Syneron Announces Launch of PicoWay Picosecond Device for Pigmented Lesion Treatment and Tattoo Removal
New Device Featured at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology*
Wayland, MA October 8, 2014/PR Newswire – Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELOS), a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today the international launch of the new PicoWay™ picosecond device at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 8-12, 2014. PicoWay is a state-of-the-art dual wavelength device, with 532nm and 1064nm wavelengths, which utilizes proprietary PicoWay technology to generate picosecond pulses for the treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos, including recalcitrant tattoos. The staged launch of PicoWay begins in the international market during October 2014 and will continue in the United States in the first half of 2015.
PicoWay incorporates the highest peak power and the shortest pulse durations of any aesthetic laser in the market. The combination of these two technological breakthroughs creates the strongest photo-mechanical impact, which enables the most safe and effective fracturing of tattoo ink or pigmentation. The revolutionary PicoWay technology is integrated into a proven, reliable Candela™ platform which ensures superior performance and low cost of ownership.
PicoWay is CE marked and pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. Syneron anticipates that it will receive U.S. FDA clearance for PicoWay by the end of 2014.
“Following years of investment in PicoWay’s research and development, Syneron is proud to introduce the most advanced picosecond laser system. Its advanced technology demonstrates, once again, Syneron’s commitment to developing innovative aesthetic devices that enable physicians to provide best-in-practice treatments for their patients,” stated Amit Meridor, CEO of Syneron. “We welcome physicians at the EADV to visit our booth (#18) to see and experience the peak power and ultra-short pulses of PicoWay, which clinical trials have shown to mean fewer tattoo removal treatments with higher percent clearances.”
Dr. Tina Alster, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Georgetown University Hospital, and one of the investigators in the multi-center clinical trials conducted with PicoWay, said, “With the shortest pulse on the market, PicoWay requires lower fluences and yields faster clinical results than traditional Q-switched lasers. The Nd:YAG wavelength can safely treat a wider variety of skin types and, along with the reduced fluence, minimizes thermal injury to the skin. I believe that the PicoWay will further revolutionize tattoo removal.”
Syneron Medical Ltd. is a leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company's technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, improving the skin's appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under three distinct brands, Syneron, Candela and CoolTouch.
Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Medical Ltd. are located in Israel. Syneron also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the U.S. The company markets, services and supports its products in 86 countries. It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide.
For additional information, please visit http://www.syneron-candela.com.
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* PicoWay is CE marked and pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. Syneron anticipates that it will receive U.S. FDA clearance for PicoWay by the end of 2014.