61% of Hong Kong Women are Concerned About Current Body Shape PR Newswire HONG KONG, July 11, 2013 HONG KONG, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syneron Medical, a Global Leader in devices for aesthetic medicine to present latest technologies to meet growing demands for enhanced body beauty at 9 ^th Asian Dermatological Congress in Hong Kong Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today, during the 9 ^th Asian Dermatological Congress, the results of a recent survey on body shaping among Asian populations as well as the latest technologies allowing for best in class, non-invasive, energy based solutions for body shaping indications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120528/535447 ) 61% of Hong Kong women dissatisfied with their current body shape A recent survey sponsored by Syneron and conducted by The Nielsen Company, inApril andMay of 2013, showed that while looking good is extremely important to Asian women (49% in Hong Kong alone), a vast majority of Asian women in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia are concerned by their body shape. Up to 75% (46% in Australia, 61% in Hong Kong and 75% in Taiwan) of the 500 women surveyed in each country, aged 25 to 49, said that they were dissatisfied with their current body shape. Women expressing these dissatisfactions were mainly single in Hong Kong and Taiwan, while in Australia, the highest number of concerned women were married. According to the survey the most common body shape concerns include love handles orbra fat and tummy bulge. Among them, love handlesor bra fat andtummy bulge are at the top of the list in all three countries with over 49% of the respondents claiming these physical signs to be key concerns. "These numbers clearly show what we are experiencing in our clinic," confirms Prof. Henry Chan, renowned Hong Kong specialist in dermatology. "With the growing demand for body shaping solutions among Asians, we need to pay particular attention to potential issues of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation lesions that can come from treatments that may be too aggressive." TheUltraShape® technology is of great interest because it provides visible results without these types of safety risks. Prof. Chan will be conducting a clinical trialto specifically identify the additional benefits of UltraShape relative to fat cell destruction in Asian populations. Syneron committed to supporting body contouring market dynamics "Customer satisfaction, patient safety and minimal downtime represent our absolute priorities", confirmed Shimon Eckhouse, PhD, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syneron Medical Ltd. "We are passionate about our science and the results we can achieve with our VelaShape , non-invasive circumferential reduction and cellulite treatment technology and with our UltraShape non-invasive fat destruction technology. These technologies and our continuous investment in their improvement build our customer trust and the confidence in our brands." A 2012 Global Aesthetic Market research report from Medical Insight, Inc. confirms that body shaping and skin tightening will continue to drive the multi-billion dollar growth of the aesthetic market. Syneron has allocated specific resources to this particular market segment with targeted research & development activities and new upgrades for its two main body shaping platforms, VelaShape™ and UltraShape ®. In his presentation of the unique features of these two different technologies, Dr. Robert Weiss, Vice President of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, mentioned "we are quite pleased to see how these services are providing women with visible results and increased self-confidence. Doctors have been able to reach a significant reduction of centimeters in circumference with VelaShape and the pulsed focused ultrasound technology of the UltraShape system is allowing patients to get rid of localized fat deposits with no swelling, bruising or downtime. " Two unique, safe and effective technologies UltraShape is the only non-invasive, painless non-thermal and non-surgical procedure that instantly and selectively destroys fat cells alone, allowing their contents to then be processed by the body's natural physiological and metabolic pathways. VelaShape is a medical device based on the combination of four technologies including the revolutionary elos combination of bipolar radiofrequency (RF) and infrared light energy plus vacuum and mechanical massage. It is the first FDA cleared device for treatment of cellulite and circumferential reduction of the thighs. About Syneron Medical Ltd. Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS ) is the leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company's technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, rejuvenation of the skin's appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under two distinct brands, Syneron and Candela. Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Medical Ltd. are located in Israel. Syneron also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the US. The Company markets, services and supports its products in 90 countries. It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide. 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61% of Hong Kong Women are Concerned About Current Body Shape
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