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Cosmetic IPL Laser Reviews & Comparisons > Looking at syneron, lumenis, candela and palomar-HELP

I'm looking l at asers for a med spa-interested in hair removal and facial services. Have meet with reps from syneron, palomar, Lumenis and candela. Lots of information and I'm sure misinformation. Which company is best to work with and which platform system is the most reliable? Thanks

05.6 | Unregistered CommenterJim Bird

Jim: If you provide an e-mail address I will send you some helpful information that I know you will appreciate... and may save you some wasted time and heartache.

med spa guy-if you don't mind-list your email and I'll contact you. Thanks

05.6 | Unregistered CommenterJim Bird

did you find an answer?

05.24 | Unregistered CommenterSamira

i am in the market for a new hair removal machine. i purchased one of the above mentioned ones and was very unhappy with it . i must buy something else before i lose all my clients

02.2 | Unregistered Commenterray

hi med spa guy. could you also send me the info you are sending to Mr. Bird? we are also looking at sciton. Thanks. you can reach me at

02.24 | Unregistered Commenterbarwest2

Have a look at DDC Technologies Polylase Alexandrite laser, Manufactured in New York. Excellent results for Hair removal.

02.28 | Unregistered CommenterHerbet.G

Can you please send me the info about laser hair removal too at


05.29 | Unregistered CommenterMs Diane

med spa guy could you send me that info as well. I too am trying to make an informed choice.

06.3 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

I've been an Aesthetician for 30-years in Derm. and Plastic Surgery offices. I have been fortunate enough to work with all of the brands you mentioned (and one you didn't). Syneron and Candela have merged so they are one in the same and Candela has always been my favorite. My second favorite is the Sciton laser. Just make sure you get a multi-platform devise in order to promote a wide variety of services. These devices are my favorite because they are the most effective and deliver results as 'painlessly' as possible. - Lumenis is my least favorite as their equipment generally requires maintenance which is neither quick in response and usually very costly.

@Michelle, what about Palomar?
@med spa guy
can I have your answer as well?

06.20 | Unregistered CommenterSSS

hi med spa guy. never got the information from you. could you please send it to and thanks.

06.21 | Unregistered Commenterbarwest2

Hi Med Spa Guy, Please could you copy me in on your reply too. I am looking for a laser hair removal machine, also not sure which one to go with. ... Many thanks.

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08.11 | Unregistered CommenterJake Fehr

Hi medspa guy,
would love this info also if you find time to send it.
Will help me make a decision

09.1 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Laura: I will send the info if you post an e-mail address.

Kind regards

09.2 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

med spa guy, please send info (never got it when previously requested) to thanks.

09.2 | Unregistered Commenterbarwest2

Med spa guy can u send me info as well thanks

if you have a comparison on these lasers add me to your list of please send me Iinfo. trying to decide on best for veins and co2. Thanks

med spa guy..still didn't receive the info, and i've been checking spam also. could you please send another copy of your comparisons? thanks.

09.12 | Unregistered Commenterbarwest2

Med Spa Guy will you send me the info that everyone else is getting? I'm looking for a new laser for hair removal as well. I have been using Candela and have several of their lasers but I do not like to pay for the consumables that they use. I'm leaning towards the Cynosure Elite because of the Cryo 5 cooling device. I now have an employee telling me that she thinks that the Luminous Duet is the best laser out there because of the large spot sizes. So I'm looking for unbiased opinion about lasers and some clinical studies to back up what is being said. I don't want any info from any sales reps you guys a full of crap.

09.20 | Unregistered CommenterHair Gone

Hi Med Spa Guy,

Would sooo appreciate the info/comparisons that you have. We are a medical beautification clinic looking for info on what is the best out there..... if you could forward this info to me at


09.22 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

Med Spa Guy, I would appreciate any info you would like to pass on. I am looking for a good reliable hair removal laser for mostly skin types Fitzpatrick I - IV. Thank You

09.25 | Unregistered CommenterGodiva

Dear "Godiva": If you post an e-mail address I will send you some helpful articles.

Dear Med spa guy,
Kindly send the articles to

09.27 | Unregistered CommenterJareer

If you're looking for the best Alex laser on the marketplace, consider Light Age, Inc. Their LPX offers 100 W of average power -- at the handpiece -- making it almost twice as powerful as Candela and Cynosure lasers, and more powerful than that DDC thing mentioned above. Unlike the Gentlelase, the LPX offers a flat top beam profile. It's also the fastest laser. For laser hair removal treatments, it produces a true 3 Hz. I say "true" Hz, as you may actually want to check the actual pulse rate claimed by other manufacturers - which are usually 20% less that their stated rate. For pigmented lesions, the laser will pulse as fast as 10 Hz. Needless to say, the LPX has a variable pulse duration so you can safely and most effectively treat skin types I - IV. Any rate, I own three of them - and before investing over a quarter million dollars in lasers for hair removal, I'm 100% certain I have the best. If you have questions regarding alex and Nd: YAG lasers on the marketplace, I'm more than happy to share my insights. HOWEVER, as much as I love talking about lasers, I don't have time to teach you everything!!! If you can solve this equation, feel free to shoot me a note at --- 100 W / 2.4 Hz / 2.54 cm^2 = ???

10.25 | Unregistered CommenterLaserMan

Dear Med Spa Guy, can you sending me your laser's study aswell, thank you for support at this time. my email

10.27 | Unregistered CommenterFerreira

med spa guy. i've sent numerous responses to your posting and not one has gotten me the information you claim you can supply. so, if anyone else has gotten any stuff, either from medspaguy or anyone else, i truly would be much obliged to get it at and

thanks to those who will respond!

10.25 | Unregistered Commenterbarwest2

Hi Med Spa Guy,
I am also opening a medical spa really soon and I need to decide on the best laser system. Could you please email me the same information that you are sending people on the laser comparison?
THANKS Med Spa guy!

07.11 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

No one has really responded to all of these questions. I too am looking for a new laser that does everything. Can anyone post, that may have gotten information? I currently have a 2005 palomar 500 but want to get something new. The palomar does have great results but is too expensive to keep up with over the years if you drop the insurance. (which is super expensive as well) I heard that it is less expensive these days to get a new laser than to buy new hand pieces for the palomar. I need someone who IS NOT a sales rep to respond!

HI medspaguy - can you please send me the infomation your sending Jim Bird ? Thank you very much /

09.17 | Unregistered CommenterTuvya

Hi medspaguy - I would love for you to send me the information as well! Thank you so much!!

Would sooo appreciate the info/comparisons that you have. looking for info on what is the best out there.....

01.21 | Unregistered CommenterNina

If you would like the perspective of someone who sells, repairs, and offers warranties on a variety of used equipment- that is, an unbiased technical opinion, feel free to contact me through email. I am willing to answer any questions.

Medspaguy: would you send the information to me as well. thanks!

Hi Mickey. I'm trying to decide between a refurbished Sciton profile system and Luminis one. I've heard for the sciton it is very difficult to get your hands on parts if it needs repairing. Is this true and if so would the Luminis one be a good choice to go for. Could you please send me your opinion to Thanks

03.31 | Unregistered CommenterRon

Hello, I'm trying to decide between DDC Polylace LP, Cynosure Elite+ and Candela. If anyone has any kind of info to help me, please e-mail me in

12.23 | Unregistered CommenterEleni

Candela has been around for a while now.
The after market service and parts are more readily available than cynosure and many other companies.
The established parameters and setting will assure shorter learning curve.
Sometime, the after sales services is the deciding factor in making the right decision.

12.23 | Unregistered CommenterVivi

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