I really like your site’s straightforwardness… I am an electrologist (13 yrs) by training and have been doing laser for the past 4 years. I’ve used Alex, Diode, Nd:yag and IPL systems. I’m considering buying my own laser and thought I would look up your site. A client referred me to it actually.
I am having the hardest time deciding which of the technologies would suit my practice better.
Considering the Pitanga (IPL&Elos) or Comet (Diode&Elos - scheduled to be delivered Oct04) by Syneron and the Apogee Elite (combo Alex and Nd:Yag) by Cynosure. Was wondering if you have heard any news good or bad about either because as you know, everyone’s laser is the best. I’m leaning towards the apogee Elite but only because ELOS technology is still relatively new.
I’m enjoying the process of trying to learn as much as possible about them but can’t imagine how a person not familiar with the basic concepts of electrolysis can navigate each company’s claims. Obviously, I want to get the best laser for my practice but I don’t think I can please everyone. This experience will definitely inform my consultation process.
I generally suggest people think long and hard about IPL, and the ELOS thing is pretty new without much data. Apogee Elite dual mode gives you two good types that can be good if you have significant amount of darker skinned clients or a lot of clients with dark hair.
I agree with your assesment. And as long as you try to accommodate the largest number of clients, you should be fine.