Healthcare Industry News: Thermage
News Release - August 2, 2007
Thermage Launches Premium ThermaTip STCDesigned for Faster Procedures and Improved Patient Outcomes
HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 2 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Thermage (Nasdaq: THRM ) today introduced the new ThermaTip(TM) STC treatment tip designed to promote substantial treatment time savings and help improve patient outcomes. The ThermaTip STC (Smoothing, Tightening and Contouring) treatment tip is a premium version of the existing ThermaTip TC with modified temperature parameters. The STC parameters allow a greater volume of tissue to be heated, while still safely protecting the epidermis. Increased heat delivery in the dermal layer helps improve smoothing and tightening at the superficial level of the skin while maintaining Thermage's superior depth of heating to contour tissue.
"The ThermaTip STC demonstrates our continued commitment to provide innovative products to improve the treatment experience for clinicians and their patients," said Stephen J. Fanning, president and chief executive officer at Thermage. "Thermage is the gold standard for non-invasive skin tightening, and we anticipate the new tip will appeal to clinicians seeking to reduce treatment time, increase the profitability of their practice and promote improved patient outcomes."
In pre-market evaluations, the new ThermaTip STC showed significant time-savings of up to 25 percent. When used in combination with the ThermaCool® NXT(TM) system, many clinicians were able to complete a Face by Thermage(TM) procedure in under 45 minutes. By treating a greater volume of tissue, the target zone for skin tightening is increased.
"I delivered 900 pulses in 50 minutes with the new tip," said Lisa Zdinak M.D. Oculoplastic Surgeon, New York, NY, when comparing with the current tip, "and saw dramatic, immediate tightening effects in my patients. I would not go back to the old tips."
The ThermaTip STC will be available to customers worldwide immediately.
Thermage is a safe, non-invasive way to tighten and contour skin, and promote the rejuvenation of collagen. The Thermage® procedure is administered in a doctor's office using the ThermaCool® system that utilizes a unique form of capacitive radiofrequency technology to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen growth.
About Thermage, Inc.
Thermage's innovative technology provides a unique non-invasive procedure designed to tighten and contour skin, significantly expanding the non-invasive aesthetic applications physicians can offer to the rapidly growing "anti-aging" market. For more information, call 1-510-259-7117 or visit http://www.Thermage.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause Thermage' s actual results to differ materially from the statements contained herein. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect Thermage's business are detailed in the Company's Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2007. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speaks only as of the date they are made. Thermage undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
The ThermaCool system is FDA cleared for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids, including the upper and lower eyelids. Treatment results may vary depending on age and skin condition.
Thermage, ThermaCool, ThermaCool NXT, NXT, ThermaTip, and Face by Thermage are trademarks of Thermage, Inc.
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