CLASS II LASERS
Class II Lasers vs Class IV
However, new technology has emerged changing the landscape of laser technology forever.
The largest complaints from practitioners using laser technology is treatment size and efficiency.
Class lV lasers have a notoriously very small beam diameter ranging from the size of an aspirin to the size of a golf ball. So not only does this mean you will need to continually move the laser during treatment, it also means the risk to your client during treatment increases. Because the beam is small, it is also concentrated and hot, making it dangerous to hold in one spot at full capacity for more than a second or two. To mitigate damage, practitioners have to elevate it from their clients skin at least 10” or higher, which changes its efficiency.
This treatment time is neither long enough, nor strong enough to get efficient benefit from its use. Because class lV lasers need to be magnified to make them stronger, as well as emit radiation, all class lV lasers have to be ministered by professionals requiring training and constant supervision in order to mitigate risk and damage.
Understanding the negatives to class lV and their inefficiency, we listened to our clients and created Genesis One Lasers that do not rely on magnification for power and instead use gel chips. This allows us to increase laser power far exceeding what has become standardized to current use. This allows a boasting beam size of 6” diameter up to 24”, while also allowing longer treatment times without the same risk of damage to the skin. These two factors allow for higher quality of treatment both in laser power as well as treatment area and safety measures.