To the doctor in the Czech Republic……

Hello, my name is Martin, I am vascular surgeon from Czech Republic. I am going to buy for my private practise CO2 laser. Now finally I have got three candidates Smartxide2 with RF - DEKA,CORE2- Candela-Syneron and Duosel-very cheap laser from South Korea. I am going to use it, with my dermatologist, for dermatosurgery and fractional resurfacing. Could you help me to choose right one? My favorite is Smartxide2. Thank you.

Hello Martin, thank you for reading.  In my opinion, you will have far more flexibility to treat many different conditions ranging from sun damage, to excisions, to scars, to wrinkles, etc. with the DEKA.  In my experience and that of my collegues over many years, the cheaper lasers will cause you many problems and “headaches” by breaking down, lack of results, and even possiblity causing complications to occur for your patients.

 

Some of these systems are “adding on” things like the RF to make the systems seem worth the extra price for them, but again in my opinion, adding RF to a laser rarely adds anything, it does just both less well.

 

From personal experience and that of many others, the DEKA, the Lumenis Active/Deep Fx system and the Affirm (very similar to the DEKA) are very well engineered, solid lasers.

 

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

 

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