they are vastly different. Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. While both use light as their medium for treatment, Laser is targeted and precise using what’s known as ‘focused light’, where as IPL is more like going in blind using ‘scattered light’. For example, when we consider hair removal, using a laser the pigment in the hair is targeted, which is why you might have heard that laser works best on dark hair. Want to know more? Take a look at our blog: Laser Clinics Capalaba
At Injex we have a 755nm Alexandrite which is amazing for laser hair removal and treating pigmentation, in particular freckles. We also have a 532nm & 1064nm Q-Switched Nd:YAG. This machine is used for Carbon facials, superficial pigmentation and tattoo removal. If you have a low pain tolerance, we also have an IPL device which can be used for hair removal, vascular conditions such as red veins and rosacea, and active acne.
Lasers are extremely expensive to purchase, but we try and keep our prices as low as possible and even price match with other clinics! Depending on what type of laser you want and what area you would like treated will determine the price. Check out the individual pages for more specific pricing, or our Pricing page for general prices.