Palomar Medical Technologies Inc.
Palomar Medical Technologies Inc. of Burlington, Mass., a developer
of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, announced that it would delay by
a few months the launch of its patented home-use laser for the treatment of periorbital
wrinkles. 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, the company says. Hundreds
of participants have tried the laser 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 stated
that, after 12 weeks, their fine lines appeared to be eliminated.