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Fraxel(R) Laser Systems Shown to Provide Superior Results Compared to 'Pseudo Fractional' Laser Technologies
Date:11/7/2008

Benefits of Fraxel laser treatment highlighted in several podium presentations at American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's Annual Meeting

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliant Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of fractional resurfacing and market leader of aesthetic laser skin treatments, today announced that study results comparing fractional laser technology to pseudo fractional laser technology will be presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) annual meeting on Friday, November 7, 2008 in Orlando, Fla. The data demonstrates that true fractional laser systems, including the Fraxel re:store and Fraxel re:pair lasers, provide superior safety and efficacy as compared to pseudo fractional laser systems, which use altered ablative lasers. The data will be presented during a scientific session titled, "You Asked for It. You Got it," which will cover current trends and issues chosen by ASDS members.

During the session, Vic Narurkar, M.D., founder of the Bay Area Laser Institute, and Tina Alster, M.D., co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, will share results from a review of previously-published clinical papers and anecdotal patient data of nearly 800 treatments using true fractional and pseudo fractional laser systems.

"The Fraxel re:store and Fraxel re:pair lasers are true fractional laser technologies that have overcome the limits of traditional ablative laser skin resurfacing and pseudo fractional laser technologies with their ability to safely and effectively treat patients both on and off the face as well as those of all skin types," said Dr. Narurkar. "Unlike pseudo fractional laser technologies, the Fraxel re:store and Fraxel re:pair lasers provide precise fractional delivery and superior skin resurfacing results for patients, all with minimal downtime and risk."

Additional clinical podium presentations and workshops about the Fraxel family of laser systems during the ASDS annual conference will include:

-- "Eyelid Rejuvenations," by Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. on Friday,

November 7, 2008 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

-- "Lasers for Scar Revisions," by Tina S. Alster, M.D. on

Friday, November 7, 2008 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

-- "Neck Rejuvenation and Tightening," by Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.

on Friday, November 7, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

-- "Fractional CO2 - Are they Equal?" by E. Victor Ross, M.D. and

Christopher B. Zachary, M.D., FRCP, on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from

4:15 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

-- "Hand Rejuvenation - Lasers & Fillers," by Vic A.

Narurkar, M.D. on Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

-- "New Advancements in Lasers," by Vic A. Narurkar, M.D. on

Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

-- "Bleph-Like Results with Fractional CO2," by Roy G. Geronemus,

M.D. on Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

-- "Fractional Ablative Comparison," by Jill S. Waibel, M.D.,

Kenneth Beer, M.D., Vic A. Narurkar, M.D. and Tina S. Alster, M.D., on

Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 11:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Recently, it was announced that Reliant has agreed to join forces with Thermage, Inc. (Nasdaq: THRM) in a merger expected to close in the 4th quarter 2008.

About the Fraxel Systems

The Fraxel(R) family of products, which includes the Fraxel re:pair(TM), Fraxel re:store(TM) and Fraxel re:fine(TM) laser systems, has quickly become the industry standard for fractional aesthetic skin treatment. Unlike laser devices of the past, Fraxel brand laser systems treat microscopic volumes of skin with each unique pulse, leaving the surrounding area intact for fast healing. Fraxel lasers have received multiple FDA clearances and have been found safe and effective in treating many areas of the face and body. The versatility of the product line ensures that patients can choose the best treatment for various stages of their lives as their skin care needs evolve.

The Fraxel re:pair laser is the breakthrough device that provides Ablative Fractional Resurfacing (AFR(TM)) treatment, with more clinical research than any product in the fractional ablative category. Fraxel re:pair treatment has been clinically proven to improve wrinkles, rhytides, furrows, fine lines, textural irregularities, pigmented lesions and vascular dyschromia in a multi-site, multi-year study.

The Fraxel re:store laser, delivering Non-ablative Fractional Resurfacing (NFR(TM)) treatment, was introduced in 2004 and has been adopted by more than 1,500 dermatologists, plastic surgeons and aesthetic physicians worldwide. It is the accepted gold standard for treating acne scars and periorbital wrinkles, and for skin resurfacing procedures on the face, neck, chest and hands.

The Fraxel re:fine laser, offering superficial non-invasive skin rejuvenation, combines the unique method of fractional delivery with a lighter treatment. Performed in 20-25 minutes, Fraxel re:fine treatment is excellent for medical spas and family physicians seeking a safe and gentle option.

About Reliant Technologies

Reliant Technologies develops clinical solutions to rejuvenate aging and environmentally damaged skin. Reliant is dedicated to providing the most ergonomic and effective products to the global aesthetic marketplace. The company pioneered the development of fractional laser resurfacing that relies on novel high-speed scanning systems and the Intelligent Optical Tracking(R) system to produce safe and effective results with minimal recovery time. Reliant is based in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.fraxel.com.

Contacts:

Michael Hromadik Katelyn O'Reilly

Reliant Technologies, Inc. GCI Group

(650) 605-2294 (310) 526-5511

mhromadik@reliant-tech.com koreilly@gcigroup.com


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