Solta Medical And SkinCeuticals Announce Exciting Partnership In Canada: Novel Clear + Brilliant® Permea™ Laser Technology And Topical Skin Care Regimen For Patients And Clinicians

Clear + Brilliant Permea treatment reaches new laser aesthetic Market in North America

HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTM), the pioneer in fractional resurfacing and a global market leader in aesthetic treatments, and SkinCeuticals, the global leader in antioxidant technology providing advanced professional skincare backed by science, formed an exclusive partnership to deliver the first fractional laser treatment plus in-office and home use antioxidant skincare regimen that is now available in Canada. Clear + Brilliant Permea is a unique, cost-effective treatment that utilizes safe, fractional laser technology to improve early visible signs of aging skin for both men and women of all skin types. The partnership includes an exclusive SkinCeuticals In-Office Professional System and Home Care Recovery System that will be offered with each series of Clear + Brilliant Permea treatments.

The partnership is the culmination of clinical research supported by Solta and SkinCeuticals exploring the beneficial effects of using Solta's Clear + Brilliant Laser System with the Permea handpiece and SkinCeuticals widely popular C E Ferulic® antioxidant.

The clinical research findings, which were presented at the 32nd American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference in April 2012, demonstrated that patients experienced improved satisfaction with the overall appearance of their skin. Patients who received the Clear + Brilliant treatment with the Permea handpiece immediately followed by C E Ferulic antioxidant also perceived a more rapid reduction in post-treatment recovery time, including reduction in redness and swelling.

"The Canadian introduction of Clear + Brilliant last August and now, Clear +Brilliant Permea is a substantial addition to the portfolio of treatments for younger patients who are not ready for more aggressive laser treatments, but still want a procedure that helps them take control of their aging process," said Mark Lupin, M.D., Founder of Cosmedica in Victoria, BC. "The new Clear + Brilliant Permea handpiece allows me to provide an integrated treatment with laser and a topical skincare regimen with minimal downtime."

Clear + Brilliant Permea uses a unique wavelength and proven fractional laser technology to refresh skin from the inside out by creating shallow, microscopic treatment zones in the superficial skin layers, allowing healthy, younger-looking skin to surface. The Permea handpiece also creates greater superficial disruption to increase topical uptake of C E Ferulic by 17x*. Clinical results of Clear + Brilliant Permea treatments followed by SkinCeuticals topical skin care application demonstrated that this therapy not only improves the tone, texture, and signs of aging of the skin, but can also help reduce redness, swelling, and heat sensation when used after a laser treatment.

"Clear + Brilliant has become the go-to product for physicians who want to give their patients the benefits of a fractional resurfacing treatment with minimal recovery time," said Stephen J. Fanning, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Solta Medical, Inc. "Now, with the addition of the Permea handpiece, physicians can give patients the results they expect more quickly and with minimal downtime."

"As advanced skincare innovators, we are excited for this collaboration with Solta Medical, Inc. and look forward to providing a new way of approaching complementary skincare for improved, efficacious results," said Marc Toulemonde, Global General Manager of SkinCeuticals. "The gold standard of antioxidants, C E Ferulic is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that effectively neutralizes damaging free radicals to increase the skin's natural protection by eight times. It also helps reduce inflammation and support collagen synthesis. In conjunction with the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment, a recent clinical study, showed C E Ferulic complemented the laser treatment results with a perceived reduction in post-treatment recovery time by 2 days, including reduction in redness and swelling."[1]

In August of 2011, Solta Medical received Health Canada approval for the original Clear +Brilliant laser system. The Clear + Brilliant technology is optimized to improve skin tone, texture and early signs of aging. Most consumers experience immediate and progressive results that last for months, but may vary by age, skin condition and skin care and protection regimen. Clear + Brilliant treatments can be used exclusively or as a complementary adjunct to other dermatological procedures and is suitable for men and women of all skin types.

ABOUT SOLTA MEDICAL, INC.
Solta Medical, Inc. is a global leader in the medical aesthetics market providing innovative, safe, and effective solutions for patients that enhance and expand the practice of medical aesthetics for physicians. The company offers six aesthetic energy devices to address a range of issues, including skin resurfacing and rejuvenation with Fraxel® and Clear + Brilliant®, body contouring and skin tightening with Liposonix® and Thermage® and acne reduction with Isolaz® and CLARO®. As the innovator and leader in fractional laser technology, Fraxel delivers minimally invasive clinical solutions to resurface aging and sun damaged skin. Clear + Brilliant is a unique, cost-effective treatment to improve the early signs of photoaging utilizing Fraxel technology. For body contouring, Liposonix is a non-surgical treatment to reduce waist circumference with advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to permanently destroy targeted fat beneath the skin. Thermage is an innovative, non-invasive radiofrequency procedure for tightening and contouring skin. Isolaz was the first laser or light based system indicated for the treatment of inflammatory acne, comedonal acne, pustular acne, and mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne. CLARO is a personal care acne system that is the first FDA cleared over-the-counter IPL device that uses a powerful combination of both heat and light to clear skin quickly and naturally. More than two million procedures have been performed with Solta Medical's portfolio of products around the world. For more information about Solta Medical, call 1-877-782-2286 or log on to www.solta.com.

ABOUT SKINCEUTICALS
SkinCeuticals line of advanced skincare products is designed to help: prevent future damage to skin; protect healthy skin and correct signs of previous damage. Products are available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and licensed skincare professionals in over 23 countries worldwide. Founded in Dallas, TX in 1997, SkinCeuticals discovers, develops and delivers an advanced line of scientifically-backed cosmeceutical treatments. As leaders in antioxidant and sun protection technology, SkinCeuticals products have been shown to dramatically improve skin health by protecting skin from environmental damage and visibly improving skin clarity, tone, and texture to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1.877.238.8754 or visit www.SkinCeuticals.com.

[1] Data on file
* Enhanced Skin Permeability of Ascorbic Acid after Clear + Brilliant Permea Laser Treatment. August 2012.

SOURCE: Solta Medical, Inc.

For further information:

Jennifer Hacker, Cohn & Wolfe for Solta Medical Media Relations, +1-404-260-3509, jennifer.hacker@cohnwolfe.com; or John MacKay, john@mackayandco.com or Olivia Wu, olivia@mackayandco.com, MacKay & Co. for SkinCeuticals Media Relations, +1-416-485-5400

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