Medical lasers are medical devices that use precisely focused light sources to treat or remove tissues. The term “laser” stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Ordinary light, such as that from a light bulb, has many wavelengths and spreads in all directions. Laser light, on the other hand, has a specific wavelength. It is focused in a narrow beam and creates a very high-intensity light.
The HairMax Laser devices use a treatment known as Low-Level Laser Treatment (LLLT). This means the amount of energy being emitted is relatively low. The same wavelength of light can have multiple medical uses and it can have different effects depending on the power level used. For example, laser hair removal can use the same wavelength as HairMax devices, but use a much higher power laser. HairMax devices do not have the capacity to reach higher levels of power and don’t produce heat, so there is no risk the devices will cause hair removal! The wavelength of light is measured in Watts or Milliwatts.