Combination Laser from Sciton Will Revolutionize the Market

Washington, DC — March 2, 2001 — Sciton, Inc announced today at the 59th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology that it has produced a laser called PROFILE that combines CONTOUR, – a 45 watt Dual Mode Erbium laser with IMAGE an 80-watt Longpulse Nd:YAG laser.

Contour has been widely accepted as the new gold standard in laser resurfacing, while the Longpulse Nd:YAG has been approved for all skin types I through VI .

According to Dan Negus, President of Sciton, Inc., “This is a unique laser solution that allows for the treatment of vascular lesions, hair removal, as well as ablative resurfacing all in one package.  As laser treatments become more accepted it is up to the industry to produce more versatile and economical solutions.&

In 1998, Sciton revolutionized the skin resurfacing market with the introduction of the Contour™ dual-mode long pulse erbium laser that allows physicians to independently select the depth of ablation and coagulation. Physicians are able to choose the depth of treatment required to achieve effective results in measurements of microns of tissue, resulting in an extremely repeatable and uniform treatment Then in 2000, Sciton introduced a hair removal laser incorporating a long pulse Nd:YAG called IMAGE.

Sciton, Inc., located in Palo Alto, California, is a totally employee-owned medical device company established in 1997 by co-founders Jim Hobart, Ph.D., and Dan Negus, Ph.D. Sciton is committed to providing best-in-class laser and light solutions for medical professionals who want superior durability, performance, and value. Sciton offers aesthetic and medical devices for women’s health, fractional and full-coverage skin resurfacing and skin revitalization, phototherapy, vascular and pigmentation lesions, scar reduction, acne, body contouring, and hair reduction. Sciton operates worldwide with direct sales forces in the United StatesCanadaJapanAustralia, and distributor partners in more than 45 countries. For more information and a complete listing of Sciton systems, visit