The Evolution of Laser Technology
In the beginning, lasers were only capable of providing laser hair removal to clients with fair skin and dark hair. Now we can treat most skin tones and hair colours. Treatment times are much faster and advances in technology have made treatments less painful.
When it comes to laser tattoo removal, we’ve come a long way. There once was a time when green, blue and purple could not be removed efficiently, limiting the number of tattoos that could be effectively removed. Now we can treat all colours, thanks to new technology.
Newer lasers use photoacoustic energy to shatter ink particles with pressure rather than the traditional photothermal energy that uses heat. The advantage is that tattoos can be removed in fewer treatments with less stress on the skin.
Skin rejuvenation techniques have made great strides in recent years. Many technologies for skin rejuvenation often had greater potential to cause injury to the skin. New technologies (like the PicoSure Focus Array) are not ablative and are therefore gentler, but still, provide exceptional results. In addition, the downtime is minimal, and most clients can return to work or regular activities the same day or the day after.
Our 2 main laser technologies for skin treatment and hair removal are the Lightsheer Diode and the PicoSure.
Lightsheer Diode is the ‘gold standard’ for laser hair removal. It is Health Canada-approved for permanent hair reduction, and can successfully treat a wide range of skin tones and hair colours. Most patients see a 75-95% reduction of hair growth in the areas treated within 5 treatments. It’s patented Chilltip cools the surface of the skin for maximum patient comfort and safety during treatments. Larger spot sizes allow for faster and more comfortable treatment. Duet has a vacuum technology used only by Lightsheer to bring the hair follicle closer to the laser’s light source for more efficient hair removal and less heat and sensitivity to the surrounding skin. For more information, visit
PicoSure* is the world’s first aesthetic picosecond laser, widely recognized for its technology leadership, unmatched clinical versatility and proven performance. Recent PicoSure innovations such as Boost™ Adjustable Pressure and FOCUS™ Lens Array have enabled clinical applications opportunities not available with any other laser system. PicoSure is the only picosecond laser platform with a combination 755 nm / 532 nm wavelength option to treat the full color spectrum of tattoo inks. For more information, visit