Cutera Inc, a provider of laser and light-based aesthetic systems announces  FDA clearance for its new laser, Pearl, with YSGG (Yttrium Scandium Gallium Garnet) technology. Pearl is cleared for treating wrinkles and represents the first application of the 2790-nm wavelength for aesthetic dermatology.

According to the company, Pearl removes a portion of the epidermis with a controlled thermal effect that creates a natural protective dressing on the skin to minimize downtime during the restorative process.

“What differentiates Pearl from traditional resurfacing products is its ability to denature a controlled depth of epidermis with minimal immediate tissue removal at the skin’s surface,” says E. Victor Ross, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Scripps Medical Center in San Diego. “This is an important benefit for restoring the skin’s structure and vitality.”

Pearl is available for sale on the company’s multiapplication Xeo platform as an upgrade for all existing customers, or as a stand-alone unit. First shipments are expected this summer.

[www.medicalnewstoday.com, March 30, 2007]