Thursday, May 21, 2009

ZAP! Styla laser delivers as promised

For the last month I've been able to tinker with the Styla laser from ZAP! The device is an 810 nm diode laser that has 2 watts of power. It is small, approximately the size of a powered toothbrush and extremely easy to use.

Due to its small size, the Styla can be moved easily anywhere in the treatment area and can be setup within a minute. This lends itself well to be used since there aren't many delays in getting it ready to use.

The device is balanced well and is comfortable to grip. This makes it easy to use once you gain access to the target area.

It uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides excellent power and is controlled by a wireless footswitch. In order to use the device all you need to do is remove it from the charger, snap on a disposable tip, and place the footpedal on the floor.

It is easy to use and provides adequate power for frenectomies, biopsies, cosmetic recontouring, troughing of crown margins, etc.

The packaging is very well done and presented.

The only drawback is that it is a tad more difficult to use in the far posterior due to the tip size, but that is in no way a deal breaker.

If you are in the market for a diode laser, you should include the Styla on your list of devices to evaluate.

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