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Laser Hair Removal Eye Safety Information

laser-safetyThe lasers used in hair removal treatment are so powerful that they effectively stop hair from regrowing. 

However, that energy requires a series of safety measures in order to keep both the patient and laser hair removal technician safe.

One of the key areas to consider is in eyewear.

Laser Risks to Eye Health

Laser energy can cause harm to unprotected eyes. Corneal damage may self-repair, but damage to the front of the eye could include cataract formation, while damage to the back of the eye – the retina – could be irreparable. Laser is powerful, so damage can occur at large distances and low power laser as well as high power.  Even reflections can be dangerous.

Eyewear Protection for Laser Hair Removal

It is recommended that both the laser hair removal technician and patient wear specialist protective eyewear during treatment.

Eyewear for laser protection should meet British Standard EN 207 – the specification for Filters and Equipment used for Personal Eye-Protection Against Laser Radiation. The wavelength and power density of the laser will determine the type of eyewear required.

The best advice is for patients to choose reputable clinics who have invested in proper protective eyewear to ensure safety of all those in the room during treatment.


Quinn Clinics’ laser hair removal centre in Clifton offers laser hair removal with fully trained staff.  As Quinn Clinics is a doctor owned and led business, clinical and safety standards are very high.


While many competitors charge for the initial consultation, at Quinn Clinics there is a free consultation and skin more without any pressure.

68, Oakfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2BG.
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 924 4592

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