News | January 29, 2008

Palomar to Debut New Fractional Ablative Laser Handpiece

January 30, 2008 - Palomar Medical Technologies Inc., a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, announced that it will unveil two new fractional handpieces at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in San Antonio, TX from February 2 to 4.

Palomar’s new Lux2940 fractional ablative laser handpiece is a sophisticated, single-treatment skin resurfacing device which allows the practitioner to tailor the level of skin tightening based on the patient's needs. Three treatment modes are available: short pulse for pure ablation with the fastest treatment times and quickest recovery; long pulse for more coagulation around the ablation columns; and a dual mode for a short pulse / long pulse automatic sequence for deeper corrections. The Lux2940 microfractional technology preserves portions of healthy tissue surrounding the treatment zone, fostering good rates of reepithelialization and lower patient downtime, with significantly less pain than traditional ablative laser procedures.

Palomar’s other new handpiece, the Lux1440 is a fractional, non-ablative skin resurfacing handpiece that operates much like the Lux1540, but with faster treatment times. Specifically, licensed practitioners are performing effective full-face treatments in about 12 minutes.

Both the Lux2940 handpiece and the Lux1440 handpiece operates with the StarLux 500 Laser and Pulsed Light System, a single platform with a full suite of aesthetic applications including hair removal, leg vein clearance, acne management and pigmented lesion treatments, and fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing.

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