Cutera Unveils New Laser-Based Aesthetic Systems at 2014 American Academy of Dermatology Conference

Cutera, Inc., a leading provider of laser, light and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, is unveiling two new systems at the 72nd American Academy of Dermatology conference in Denver, Colorado, held from March 21-25, 2014.

These two new products are the Company's latest innovations targeted to core physicians for the hair removal, tattoo removal and benign pigmented lesion segments of the growing aesthetic market:

  • excel HRTM is the world's first premier hair removal laser system to feature dual wavelengths (755 nm/1064 nm) combined with best-in-class sapphire contact cooling for enhanced patient safety, efficacy, and comfort. It allows practitioners to treat all skin types with a modern and ergonomically designed system. Further, there are no consumables and it has a lower operating cost, compared to traditional hair removal systems. excel HR has received 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration and is expected to commence commercial shipments in the second quarter of 2014 with significant revenue contributions occurring in the second half of 2014.
  • enlightenTM is the world's first and only laser platform featuring dual wavelength (532 nm/1064 nm) and both picosecond and nanosecond pulse durations to effectively and efficiently clear a wide range of tattoo colors, ink compositions and pigment concerns. enlighten has received the CE Mark in Europe and is currently pending 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration and is not available for commercial sale in the U.S. at the present time. We expect to commence commercial shipments in the second half of 2014 (with U.S. shipments subject to FDA clearance).

Kevin Connors, President and CEO of Cutera stated, "These new product launches, combined with the investments we are making in our commercial operations, strategically position us for revenue growth in the second half of 2014. Both excel HR and enlighten continue the market-enabling and pioneering technological innovation of our best-selling excel V vascular laser system. Given laser hair removal's top position in aesthetic energy-based treatments, we are excited to expand our portfolio with excel HR. The enlighten product is a pinnacle achievement for our engineering team and introduces many 'industry first' technologies with modern design."

E. Victor Ross, M.D., a board certified Dermatologist at Scripps Clinic in San Diego and one of the leading experts in aesthetic laser technology commented "excel HR and enlighten integrate proven laser wavelengths and treatment parameters with pioneering innovations that have great potential to shift treatment paradigms. In particular, enlighten, with its dual wavelength and selectable dual pulse design, has great applicability for improved clearance of tattoos and benign epidermal and dermal pigmented lesions."

Attendees at the 2014 American Academy of Dermatology conference can experience the official unveiling of these new systems on Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 AM at Booth #1129.


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