Solta Medical is a global leader in the aesthetic energy-based device industry, providing innovative, effective solutions for patients; each designed to enhance and expand our partner physicians’ medical practices. With over a decade at the forefront of the industry, we’ve marked some important milestones. Take a look back at our company’s history by selecting a timeline item.
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February, 2015 - Solta Medical introduced the game changer in laser hair removal The Clear + Brilliant pélo laser featuring linear scanning technology for excellent efficacy and speed, and integrated contact cooling to minimize patient discomfort.
January, 2014 - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) completed its acquisition of Solta Medical on January 23, 2014. Solta Medical retained its name and its product offering was integrated into Valeant’s aesthetics portfolio.
June, 2013 - Solta announced that it had received a new FDA 510(k) clearance of its Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser system for the treatment of pigmented lesions such as, but not limited to lentigos (age spots), solar lentigos (sun spots) and ephelides (freckles). The Fraxel DUAL system is an award winning skin resurfacing technology that renews skin and helps maintain skin's youthful glow despite a person's age or skin color, with minimal discomfort and downtime.
June, 2013 - Solta announced Isolaz 2, the next generation acne therapy device. Isolaz 2 effectively targets the root causes of acne through a unique, clinically proven combination of vacuum extraction for deep pore purification, broadband light to destroy acne causing bacteria, and a profusion mode to enhance the delivery of topicals into the skin.
May, 2013 -Solta announced the Thermage Total Tip 3.0, a highly effective treatment tip for face and neck as well as other body indications. Targeted, uniform bulk heating allowed dermatologists to effectively treat patients while maintaining patient comfort and seeing consistent results.
February, 2013 - Solta acquired privately-held Sound Surgical Technologies, adding complementary surgical and non-invasive product lines to Solta’s broad portfolio of leading aesthetic brands. Surgical body contouring products include the popular VASERlipo system, which uses ultrasound waves to selectively emulsify fatty tissue prior to extraction from the body. VASERsmooth, PowerX, VentX and Origins round out the surgical brand offerings, while VASERshape, a non-invasive approach to reduce cellulite, rounds out the array of aesthetic body treatments.
August 2012 - Solta Medical announced an exclusive partnership with SkinCeuticals to deliver combined regimen for fractional laser treatment followed by application of antioxidant skincare. The partnership was the culmination of clinical research supported by Solta and SkinCeuticals exploring the beneficial effects of using Solta´s Clear + Brilliant Laser System with its new handpiece named Perméa® and SkinCeuticals widely popular C E Ferulic® antioxidant.
May 2012 - Solta Medical announced the availability of the Fraxel re:pair SST Laser platform addressed the major needs of aging and sun-damaged skin, while offering physicians the versatility and customization to treat a broad range of clinical indications.
November, 2011 - Solta acquired Liposonix HIFU, adding another innovative technology to Solta Medical’s portfolio of products. Liposonix and its High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology represent a unique technology in the fat ablation market, and complement the technology of the Thermage and Fraxel product lines.
February, 2011 - Solta introduced Clear + Brilliant which created an entirely new category of laser aesthetic treatments designed to attract younger patients looking to take control of their aging process. Clear + Brilliant provided a new option for physicians and skin care providers to address evolving consumer needs.
October 2010 – Solta acquired CLRS Technology Corporation, the developer, manufacturer and marketer of the CLARO personal care acne treatment device, giving Solta direct access to an already marketed and FDA cleared consumer medical device.
August 2010 - Solta Medical announced approval of its Thermage CPT system. In the fall of 2009, the company received clearance from FDA and approval from Health Canada to sell the Thermage CPT system in U.S. and Canadian markets. The system is now available in over 100 countries worldwide. The Thermage CPT system represented a significant advancement in radiofrequency technology for the treatment of wrinkles and demonstrates Solta Medical's deep commitment to deliver cutting edge, innovative products to the anti-aging market.
February 2010 – Solta acquired privately held Aesthera Corporation and its proprietary Isolaz product line for the treatment of acne conditions that impact an estimated forty–to–fifty million individuals in the U.S. annually.
August 2009 - Solta Medical announced the Fraxel re:store Dual laser system, providing excellent results for large body areas during a single treatment. This non-ablative approach to skin resurfacing allowed for controlled dermal thermal injury, resulting in a less invasive treatment as compared to ablative laser skin resurfacing approach typically done on the face. The Fraxel re:store Dual laser took the fractional laser technology to the next level by adding a 1927 nm wavelength, the first ever application of a Thulium laser in the aesthetics market, optimized for treatment of pigmentation and other superficial skin conditions.
January 2009 – new corporate name Solta Medical, Inc. introduced as an "umbrella" corporate identity over a house of aesthetic brands.
December 2008 – Thermage acquired Reliant Technologies, Inc., bringing together the Thermage product line and Reliant’s Fraxel line of proprietary fractional laser technology.
By 2008 ThermaCool had received a series of indications expanding treatment to all parts of the body: In 2008 - Temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. In 2007 - Non-invasive treatment of the upper/lower eyelids. In 2004 - Non-invasive treatment of facial wrinkles & rhytids. In 2002: Non-invasive treatment of periorbital wrinkles & rhytids.
February 2007 – Thermage introduced the ThermaCool® NXT, its next generation system for non-invasive skin smoothing and contouring. In this redesign, the ThermaCool system was enhanced to provide flexibility, short treatment times, and ease of use.
November 2006 – Thermage, Inc. went public in an initial public offering and begins trading on the NASDAQ Global Market.
Thermage system, an innovative, non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) procedure for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles. Thermage was the first aesthetic energy device company to successfully employ a recurring revenue model from disposable treatment tips.
ThermaCool received initial indication for dermatologic and general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis.
The Company incorporated as Thermage, Inc. and had began research and development of the ThermaCool device.
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