Profile: Solta Medical Inc (SLTM.OQ)
10 Dec 2013
Solta Medical, Inc., incorporated on September 17, 1999, designs, develops, manufactures and markets professional and consumer energy-based medical device systems for aesthetic applications. The Company's systems are cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for dermatological procedures performed in the physician led, professional assist, and personal care markets. The Company’s portfolio of products includes six brands that are primarily designed for aesthetic applications: The Fraxel re:pair system provides ablative laser skin resurfacing while the non-ablative Fraxel platform and Clear + Brilliant systems provide treatment for skin rejuvenation. The Thermage system provides non-invasive skin tightening and the Liposonix system provides non-invasive body contouring. Isolaz and CLARO provide both professional and consumer treatment options to resolve acne. In February 2013, the Company acquired Sound Surgical Technologies.
The Company’s skin rejuvenation therapy is referred to as fractional resurfacing. Fractional resurfacing creates thousands of microscopic treatment zones per square centimeter in the skin to stimulate repair and rejuvenation in the tissue by inducing the skin's natural wound-healing response. At the same time, fractional resurfacing spares a portion of the tissue in the treatment area, and stimulates the spared tissue around each microscopic treatment zone to rejuvenate and resurface the skin. The Company's Fraxel re:pair system offers a fractional ablative treatment utilizing a carbon di-oxide (CO2) laser. The system also penetrates deeper into the skin than bulk ablative treatments, which may provide additional skin tightening. The Fraxel re:pair system delivers fractional deep dermal ablation, (FDDA) treatment, and fractional micro dermal ablation (FMDA) treatment. This system has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for indications requiring ablation, coagulation and resurfacing of soft tissue.
Clear + Brilliant
The Company's Clear + Brilliant system is a laser skin enhancement for patients who want to take control of their aging process. The treatment is non-ablative and superficial, targeting the layers of skin most compromised by early signs of aging such as uneven pigmentation, fine lines and textural changes. It is designed to help prevent the signs of aging skin, build on a patient’s good skin care regimen, and maintain results from other treatments. The Clear + Brilliant system uses 1440 nm and 1927 nm diode lasers.
The Company’s is a monopolar, capacitively-coupled radiofrequency (RF) system that utilizes a reverse thermal gradient to help smooth, tighten and contour skin in a single non-invasive treatment. Thermage heats the collagen in the skin, which causes denaturization of the collagen fibers. The Company's Thermage system consists of a RF generator with cooling capability, through the delivery of a coolant to protect the outer layer of the skin from overheating, and a handpiece that, in conjunction with a treatment tip, regulates epidermis cooling and monitors treatment data. The Company's system includes a variety of single-use, disposable treatment tips that attach to the handpiece and are selected by physicians based on the procedure to be performed and the size of the area to be treated.
The Thermage procedure is performed in a medical office setting by, or under the supervision of physicians. The Company's Thermage system includes three major components: the RF generator, the reusable handpiece and a single-use treatment tip, as well as several consumable accessories.
The Company’s Liposonix procedure involves a single treatment, typically lasting about one hour to treat anatomical areas such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs, resulting in an average waist circumference reduction of one inch. The Liposonix system consists of a console, a handpiece, and a treatment kit which contains a replaceable treatment cartridge (RTC) and treatment templates suitable for treating multiple patients. The Liposonix treatment is performed in a medical office setting by, or under the supervision of, trained and qualified plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and other practitioners.
The VASER line includes a comprehensive set of products that include non-invasive, minimally-invasive, and surgical methodologies. These solutions complement and extend the offerings in its body contouring category and expand the ability to specifically customize treatments for each patient’s needs and goals.
VASER Lipo is a body contouring procedure that selectively removes unwanted body fat. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASER Lipo uses ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape the body. VASER technology breaks up fat while preserving these other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing. VASER Smooth is a new body sculpting tool for the VASER Lipo System, specifically designed to emulsify superficial fatty tissue and cut through hardened fibrous septae that can result in the appearance of cellulite.
PowerX is a power-assisted liposuction device that utilizes a powered handpiece that causes the attached cannula to rotate based on predetermined angle and speed settings, allowing physicians to quickly debulk large areas of fat. VASER Shape is a non-invasive treatment that combines ultrasound and massage to smooth, firm and shape the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. TouchView is a diagnostic imaging solution to image soft tissue layers before, during and after aesthetic treatments. Origins is a complete line of custom infiltration, re-injection and aspiration cannulas and related accessories for the traditional liposuction market.
The Company’s Isolaz systems integrate vacuum and broadband light to deliver acne treatment. This combination cleanses deep pores by using a vacuum to help loosen and extract blockage and excessive oil from deep inside the pores. It kills acne-producing bacteria with the blue light component of a broadband light while the heat generated from the rest of the spectrum shocks the oil generating glands and reduces inflammation and redness.
The CLARO is a handheld battery-operated IPL device that is designed for use by consumers. The CLARO device is intended for spot treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne pimples, including pustular acne. The CLARO device uses three wavelengths of light to heat and clear acne in 24 to 48 hours.
The Company competes with Alma Laser, Cutera, Cynosure, Erchonia, Lumenis, Lutronic, Palomar, MedixSysteme, Real Aesthetics, Sciton, Sybaritic, Syneron, Ulthera, Ultrashape, Zeltiq, Clarisonic, Palomar, PhotoMedex, Syneron, Tria Beauty and Zeno.
Solta Medical Inc
25881 Industrial Boulevard
HAYWARD CA 94545