Yokneam, Israel — Lumenis has signed an agreement with Sound Surgical Technologies (SST) that will make Lumenis a distributor of SST’s VASER Shape MC1 System, a noninvasive body-shaping device for aesthetic practitioners.
The VASER Shape MC1 System, cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, includes specialized handpieces for ultrasound diathermy and zonal lymphatic massage. Used as a noninvasive alternative to liposuction, VASER Shape treatments can shape, firm and smooth the body by heating the fatty tissue layer up to 5 cm below the skin surface, reducing the appearance of cellulite and improving lymphatic drainage and local blood circulation, the company states.
“The last few years have seen strong growth in patient demand for body shaping treatments,” says Tzipi Ozer-Armon, Lumenis CEO. “The VASER Shape System’s noninvasive body contouring application complements our existing high-end aesthetic product offering.”
"We are very excited about the opportunity to enter the body contouring market by leveraging ourmarket-leading aesthetic distribution channel,” said Bob Di Silvio, Lumenis’ president of the Americas. “It is a privilege to team up with the professionals at Sound Surgical Technologies to deliver VASER Shape to the U.S. market."
Adds Dan Goldberger, CEO of Sound Surgical Technologies, “We are excited to partner with Lumenis to help increase the awareness of the VASER Shape product and expand into new markets in the U.S.”