Ultrasound Eyebrow Lift Device OK'd

The FDA has cleared a new ultrasound eyebrow lift device,
called the Ulthera System, for use by doctors, according to the device's
maker.

The noninvasive device, which is the first of its kind, uses ultrasound
imaging to target ultrasound energy that enables "significant lifting of the
skin ," states an Ulthera Inc. news release.

According to the news release, "focused ultrasound energy triggers the
body's natural healing response, resulting in new and improved collagen support
and gradual firming, tightening, and actual lifting of skin tissue over
time."

Clinical studies of the Ulthera System began in 2004 and showed "no serious
adverse events and no recuperation time," the news release states.

The Ulthera System will be marketed to dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Ulthera Inc. plans to pursue other cosmetic and medical indications for the
technology.

By Miranda Hitti
Reviewed by Louise Chang
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