Intense pulse light lasers can be tough to decide protection for.
What Grade of Laser Glasses Should I Wear When Using Intense Pulse Light?
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) lasers are used for a variety of procedures including laser hair removal and vein removal. But IPL lasers don’t usually operate at a specific wavelength, so if you’re wondering which laser glasses to use, you’re not going to shop based on the operating wavelength of the laser like you would for other lasers. Instead, you’ll be shopping for IPL-specific laser glasses.
The grade of laser glasses you should wear when using intense pulse light lasers should be ones rated for IPL. The most common types of IPL laser glasses, and the ones that we sell, are either green or brown. Green is a standard IPL color and is used in most applications. Brown offers similar protection but is contrast-enhancing, giving you better vision during your work.
Wondering what grade of laser glasses you should wear when using intense pulse light lasers?
- IPL lasers require IPL glasses during their use.
- IPL glasses cut down on visible light like sunglasses, without specificity in the wavelengths that they protect against.
- The reason that IPL glasses aren’t specified in wavelengths is because IPL lasers operate on the basis of brightness rather than concentration at a specific wavelength.
- IPL glasses should be worn at all times while your laser is in use, and the patient should be wearing them or blockouts as well.
If you’re looking for protection from IPL lasers, IPL glasses are what you’re looking for.