Ellman International Introduces Newest Advancements in Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction Technology

New GlideSafe Handpieces Enhance Patient Experience

May 09, 2011, 06:33 ET from Ellman International, Inc.

OCEANSIDE, N.Y., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellman International, Inc., maker of the Pelleve™ Wrinkle Reduction System, a revolutionary skin tightening system for non-ablative skin rejuvenation, introduced its new family of GlideSafe™ handpieces this week at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's 44th Annual Meeting at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  This latest innovation now delivers precise, continuous and controlled energy - never pulsed - allowing the patient to have a more comfortable Pelleve experience and providing the clinician with even more options. Available only through physicians including dermatologists and plastic surgeons, the Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System is a proven, effective, safe and virtually painless cosmetic treatment that softens wrinkles on the face with advanced radiofrequency technology.

The GlideSafe handpieces feature an innovative sensor designed to stop energy flow when the device senses loss of contact with skin – resulting in a more comfortable treatment for the patient. In addition, each handpiece delivers multiple hours of treatment (activation) time so doctors have the option of customizing each patient's treatment by using different size handpieces for different areas of the face. This advanced feature allows users to treat multiple patients and perform many procedures using the same charged handpiece.

"Pelleve does not have the discomfort associated with some other skin tightening therapies," commented Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS, New York City Plastic Surgeon. "Pelleve is ideal for patients seeking effective yet natural looking solutions without downtime and at a price they can afford. Pelleve skin tightening technology fills this important role in my practice; my patients love it. With four sizes of GlideSafe handpieces, the treatment can be customized more easily for each patient.  And with the new larger 20 mm spot size, the treatment takes less time, is even more comfortable for both the patient and the user."

"GlideSafe puts Pelleve in an industry-leading position, giving physicians more versatility than other energy-based technologies," stated Kirsten Doerfert, Senior Vice President Global Marketing for Ellman International, which developed the Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System. "With GlideSafe, Pelleve is an even more effective weapon in the war against wrinkles – patients ask for it and physicians enjoy using it."

Until Pelleve, regaining a youthful appearance has often meant painful treatments, invasive surgery and extended recovery times. Powered by advanced radiofrequency technology, Pelleve GlideSafe handpieces slowly administer heat into the deep layers of the skin facilitating growth of new collagen, the fibers that help provide the skin's youthful appearance. Pelleve can be performed in a doctor's office in less than an hour, creating visible results that start to be noticeable right away. Pelleve offers a different type of experience, a more natural one, with outcomes that patients can feel good about.

For those who may be thinking about cosmetic treatments, Pelleve provides an advantage over other skin tightening systems because it is virtually painless. In fact, patients who have had Pelleve say it feels like a warm facial massage.  To view a video of how Pelleve works at the cellular level, please visit: www.pelleve.com/physicians/

To learn more about Pelleve or to find a doctor who is trained in using the Pelleve Wrinkle

Reduction System, visit www.pelleve.com

About Ellman International

Founded in 1959, Ellman® International, Inc., a New York based manufacturer of devices for surgical and aesthetic procedures, remains recognized today as a pioneer in the development of specialized radiofrequency technology for precision cutting, coagulating, and tissue ablation in physician's offices and clinics. Ellman has a wide range of products that are used in aesthetic, surgical, dental and veterinary medicine in over 60 countries.  In 2009, the company leveraged the versatility of its unique radiofrequency platform to introduce the Pelleve™ Wrinkle Reduction System. Pelleve is a revolutionary skin tightening system for non-ablative skin rejuvenation that can be performed in an hour or less, is virtually pain free and has minimal downtime for the patient.  

In 2008, Baird Capital Partners (BCP), the U.S. based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, acquired Ellman.  Co-investors include Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Ellman International management and CIT Healthcare.

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