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PicoSure is FDA-cleared for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles

Cynosure announced that PicoSure, a laser technology for tattoo removal, benign pigmented lesions and acne scars, is now FDA-cleared for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.

Cynosure announced that PicoSure, a laser technology for tattoo removal, benign pigmented lesions and acne scars, is now FDA-cleared for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.

According to the 2014 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures, a majority of the population is somewhat to extremely bothered by fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead area (56%), around and under the eye (71%), and mid-face around the cheeks and mouth (65%).

Fillers and Botulinium Toxin have played a large role in the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles, but more people (45% of consumers) are starting to count ultrasound, laser, light, and radiofrequency treatments for skin tightening or wrinkles as one of the top cosmetic procedures they’re considering.

"PicoSure is the first laser of its kind to use picosecond pulses to gently enable changes within the dermis," says Dr. David H. McDaniel, Director of The Institute of Anti-Aging Research. "It is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment option with no downtime."

"Pulses from the PicoSure laser can actually lead to new collagen and elastic production when focused through special lens arrays," notes Dr. Robert Weiss of Maryland Laser Skin & Vein Institute, and adding, "An additional benefit is that pigmentation of the skin is also greatly improved which typically is not achieved by injectables such as toxins or dermal fillers alone."

Cynosure develops and markets aesthetic treatment systems that enable plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other medical practitioners to perform non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to remove hair, treat vascular and benign pigmented lesions, remove multi-colored tattoos, revitalize the skin, liquefy and remove unwanted fat through laser lipolysis, reduce cellulite, clear nails infected by toe fungus and ablate sweat glands.