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Palomar Laser Review

Pros & Cons

  • Palomar makes a great IPL machine and clients appreciate the fact that you get everything you need in one machine.
  • It is beneficial in particular for practices that only have one room and plan to offer lots of IPL treatments.
  • Another advantage of the Palomar is that 8 different hand pieces are offered. The machine can handle hair removal for a variety of skin types. There is no downtime.
  • Sometimes people encounter energy issues and problems with the wiring. Easy to service and fix though.

Palomar

Find out Ari's thought about Palomar. His Palomar laser reviews tells that it makes a great IPL machine.

DESCRIPTION

Palomar Medical has been operating since 1991 and the company manufactures IPL equipment and lasers. Their systems handle many different treatments.

Palomar lasers work for the following applications:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Acne treatments
  • Scar and wrinkle removal
  • Photofacials
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Skin tightening
  • Brown spots
  • Leg vein lasers

ARI’S THOUGHTS

Palomar makes a great IPL machine and clients appreciate the fact that you get everything you need in one machine. It is beneficial in particular for practices that only have one room and plan to offer lots of IPL treatments.

Another advantage of the Palomar is that 8 different hand pieces are offered. The machine can handle hair removal for a variety of skin types. There is no downtime.

On the down side, you can expect a Palomar to need more servicing.

We do hear complaints about these lasers from time to time, as people encounter energy issues and problems with the wiring. Also there is a frequent water plug issue. When there is dirt in the water that is used to clean the system, this can cause a wide variety of problems.

Who is Happiest with the Palomar Brand?

 Busy places like med-spas and dermatology practices tend to appreciate the Palomar.

What Do You Need To Know Before You Purchase a Palomar?

If you want to ensure you’re getting a great deal on a Palomar, you’ll want to try it yourself in person to see it is working perfectly. Be sure that it is a clean system and the water is clean.

Clients can expect to spend 3k-5k each year on their Palomar. We do see a variety of repairs that become necessary including water clogging. You will see a message for error 53 or error 54.

Hand piece refurbishment is common. After 100,000 shots, you’ll have to have your hand piece refurbished and your shot count reset. If you receive error codes such as 7, 23, 24, 46, 53, 54 and 68, they may be due to your hand piece. The good news is that our company can get these hand piece repairs taken care of in about 4 days. We offer a repair package that includes a new flash lap, reset shot counter, polished crystal and calibration.

INVENTORY

 1. Palomar Starlux 300

The Palomar StarLux machine is a cosmetic laser and IPL machine. It offers a wide variety of treatments at a lower rate than its competitors. One huge benefit to this machine is that it has a large variety in its hand pieces. It also offers a high level of IPL energy.

It is possible to switch between the laser technology and IPL technology through use of the hand piece. There are many hand pieces that go with this machine in order to offer different treatments.

2. Palomar Starlux 500

The Palomar StarLux 500 is the newer model of the StarLux 300. Essentially, these machines are quire similar. However, the StarLux 500 tends to be more expensive.

The largest difference between the StarLux 300 and StarLux 500 is in the cooling system. The StarLux 500 allows for very fast cooling. Just one minute after you have plugged in the hand piece, the system is cool. In contrast, the 500 can take more than 5 minutes.

Additionally, the StarLux 500 is the only laser that can handle the 1440 hand piece, which is a non-ablative fractional laser, and the 2940 hand piece, which is an ablative fractional laser. The 2940 allows for wrinkle treatment and improvement of textural irregularities.