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Sciton Showcases New Products and Its New ProFractional Technology in San Francisco

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Sciton, Inc.
925 Commercial St.
Palo Alto, CA, 94303
USA



Press release date: October 13, 2006

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 13 // -- Sciton Inc. showcased the new BBL/S, a tabletop single-handpiece BroadBand Light (BBL) system for treatment of multiple aesthetic conditions during the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, October 9-10. BBL/S is capable of treating the widest range of conditions with only one required handpiece. Hailed as a significant advancement in enabling combination treatments as well as greatly increasing the profitability of an aesthetic practice, the BBL/S is projected to become a widely sought after Intense Pulsed Light system in growing aesthetic practices.

Significant to the cost-effectiveness of the BBL/S, is the ability to switch among different wavelengths electronically with sapphire smart-filters. This eliminates the need for physicians to purchase multiple handpieces, and greatly decreases the cost, and set-up time between procedures. The BBL/S with a single handpiece can offer multiple aesthetic treatments ranging from photorejuvenation to hair removal. Users can easily select the correct spot size for hard to reach areas or for large areas with magnetic spot size adapters.

Sciton also announced the immediate availability of the SkinTyte ST Accessory for skin tightening. Forecast to grow at a rate of 50% for the next two year, skin tightening is predicted to be one of the fastest growing aesthetic market segments. The new SkinTyte ST Accessory is used for selective photocoagulation of soft tissue in conjunction with an integrated thermo-electric cooler to cool the epidermis prior-to, during, and after treatment, reducing discomfort and minimizing thermal injury to non-target skin and skin structures. This technique selectively targets and treats dermal collagen. The result is partial coagulation and contraction of collagen. With SkinTyte, practitioners can quickly add this procedure to their practice by simply attaching the accessory to their BBL. The ease with which the BBL can switch quickly from this to other modalities greatly facilitates the ability for practitioners to offer combination procedures to their patients for advanced outcomes and increased patient satisfaction.

Dr. Jason Pozner, a plastic surgeon located in Boca Raton, FL has experience with the BBL and ST accessory. "Currently I like to use the BBL SkinTyte device for large surface area treatments, such as legs, arms and abdomens. My experience is that patients find it more comfortable than other skin tightening treatments, and patients are very happy with the results they are seeing."

The large spot size of the BBL, 15 X 45mm, enables quick treatment of large surface areas. The BBL SkinTyte has the industry's largest treatment area for this treatment and is an ideal device for enabling practitioners to further increase the procedural profitability of their practice. For smaller surface areas, and hard to reach areas, the BBL has small spot, magnetically attached adapters so that BBL stays true to form in not requiring an expensive handpiece purchase further elevating the value of the BBL above other intense pulsed light systems available today.

Sciton also announced significant advancements in the development of its ProFractional technology. Described as the delivery of small spots scanned over the skin's surface, early clinical data suggests that ProFractional will have significant advantages over any other currently available fractionated device. ProFractional is designed to have proprietary control features not currently available in any device.

Dr. Pozner is involved in early clinical studies of the ProFractional device. "I'm extremely excited about the early results I'm seeing with the ProFractional," stated Dr. Pozner. "Its still very early in the development, but already the ProFractional looks like it may become a significant part of my practice," Dr Pozner added.

Sciton, located in Palo Alto, California is committed to providing best-in-class laser and light source solutions for medical professionals who want superior durability, performance and value for applications that benefit their patients, their practice, and themselves. The MicroLaserPeel(TM) and Arctic(TM) peels are popular weekend procedures for facial rejuvenation giving patients a more youthful appearance and can only be offered with the Sciton PROFILE(TM) system. Other popular procedures offered by Sciton include hair removal, photo rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, scar reduction and acne treatments. For more information, and a complete listing of Sciton systems, log onto www.sciton.com.

Source: Sciton Inc.

CONTACT: Rob Ellis, Director of Marketing of Sciton, Inc., +1-650-493-9155

Web site: http://www.sciton.com/
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