Lumenis to Introduce PicoFractional Technology at AAD Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Lasers & Light Devices , Product Launches and Updates , American Academy of Dermatology , Lumenis

 Lumenis Ltd. plans to unveil the Pico Fractional, a new photoacoustic fractional laser, at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA from February 16th-18th, 2018.

Pico Fractional, is a new PiQo4 hand-piece, which introduces a fractional laser beam based on photoacoustics. As opposed to traditional laser treatments, which use thermal energy, PicoFractional creates thousands of microscopic treatment zones within the skin, and utilizes the shattering effect of sound waves to create tiny holes deep within the dermis, known as Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB). The photoacoustic beam creates pressure waves that initiate an enhanced inflammatory healing response, resulting in an increased production of collagen and elastin.

"Lumenis is thrilled to introduce this innovative new technology and all of its advantages to our customers and consumers. The PiQo4 platform has reached a new level of versatility, offering truly acoustic skin resurfacing leading to neocollogenesis and minimum-downtime," said Tzipi Ozer-Armon, Lumenis CEO. "This unique combination of high efficacy with minimized recovery time further emphasizes our continued commitment to delivering better technology for better patient care."

With Lumenis featuring photoacoustic and photothermal technologies this year, the company says the brand's theme will be "Acoustics and Heat," which will be represented with a 3D adventure highlighting the power that both have in transforming the aesthetics industry.

"This is a great combination, [acoustics and heat are] great dance partners. You have the acoustic effect of the fractional mode of PiQo4 that is very synergistic with the thermal mode of the AcuPulse system. So now you have a nice, deeper penetrating laser, but it is painless," said Dr. Vic Ross, who uses AcuPulse and PiQo4 at his practice.

For more information about the Lumenis family of products, visit the Lumenis booth (#2229) or for a detailed agenda of activities at the conference. 

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