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New Clinical Data Shows Significant Improvement in the Appearance of Fat Using SlimLipo(TM) Laser
Date:5/21/2009

SlimLipo laser-assisted liposuction offers patients better results and quicker recovery as compared to traditional liposuction and other liposuction systems currently on the market; Now available in powerful 40 watt model

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTI), a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, announced today the success of a clinical study showing the benefits of the SlimLipo body sculpting laser for laser-assisted lipolysis. Cleared by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in April of 2008, the SlimLipo laser is now available with 40 watts of power for faster, more effective treatments.

SlimLipo is equipped with the dual laser wavelengths of 924 nm and 975 nm for preferential absorption by fat and dermal tissue, respectively, resulting in efficient fat 'melting' with less contour deformities and faster patient recovery, as seen by a recent study published in US Dermatology, by Dr. Robert Weiss, Director of the Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute. Dr. Weiss' study found that all of the subjects agreed that the SlimLipo treatment significantly improved the appearance of fat.

"This study proved what I'd been experiencing in my own practice; patients are extremely satisfied with the results, not to mention the improvement in recovery time," said Dr. Weiss. "The study found a decrease in bruising, tenderness and swelling -- all the patients returned to work the next day," he continued.

SlimLipo allows physicians to remove excess fat and tighten the skin through laser-assisted lipolysis in one step. In fact, the study by Dr. Weiss found that patients felt a difference in the smoothness (83 percent) and tightness of their skin (67 percent) right after the SlimLipo treatment, wit
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