BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMTI), a global leader in laser- and light-based systems for aesthetic treatments, is pleased to announce the launch of the Palomar Vectus™ Laser – the intelligent choice for fast laser hair removal. "Laser hair removal remains the most popular light-based treatment offered 1 , with nearly one million treatments performed in 2011," said Joseph P. Caruso, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. "The Palomar Vectus Laser offers distinct advantages in speed, comfort, and confidence." The Palomar Vectus Laser is a dedicated solution for high-volume hair removal. It provides fast, uniform, permanent hair reduction for the widest range of skin and hair types without sacrificing comfort. The Palomar Vectus Laser features an integrated Skintel™ Melanin Reader, allowing providers to more safely offer laser hair removal treatments with optimized outcomes tailored to each client's skin type, sun exposure habits, and ethnicity. Additionally, the Palomar Vectus Laser uses an intelligent user interface, which allows the provider to quickly select treatment parameters based on the client's hair density, hair color, hair diameter, and Fitzpatrick Skin Type or Skintel Value. "The Palomar Vectus Laser is absolutely superior to all other existing technologies. Its large spot size allows us to treat male backs or female legs within 20 minutes, and its parameters are optimal for minimizing patient discomfort," said Josefina Royo de la Torre, MD, an early user of the Palomar Vectus Laser at Instituto Médico Laser in Madrid, Spain. According to Nicola Otte, MD, of Dermatologikum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, "Our patients are impressed by the Skintel Melanin Reader and its ability to customize settings according to their individual skin and hair color. Thanks to the good results and the comfortable treatment, our patients prefer to be treated with the Palomar Vectus Laser."