PALO ALTO, Calif. — December 1, 2008 — Sciton introduces ProLipo PLUS™, an FDA-cleared, minimally invasive, ultra high-powered laser system for ablating and melting unwanted fat, resulting in collagen remodeling and tissue tightening. ProLipo PLUS combines 1064 nm and 1319 nm wavelengths in one laser for optimal body sculpting results. Frequently used as an adjunct to traditional liposuction, it can also be utilized as a standalone procedure for patients who are not candidates for traditional liposuction.
“Because ProLipo PLUS is faster and more powerful than other laser-assisted lipolysis systems the procedure takes much less time. Furthermore, it offers the broadest range of customizable treatment parameters,” said Marc Salzman, MD, a plastic surgeon practicing in Louisville, Ky. With 30 watts of power at 1064 nm and 20 watts at 1319 nm, ProLipo PLUS is the most powerful laser-assisted lipolysis system available.
Sciton’s ProLipo PLUS offers physicians a new level of flexibility — its dual-wavelength capability means that physicians can choose to use each of the wavelengths alone or combine the benefits of both wavelengths. This new technology provides a way to remove fat and tighten tissue thereby diminishing loose skin associated with liposuction.
“My patients are delighted with ProLipo,” said Dr. Salzman. “ProLipo PLUS combines high power 1064 nm and 1319 nm wavelengths allowing me to remove fat and tighten tissue quickly and easily with one system. Doing so gives the highest patient satisfaction I’ve seen with any laser. I also like that there are no expensive consumable fibers.” Sciton’s ProLipo non-proprietary fiber delivery system protects physicians from unacceptably high per-case disposable costs.
“We developed the ProLipo PLUS system to meet the increasing demand for a minimally invasive body sculpting laser treatment that can be safely and comfortably done with local anesthesia,” said Robert Ruck, Vice President of World Wide Marketing at Sciton. “Furthermore, our system is a safe investment because of its modular, fully upgradeable platform and use of open-source fibers.”
The following array of body treatment areas can effectively be contoured and tightened using ProLipo PLUS: chin, cheek, and jowls; under-chin and neck; back of neck; upper arms; upper back; upper and lower abdomen; flanks and sides; hips and waist; inner and outer thighs; buttocks; knees, and male chest.
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 States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and distributor partners in more than 45 countries. For more information and a complete listing of Sciton systems, visit sciton.com.