Home-based laser hair-removal device gains first FDA clearance

February 8, 2008, Pleasanton, CA--SpectraGenics has obtained over-the-counter clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its patented hand-held laser hair removal device designed for at-home use. The TRIA is the first hair removal laser to enter the U.S. home-based device market, an industry projected to grow exponentially over the next three years.

"The FDA clearance is the culmination of many years of research, clinical testing and innovative product design efforts," said Robert Grove, CEO, SpectraGenics. "Our engineers are the same scientists who developed the first and gold-standard professional diode laser hair removal system over 10 years ago, which is still used by physicians nationwide. We have invested significant resources to harness that same light-based technology to deliver a safe, effective way for consumers to treat unwanted hair in the privacy of their homes."

The TRIA device is the first at-home device to feature a diode laser specially designed to be safe and effective for at-home use. SpectraGenics has been selling a version of the TRIA, called i-Epi, in Japan since 2005. The TRIA is the first in a series of at-home science-based beauty devices to be pioneered by SpectraGenics.

"I have been performing laser hair removal in my office for 12 years and welcome the arrival of TRIA as an adjunct to professional laser hair removal," said Eric Bernstein, MD, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. "TRIA is simple, safe and very effective. Many of my patients will be able to use TRIA for touch-ups in between visits as well as on other areas not treated in-office to achieve and maintain beautiful results, and I expect it to increase the number of patients I see for laser hair removal. The TRIA was developed by the engineers who created the diode hair removal laser I use in my office today."

Professional laser hair removal is consistently the leading non-surgical cosmetic treatment for women 34 years and under, and the second most popular procedure for women over 35, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The at-home device market is relatively new and expected to grow exponentially with the introduction of products targeted for treatment of hair, acne, wrinkles and skin rejuvenation.

Get All the BioOptics World News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to BioOptics World Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now
Related Articles

(SLIDESHOW) View the July/August 2013 issue

Low-intensity red laser light boosts teeth whitening

A study conducted by researchers from São Paulo State University confirms that using low-level red laser light to activate bleaching gel increases the effectiveness of teeth whitening.

NONINVASIVE BIOIMAGING: NIR-based vascular imaging device wins excellence award

Christie Medical Innovations' (Memphis, TN) vascular imaging system, VeinViewer Vision, has been recognized as a winner for the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA).

Optical coherence tomography aids photodynamic therapy in skin cancer treatment

Researchers have documented successful use of Michelson Diagnostics' VivoSight optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner for in-vivo mapping of non-melanoma skin cancer, which they used throughout...

BLOGS

Neuro15 exhibitors meet exacting demands: Part 2

Increasingly, neuroscientists are working with researchers in disciplines such as chemistry and p...

Why be free?

A successful career contributed to keeping OpticalRayTracer—an optical design software program—fr...

LASER Munich 2015 is bio-bent

LASER World of Photonics 2015 included the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics among its si...

White Papers

Understanding Optical Filters

Optical filters can be used to attenuate or enhance an image, transmit or reflect specific wavele...

How can I find the right digital camera for my microscopy application?

Nowadays, image processing is found in a wide range of optical microscopy applications. Examples ...

CONNECT WITH US

            

Twitter- BioOptics World

Copyright © 2007-2016. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS