Syneron Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELOS), www.syneron.com, the global leader in the medical aesthetic device marketplace, announced today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada clearance and commercial launch of its highly flexible CO2RE CO2 resurfacing system. CO2RE is a versatile fractional CO2 system that offers the unique ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, pattern and depth of ablation. This patent-pending technology is the first to receive FDA clearance for all of its operating modes, including the four major fractional treatment modes. The system can be used for fractional CO2 resurfacing and traditional ablation, and is ideal for skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, scar reduction and other aesthetic procedures.
“We received very positive physician feedback during the international roll-out of the CO2RE system and we are excited to begin offering it in the United States and Canada, giving our customers more choices and greater flexibility to meet their individual practice needs. With the addition of CO2RE, we now offer a complete range of product solutions that address physicians’ and patients' needs across a wide range of facial rejuvenation treatment categories,” said Louis P. Scafuri, Chief Executive Officer of Syneron. Mr. Scafuri added, “The launch of CO2RE shows the strength of our globalized approach to research and development. The product was developed by Inlight Inc., San-Diego, Calif. which was acquired by Syneron at the end of 2008. Inlight brought to Syneron the most advanced scanner and ablative laser technology which, in combination with Syneron’s know-how in light tissue interaction, enabled us to bring to the market the most advanced and versatile system for a wide range of ablative skin rejuvenation procedures.”
"We've been very happy with the results that we've seen using CO2RE. It has a lot of versatility and we find it works well for both fractionated ablative resurfacing as well as traditional ablative resurfacing," said Brian Zelickson, MD, a board certified dermatologist at the Zel Skin and Laser Specialists.
E. Victor Ross, MD, at the Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology commented, "One of CO2RE's advantages is the handpiece, which is very easy to hold. In comparison to other fractional handpieces the CO2RE handpiece is thin, lightweight and easy to maneuver around the skin during treatments."