Equipment manufacturer Lynton Lasers has introduced a portable surgical grade smoke evacuator to the aesthetic market.
Used by the NHS, Lynton explains that the product reduces plumes generated during laser treatment which, in some circumstances, can contain viruses.
While it is not yet known whether laser plumes can transmit coronavirus, the British Medical Laser Association has recently stated that high efficiency smoke evacuation systems should be used to reduce plumes generated during laser treatment.
The device features 10 adjustable suction settings plus turbo mode, an interactive LCD display and filter tracking technology. According to the company, it can easily be placed on a counter, shelf, floor or other locations convenient to the operative area.
Lynton Lasers also stated that while the PlumeSafe Turbo reduces aerosol and plume generated during laser procedures, it should be considered as an adjunct to general hygiene including hand washing, PPE and adequate ventilation systems.
Lynton Lasers has also released customer guidance for reopening post COVID-19. The guidance includes equipment considerations, management of energy-based devices, smoke evacuation systems, patient safety, PPE, infection control, a COVID-19 risk assessment template and checklist.