YOKNEAM, Israel, Sept. 25 -- Lumenis Ltd, formerly ESC Medical Systems Ltd. has received import approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for importing its IPL systems into Japan. This approval, together with the approval received last quarter for the Nd:YAG laser of the VascuLight system significantly expands the market potential for Lumenis' aesthetic systems into the Japanese medical channel.
"This approval is a major milestone in our penetration of the aesthetic medical market in Japan," said Yacha Sutton, president and CEO. "We have already found a significant market for our hair removal products among Japanese patients and customers in the nonmedical channel. We will now be able to promote the entire range of IPL aesthetic products to the Japanese medical channel".