About Us

Who is LightScalpel?

LightScalpel laser operating parameters, control panel settings, and accessories’ designs are based on the latest in laser-tissue interaction science across different surgical specialties from plastic surgery to soft tissue dentistry. LightScalpel’ scientists and engineers actively participate in a number of on-going clinical studies and R&D projects. LightScalpel scientists also regularly present their findings at the scientific conventions.

Technology Innovators

LightScalpel lasers are known for a wide range of exclusive and proprietary technologies that enable the most ergonomic (flexible hollow fiber with autoclavable variable focal spot handpieces) and highly efficient soft tissue laser surgery (variable pulsing and laser fluence capabilities, distal end fiber calibration, customizable pre-sets) at the lowest maintenance cost (long-lasting rugged all-metal CO2 laser resonators).

Education and Training

LightScalpel sponsors a variety of continuing education workshops nationwide. LightScalpel has made several clinical case articles and videos available online to better illustrate LightScalpel laser applications. Most importantly, LightScalpel encourages laser practitioners to seek membership at the American Laser Study Club.

We Sell Direct

We sell direct. We cut out the middleman and pass the savings onto our customers. Doing so helps us stay in touch with our customers and understand their needs. Selling direct is a real win-win for both LightScalpel and our customers.

No Investors

Our company was built from the ground up without any investors.  We don’t have stockholders to please; we just have customers to please. This means we can focus more on quality products, top-notch customer support, and our customers; not only on profit. We take pride in our work and it shows.

Made in the USA

We build, service, distribute, and sell our lasers ourselves from our facility located in Bothell, WA, USA.

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co2 laser manufacturing
Our Mission

LightScalpel’s mission is to provide surgeons with the highest quality, state-of-the-art, precise, reliable and affordable surgical carbon dioxide laser solutions.

We are dedicated to improving surgical outcomes for patients by providing enhanced clinical value and continually expanding the horizon of laser surgery.

We work hard to perfect our products and develop new surgical treatment applications to help our customers provide exceptional quality surgical care for patients.

We strive to protect our customers’ investments in their LightScalpel carbon dioxide laser system through excellent customer service and product support. Our American based Service Operation is the key to our ability to support all of our American, Canadian, and international customers.

We answer your calls live – we strive to never let you listen to voice-driven messages. We provide you with immediate support and attention for all of your inquiries ranging from Technical Support and Accessories to Clinical Education and Laser Upgrades. We can be reached toll-free at (866) 589-2722.

Who is LightScalpel?

LightScalpel is an American-based surgical carbon dioxide laser designer and manufacturer located in Bothell, near Seattle, Washington.

LightScalpel’s laser engineers have over 300 years of combined technical expertise in the industrial and medical carbon dioxide laser industries (including positions at Laakmann Electro-Optics, Xanar, Coherent Medical, Synrad Inc., Luxar Corporation, ESC Medical Systems, Lumenis Inc., LuxarCare LLC, and Aesculight LLC).

Today, LightScalpel offers the LS-2010 and LS-1005 – the most efficient and affordable carbon dioxide laser systems on the market, along with improved flexible waveguides, handpieces, and the most popular laser tips.

LightScalpel also offers the largest selection of quality laser accessories. We provide a one-stop-shop for all of your laser needs. We maintain low overhead, which enables us to pass on the savings to our customers while always delivering unwavering top quality.

CO2 Laser History - LightScalpel cofounder Paul Diaz with waveguide inventor Mike Levy
LightScalpel cofounder Paul Diaz (Luxar 1988-2002, LightScalpel 2002-present) with hollow waveguide inventor Mike Levyy (Luxar 1988-1998)
Our History

2020. Clearance from Australia’s TGA for the LS-2010 and LS 1005 CO2 laser systems.

2019. Sister companies LuxarCare LLC and LightScalpel Inc have merged into one organization: LightScalpel Inc (DBA LuxarCare and DBA Aesculight).

2018. Canada joins the growing list of countries approving the LS-2010 and LS 1005 CO2 laser systems.

2014. LightScalpel receives FDA-clearance on its new surgical carbon dioxide laser system the LS-2010.

2012. LightScalpel receives FDA-clearance and launches its own surgical carbon dioxide laser system, the popular LS-1005.

2009. LuxarCare and Lumenis jointly announce a breakthrough service agreement; Lumenis officially announced that LuxarCare is the sole service provider for Luxar, Accuvet, and NovaPulse surgical lasers in the USA and Canada. LuxarCare is recognized as the premier one-stop-shop for everything Luxar laser-related, including accessories, services and Luxar Lasers themselves.

LightScalpel’s range of accessories for the Luxar brand CO2 surgical lasers is made available to all hospital and office-based markets. LuxarCare becomes the sole certified distributor and service and support provider for Luxar, Aesculight, and LightScalpel laser and laser products.

2005.  LightScalpel Inc is founded. LuxarCare’s founders Paul Diaz and Peter Vitruk design and build the next generation of surgical carbon dioxide lasers. The result is Aesculight, LLC (later re-named LightScalpel Inc); a new line of CO2 surgical lasers with improved beam delivery, higher power, new patented laser tube technology, and updated control and display features.

2002. LuxarCare LLC is founded in 2002 by Paul Diaz and Peter Vitruk. LuxarCare quickly captures a large share of the Luxar laser support market.

1988 – 2002. Luxar Corporation is founded by Kathy Laakmann-Crothall and laser engineers Paul Diaz, and Michael Levy in Seattle, WA, USA, in 1988.
The all-time best-selling Luxar LX-20SP surgical laser was invented and designed in the USA by Luxar Corporation in the late 1980s. Luxar lasers employ a flexible waveguide beam delivery system and are powered by an all-metal laser tube technology. Luxar lasers consistently outperform their articulated arm competitors and become the most popular carbon dioxide lasers ever sold with satisfied customers worldwide.
In the late 1990s, Luxar Corporation is sold to ESC Medical Systems and moved out of Seattle, WA to overseas locations.

They are easy to contact and ask questions, and Gail, the sales rep, flew to our office for a no obligation test drive which was a great help. She showed us how to set it up and made sure we were comfortable with the settings. She helped us get comfortable using it on nine patients while she was there coaching us and showing us the features. When I have any questions, Peter, the owner, is very accessible and responds promptly. An all around classy company that stands by their great product.
testimonial author
Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABPD
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Alabama Dental Association, and the American Dental Association
Pelham, AL
With a CO2 laser, procedures can be done quickly and precisely. … The key to it all is the flexible fiber. It gives you so much control. Once you learn how to cut precisely with it – it’s a one-shot deal; you can pull away if you need to coagulate, etc… it’s easy, fast, reliable and consistent.
testimonial author
Bert Bowden, MD, FACS
Huntsville, AL
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