Laser clinics are popping up on every street corner in Sydney at the moment. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that all laser clinics are much the same.
Just because they call themselves a laser clinic does not mean they have the technology or the experience behind them to treat you effectively.
At Laser By Sia, we are dedicated to informing everyone about everything you need to know before deciding on an Australian laser clinic.
This is because inferior technology or untrained hands can render your treatment not only ineffective, but also dangerous. Here are just a few things to look out for when selecting a laser clinic in Sydney City and beyond.
All laser technology across Australia is not created equal! In fact, some laser clinics aren’t using laser at all, and are instead using a technology called IPL.
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is not true laser technology, which uses a precise wavelength of light to exactly target your problem area. Instead, IPL uses a spread of light wavelengths for your treatment.
While IPL is generally marketed as being cheaper than true laser technology, this is misleading. Because IPL uses a variety of wavelengths to treat things like unwanted hair, pigmentation and skin rejuvenation, some wavelengths will be effective and some won’t. This mean you will need more IPL treatments in the long run for them to be effective.
True laser, like the Candela Alexandrite technology used at Laser By Sia’s laser clinics in the CBD, Bondi and Castle Hill, uses a single, precise wavelength, which is adjusted depending on what your treatment is. This wavelength is exactly correct, so more of your treatment will be effective, leading to less treatments in the long run.
Did you know that, in the wrong hands, laser can not only be ineffective, it can be dangerous and lead to burns and scarring?
Did you also know that laser should never be used on some skin types and under certain skin conditions?
These are the types of things you need to know, but they are they types of things many laser clinics across Sydney City and Australia won’t tell you in their drive to get your money.
Dark skin types may be unsuitable for any kind of laser technology and using laser on darker skin tones can lead to permanent pigmentation problems and scarring.
Some darker skin tones may be suitable for laser, but required careful prepping first with special skin care. If in doubt, visit Laser By Sia’s Sydney and City clinics for a free skin assessment.
Similarly, you should not ever get any kind of laser treatment if you have a tan or are using vitamin A products, because this can lead to permanent skin pigmentation problems. It’s worth doing a little investigation into your laser clinic to avoid these issues.
Laser is not the be all and end all of skin treatments. In fact, in some situations, it can be downright ineffective.
For example, laser hair removal will not work if your hair is naturally light blonde or grey. Laser needs melanin in the hair follicle to be effective, and these hair types don’t have it. No laser technology, or IPL, will be effective in this instance.
A while you may be led to believe that laser will fix anything, skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, rosacea and eczema are better treated with light therapy and natural skin care.
Likewise is skin rejuvenation. Before signing up for a course of pre-paid treatment at a cheap laser clinic, you may like to find out about new skin firming and skin needling technologies, which are cheaper and in many cases, more effective than treatments like IPL.
At Laser By Sia, we are a leading Australian laser clinic for many reasons: we use only the very latest technology available in Australia and the world, we never used untrained clinicians, and we are always upfront and honest with our clients. If we believe your chosen laser clinic treatment will be ineffective, we will tell you.
So don’t make the mistake of thinking that any old CBD or Sydney laser clinic will work for you. Do your research, and if in doubt visit Laser By Sia in Bondi Junction, Castle Hill or Sydney’s CBD.