Itâ€™s a marriage made in heaven, and one that would definitely make the New York Times‘ Styles section!
Solta, the aesthetics company that brings us ThermageÂ®, FraxelÂ® and LiposonixÂ®, to name just a few of their innovative products, has purchased Sound Surgical Technologies LLC, the parent company of the VASERÂ® line of non-invasive body contouring treatments.
Solta will shell out $25.5 million in Solta common stock and $5.0 million in cash to seal the deal. Talk about a dowry!
Those in the know say that the union should assure the companyâ€™s place as a leader in the aesthetics arena. Sound Surgicalâ€™s VASER LipoÂ® VASERsmoothâ„¢, PowerXÂ®, and Originsâ„¢ and VASERÂ® Shape system rely on ultrasound energy to work their magic. With VASERLipoÂ®, the ultrasound breaks up fat before removing it via liposuction. VASERÂ®Shape uses a combination of ultrasonic therapy and massage to get rid of unsightly cellulite.
By contrast, Soltaâ€™s LiposonixÂ® uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to reduce fat around the abdomen and flanks. (If you can pinch more than an inch, look into it!). They also offer Clear and BrilliantÂ® for laser skin surfacing, and Isolaz and Claro for the treatment of acne. The company’s FraxelÂ® laser skin resurfacing is the KleenexÂ® of the industry. It treats a mere fraction of the skin’s surface to induce controlled wound healing, stimulating the skin to heal itself. Another of Soltaâ€™s all stars, ThermageÂ®, is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that uses radio waves to lift and firm the skin. It can be used to rejuvenate several areas including the face, stomach, knees, arms, and legs.