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Things to Consider When Adding Laser Hair Removal to a Salon (Or Other Non-Medical Aesthetic Business)

Joining the medical aesthetics industry as a salon, day spa, or other non-medical aesthetic business is an exciting route for growth and increasing profits!

Still, business owners should be aware of the necessary steps to take when growing their operation with one of the most popular aesthetic treatments! While the methods for removing unwanted hair seem endless (shaving, waxing, sugaring, electrolysis), laser hair removal continues to be the most requested solution thanks to its minimal discomfort, fast treatment times, and lasting effects. However, there are a few things to consider before adding laser hair removal to your existing business.

Here are the first three things to examine when adding laser hair removal to a salon, day spa, or other non-medical aesthetic business: 

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Best Spot Sizes for the Most Popular Laser Hair Removal Areas

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available. With the general interest in aesthetics on the rise, practitioners must have the right tools at their disposal to meet the needs of their patients. Safely and effectively treating different skin types, hair colors, and desired treatment areas are the main features practitioners look for when researching hair removal lasers. However, a laser component that is often overlooked is spot size.

Spot size is the radial distance of a laser's light beam and affects the penetration depth of light energy.
Spot size plays an essential role in administering the most efficient and timely laser hair removal treatment for different body areas such as the face/neck, bikini area, underarms, legs, and back. Keep reading to learn the best laser spot sizes to use for the most popular laser hair removal areas! 

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Dr. Jason Emer and the MeDioStar Hair Removal Laser on Instagram

If you or anyone you know is interested in the aesthetic industry, then you've definitely come across the name Dr. Jason Emer. Not only is he a board-certified dermatologist and one of the most renowned cosmetic dermatologic surgeons in the world, Dr. Emer runs one of the most exclusive aesthetic practices in West Hollywood and has worked on some of Beverly Hills most notorious bodies.

Dr. Emer has been featured in various news articles and even TV shows including The Doctors, Modern Aesthetics, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Men's Fitness, and more. On social media, he's notorious for sharing honest reviews of skincare products, impressive before and after results, behind-the-scenes surgery videos, live filler treatments, as well as inside looks at the amazing laser technology he uses.

Recently, Dr. Emer posted an Instagram video of him performing laser hair removal on himself with his newest laser addition, the Astanza MeDioStar by Asclepion. Didn't catch the video on your feed? Not to worry! We've got a direct link to the post below.

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When to Use Electrolysis vs. Laser Hair Removal to Remove Unwanted Hair

Laser hair removal and electrolysis are the two most effective, widely used methods for lasting hair removal. With endless resources, treatment options, and "expert opinions" now at our fingertips, it can be difficult for patients to decide which treatment route is best for them, and for practitioners to determine what hair removal technology they want in their clinics.

Within this article, we'll dive deeper into each hair removal treatment and shed some light on which technique may be best for you, as a patient or practitioner. 

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5 Laser Hair Removal Most Frequently Asked Questions

Does laser hair removal hurt? How does it work? Is laser hair removal safe for darker skin tones? 

We'll answer these laser hair removal frequently asked questions and more below in this Q&A blog! While laser hair removal is an incredibly popular aesthetic treatment, there's still a lot of mystery surrounding the procedure. Because older technology still lingers in med spas and laser clinics, potential patients generally have several initial questions sparked from negative experiences they've observed. Keep reading to gain a deeper understanding of laser hair removal procedures, new technology, and patient experience.

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Webinar: The Past, Present, and Future of Laser Hair Removal Technology

Laser hair removal is without a doubt one of the most sought after aesthetic procedures today. This in-demand treatment is popular amongst males and females and is constantly evolving thanks to advancements in laser technology.


Astanza recorded a webinar, The Past, Present, and Future of Laser Hair Removal Technology, which takes a deep dive into the history and origins of laser hair removal, discusses different components of this procedure and the technology used, as well as what the future of this procedure looks like for the aesthetic industry and your practice.

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The Future of Hair Removal is Here! Meet the New MeDioStar Diode Laser

The Future of Laser Hair Removal is Here


The newest innovation in laser hair removal, the MeDioStar®, is the ultimate diode laser for safe and effective hair removal on all skin types!
We're so excited to welcome this device to our product line as it continues to revolutionize hair removal thanks to its improved user experience, intuitive design, and advancements in technology. The MeDioStar® was designed by Asclepion Laser Technologies (based in Germany) and is now available in the US through Astanza Laser.

To welcome the MeDioStar® to the Astanza product line, we are offering special introductory pricing for a limited time to eligible individuals, including the choice of 0% financing for 24 months or a free vascular handpiece ($20K value). For purchasing information and full terms and conditions on our introductory offers, please contact your Astanza Representative or request your virtual demo!

Read below why the MeDioStar® is the preferred choice among leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons, laser clinics, and medical spas. Click here to view the MeDioStar product page.

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Important Questions to Ask When Buying a Hair Removal Laser


Purchasing a hair removal laser prompts the buyer to ask a lot of questions:
Am I legally allowed to fire this device, how can I pay for this, what will maintenance look like, and many others. We've compiled a list that interested parties can use as a guide when starting their laser purchasing journey. Following these six questions can help you save time throughout the laser hair removal device research/buying process:

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Astanza Laser to Attend the 2020 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) Conference in Las Vegas!

Astanza Laser is thrilled to attend the 2020 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas this year! Join Astanza at booth 427/429 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on February 27-29 for an exclusive look at the DermaBlate, MeDioStar*, and the PicoStar*, designed by Asclepion and back by Astanza.

See the future of aesthetic technology that's providing physicians and med spas with faster, more powerful solutions for laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal. Learn about the latest German innovations in aesthetic laser technology during exclusive physician-lead breakout sessions and panel discussions.

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Comparing Hair Removal Lasers: Candela GentleLase vs. Astanza ReSmooth


Laser hair removal has undoubtedly become one of the most sought-after aesthetic procedures in the industry. Since entering the mainstream market in the early 90's, technology has rapidly evolved, allowing practitioners to provide more effective laser hair removal treatments and better patient-experiences.  Older laser hair removal technology, like the the Candela GentleLase, still lingers in several med spas and laser clinics, perpetuating old myths and misconceptions surrounding the procedure. 

The Astanza ReSmooth by Asclepion (MeDioStar NeXT) consistently outperforms these systems in speed, efficacy, patient experience, maintenance and more. Keep reading for an in-depth comparison between the Astanza ReSmooth and Candela GentleLaser hair removal devices! 

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