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Is the Affirm Laser a Type of Radiation?

Is the affirm laser really radiation as some people here suggest? Jamie

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Lasers are NOT radiation

All lasers in cosmetc enhancement, (as well as non laser IPL- or intense pulse light) produce light. Strictly speaking - any light source produces electromagnetic radiation. This would include a flashlight or even a candle.

This is not the same thing as our conventional use of the term  "radiation". That implies radioactivity.There is no radioactivity in cosmetic laser products.

So -  no need to be concerned.

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