| Not disputing you Jack that Class 4 lasers emit higher power output and can be harmful the same as a Class 3B used excessively can do more harm than good. Disputing with you that they are banned in any way shape or form. Provide a reference from the TGA or elsewhere if you believe they are banned. A "lay person" can't possess a Class 4 laser.. provide proof. No qualifications necessary regardless of strength of beam output.|
There is a legitimate use requirement for all lasers but that is to prevent idiots pointing them at aircraft - import restrictions exist on laser emitters in Australia. It has nothing to do with medical science.
GPPIFR 3300 laser = VetLaser 3000 manufactured in Regency Park, SA. You say tom(ay)to, I say tom(ar)to. ;)
Do yourselves a favour and avoid misinformation - can probably buy same unit at lesser cost - EXTERNAL LINK
Laser classes are about power output (depth of soft tissue penetration) - they are neither faster nor slower. It is wavelength (nm), power output (mw) and then constant light or pulsed (frequency pulsed). Duration, intensity and exposure which is why all the settings on medical lasers exist depending on what is being treated and which part of the animal it is being used on.
To your point about faster, well yeah a three head probe covers the area more quickly than a single beam probe. You can save time by the number of active lasers on the head to reduce time to cover an area.
Typically up to Class 3B lasers can be battery operated and portable and that is where their true advantage lies. Especially when it comes to dogs and horses.
It's probably only a matter of time before a portable Class 4 laser comes out using 12V battery as used on home gardening equipment like leaf blowers and lawn mowers. Do you need a Class 4 for a greyhound or is it somehow better?..absolutely not.
Frequency in nm matters more anyway. Pointing a high intensity red laser (600nm) at a dog might make the trainer feel good but does bugger all since it is a glorified laser pointer. That's why the red visible light is normally only used as a pointer on top quality units to give a guide as to where you are treating the animal while the invisible (800nm+ wavelength) is actually doing the therapeutic work.
Normally Jack I wouldnt even bother calling you out on reselling and rebranding products but if you want to dispute facts or mislead the public that they cannot possess a Class 4 laser you are absolutely incorrect.
It is nevertheless one thing to inform the public of risks and an entirely different matter to mislead consumers purely because competing products do exist and are readily available on the open market.
For anyone else interested in all things laser, the higher the power output when placed in maximum setting, the deeper the laser penetrates tissue. In a greyhound, anything Class 3a is perfectly fine. In equine use Class 3b and higher are great. Its the simple fact that there's only so much muscle depth in a greyhound at the best of times. They're not horses or elephants.