Cynosure Receives Approval For Smartlipo LaserBodySculpting Workstation
Cynosure it has received regulatory clearance to market and sell the Smartlipo LaserBodySculpting Workstation in Canada.
"We are delighted about the opportunity to make the Smartlipo procedure available to Canadians," said Cynosure President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Davin. "With this approval, all five of our flagship products, including the Affirm Anti-Aging Workstation, the Cynergy Vascular Workstation, the TriActive Cellulite Workstation and the Elite Aesthetic Workstation are being marketed in Canada, enabling us to offer the Canadian medical community a comprehensive range of aesthetic and anti-aging solutions."
Introduced by Cynosure in January, the minimally invasive Smartlipo Workstation is an innovative system designed as an alternative to traditional liposuction in patients with smaller areas of localized fat. The system's proprietary pulsing format delivers laser energy that liquefies localized deposits of fat that is then removed through a cannula. In addition, the laser energy coagulates the tissue, thereby sculpting body contours and tightening the skin. The procedure generally causes less bleeding, swelling and bruising than traditional liposuction, resulting in fewer complications and faster recovery. Cynosure received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market Smartlipo in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Dr. Barry A.S. Lycka, an internationally known cosmetic dermatologist and surgeon who practices in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, said, "Consumers today place a priority on looking healthier and more youthful. By enhancing a patient's appearance, the Smartlipo Workstation has the ability to improve overall quality of life, without the potentially serious complications and lengthy recovery times of traditional liposuction. Smartlipo's ability to target localized deposits of fat, and treat multiple areas in a single session, make this an exciting and promising technology."
Cynosure's Smartlipo family of products is composed of a 6-watt workstation as well as a newly launched 10-watt workstation designed for higher volume aesthetic practices. The Company currently has a 10-person specialty surgical sales force dedicated to marketing Smartlipo workstations throughout North America.