New York, NY, May 28, 2009 ? The UltraPulse CO2 fractional laser was featured today on NBC's Today Show as an exciting and revolutionary new treatment for scars. During the broadcast, triplets who were severely burned in a fire as infants told their personal story and discussed recent treatments with the Lumenis UltraPulse laser. After only two treatments with the groundbreaking ActiveFX and DeepFX technologies, the triplets Jordan, Trae and Chandra Berns have achieved noticeable improvement in the appearance of their scars. The triplets' incredible story was also featured in the June issue of Glamour.
Dr. Kenneth Beer and Dr. Jill Waibel, the West Palm Beach physicians treating the triplets, are pioneers in the application of fractional lasers for the treatment of scars. They chose the Lumenis' UltraPulse system due to its dual-treatment modality.
"My objective when treating scars is two-fold: first, I ablate away portions of the scar by drilling micro-channels deep into the affected area, thereby eliminating part of the scar and enabling increased mobility and improved appearance. This treatment is known as DeepFX, and it serves to create new healthy tissue replacing the bulky scar tissue. Then, I use the ActiveFX treatment on the surface of the skin to smooth and even out the texture as well as remove any discoloration and unwanted pigmentation," explained Dr. Waibel. "This dual-treatment regimen is known as TotalFX, and it offers a unique inside out approach that can be applied to treating all scars including burn scars, acne scars, and traumatic injury scars."
"Dr. Beer and Dr. Waibel contacted Lumenis after the Berns sisters came to their Palm Beach office for a consultation. The doctors felt that the UltraPulse laser would be the ideal treatment choice for the triplets. Lumenis was very happy to support the extensive treatments that the Berns sisters required. We will continue to support innovative work treating traumatic scars with the UltraPulse system", added Robert Mann, General Manager Global Aesthetics and Dermatology at Lumenis.
Lumenis pioneered skin resurfacing over 18 years ago with its C02 lasers. The Lumenis UltraPulse laser system has FDA clearance for more than 34 indications and is referenced in excess of 90 peer-reviewed publications. Although frequently used for aesthetic applications, the UltraPulse offers 240 watts of power and microsecond pulses which combined provide a broad canvas from which other treatments in cutaneous surgical and aesthetic applications can be provided.
"With its Aesthetic, Surgical and Ophthalmic divisions, Lumenis has the unique advantage to offer physicians novel applications to bridge the gap between surgical and aesthetic treatments," commented Dov Ofer, CEO of Lumenis. "Dealing with burn scars is an excellent example of how a premium laser such as our UltraPulse system, when used extensively in surgical and aesthetic applications in the hands of leading physicians, can drive new treatments and offer hope to people around the world."
The entire story of the Berns triplets and their treatments using the UltraPulse Fractional CO2 laser can be found at www.bernstriplets.com.
Lumenis is Israel's largest medical device company with more than 800 employees worldwide. The Company invests heavily in R&D and holds a leading position in the markets in which it serves. Lumenis has over 250 patents worldwide, over 75 FDA clearances, presence in over 100 countries worldwide, and an installed base of over 70,000 systems. For more information about Lumenis and its products, log onto www.lumenis.com.