Lumenis and Sound Surgical Technologies Sign Distribution Agreement Expanding Lumenis’ Aesthetics Portfolio into Body Shaping

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Lumenis Offers Additional Value to the US Aesthetic Practitioners Market.

Vaser Shape

The VASER Shape System’s non-invasive body contouring application complements our existing high-end aesthetic product offering.

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company developing, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of medical lasers and sophisticated energy delivery equipment for surgical, aesthetic and ophthalmic applications, announces the signing of an agreement with Sound Surgical Technologies LLC (SST), whereby Lumenis will be a distributor of SST’s VASER® Shape MC1 System, a high-end non-invasive body shaping device for aesthetic practitioners.

The FDA-cleared VASER Shape MC1 System is a non-surgical body shaping device to be used by physicians, which uses specialized hand pieces for ultrasound diathermy and zonal lymphatic massage. As a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, VASER Shape treatments can shape, firm and smooth the body by heating the fatty tissue layer up to 5cm below the skin surface, reducing the appearance of cellulite, and improving lymphatic drainage and local blood circulation. Treatment is a painless, comfortable, massage-like experience for patients that requires only three to five sessions for measurable results.

“The last few years have seen strong growth in patient demand for body shaping treatments,” said Tzipi Ozer-Armon, CEO of Lumenis. “The VASER Shape System’s non-invasive body contouring application complements our existing high-end aesthetic product offering. It is a priority for Lumenis to continue providing high quality and effective products and services to our customers looking to expand their practices.”

"We are very excited about the opportunity to enter the body contouring market by leveraging our market-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 US market."

“Sound Surgical Technologies has long been known as a company with a solid reputation for high quality, effective body shaping products and reliable service. The VASER Shape System is the best non-surgical body shaping product on the market today with immediate, measurable results and a high degree of patient comfort. We are excited to partner with Lumenis to help increase the awareness of the VASER Shape product and expand into new markets in the US,” said Dan Goldberger, CEO of Sound Surgical Technologies.

For more information on VASER® Shape, contact Lumenis, Inc. at 1.877.586.3647 or visit http://www.lumenis.com.

About Lumenis

Lumenis, the world's largest medical laser company, is a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of laser and sophisticated energy delivery devices for surgical, aesthetic and ophthalmic applications, with more than 900 employees worldwide. Lumenis has 265 registered patents, over 260 FDA clearances, an installed base of over 80,000 systems and a presence in over 80 countries. Lumenis endeavors to bring the finest state of the art technology products to the market, fulfilling the highest standards of excellence, quality and reliability, delivering premium value and service to its customers. The name Lumenis is derived from the Latin words meaning ”Light of Life” highlighting the light - the basis of our technologies - used to enhance life. For more information about Lumenis and its products, please visit: http://www.lumenis.com.

About Sound Surgical Technologies

Sound Surgical Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and distributes market leading surgical and non-invasive body shaping products that are backed by strong science and clinical efficacy, including the VASER Lipo®, VASER® Shape, PowerX®, TouchView®, Origins™ and VASERsmooth™ product lines. The company has been a well-respected and trusted manufacturer of ultrasound-assisted liposuction technology since 1998 and has spent the past two years building out a complete suite of body shaping products designed to serve the aesthetic market. Sound Surgical Technologies designs and builds its products in Louisville, CO and sells the equipment through a direct sales channel in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland and through distributor partners worldwide. For more information on Sound Surgical Technologies and all of the company’s product lines, please visit http://www.SoundSurgical.com.

For further information contact:

Julie Shafiki
Director, Global Marketing Communications
+972-4-959-9113
e-mail: julie.shafiki (at) lumenis (dot) com

Lumenis® and the Lumenis logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumenis.

VASER® is a registered trademark of Sound Surgical Technologies.

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