BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for aesthetic treatments, is pleased to announce that the MaxG™ Optimized Pulsed Light™ (OPL) handpiece is now available worldwide for use on the company's StarLux® 500 and Artisan™ laser and pulsed light aesthetic systems. The MaxG optimized light handpiece has established a new level of clinical performance and client experience in using light to clear undesired vascular and pigmented lesions. As compared to the MaxG, competitive pulsed light devices do not have the targeted wavelengths, sufficient power, or smooth pulse shape necessary to satisfy today's aesthetic demands. The MaxG utilizes a unique combination of dual-band filters and Dynamic Spectrum Shifting™ which provides more uniform heating across the entire diameter of larger vessels, for the most complete vessel clearance. Emil Tanghetti, MD, founder of the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Sacramento, CA, stated, "I believe that the StarLux 500 with the MaxG handpiece is just as good as, if not better than, modern pulse dye lasers in the treatment of facial telangiectasia." Robert Weiss, MD, founder of the Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute in Hunt Valley, MD, added, "We have also seen port wine stains respond to the MaxG when all else has failed. I am impressed with the immediate photodarkening and subsequent response with resistant port wine stains. Patient comfort is impressive as well." Joseph P. Caruso, Chief Executive Officer, concluded, "The MaxG is the latest in a long line of pulsed-light innovations from Palomar. The MaxG introduces a new generation of optimized light technology to the aesthetic industry that builds upon our proven technologies, combining the comfort of pulsed light with the clinical performance of lasers. We are very pleased that leading dermatologists are embracing this new technology so quickly."