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Which Lumix is Right for Your Practice?

A few considerations for choosing the right model

All Lumix models offer the high-peak power superpulsed wavelength combined with one, two or three standard pulsed continuous wavelengths. Issues of space, mobility to move among multiple treatment areas, or practice style may predispose you to the smaller desktop model or the larger wheeled model. Multiple power and wavelength options are available in both designs.


Small footprint with interchangeable lenses

If you prefer a small footprint with more than adequate average power for diverse treatments, the desktop or countertop model will suit your needs.  The 45W or 110W superpulsed peak power desktop models also offer interchangeable treatment lens options, with different treatment spot sizes.

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Mobility with unattended options

If you prefer the high pulse powers and the ease of moving the larger unit among different rooms or unattended treatment options, the 100W or 250W or 660W superpulsed peak power wheeled models offer that flexibility. The articulated arm permits unattended treatment options and combination with other modalities. These models also offer a larger lens aperture and treatment spot size, shortening the treatment time for large treatment areas. 

 

Some doctors simply appreciate the “top of the line” function and appearance of the floor-standing wheeled model. 

Consider what peak and average powers produce the best results for the conditions you treat.

Some practices primarily treat relatively shallow anatomical structures, such as in dentistry, podiatry, dermatology, and pediatrics. These treatments typically require less depth of tissue penetration, and less average and peak powers. The desktop model provides sufficient depth of tissue penetration and power for these applications.

Patient size and body habitus also drive the power requirements of your laser. If your practice treats many large and/or muscular patients, you may reduce treatment times using the wheeled models that safely permit higher superpulsed wave power.

Which wavelengths are recommended for the patients and conditions you treat?

Perhaps the most important consideration for purchasing a therapeutic laser is the depth of tissue penetration desired for the practice’s applications and the treatment time interval.

    • Depth of tissue penetration is primarily determined by wavelength, peak power and pulse duration.
    • Treatment time is determined by average power, peak power and treatment spot size.

Lumix lasers offer choices of wavelengths, average and peak powers, and treatment spot sizes.  All Lumix models offer practitioners the flexibility to treat a variety of tissue types, with combinations of superpulsed and pulsed continuous wave wavelengths. 

Skin, muscle, bone, nerve, and cartilage respond somewhat differently to different wavelengths. Any laser wavelength in the 600-1100 nm therapeutic range benefits most tissues. However, wavelengths tend to be differentially preferred (more effectively absorbed) by these tissue types:

    • vascular tissues: muscle, mucosa, blood vessels
    • less vascular tissues: ligaments, discs, tendons, bone, cartilage
    • nerve tissue and bursa

While the superpulsed 910 nm wavelength is highly effective with all these tissue types, other wavelengths are more “specialized.”  Choose Lumix models that offer the combinations of wavelengths to fit your practice’s primary treatment targets.

Lumix lasers’ unique range of wavelengths and exponentially superpulsed emissions excel in pain relief and cellular regeneration. The result is fast pain relief and enhanced tissue repair in skin, nerve, muscle, cartilage, and bone. Physical medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, dermatology, podiatry, physical therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics, and pediatrics are all candidates for the powerful results found with Lumix laser therapy.

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