FDA Gives Approval for VelaSmooth Cellulite Treatment

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Syneron Medical Ltd. announced earlier this week the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) pre-marketing clearance of the VelaSmoothÂ? medical device for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. VelaSmoothÂ? offers a non-surgical, no downtime alternative for patients wishing to treat the appearance of cellulite.

Syneron Medical Ltd. announced earlier this week the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) pre-marketing clearance of the VelaSmooth™ medical device for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. VelaSmooth™ offers a non-surgical, no downtime alternative for patients wishing to treat the appearance of cellulite.

The innovative VelaSmooth™ treatment combines radiofrequency waves, a laser, and a mechanical massage to break up the fat and mobilize the water from tissues to safely and effectively re-contour the skin’s surface, specifically where problem areas of cellulite occur. In addition to the 510(k) clearance, the FDA created a new product category for VelaSmooth™. According to Dr. Amir Waldman, head of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for Syneron, this designation of a new product category “reaffirms how technically innovative this device is for the treatment of cellulite.”

Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis, founder of Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, was one of the first physicians in the United States offering VelaSmooth™ treatments to patients. Since November, approximately 500 treatments have been performed at the practice. Dr. Nikolaidis often combines VelaSmooth™ treatments with mesotherapy for even more dramatic results.

Dr. Nikolaidis’ experience and expertise is sought by laser companies like Syneron, and he is currently featured on the Syneron website (http://www.syneron.com).

About Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery:

Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery provides state-of-the-art treatment for diseases of the skin as well as the latest in cosmetic procedures. The practice of cosmetic dermatology continues to be one of the fastest growing medical specialties. Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery patients have access to the most current, cutting-edge medical technology and therapies available for beautiful skin. Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis, founder, specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Nikolaidis is the leading provider of Thermage™ in Texas and is a proud member of the Botox™ National Education Faculty. He has personally trained numerous physicians on Botox™ injection techniques. Visit http://www.westlakedermatology.com for more information.

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