Which Lumix is Right for Your Practice?
A few considerations for choosing the right model
Smaller desktop model or larger wheeled model?
Issues of space or of mobility for multiple treatment areas may predispose you to the smaller desktop model or the larger wheeled model. Multiple peak power and wavelength configurations are available in both designs.
If you prefer a small footprint with adequate power for diverse treatment applications, the desktop or countertop model will suit your needs. The 45 W peak power model offers interchangeable treatment lens options.
If you have a busy practice and prefer unattended treatment options, the 100W or 250W wheeled models offer flexibility. Along with ease of movement between treatment areas and the advantage of time for treating larger areas the 100W and 250W Lumix gives you the versatility your practice requires.
Some doctors simply like the “top of the line” appearance of the bigger model.
Furthermore, consider what peak and average powers will produce the best results for the conditions you treat?
Some practices primarily treat small anatomical structures, such as in dentistry, podiatry, dermatology, and pediatrics. As a result, these treatments will typically require less depth of penetration. As a result, you will need less average and peak powers from both the superpulsed peak powers and continuous wave wattages.
Also, patient size and body habitus drive the power configuration requirements of your laser. If your practice treats a majority of larger and/or muscular patients you may benefit from reducing treatment times by using models that allow both higher superpulsed peak power and continuous wave wattages.
Which wavelengths are recommended for the tissue types and conditions you treat?
Probably the most important consideration when looking to purchase a therapeutic laser is the depth of penetration. For that reason, our lasers give practitioners the ability to select wavelengths, wattage and timing. Thus allowing greater flexibility in treating a variety of tissue types. The Lumix models are notably configured with combinations of superpulsed and continuous wave wavelengths.
Whether skin, muscle, bone, nerve or cartilage, tissues respond differently to different wavelengths. A laser wavelength in the 600-1100 nm therapeutic range benefits most tissues. However, wavelengths tend to be differentially absorbed by these three tissue types:
- vascular tissue
- avascular or less vascular tissue
- nerve tissue and bursa
Lumix lasers’ unique range of wavelengths and exponentially superpulsed emissions excel in cellular regeneration.
The result is fast pain relief and enhanced tissue repair including skin, nerve, muscle 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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