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  • Palomar to Launch Home-use Laser by Spring
Sep 2010
BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 27, 2010 — Palomar Medical Technologies Inc., a developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, announced that it would move the launch of its patented, home-use laser for the treatment of periorbital wrinkles by a few months.

The laser is the only one in the US with over-the-counter clearance from the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles around the eye, according to the company.

“The change in the timing of our launch is related to the use of lotion with the laser,” said Joseph P. Caruso, CEO. “The laser is in production, and we are building inventory for the launch.”

Hundreds of participants have used the home-use laser in many treatments and were pleased with the results, according to a clinical study. A panel of physicians saw a noticeable reduction in wrinkles in 92 percent of participants after four weeks, and 84 percent of participants agreed that it appears to eliminate their fine lines after 12 weeks.

“Entering the consumer market has been one of Palomar’s growth strategies for over a decade,” said Caruso. “Introducing a home-use laser will increase awareness among a much broader base of customers about the benefits of laser treatment for skin care, engage more people by making laser cosmetic treatments a part of their daily routine, and help to establish periodic laser treatments as an essential element of a new standard of skin care.”

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