Total Control Group Industrial (TCG) recently released a low level laser device along with a UVB narrow band device, making them available to professional aestheticians.
Using low level laser energy, the Dermaray Laser device addresses the symptoms of hair loss. It uses five 20mw lasers, which TCG says falls well within the safety range for cosmetic use (between 1-500mW).
Dermaray UVB Narrowband (pictured) addresses the symptoms of psoriasis, vitiligo, dermatitis and other skin conditions. According to TCG, UVB narrow band is a safe method of phototherapy. The company adds there is no known link between an increase in a patient’s risk for skin cancer and the proper use of UVB phototherapy.
Both the laser and UVB narrow band devices have two unique safety features, to greatly lessen the chance of injury to a patient. An onboard programmable “wizard” asks for patient name, skin type, as well as the problem and area to be treated. It will then calculate the full program of treatments required: date, time and duration of treatment. It will automatically turn off at the end of each session. The devices also have a proximity sensor to automatically shut down the unit when it out of range of the treatment area.
According to TCG, both the Dermaray Laser and Dermaray UV are undergoing TGA approval, and are virtually self-driven devices, making them suitable for therapists to deliver the correct treatment program. They are safe to use with CE, FCC and C-Tick approvals.
TCG offers full onsite training in the use of both devices, with comprehensive ongoing telephone support from their Perth office.