CLARO Receives FDA-Clearance For Acne Treatment
CLRS Technology announced the CLARO acne-clearing device received marketing clearance by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne. CLARO, the first hand-held device to use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for treatment of acne, will be available by prescription January 2009 from medical professionals, including dermatologists, family practitioners and pediatricians.
"CLARO represents a new option for women and men of all ages who suffer from inflammatory acne," said Richard Oberreiter, CEO and Founder, CLRS Technology. "Unlike other at-home devices on the market for acne treatment, CLARO uses clinically proven Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, combining heat and light to clear acne fast."
CLARO is the company's first entry into the $225 million home device category, a dynamic part of the personal care market. According to Medical Insight Inc., the category is anticipated to grow to $1 billion in sales by 2012 as major corporations enter the field, including Palomar with Gillette, Syneron and Procter & Gamble and Light BioScience with L'Oreal.