FRAXEL® SR LASER HEADLINES NATIONAL MEDICAL MEETINGS: NEW LASER TECHNOLOGY GARNERS RAVE REVIEWS FROM PHYSICIANS
SAN DIEGO - October 27, 2004 - Reliant Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of the breakthrough Fraxel SR Laser to treat periorbital (around the eyes) wrinkles and pigmented lesions (e.g., age spots), announced today that its strong presence at recent national medical meetings has raised the level of physicians' interest in the technology. Since consumers are increasingly demanding the dramatic results of an ablative laser procedure for wrinkles and sun damaged skin with the quick healing time and gentleness of a non-invasive laser treatment, physicians are turning to the Fraxel SR Laser for its ability to accomplish both.
"We have had tremendous positive response from physicians attending our scientific presentations at the recent American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery meeting in September and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons meetings this month," said Maynard A. Howe, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Reliant. "The traffic at our exhibit booth during these meetings was overwhelming, and we could not be more pleased with the way physicians embraced the benefits of our Fraxel Laser Treatment for aging skin."
This professional excitement expands the buzz generated by the introduction of Fraxel Laser Treatment at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery meeting in April 2004, where this new technology won the award for the best overall clinical science paper.
As of July 1, 2004, the Fraxel Laser has FDA 510 (k) clearance for dermatologic conditions requiring the coagulation of soft tissue, treatment of periorbital wrinkles, and treatment of pigmented lesions (including age spots, sun spots and skin discoloration) at any location on the body. Unlike other lasers, the Fraxel Laser uses light to heat and remove microscopic pinpoints of skin, promoting a more effective result and faster recovery without the downtime or significant side effects associated with more aggressive laser approaches.
The company plans to build on its success this fall by maintaining a strong podium and industry presence at national and international medical meetings in 2005.
"Our goal is to educate more physicians in the coming year so as to provide a new standard of care to patients everywhere looking for a safe and effective treatment for aging and sun damaged skin," said Howe.
Reliant Technologies is positioned for growth and poised to become a new market leader in aesthetic laser medicine, surgery and biomedical technologies. Reliant is dedicated to fulfilling the promise of laser medicine by creating breakthrough systems focused on Fraxel Laser Treatment. Reliant employs 50 professionals in two primary locations, Palo Alto and San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.reliant-tech.com.Download Press Release ••