There are many important questions that should be considered when buying a new cosmetic device. One question is which treatments you plan to perform with the device, as not every wavelength and modality will be the right choice for every possible treatment. Another important consideration is what skin types—on the Fitzpatrick scale—you anticipate the majority of your clients to be.
The Fitzpatrick scale was developed in 1975 by Harvard dermatologist Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, and assigns Roman numerals I through VI for skin types ranging from very light to very dark skin, hair, and eyes. According to the Skin of Color Society, “Individuals with skin of color are defined by the Society as those individuals of Asian, Hispanic/Latino, African, Native American and Pacific Island descent.”
If your patient population falls into the above mentioned categories or you are looking to expand by offering Skin of Color treatments, it is vital to have the correct laser along with proper clinical training. The Quanta Aesthetic Lasers Consultants are educated in the best technologies for treating all skin types, and are available to discuss which device is best for your practice.
The Quanta EVO MDK Series has been engineered for Skin of Color treatment and has no equal among competitors.
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Approximately 35% of the US population is non-white, a consideration that should be taken into account when purchasing aesthetic equipment. According to the Skin of Color Society, “Individuals with skin of color are defined by the Society as those individuals of Asian, Hispanic/Latino, African, Native American and Pacific Island descent.” It’s necessary to look at the demographics of your potential clients, and if a large percent of your patients will fall into these categories, it is vital to have a laser that performs well on Skin of Color.
“The passion that Quanta has for the Skin of Color community is truly commendable. They are at the forefront in recognizing how we perform aesthetics in relation to Skin of Color, or as I like to say, “Skin of Culture”. Quanta’s devices are among the best in the world, and I look forward to developing new, cutting-edge technologies with Quanta’s Italian manufacturer to continue addressing and treating Skin of Culture in the most safe and efficacious manner possible. Quanta has my recommendation.”- Dr. Eliot Battle, MD, Cultura Dermatology
“My Quanta laser system has been a workhorse for my practice. In one device, I can safely perform Laser hair removal in patients of all skin types (including Fitzpatrick types V and VI) as well as tanned skin. This allows me freedom to treat patients all times of the year, instead of waiting for tans to fade or risking unwanted effects from treating darker skin.”- Dr. Jennifer Lee, MD, REN Dermatology