First Canadian Woman to win the Nobel in Physics for her work with Lasers

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all of us here at Canadian Laser Safety to congratulate Dr. Donna Strickland for being the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel in Physics today for her "groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. Donna is one of only 3 women in history [...]

Lasers Lead the Way in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Laser applications in health care have jumped leaps and bounds, with ongoing studies and testing, the possibilities for the future of lasers in the OR are endless. One such recent study of trials posted in The Lancelot Oncology has shown that a new technique called Vascular Targeted Photodynamic Therapy (VTP) successfully destroys prostate cancer tumors [...]

Laser Hair Removal “Smell”. Is it a Biohazard?

Finally, a report has recently been published regarding the infamous “smell” during laser hair removal. You know the one... The one patients ask about..."what is that? Smells like popcorn or is it burnt hair? Or is that my skin?!” The smell your instructors and manufacturers have told you is a sign of an effective treatment. [...]