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Exciting Innovation in Burn Scar Treatment Using Lumenis(R) UltraPulse(R) Laser Treatments Revealed on the Today Show
Date:5/28/2009

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The UltraPulse CO2 fractional laser was featured today on NBC's Today Show as an exciting and revolutionary new treatment for scars. During the broadcast, triplets who were severely burned in a fire as infants told their personal story and discussed recent treatments with the Lumenis UltraPulse laser. After only two treatments with the groundbreaking ActiveFX and DeepFX technologies, the triplets Jordan, Trae and Chandra Berns have achieved noticeable improvement in the appearance of their scars. The triplets' incredible story was also featured in the May issue of Glamour.

Dr. Kenneth Beer and Dr. Jill Waibel, the West Palm Beach physicians treating the triplets, are pioneers in the application of fractional lasers for the treatment of scars. They chose the Lumenis' UltraPulse system due to its dual-treatment modality.

"My objective when treating scars is two-fold: first, I ablate away portions of the scar by drilling micro-channels deep into the affected area, thereby eliminating part of the scar and enabling increased mobility and improved appearance. This treatment is known as DeepFX, and it serves to create new healthy tissue replacing the bulky scar tissue. Then, I use the ActiveFX treatment on the surface of the skin to smooth and even out the texture as well as remove any discoloration and unwanted pigmentation," explained Dr. Waibel. "This dual-treatment regimen is known as TotalFX, and it offers a unique inside out approach that can be applied to treating all scars including burn scars, acne scars, and traumatic injury scars."

"Dr. Beer and Dr. Waibel contacted Lumenis after the Berns sisters came to their Palm Beach office for a consultation. The doctors felt that the UltraPulse laser would be the ideal treatment choice for the triplets. Lumenis was very happy to support the extensive treatments that the Berns sisters required. We will continue to s
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