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Studies Highlight A Revolutionary New Method of Treating Post-Operative Bruising
Date:6/18/2009

- Candela's Vbeam Laser Gives Millions of Post-Surgical Patients a New Sense of Freedom -

WAYLAND, Mass., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Candela Corporation (Nasdaq: CLZR) announced today that two studies have reported superior results on patients who benefited from the Candela Vbeam(R) laser treatments for bruising resulting from cosmetic procedures. The studies concluded that the Vbeam pulsed-dye laser significantly expedited the healing process, improved outcomes, and provided greater overall patient satisfaction.

A study published in the March/April 2009 edition of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, entitled: "Pulsed-Dye Laser for Treating Ecchymoses After Facial Cosmetic Procedures" by DeFatta, R. J., Krishna, S., and Williams, E. F., III concluded that "the Vbeam laser treatment resulted in a 63% mean improvement in ecchymoses scores within forty-eight (48) to seventy-two (72) hours."

The second study, a 2009 ASLMS abstract, entitled: "A Simple Solution to a Common Problem" evaluated the effectiveness and safety of the long-pulse PDL (the Vbeam) for the treatment of ecchymoses. In this study by Elizabeth Hale, M.D., Julie Karen, M.D., Chris Hunzeker, M.D., Elliot Weiss, M.D., Leonard Bernstein, M.D., Lori Brightman, M.D., Anne Chapas, M.D., and Roy Geronemus, M.D. results showed that twenty-four hours post-treatment with the Vbeam laser, the average improvement was 62% and 13% for treated and untreated bruises, respectively.

Edwin F. Williams, M.D., Director, The Wil
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