Many doctors want to know how they can have a reasonably successful practice ,using gadgets that do not cost too much but give reasonably good results.
These days, lower cost products are available, with good patient satisfaction. The combined IPL and RF (2 in 1 device) successfully treats many skin conditions and causes less side effects in patients of colour . Radio frequency has no target chromophore and is safe in all skin types.The combination of radio frequency with intense pulse light significantly reduces the problems of post procedure hyper pigmentation in darker Fitzpatrick types. IPL used in isolation can cause unwanted side effects in darker skin types, which include burns and hyperpigmentation.
The Nd YaG 1064nm laser is also a useful addition to the initial collection because of it's versatility and safety in darker skin types.
The investment can be recovered within a few years ,enabling the practitioner to add more items in the future.
These two models ,along with a microdermabrasion machine is adequate for an initial practice and ensures a reasonably good start to the business.
The above gadgets should not be used by those who have not been certified in the use of lasers and IPL machines. Unless one has taken the necessary trainings and has adequate experience in the practice of aesthetic procedures with good patient numbers,the complication rates will be unacceptably high.
Many of the complications one reads about in unregulated med spas and aesthetic practice are caused by inexperienced ,or even poorly trained /untrained professionals.Patients undergoing aesthetic procedures need to understand the benefits and side effects of the procedures and not shop for cheaper options.