Alma Lasers' Harmony(XL) multi-application system gets thumbs up from FDA

May 30, 2008 -- Alma Lasers Ltd., which earlier this year filed for an IPO, has received FDA clearance for its Harmony(XL), the newest platform for multiple aesthetic laser and light treatments. The Harmony(XL) can be used to treat more than 60 common aesthetic indications and applications, including acne, skin rejuvenation, hair removal, varicose veins, stretch marks, tattoo removal, wrinkles, and skin tightening.

Alma says the Harmony(XL) is the most comprehensive and versatile platform to enter the medical and aesthetic industry, as it is the first to combine lasers, pulsed light, near-infrared, LED and UVB technologies with multiple exchangeable handpieces to enable easy and effective singular and combined therapeutic treatment. The Harmony(XL) also accommodates new versions of Alma's unique Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) and several different laser technologies.

Compared to its predecessor, Harmony(XL) delivers higher energy and is the first Harmony model to incorporate Alma's proprietary IN-Motion technology, which delivers effective energy with virtually no discomfort over a range of applications. Additionally, the Harmony(XL) exclusively offers high-power Pixel 2940 technology, which Alma says is "a breakthrough for fractionated skin resurfacing treatments."

"While other systems in the market claim versatility by merging technologies or providing multiple handpieces, no other aesthetic system offers as many combined treatment possibilities and performance as the Harmony(XL)," said Howard Kelly, CEO of Alma Lasers.

The Harmony(XL) handpieces are designed for effectiveness with minimal patient discomfort. One of the most popular options is the Laser360 skin rejuvenation treatment. The new procedure uses three handpieces from the Harmony(XL) system to treat a wide range of age and photo-damage symptoms. Patients can achieve "outstanding" results in just 60 days, with minimal or no downtime.

"To give patients a complete treatment, oftentimes physicians need two, three or four different lasers, but with the Harmony(XL) you have one platform with different handpieces, taking the place of larger devices. You can start with one handpiece, treat, and then quickly and easily switch to a different one," said Dr. Stuart Melnick, Medical Director, Laser and Cosmetic Center in Los Gatos, CA.

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