Healthcare Industry News: Thermage
News Release - February 2, 2007
Thermage Pioneers Non-Invasive Procedure to Tighten Skin for Younger Looking HandsInnovative Procedure Can be Performed with Thermage's New ThermaCool NXT System
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Thermage (Nasdaq: THRM ) today introduced, at the American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) 65th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Hands by Thermage(TM) - the latest non-invasive treatment in the suite of Body by Thermage(TM) procedures. Thermage also introduced the new 1.5cm2 ST ThermaTip(TM) which is designed to treat patients who want younger looking hands without surgery, injections or downtime.
This announcement follows a press release issued earlier this week by the company unveiling its next generation system - the ThermaCool NXT(TM) - for non-invasive skin tightening and contouring.
"Hands by Thermage and the introduction of the new 1.5cm2 ST ThermaTip are additional testaments of our commitment to customers to provide them with the tools they need to offer their patients more solutions for non-invasive skin tightening and contouring," said Stephen J. Fanning, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Thermage.
Hands by Thermage is one of a suite of Body by Thermage procedures and is designed for patients who have thinning skin on their hands, want to diminish the appearance of veins and gain more radiant skin texture.
"The Thermage® procedure promotes new collagen growth that improves the elastic properties of the skin," said Ivan A. Rosales Berber, M.D., a plastic surgeon in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. "New collagen results in thicker and smoother appearance of the skin. The Hands by Thermage procedure is faster and less painful than other kinds of treatments for the hands."
To provide the most safe and efficacious results, Thermage has established a suggested procedure guideline for Hands by Thermage utilizing the new 1.5cm2 ST ThermaTip that has a shallow heating profile which focuses the radiofrequency (RF) energy in the dermal layer of the skin for a smoothing and tightening result. The guideline was developed based on experience in a multi-center clinical study which included 40 patients. The vast majority of patients who participated in the study saw an immediate reduction in the fine lines and wrinkles on the back of their hands, with continued improvements over many months.
Like all Body by Thermage procedures, Hands by Thermage uses a unique, patented, monopolar, capacitive RF technology that delivers uniform volumetric heating to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients benefit from a single treatment with little to no downtime. Results are subtle and improve over time as new collagen forms. The company is continuing to expand the applications of Body by Thermage to include the non- invasive tightening and contouring treatments for the arms, thighs, buttocks and legs.
For more information on the Hands by Thermage procedure and a look at the new ThermaCool NXT system, please visit the company's booth #1219 at AAD.
About Thermage, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Thermage, Inc. (Hayward, Calif.) is one of the premier medical device companies dedicated to the development of unique capacitive radiofrequency technologies. Thermage's innovative technology provides the first non-invasive procedure to tighten and contour skin, greatly expanding the aesthetic applications physicians can offer to the booming "anti-aging" market. The company commercially launched its flagship ThermaCool® system in 2002 when it received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Today, the ThermaCool system is available in 76 countries; more than 300,000 patients have been treated with Thermage and approximately 2,000 dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other cosmetic physicians are using the Thermage procedure worldwide. For more information about Thermage, call 1-510-259-7117 or log on to www.Thermage.com.
NOTE: Thermage and ThermaCool are registered trademarks of Thermage, Inc. NXT, Body by Thermage, Tummy by Thermage, Hands by Thermage, and ThermaTip are trademarks of Thermage, Inc.
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