• Laser causes cancer
    1. Laser DO NOT cause cancer. LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is a strong burst of energy that is used to achieve desired stimulation / cutting actions on the target tissue. It is highly safe and has no direct association or causation with cancer. In fact, Laser is used in some cancer surgery for precision and reduced healing time. 


  • Laser is new technology, unsafe and unproven
    1. Laser technology has been in the medical field since the 1960’s, and has a proven track record of safety and efficacy. In order for a medical grade laser to be marketed, stringent criterias by regulatory bodies such as the US FDA has to be fulfilled. You can be rest assured that a laser treatment is safe and of the highest standard as long as you are being treated with these approved laser systems


  • Laser dries up your skin, leads to skin thinning and hypersensitivity
    1. While some laser wavelengths target water molecules, causing controlled heating of the skin as the desired end point, NOT all systems work on the same wavelength. Most of the time, they do not cause over dryness or skin thinning except for some redness and mild peeling due to the thermal effect, which are short term and highly tolerable. On the other hand, most pigment reducing lasers are highly specific in targeting only dark melanin pigments, causing minimal heating to surrounding tissues. They do not dry up or thin your skin at all. 


  • Laser will always burn your skin
    1. As always, the purpose of laser treatment is different with each patient. Burning the skin however, is normally not part of the desired end point, except if deep resurfacing or aggressive ablation is intended using powerful energy settings. The reasons for such, would normally be for scar or deep wrinkle correction or aggressive rejuvenation. Either way, these should always be discussed ahead of treatments if such a decision is made by the laser expert. ‘


  • There is always downtime with laser, hence i will not be able to my work after
    1. Skin rejuvenation with controlled energy level, comes with NO downtime most of the time. You can expect a brighter, smoother, and healthier looking skin without having to worry about downtime at all


  • You only need one treatment to know if the laser treatment is suitable for you
    1. The answer is both YES and NO. 
    2. Yes , because you can discover whether lasers would lead to any unwanted downtime (in most cases you will NOT experience any ) with a single session of laser therapy.
    3. No, because you will only be able to experience the FULL benefits of all laser treatments after completing a prescribed course of treatment(may be one or more sessions) , depending on the desired outcome, agreed between you and your laser expert. 


  • All lasers are the same, just branded differently by different company
    1. This myth cannot get any further from the truth. The fact is, a reliable and trusted manufacturer laser system (like Fotona , Cynosure , and Laseroptek, Jeisys just to name a few) is one of the most important criteria when it comes to making a decision for your laser treatment. They are able to produce a steady, stable, and reproducible amount of energy output to achieve a safe and effective outcome. 


  • One laser can be used for all types of skin issues
    1. No, laser systems are always different, depending on the conditions which we are treating. You should always speak to trained laser experts when it comes to deciding the right system for your skin conditions. Therefore, it is always advisable to consult your doctor prior to embarking on the journey of laser treatments. 


  • We can remove tattoos and pigmentations with 1 session of treatment
    1. Normally, the colour, depth and size of lesions are the factors that will determine the number of sessions required for complete removal. Despite the most sophisticated systems available , most tattoos and pigments would require more than one treatment session. 


  • Lasers in a clinic setting is the same as lasers in a spa
    1. Medical grade lasers are ONLY available in registered clinics, and handled by trained laser experts. Laser suppliers are prohibited to sell medical grade devices to spas.