Which Lumix Model is Right for Your Practice?
There are a few basic considerations in choosing the right model to best suit your practice.
Do you prefer a smaller desktop model or a larger wheeled model?
Two Lumix laser model types with multiple peak power and wavelength configuration options are available:
If you prefer a laser model with a small footprint, but with adequate power for many treatment applications, the desktop or countertop model will suit your needs.
However, if you have a busy practice and like the idea of unattended treatment options, the wheeled model offers that flexibility, along with ease of movement between treatment areas.
Some doctors simply like “top of the line” appearance of the bigger model.
What peak and average powers will produce the best results for the conditions you treat in your practice?
Certain practice applications treat primarily small anatomical structures, such as in dentistry, podiatry, dermatology, and pediatrics. These treatments typically require less depth of penetration, and therefore less average and peak powers, both as lower superpulsed peak powers and lower continuous wave wattages.
Patient size and body habitus also drive the power configuration requirements of your laser. When treating larger and/or muscular patients, a practice can benefit from reduced treatment times using models with higher superpulsed peak powers, and higher continuous wave wattages.
Which wavelengths are recommended based on the tissue types that are typical in the conditions you treat?
Lumix models are configured with a combination of superpulsed and continuous wave wavelengths to enable the treatment of a variety of different tissue types. This is important to treatment success because the type of tissues, whether they are predominantly skin, muscle, bone, nerve or cartilage, respond somewhat differently to different wavelengths.