Cynosure's PicoSure Laser Cleared by FDA for Acne Scars

August 1, 2014

The FDA cleared the PicoSure picosecond laser to treat acne scars.

"We are thrilled to announce that PicoSure, the world's most advanced laser technology for tattoo removal and benign pigmented lesions, has now received FDA-clearance to treat acne scars," says Cynosure President and CEO Michael Davin "Our dedication to clinical research offers patients incomparable treatment options and the highest satisfaction to-date. With new treatments continuing to emerge, PicoSure's latest indication is another milestone and evidence of Cynosure's commitment to the evolution of picosecond laser technology."

New results from PicoSure clinical studies show a dramatic improvement in the appearance of acne scars in as little as three treatments, giving sufferers a reason to celebrate. "Acne scarring can happen even without picking; acne lesions, particularly cysts, can lead to scarring due to the intense, collagen-damaging skin inflammation," says Dr. Emil Tanghetti of The Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery.

In clinical studies, 77 percent of patients achieved greater than 50 percent improvement as graded by the physician:

  • PicoSure received 97 percent physician satisfaction rate at the one month follow up appointment and increased to 100 percent at the three-month follow up.
  • PicoSure received 76 percent patient satisfaction rate at the one month follow up appointment and increased to 86 percent patient satisfaction rate at the three-month follow up.

"PicoSure's PressureWave™ technology gently delivers ultra-short pulses of energy in trillionths of a second resulting in increased density and length of elastin fibers and increased collagen deposition," says Dr. Jeremy Brauer of Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. Based on results from Cynosure's clinical study, these are very positive signs to restoring normal skin elasticity in the scar tissue and thus reducing the appearance of the scar.

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