/PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that it has received a medical device license issued by Health Canada to market Cynosure's advanced non-invasive body contouring product, SculpSure, for treatment of the back, inner and outer thighs, and submental area (under the chin). Unlike other technologies, the SculpSure device uses a laser that raises the temperature of body fat to precisely disrupt and destroy fat cells under the skin to help patients achieve a natural-looking, slimmer appearance. The fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the body over time and do not return.
Importantly, SculpSure laser body treatments (abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thigh) are recommended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or lower, while SculpSure laser submental treatments (under the chin) have been proven effective on patients with a BMI up to 43. This is a significant advantage over the brand's cryolipolysis competitor, which is only approved to treat patients with a BMI up to 30 in the submental area in the US.
"This authorization is a testament to our commitment to research and meeting the needs of patients," said Kevin Thornal, Divisional President of Cynosure at Hologic. "As a leader in medical aesthetics, we strive to build on our already robust data to secure new indications that provide exceptional efficacy."
The expanded authorizations for back, inner and outer thighs do not require any updates to previously purchased devices. However, the submental treatment requires practitioners to upgrade their SculpSure device and purchase a simple laser attachment, which allows the applicator to fit seamlessly onto the treatment area. Hologic's Cynosure sales force will begin distribution immediately to interested practitioners.
Cynosure, a Hologic company, is a leading developer and manufacturer of a broad array of medical aesthetics systems and technologies. The company has an extensive portfolio of more than 20 products across major categories including body contouring, skin revitalization, women's health and hair removal.
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