HAYWARD, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM), a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Revenue for the first quarter was $32.5 million, an increase of $6.0 million, or 23%, as compared to the first quarter of 2011. Revenue from Liposonix, the Company's non-invasive fat reduction system, was $7.6 million, which was generated from sales of 78 new systems, 11 system upgrades, and associated consumables. As previously announced, the Company launched the second generation Liposonix system in January 2012. In addition, product revenue from treatment tips and consumables grew sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2011 by 6% and accounted for 52% of total revenue.
"The acceptance and feedback from physicians and their patients on the second generation Liposonix fat reduction procedure continues to be very positive. In fact, 20 of the key physician opinion leaders with which we placed Liposonix systems for their evaluation and feedback in December have purchased the system," said Stephen J. Fanning, Chairman, President & CEO. "In the first quarter, much of our sales and marketing efforts were devoted to the launch of Liposonix, especially in North America and we achieved a stronger than expected start. Going forward we are enhancing our focus to promote sales growth across all our product lines while we build on the market momentum for Liposonix. In addition, we look forward to expanding our Liposonix commercialization efforts in markets outside of North America over the course of the year, pending additional regulatory clearances."
GAAP net loss for the quarter was $8.8 million as compared to GAAP net loss of $1.0 million reported for the first quarter of 2011. Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $0.8 million or $0.01 per share as compared
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