HAYWARD, Calif., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solta Medical, Inc. (Solta) (NASDAQ:SLTM) today announced a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, authored by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Onelio Garcia, MD, and Sound Surgical Technologies' VP of Research & Development and CTO Mark Schafer, PhD, demonstrated that the VASER Shape System has a reduction effect on adipose tissue by altering the permeability of the adipocytes. The study, presented at the 2012 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) annual meeting, will be honored with the Tiffany Award for Best Scientific Presentation at this year's meeting. "Solta Medical is honored that the VASERshape product is the technology used in this research, and is the recipient of the Tiffany Award from the ASAPS/ASERF at The Aesthetic Meeting," said Stephen J. Fanning, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Solta Medical, Inc. "We are committed to supporting our physicians whose clinical studies are important to the advancement of the aesthetic medical community." Each year, ASAPS/ASERF presents the Tiffany Award to the Best Scientific Presentation. The 2012 award will be presented to Dr. Garcia during The Aesthetic Meeting 2013 in New York City on Friday, April 12. For more information, read the study entitled, "The Effects of Nonfocused External Ultrasound on Tissue Temperature and Adipocyte Morphology" in the January 2013 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal or visit http://aes.sagepub.com. ABOUT SOLTA MEDICAL, INC. Solta Medical, Inc. is a global leader in the medical aesthetics market providing innovative, safe, and effective solutions for patients that enhance and expand the practice of medical aesthetics for physicians. The company offers aesthetic energy devices for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, acne reduction, body contouring and skin tightening, as well as tools and accessories to optimize the latest liposuction techniques. Each brand is an established category leader, and together comprise a comprehensive platform to address a range of aesthetic skin and body issues. Fraxel ® delivers minimally-invasive clinical solutions to resurface aging and sun damaged skin. Clear + Brilliant ® is a cost-effective, non-ablative laser treatment uniquely designed to improve skin tone and radiance. Isolaz ® acne treatment combines vacuum and painless broadband light to address a wide variety of acne types. CLARO ® is an FDA-cleared personal care acne device that uses heat and light to clear skin quickly and naturally. Thermage ® is a non-invasive radiofrequency procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, which can result in smoother, more contoured skin. Liposonix ® is a non-surgical single-treatment procedure that uses advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to destroy targeted fat beneath the skin. VASERshape ™ is a complementary non-invasive treatment that combines low frequency, non-focused to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve blood circulation with minimal pain and no downtime. The VASERlipo ™ system uses ultrasound technology to selectively remove unwanted body fat. It includes VentX ® technology that powers an aspiration system for quiet, efficient removal of fatty tissue and precision vented cannulas to maximize aspiration efficiency and speed. VASERsmooth ™ is a unique body sculpting add-on tool for use with the VASERlipo system. PowerX ® is a power-assisted liposuction system that uses a unique rotational motion which can be used with the VASERlipo system or to enhance traditional liposuction systems. The TouchView ® system fits between the fingers and provides diagnostic imaging of subcutaneous structures during procedures. Both the VASERlipo system and traditional liposuction systems can utilize the Origins ™ products, a complete line of custom liposuction infiltration, re-injection and aspiration cannulas and accessories. More than two and a half million procedures have been performed with Solta Medical's portfolio of products around the world. For more information about Solta, call 1-877-782-2286 or log on to www.Solta.com. SOURCE Solta Medical, Inc.