Alma Lasers has received clearance from the FDA to market its Accent™ Dual Mode Radiofrequency (RF) System in the United States.

The system has received its first FDA indication for the treatment of wrinkles and rhytids. It combines two radiofrequency modes into one device. Each mode is delivered by a discrete handpiece to allow volumetric RF thermotherapy at different tissue depths within the body.

"We have found the Accent system to be very safe and relatively comfortable with a high percentage of patients," says David H. McDaniel, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, director of the Institute of Anti-Aging Research Center of Virginia, and a principal investigator in the FDA study. "Compared to other RF devices, treatment with the Accent system is less painful, easier, and allows more ‘artistic’ use on the face."

According to McDaniel, although responses varied, a high percentage of treated patients showed immediate skin tightening of the face.

[Alma Lasers, April 30, 2007]