Over the past decade, the popularity of noninvasive aesthetic treatments performed with energy-based devices has mushroomed in the United States. Techniques such as skin resurfacing, skin tightening, cellulite treatment, fat reduction, and permanent hair removal are just a few of the treatments available. Thanks to light and other energy forms, most of these treatments are quick and virtually painless, with limited downtime. Which of these systems will be your next purchase?


LimeLight™ from Cutera is a three-in-one programmable-wavelength device for skin rejuvenation, pigmented lesions, and facial vascular lesions, including telangiectasias. LimeLight gives practitioners control of the parameters most effective for each particular lesion. By tuning in the exact target settings on LimeLight, the treatment time for diffuse redness and pigmented lesions is minimized. The device is compatible with Cutera’s Xeo and Solera platforms. The company also offers a clinical navigation user interface for the Xeo platform. Xeo Navigation integrates a mapping feature that steers practitioners to treatment-guideline parameter ranges for a variety of patient conditions.

3240 Bayshore Blvd,
Brisbane, CA 94005
(888) 4CUTERA

Alma Lasers

The Soprano XL with SHR mode by Alma Lasers provides virtually pain-free, permanent laser hair removal with no cooling gels or analgesics required. The Soprano XL features an 810-nm diode laser, an “in-motion” technique, and a sweeping motion that ensures that there are no skipped spots. The system comes with a 3-year warranty. An overnight depot repair service and comprehensive training and support are available.

Alma Lasers
485 Half Day Road, Suite 100,
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(866) 414-ALMA


The CoolTouch 1320-nm CT3PLUS laser is used for nonablative skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, active acne treatment, and acne-scar removal. The 1320-nm wavelength penetrates upper to deep dermal tissue to stimulate the generation of collagen without surface damage or pigmentary changes. The CT3PLUS also features a CoolBreeze™ treatment mode, which provides painless skin tightening.

CoolTouch Inc
9085 Foothills Blvd,
Roseville, CA 95747
(916) 677-1900
www. cooltouch.com


Cynosure introduces the Smartlipo LaserBodySculptingSM Workstation. The 10-watt workstation is intended for high-volume aesthetic laser practices, allowing the physician to complete a typical laser-assisted liposuction procedure in about half the time as the original 6-watt workstation. The minimally invasive Smartlipo workstation is an alternative to traditional liposuction for patients with smaller areas of localized fat. The system’s proprietary pulsing technology delivers laser energy that liquifies localized deposits of fat, which are then removed through a cannula. The laser energy coagulates the tissue, sculpts body contours, and tightens the skin. The procedure causes minimal bleeding, swelling, and bruising. The workstation is available as a stand-alone unit or as an upgrade to the 6-watt system.

Cynosure Inc
5 Carlisle Rd,
Westford, MA 01886
(800) 886-2966

Palomar Medical Technologies

The StarLux® 500 Laser and Pulsed Light System by Palomar Medical Technologies now offers 70% more power, faster treatments, and higher peak power for greater efficacy. StarLux 500 performs permanent hair reduction and photofacials for pigmented and vascular lesions. New handpieces for the StarLux Platform include the LuxDeepIR™ fractional infrared handpiece for fractional skin tightening through soft-tissue coagulation and the Lux1540-Z™ fractional laser handpiece for soft-tissue coagulation and nonablative skin resurfacing. An FDA 510(k) application has been submitted for skin resurfacing. Both handpieces use contact cooling to preserve the integrity of the epidermis and upper dermis, while stimulating new tissue development in the dermis.

Palomar Medical Technologies Inc
82 Cambridge St,
Burlington, MA 01803