Solta Medical, the manufacturer of Thermage and Fraxel systems today announced the opening of the Solta Medical Aesthetic Center “to advance the company’s new product development, facilitate research on the innovative Thermage(R) and Fraxel(R) product lines and serve as a destination where physicians can participate in research studies and training”.

This is a truly novel development in the industry as Solta is the first company in the aesthetic energy device space to open an in-house clinic and biomedical engineering lab.
The company claims that more than 4,500 physicians in nearly 80 countries perform Thermage and Fraxel treatments. The Solta Aesthetic Center will serve as a central research destination for physicians around the world to access the latest findings about Thermage and Fraxel treatments.
“The Solta Medical Aesthetic Center allows for a seamless transition from the research bench to the treatment room,” said Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., dermatologist and founder of the Bay Area Laser Institute in San Francisco, California. “Solta’s state-of-the-art clinic allows the company’s optics and biomedical engineers to share data and receive immediate clinical feedback about their work in new product development and existing product enhancement.”

Solta Medical has a history of leadership in R&D of the aesthetic devices. Current studies being conducted at the Aesthetic Center include the recently released Thermage Body Tip 16.0 and several advancements in skin tightening, resurfacing and other dermatological applications using new, breakthrough proprietary technology.

The grand opening of the Solta Medical Aesthetic Center occurs in conjunction with the 67th annual meeting of the AAD in San Francisco. Several physicians presenting at the AAD will discuss their clinical findings using Thermage and Fraxel systems and the effectiveness of skin tightening and skin resurfacing.

These presentations include:

  • “Lasers, Non-Ablative Fractional Resurfacing,” by Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., Washington Institute of Dermatologic Surgery, Washington, D.C.
  • “Advanced Lasers, Fractional Resurfacing,” by Christopher Zachary, F.R.C.P., University of California, Irvine.
  • “Skin Resurfacing & Rejuvenation, Carbon Dioxide Fractional Laser Rejuvenation,” by Christopher Zachary, F.R.C.P., University of California, Irvine.
  • “Fractional Laser and Light-based Technologies,” by Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., founder of the Bay Area Laser Institute, San Francisco, CA.
  • “Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in Darker Racial Ethnic Groups, Fractional Photothermolysis & Radiofrequency Devices,” by Vic Narurkar, M.D., founder of the Bay Area Laser Institute, San Francisco, CA.