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FDA clears TRIA's acne treatment device for OTC

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

TRIA Beauty is planning a spring 2010 launch for its blue light device designed for home treatment of acne, after receiving over-the-counter clearance from FDA, firm announces. The device will debut on and at select retailers. Firm says its blue light technology is 10 times more powerful than other OTC blue light devices, and that it delivers clear skin faster with shorter treatment times. TRIA cites clinical studies demonstrating the technology "cleared breakouts as quickly and effectively as professional blue light treatments." The company's home-use permanent laser hair-removal device received FDA approval in 2007; it retails for $595 (1"The Rose Sheet" Nov. 9. 2009)

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