This has been an exciting couple weeks in regards to the world of lasers. Two of the most newsworthy headlines are Cynosures launch of PicoSure laser for tattoo removal and the other is the acquisition of Palomar by Cynosure. Lets start with the acquisition.
The joining of Palomar and Cynosure creates a undisputed giant in the world of lasers. Jointly the companies now have over 20,000 laser systems and a worldwide market in over 100 countries. They now combine the best of both worlds with IPL systems from Palomar and the range of aesthetic laser systems from Cynosure.
“We believe the acquisition of Palomar creates a substantial opportunity to generate profitable, long-term growth for our Company and drive value for our stockholders,” said Michael Davin, Cynosure’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Combining with Palomar complements our product portfolio and customer base, adding new product and service revenues, strengthening our global distribution network, creating new cross-selling opportunities and enhancing our intellectual property position with the addition of more than 40 patents.”
It was a strategic alliance that will yield continued innovation and premium products.
The latest of these new products is the launch of Cynosures PicoSure laser for tattoo removal and benign pigmented lesions. The clear advantage of the PicoSure laser is it creates less tissue heating due to the lasers short pulse duration. In a recent study , the PicoSure was 50% more effective at clearing the tattoo and the short pulse was able to remove ink particles more effectively.
PicoSure’s ultra-short pulse duration goes beyond photothermal action creating an intense photomechanical impact, patented PressureWave™, resulting in greater disruption of the target for better clearance with fewer treatments, less fluence and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.
Cynosure will be at ASLMS in Boston this weekend demonstrating the new PicoSure laser.
33rd ASLMS ( american Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery) Annual Conference
April 3-7, 2013
Sheraton Boston Hotel/Hynes Convention Center
This year is sure to bring continued innovations and new insights in the aesthetic world with the new venture between Cynosure and Palomar. Here at ACARA we will be keeping on the pulse of the latest news at it unfolds.