Sapphire Portable Diode Laser July 2011
So this is the first product I tested. The Sapphire portable laser is definitely a nice laser. I used it for several procedures such as this ginigvectomy. I had bought the Picasso Lite laser not too many months before and used it to treat this hemangioma. Both are good. I like that the Sapphire has slightly higher watt level available, up to 3W compared to 2.5W with Picasso. But truly not sure that is all that big of a deal. The Sapphire at first glance to me seemed more user friendly, without a foot pedal, but I found turning it on and off with the hand toogle pretty cumbersome. I imagine one could get used to it but getting used to the foot petal of the picasso is no adjustment from your footpedal for hand-piece. Of course storage of Picasso takes slightly more room with the foot petal.
Having tried both I would go with the Picasso over the Sapphire, but I bought the Picasso first so am cognizant of the fact that I am likely emotionally biased. However, I think the instructions for the Picasso are way better. Plus the Picasso comes with a lamenated card that stays attached to the laser that has the settings for all the procedures you use it for. I think that is really nice.
I didn’t buy.
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