Goggles to Use When Having Laser Hair Removal

AUG 27

Goggles to Use When Having Laser Hair Removal

By phillips-safety

Wondering what type of laser safety glasses are worn during laser hair removal?

The Best Goggles for Laser Hair Removal

Laser Safety Hair Removal GlassesLaser hair removal is done using a variety of laser safety glasses and goggles. The lasers that are used in laser hair removal which must be protected against are Alexandrite, Diode, YAG, and sometimes IPL (intense pulse light).

Having a laser hair removal procedure does not generally entail the need to bring your own safety glasses, but if you’re a doctor or technician performing laser hair removal, laser safety glasses that protect from one or several of these lasers are necessary to operate safely.

The most common laser glasses used are for Alexandrite lasers. These laser goggles protect from 730-855nm wavelengths, and they should have good VLT (visible light transmission) to ensure that you can see well during your work.

Here are the types of laser goggles to use when having laser hair removal:

  • Alexandrite laser safety glasses are used with Alexandrite lasers and should therefore protect from 730-855nm. These laser glasses also work with Diode lasers, so if you’re using either type of laser, these will keep you safe.
  • Typical VLT for Alexandrite/Diode laser safety glasses is going to be around 30%.
  • If you are working with a YAG laser, your laser safety goggles should protect you from 1064nm, though most YAG laser safety glasses protect from 900-1,100nm.
  • Typical VLT for YAG laser safety glasses is generally going to be around 60%.
  • If you are using an IPL laser, you will need IPL laser safety goggles. These do not have a specified protection range as they are designed to limit visible light. IPL lasers emit extremely bright light at a variety of wavelengths, so IPL laser safety glasses are simply concerned with reducing the brightness of that light.
  • IPL laser safety glasses typically have a VLT around 10%.

If you are working in laser hair removal, it’s extremely important to use the right laser safety goggles if you want to be safe and preserve your eyesight.

Looking for laser safety goggles or glasses for laser hair removal? This guide encompasses all of the types of lasers used in cosmetic hair removal. If you are unsure about what type of laser you have or what type of laser safety glasses to get, contact our customer service department or leave a comment below. Our team of laser experts will make sure you get the right glasses to keep you safe and give you the best VLT for ease of work.


  1. Vinodah chetty says:

    Hi. Which googles woukd you recommend for diode 3 wavelength laser hair removal therapy.
    Thank you

  2. Erica granados says:

    Hi what kind od goggles u recomend for Splendor X lasser Hair removal that has Alexandrite and Nd Yak . Are Multiwave YAG Alexandrite Diode Laser Safety Goggles – Model 55 thise good my cooworker has ones?

  3. Tina says:

    What goggles do you recommend for Lux Skin Premium IPL handset? Energy per flash: 15J/ cm2

  4. Ciara says:

    Hi I have purchased the Philips Lumea Advanced IPL Hair Removal Device for Face and Body. What safety goggles would u recommend for me?

  5. Roxanne Lilley says:

    What Safety Googles would you recommend for laser hair removal and skin tightening using the Sharplight laser
    Thank you

  6. Alexandra says:

    Which goggles would you recommend for the Braun Silk Expert Pro 3? Thank you!

  7. Lizette says:

    I have had lazer hair removal on my top lip and chin for the first time.
    The treatment was so painful like a hot iron and been tazzered.
    The beautician did not put eye protection on me. After 3 treatments – each time my eyes swelled and went like two black eyes and now my vision has gone very blurry.
    Is this how lazer treatment should be?
    Regards Lizette

    • mrichard says:

      It is not. I would get a follow up with another doctor to record your concerns and possibly file a complaint about the spa.

  8. Barbara says:

    I bought a Chinese IPL for hair removal by Xsoul. It came with a pair of flimsy green “goggles”. Can IPLs cause eye damage? If so what do you recommend for protection? I do not trust the eyeglasses it came with!

  9. Alan Hobman says:

    What kind of goggles are the best for close work for hairdressing.

  10. Mary says:

    Hiya, what glasses would you recommend for the SmoothSkin Bare+ Ultrafast IPL Hair Removal Device

  11. Devin says:

    What would you recommend for a RoseSkinCo IPL Hair Removal (Energy level: 1.5-4.9J/CM2; Wave length: 470 nm – 1100 nm)

  12. Diane Dench says:

    Could you recommend which laser glasses to use with Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL PL5124

  13. Amanda L says:

    Hi what glasses would you recommend for Silk’n BellaFlash Pro Hair Removal, I believe it is HPL.

  14. Lacey Yudiski says:

    I’m looking for glasses for laser tattoo removal work a red colored laser? What kind of glasses should I purchase?

  15. Chloe says:

    Hi thank you so much! Could you reccomend a goggle for the Silkn Infinity device? It says it doesnt require eye protection but I find it so bright that I feel like I should be wearing something. They say the wavelength is 475-1200nm.

  16. Lorna says:

    What goggles should be used for the Phillips Lumea Advanced

  17. Danielle says:

    Hi, what goggles would you recommend for the Tria 4x laser?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Phillips Safety - Developed by ISEA Media & Cosmick Technologies