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Sunday
Jan182009

Thermage changes its name to Solta Medical

Thermage Inc., has changed its name to Solta Medical Inc. and unveiled a new logo, along with a new logo and website for the Thermage product.

Theremage the company bought Reliant Technologies, maker of the laser resurfacing device Fraxel, for $87.5 million in a cash and stock deal last year. The new ticker symbol will be "SLTM" and is listed on the Nasdaq.

The design of the new Thermage site a fine change from the stagnant templates that most of the IPL and laser companies use. We'll have to see how it works for them.

From the Solta press release:

Thermage, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRM) announced that effective today it has changed its corporate name to Solta Medical, Inc. At the open of the NASDAQ exchange this morning, Solta Medical, Inc. will begin trading under the symbol “SLTM.”

"The name and ticker symbol changes are a great start to the New Year and a key milestone in the integration of the acquisition of Reliant Technologies, Inc. The new company combines the industry’s two leading brands, Thermage® and Fraxel®, under a new corporate name that will now form a global leader in aesthetic energy devices,” said Stephen J. Fanning, chairman of the board, president and CEO. “Solta Medical will focus on providing superior anti-aging solutions for patients and physicians by offering the gold standard of care for tightening, contouring and resurfacing of the skin with Thermage and Fraxel treatments.”

Solta Medical also announced the expansion of its industry-exclusive customer loyalty program which allows physicians to lock-in preferred pricing for Thermage and Fraxel treatment tips along with other preferred customer benefits to help physicians grow their practices and increase practice profitability.

“Thermage and Fraxel are the strongest aesthetic device brands available to physicians today,” said Suzanne Bruce, MD, dermatologist and president of Suzanne Bruce and Associates in Houston, Texas. “By combining these two brands into one company and expanding the customer loyalty program, Solta Medical is opening a number of new opportunities for doctors to conveniently and cost-effectively access a full suite of safe and effective anti-aging solutions.”

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