Bothell, WA, USA, January 31, 2020 – Today LightScalpel, LLC, is happy to announce it has received its medical device clearance from Australia and is now taking orders on its laser systems and accessories. The LightScalpel CO2 laser gained clearance from the United States FDA in 2012, then cleared by Health Canada in 2018, and now in 2020, clearance from Australia’s TGA. LightScalpel sets itself apart from other CO2 laser manufacturers by utilizing durable all-metal laser tubes, a proprietary hollow waveguide delivery system, relative affordability, and with its overall high quality, it has become one of the most popular CO2 surgical lasers.
The LightScalpel laser offers the most advanced and ergonomic delivery system for surgical CO2 lasers – a hollow waveguide (also called a flexible fiber). Rival CO2 laser systems have cumbersome jointed-metal articulated arm delivery systems. Another distinct advantage that the LightScalpel laser has over rival CO2 laser systems is its short tip-to-tissue distance; the LightScalpel laser is held only 1 to 3 mm away from the tissue (allowing for great accuracy), while rival laser systems are held 25 to 40 mm away from the target tissue. The LightScalpel’s short tip-to-tissue distance is especially important when performing delicate procedures, such as infant frenectomies.
“The LightScalpel is the finest instrument I have used for performing tongue and lip-tie surgeries as well as many other procedures. I use it at least four times a day. Before, we were using a diode laser, and it doesn’t even compare. Before, a frenectomy would take around a minute or more. Now with the LightScalpel, it’s about 20 seconds. The moms report less pain for their babies (they eat better and are less fussy). In addition, the service from the company is first class. … An all-around classy company that stands by their great product.” –Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, DABPD, author of the best selling book “Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More“. Pelham, AL, USA.
Originally designed for dental offices and later utilized by all surgical specialties, flexible fiber CO2 lasers are making a comeback in dentistry. Pediatric dentistry is where LightScalpel is making the most impact, helping babies to breastfeed. Other uses range from treatments to help overcome breathing impediments all the way to implant dentistry and far beyond. LightScalpel in Australia is cleared for laser surgery procedures for incision, excision, vaporization, ablation, and/or coagulation of soft tissue in specialties such as general surgery, dermatology, gynecology, dentistry, oral surgery, otorhinolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, podiatry, and urology.
To learn more about dental/medical LightScalpel CO2 Lasers, visit lightscalpel.com