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Lumenis' UltraPulse TotalFX Treatment Featured on ABCNews 20/20 as a Secret Weapon for Treating for Burn Scars
Date:7/20/2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, announced today that their UltraPulse TotalFX treatment was featured on 20/20 on Friday, July 17(th) 2009, as a "secret weapon" to improve the texture, flexibility and appearance of severe scars from traumatic injuries.

The comprehensive feature chronicled the personal stories of survival of Chandra, Trae and Jordan Berns, who at just 17 months old were burned by a devastating arson fire that claimed the life of their mother. The triplets have lived with the reminder of that horrible night ever since and now, at the age of 22, they have found new hope in Lumenis' Ultrapulse Laser. After a total of three treatments, by Dr. Jill Waibel using the Ultrapulse, the triplets have all noticed significant reduction in the appearance of scars on their arms, chest, back and face and should continue to see further results in the next few months. In addition to cosmetic improvements, they have experienced improved flexibility and mobility in their arms and other areas of their bodies.

A pioneer in treating burns, Dr. Jill Waibel of the Palm Beach Aesthetic Dermatology & Laser Center in Palm Beach, Florida is very sympathetic to the emotional journey of burn victims and stated, "Scarring can be psychologically traumatic for any patient ... bad scars remind the patient over and over about the event that caused the injury."

Thick, deep, and inflexible, burn scars such as those shared by the Berns triplets are the most difficult skin wounds to treat, and although physicians and scientists have worked for years seeking out new treatment options, including other lasers, nothing has been effective on these severe burn scars until now.

Dr. Waibel's new "secret weapon" in treating scars is Lumenis' UltraPulse TotalFX laser. Commonly used for other cosmetic conditions s
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