Comparing Veterinary Surgical Lasers

    VetScalpel vs CO2 Veterinary Laser

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    Our lasers and accessories have been made in the USA for over 25 years (Luxar, NovaPulse and Accuvet in the past; now Aesculight and LightScalpel®). They have been widely used in a variety of veterinary and human medical specialties.

    Competitors – imported surgical veterinary lasers – occasionally enter the USA market and leave shortly thereafter. The most recent entry boasts the old articulated arm technology (inherited from the 1980s). It is twice as heavy as Aesculight’s 45-watt model. The footprint of their machine is nearly 60% larger than Aesculight’s. In the modern world, where technology and design strive for minimalism, such an overweight and oversized “innovation” is hardly a technological advancement.

    Our latest brochure pinpoints some of Aesculight’s advantages over the imported newcomer through a side-by-side comparison of their specifications. The included testimonials from well accomplished surgeons discuss the value of the Aesculight’s adjustable focal spot size handpiece; they also evaluate the dexterity of the Aesculight / LightScalpel flexible fiber (in comparison with the outdated articulated arm).

    Superior Technology. Superior Medicine.

    45-Watt / 30-Watt SuperPulse CO2 Laser Technology
    A Cut Above The Rest

    Aesculight Veterinary CO2 Surgical Laser

    vetscalpel co2 veterinary laserFlexible Fiber

    • unsurpassed surgical dexterity,
    • exclusive distal fiber end calibration

    Miniaturized Autoclavable Handpieces

    • adjustable spot size handpiece,
    • 4 spot sizes,
    • exceptional accuracy,
    • unique dermatology nozzle

    Exclusive On-Screen Clinical Library

    • videos,
    • step-by-step photos,
    • recommended settings,
    • discussion of techniques and pre-/post-op care

    Engineered and Made in the USA

    • unparalleled reliability,
    • USA-based service and support,
    • dedicated to Laser Surgery Science and Education

    Smaller. Smarter. Superior.

    Competitor Veterinary CO2 Surgical Laser

    other co2 veterinary laser sizeOld-fashioned articulated arm

    • 1980s technology.
    • no distal end calibration of 7-mirror alignment,
    • heavy and can fatigue surgeon’s arm.

    One (1) spot size

    • cumbersome to defocus,
    • limited range of procedures

    Presets lack clinical details & nuances.

    Unknown Reliability

    • previous model with poor laser tube longevity was retired from Veterinary, Dental and Oral & Maxillofacial Markets.

    100% Heavier, 57% Larger footprint, Imported

    Aesculight technology is wildly successful both in veterinary and human (LightScalpel® brand) medicine:

    gores dvm“I LOVE this laser! It is simply a joy to work with. I especially appreciate the programmability that allows each individual laser surgeon the option to adjust particular user settings such as timing delays of the smoke evacuator and standby modes, common power settings, etc. Having the smoke evacuator tied into the laser footpedal is another great advantage. I also commend you on the engineering advances – it never gives me the over-temp warning when running it at high power settings for long periods of time.

    The more finely designed point of the interchangeable nozzles allows more precision and efficiency / speed in lasing through tissues. I also feel that because this has improved the air-purge pressure, that the nozzles stay much cleaner.

    I can’t think of anything to improve upon! Congratulations on an outstanding product!”

    Barbra R. Gores, DVM
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
    Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
    Tucson, AZ


    guttenberg dds md“…The device operates seamlessly and the new tipless handpieces allows us to change spot size easily and efficiently. … 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… 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, Washington DC
    Secretary, District of Columbia Dental Society
    Diplomate, American Board of Laser Surgery
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Washington, DC


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