NEW ORLEANS, La., May 2 Thermage, Inc.(Nasdaq: THRM), a leading aesthetic medical device company, will be a firsttime exhibitor at The Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College ofObstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) at booth #2609. The presence ofThermage at this meeting illustrates how the practice of aesthetics isbecoming a more common option among Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Research has shown that 29% of Gynecologists are performing some form ofnon-surgical aesthetic treatments in their office. More specifically, 15%offer at least one procedure for skin tightening, rejuvenation, contouringand/or cellulite treatment as their aesthetic component.(1)
"Incorporating aesthetic medicine into an OB/GYN office allows utilizationof the existing facility and patient base for the initial launch. This givespatients the opportunity to see a doctor they know and trust. Consequently,the gynecologist capitalizes on this established credibility by simplyextending the scope of service offered to many easily mastered aestheticprocedures," commented Dr Scott Kramer, an OB/GYN whose successful integrationof aesthetics resulted in the opening of a medical spa to supplement hisOB/GYN practice.
Thermage is attractive to many patients because it produces the subtleresults over time for a younger looking appearance without surgery orinjections and little to no downtime.
"A growing number of consumers continue to seek anti-aging solutions andone of the most noticeable signs of aging is lax skin," said Sherree Lucas,Vice President of Marketing of Thermage. "Thermage is considered the goldstandard in skin tightening with no surgery, injections or downtime."
Thermage provides a full suite of products that can be used to helpsmooth, tighten and contour skin all over the body: face, eyelids, abdomen,legs and more. Thermage has recently announced several new products for BodyShaping and for the treatment of Cellulite.
To learn more about Thermage, please visit Booth #2609 or go tohttp://www.thermage.com.
Thermage's innovative technologies provide unique non-invasive proceduresdesigned to smooth, tighten and contour skin, significantly expanding thenon-invasive aesthetic applications physicians can offer to the rapidlygrowing "anti-aging" market. For more information about Thermage, call1-510-259-7117 or log on to http://www.thermage.com.
(1) Thermage 2007 Market Research
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within themeaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminaryexpectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may causeThermage's actual results to differ materially from the statements containedherein. Further information on potential risk factors that could affectThermage's business are detailed in the Company's Form 10-K for the periodended December 31, 2007. Undue reliance should not be placed onforward-looking statements, which speaks only as of the date they are made.Thermage undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-lookingstatements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the datethey were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
All our claims are based upon our FDA clearance for the non-invasivetreatment of wrinkles and rhytids, including the upper and lower eyelids, andfor the temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite.Side effects are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters,bumps and rare instances of surface irregularities.
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