WESTFORD, Mass., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Many people think fine lines and wrinkles appear as a result of aging, but hereditary factors and lifestyle choices such as smoking, sun exposure, poor nutrition and sudden weight gain or weight loss can all be contributing factors that start as early as your 20’s for both men and women. Now, there is a new option for those who prefer a non-needle alternative. Cynosure® announced today that PicoSure®, the world’s most advanced laser technology for tattoo removal, benign pigmented lesions and acne scars, is now FDA-cleared for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.
According to the 2014 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures, a majority of the population is somewhat to extremely bothered by fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead area (56%), around and under the eye (71%), and mid-face around the cheeks and mouth (65%). Fillers and Botulinium Toxin have played a large role in the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles, but more people (45% of consumers) are starting to count ultrasound, laser, light, and radiofrequency treatments for skin tightening or wrinkles as one of the top cosmetic procedures they’re considering.
“PicoSure is the first laser of its kind to use picosecond pulses to gently enable changes within the dermis,” says Dr. David H. McDaniel, Director of The Institute of Anti-Aging Research. “It is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment option with no downtime.”
“Pulses from the PicoSure laser can actually lead to new collagen and elastic production when focused through special lens arrays,” notes Dr. Robert Weiss of Maryland Laser Skin & Vein Institute, and adding, “An additional benefit is that pigmentation of the skin is also greatly improved which typically is not achieved by injectables such as toxins or dermal fillers alone.”
New results from PicoSure clinical studies show a dramatic improvement in pigment and wrinkles:
- Patient satisfaction was 84% at the first month follow up visit
- Patient satisfaction was up 10%, at 92% at the fourth month follow up visit
When looking for a treatment for a more youthful appearance. Be Sure…Be PicoSure®.
About Cynosure, Inc.:Cynosure develops and markets aesthetic treatment systems that enable plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other medical practitioners to perform non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to remove hair, treat vascular and benign pigmented lesions, remove multi-colored tattoos, revitalize the skin, liquefy and remove unwanted fat through laser lipolysis, reduce cellulite, clear nails infected by toe fungus and ablate sweat glands. Cynosure’s product portfolio is composed of a broad range of energy sources including Alexandrite, diode, Nd: YAG, picosecond, pulse dye, and Q-switched lasers and intense pulsed light. Cynosure sells its products globally under the Cynosure, Palomar and ConBio brand names through a direct sales force in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan and Korea, and through international distributors in approximately 120 other countries. For corporate or product information, visit Cynosure’s website at www.cynosure.com.
Link to full article on MarketWatch: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/picosure-is-fda-cleared-for-treatment-of-fine-lines-and-wrinkles-2014-10-06