Press Release (ePRNews.com) - BOTHELL, Wash. - Sep 08, 2018 - Today, LightScalpel LLC is happy to announce it has received a medical device license from Health Canada and is now taking orders on its laser systems and laser accessories in Canada. The LightScalpel CO2 Laser was FDA cleared in 2012 and has since become one of the leading CO2 surgical lasers on the American market. The LightScalpel laser continues the Luxar’s tradition of utilizing durable all-metal CO2 laser tubes and proprietary flexible fiber delivery system with the latest advances, including disposable-free laser handpieces, programmable custom settings and more.
The LightScalpel laser offers the most advanced and ergonomic delivery system for surgical CO2 lasers – a hollow waveguide (flexible fiber). Competing CO2 laser systems have cumbersome jointed-metal articulated arm delivery systems. Another advantage of the LightScalpel laser over competing CO2 laser systems is its short tip-to-tissue distance; the LightScalpel laser is held only 1-3 mm away from the tissue (allowing for great accuracy) while competing laser systems are held 25 to 40 mm away from the target tissue.
“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 of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Professor of Surgery and Director OMFS Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
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 Canada 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 and oral surgery, otorhinolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, podiatry and urology.
To learn more about dental/medical LightScalpel CO2 Lasers, visit www.lightscalpel.com.