As a pediatric dentist with 15 years of laser experience, including diode and erbium classes of lasers, I now exclusively use the LightScalpel CO2 laser for every infant soft tissue surgery. The adjustments for various tissue types and the exact precision of ablation are unparalleled. No other laser allows for this fine surgical control. I would never treat a patient with any other laser.
Martin A. Kaplan, DMD, DABLS
Director of Dental Laser Education and Development at the American Board of Laser Surgery
Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, Breastfeeding USA, and the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
Founder of Kid Care Dental PC
Did a quad bleph and vaporized elevated lesions on face. Machine and variable spot size handpiece performed perfectly and air purge dialed down exactly as you showed me. Very cool machine. Definitely an upgrade! It’s the difference between a Chevy Malibu and a Bentley Continental GT…both good, reliable cars, but the Bentley gets you there quicker, more precisely, more comfortably and in Style, Babe!!
Laser surgery really is magic … you can do a lot more procedures a lot more artfully, and with quicker healing time for the patient … All of those basic lumps and bumps, … treating lip lesions… we do just about all of these with the … CO2 laser … it generates about $15,000 in revenues per month…
Edward Zimmerman, MD
President, American Board of Laser Surgery
Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery; American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery; European Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American Society of Liposuction Surgery;
American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery;
American College of Phlebology
2009 Best of Las Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Award
2010, 2012, and 2014 America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America
2011 and 2012 Leading Physician of the World Award
2011 and 2012 Top Cosmetic Surgeon in Las Vegas, NV Award
2013 and 2014 Silver State “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” Award
Las Vegas Laser & Lipo, Las Vegas, NV
It is by far the best Laser I’ve ever used. Absolutely love how nice the handpiece feels in my hand. I highly recommend anyone looking for a laser to give the LightScalpel a try.
Jack Hahn, DDS
Designer of the Replace Implant and the Hahn Implant System
Past President and Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Implantology
Honored Fellow and Diplomat of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration
The CO2 laser wavelength is the most efficient wavelength for soft tissue laser dentistry due to its unparalleled absorption by oral soft tissue.
Robert A. Convissar, DDS, FAGD
Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and the International Academy of Dento-Facial Esthetics
Member of the American Dental Association, the Dental Society of the State of New York, the First District Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Society of Lasers in Dentistry, the American Academy of Oral Medicine, and the Greater New York Academy of Laser Dentistry
New York, NY
I purchased my Luxar SP-20 in 1996 and used it in my cosmetic surgical practice for fully ablative skin resurfacing, upper and lower blepharoplasty, removing skin lesions, earlobe surgery, labiaplasty, etc. It was truly a remarkable device, dependable and user friendly, combining precision cutting and ablation with simultaneous hemostasis and minimal thermal damage. Recently, when it needed CO2 replenishment, I was informed that parts for the Luxar were no longer being produced and was offered the opportunity to upgrade to its successor. Reluctantly, I parted with my old friend and purchased the LightScalpel LS-2010. I have used it almost daily since and am most impressed. With its incredible power, tipless adjustable handpiece, more flexible mastless fiber, variable air purge settings, customizable menu, and more easy calibration, it is a definite improvement upon its superb predecessor.
Richard D. Fisher, MD
The flexible waveguide is essential to the work that I do. With my flexible waveguide and my contra-angle tip, there’s no place in the mouth I can’t reach! Every area of the mouth is accessible, and that’s a fantastic advantage.
The SuperPulse wave configuration works much faster and creates much less tissue damage. I use SuperPulse for almost all of the “cutting” procedures, like gingivectomies and frenectomies – it’s a big advantage to have it… in general, the SuperPulse is a great advancement in CO2 lasers…
Stuart Coleton, DDS
White Plains, NY
… management of orbital fat is faster, safer, and simply better than any other technology… With CO2, my eyelid surgeries go faster; there’s less bleeding; less swelling; it’s cleaner; the infection rate is significantly reduced. The precise CO2 wavelength significantly reduces the risks of scarring and pigmentation, and is a bloodless outpatient procedure in the office.
These are relatively inexpensive, bullet-proof machines. They’re total workhorses… I was extremely happy to find LuxarCare! It’s convenient, with reasonable pricing, excellent service and great turn-around time.
Royce Johnson, MD, FRCSC, Dip. ABO
Associate Clinical Professor University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
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.
Bert Bowden, MD, FACS
When I first got this 20 Watt LightScalpel machine I was hoping to have a good replacement for the old Luxar LX 20. However what I am really finding out is that this is not a replacement for that machine but truly a second-generation machine. This is a whole new level of CO2 laser. I am not easily impressed – congratulations!
Robert A. Strauss, DDS, MD
Past President, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Professor of Surgery
Director OMFS Residency
Virginia Commonwealth University
After 5 years doing frenectomies with electrosurgery and testing different lasers, I finally arrived with the optimal solution. LightScalpel is the most efficient soft tissue laser I have tried. Working with kids and infants I can’t recommend a better one.
Marianna Evans, DMD, DABP, DABO
Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
Founder of the OrthoPerio Institute
Newtown Square, PA
The LightScalpel CO2 laser has been a true upgrade to our CO2 laser armamentarium. The device operates seamlessly and the new tipless handpiece allows us to change spot size easily and efficiently. We use the LightScalpel intraorally as well as on the facial skin for ablation as well as excision of lesions. It is ideal for blepharoplasty surgery, via both transconjunctival and transcutaneous approaches. Having used both, I find the flexible hollow wave guide to be far superior to the articulated arm of older style lasers.
It’s so much easier with the flexible waveguide… Using the waveguide, particularly inside the mouth… it’s like having a pencil in your hand. You just can’t do that with articulated arms … Relative to CO2, there is simply a greater zone of necrotic tissue damage with electrocautery … The laser has paid for itself a hundred-fold. I use it every day…
Steven A Guttenberg, DDS, MD
President, Washington Institute for Mouth, Face, and Jaw Surgery
Past President, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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. I had an issue with the laser after the first month, which they told me is rare, but they overnight shipped another unit and repaired mine at no cost. 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.
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
The LightScalpel 10,600 nanometer laser has become an indispensable piece of my armamentarium in my implant and reconstructive dental practice. The use of electrosurgical devices and diodes seems antiquated as I looked for faster healing, less post-operative discomfort and minimally invasive treatment for my patients. The use of the CO2 laser has not only helped me add procedures to my reconstructive palate but has become a tool I can’t practice without.
From laser assisted minimal flap crown lengthening to implant un-covery or peri-implantitiis treatments, the LightScalpel laser has become a value added device. Marketing an advanced specially accurate photo-thermal ablation tool highlights and differentiates a state-of-the art practice from those that are using lesser technologies.
Richard B. Winter, DDS
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentists and International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the International College of Dentists
Listed as one of Dentistry Today’s 19th Annual leaders in C.E.
I trust and rely on the CO2 technology by LightScalpel to give me the outstanding delivery of science and technology so I can help my patients experience and benefit from optimal treatment therapies with improved healing times and results.
Claudia C. Cotca, DDS, MPH
ADA, Standards Committee on Dental Products
Former Chairwoman of American Academy of Oral Medicine
Member of World Dental Federation, AAOM Liaison Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Academy of Women Dentists, American Diabetes Association, DC Leadership Board, American Equilibration Society, American Red Cross, American Society of Laser & Medical Surgery, District of Columbia Dental Society, District of Columbia Renaissance Dental Study Club, Global Health Council International College of Prosthodontists, Maimonides Dental Study Club, Michigan Dental Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Pankey Institute, Renaissance Dental Study Club, Seattle Study Club, and Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
Chevy Chase, MD
CO2 is the gold standard for laser technology, for soft tissue procedures… [diodes] are inefficient compared to the speed of CO2… CO2 simply cuts and ablates tissue much faster.
Does the laser pay for itself in terms of the vast amount of time it’s saving me, the lack of needing second appointments and followups? Absolutely. Take troughing for example – the laser quickly eliminates 15-20 minutes of cord-packing time. Multiply that out – having done crowns for over 20 years with the laser – efficiency is a huge cost saver for me.
Alan Winner, DDS
New York, NY
The laser enables us to achieve some really dramatic results for soft tissue. By sealing blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and nerve endings, my laser enables me to operate with a dry surgical field; meanwhile, the clinical benefits of reduced pain, minimal bleeding and faster recovery for my patients cannot be stressed enough… the CO2 wavelength is far superior for the soft-tissue surgeries I’m doing.
Mark Docktor, DDS
Chairman, Continuing Education for Essential Dental Systems
Member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Bergen County Dental Society, the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Society of Dental Aesthetics, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
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