Alma Lasers(TM) Receives FDA Clearance for the Accent(TM) Dual Mode RF System

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Alma Lasers, a global
 leader in laser, light-based and radio frequency (RF) technologies used in
 aesthetic medicine, announced today that it has received clearance from the
 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Accent(TM) Dual Mode
 RF System in the United States.
     Receiving its first FDA indication for the treatment of wrinkles and
 rhytids, the Accent system has been used successfully by medical
 professionals worldwide to treat a variety of dermatological and aesthetic
 conditions.
     "We're delighted to receive the marketing clearance for the Accent
 product in the United States," stated Howard Kelly, CEO for Alma Lasers.
 "The unique dual mode RF modalities of the Accent system will provide
 physicians with the most advanced technology available in non-invasive
 aesthetic medicine; creating a higher standard in patient satisfaction. The
 company is committed to pursuing additional clearances from the FDA, in
 order to expand the clinical indications for the Accent system in the
 United States."
     Non-invasive, non-ablative and virtually pain free, the Accent system
 combines two radio frequency modes into one device. Each mode is delivered
 by a discrete handpiece to enable volumetric RF thermotherapy at different
 tissue depths within the body.
     Ziv Karni, PhD, President and founder of Alma Lasers stated, "The
 Accent product was engineered for safety and ease of use, while maximizing
 efficacy. The continuous movement of either handpiece results in a gradual
 build-up of heat to achieve the optimal therapeutic effect, while providing
 greater patient comfort. With over one thousand Accent systems installed
 worldwide, the product has enjoyed an unparalleled safety record."
     "Non-invasive treatments are the largest and fastest growing category
 in aesthetic medicine," said Yariv Matzliach, Executive Vice President of
 Global Marketing for Alma Lasers. "Now with its first FDA indication, the
 Accent system is poised to provide medical professionals and their patients
 in the United States with a new level of safety, efficacy and satisfaction
 in non-invasive treatments."
     "We have found the Accent system to be very safe and relatively
 comfortable with a high percentage of responders," states David H.
 McDaniel, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Plastic
 Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Director of the Institute of
 Anti-Aging Research Center of Virginia, and a principal investigator in the
 FDA study. "Compared to other RF devices we have used, treatment with the
 Accent system is much less painful, faster and easier to perform. It also
 allows more 'artistic' use on the face. Although responses vary, a high
 percentage of treated subjects showed a visible response. Some observe an
 immediate skin tightening of the face."
     According to Maurice Sherman, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical
 Surgery, University of California -- San Diego, and the owner of the Del
 Mar Cosmetic Medical Center in southern California, "We obtained remarkably
 good results with the Accent system. It was consistent for all of the
 patients that followed the protocol. All of them showed an improvement.
 Some dramatic, some moderate, but every patient expressed satisfaction with
 the results. Everyone said that their skin felt tighter the day after the
 first treatment." Added Dr. Sherman, "Of all the RF systems on the market
 today, I feel the Accent is the most effective technology out there."
     About Alma Lasers
     Alma Lasers is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of laser,
 light-based and radio frequency devices for aesthetic applications.
     The Company's mission is to provide modular, cost-effective and high
 performance systems that enable medical practitioners to confidently offer
 safe, effective and profitable aesthetic treatments. More information about
 Alma Lasers can be found at www.almalasers.com.
 
 

SOURCE Alma Lasers

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