Merz acquires laser tattoo removal device maker ON Light Sciences

Aug. 24, 2016
Merz North America has acquired ON Light Sciences, which develops technologies to enhance laser-based dermatology procedures.

Expanding its aesthetic solutions offering, Merz North America (Raleigh, NC) has acquired medical device maker ON Light Sciences (Dublin, CA), which develops technologies to enhance laser-based dermatology procedures, including the FDA-cleared and CE-marked DeScribe Transparent PFD (perfluorodecalin) patch used in laser tattoo removal.

The DeScribe Transparent PFD Patch is placed over tattoos prior to laser irradiation, enabling rapid multiple laser passes in a single treatment session. It also provides significant optical clearing of tissue, protects the epidermis, and inhibits potentially infectious back-splatter and fumes. In a recent clinical trial, laser tattoo removal patients reported not only less discomfort, but faster healing post-treatment with the patch.

According to a July 2015 study conducted by laser manufacturer Syneron Candela (Irvine, CA), 33% of tattoo wearers in the U.S. have at least one tattoo they would consider removing or would definitely like to have removed.

For more information, please visit www.merzusa.com and www.onlightsciences.com.

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