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
Mobility with unattended options
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.