"You know those TV shows like 'The Swan' or 'Oprah.' People talk about aesthetic procedures. They aren't ashamed to talk about it," Eckhouse said.
One of Syneron's hair removal machines. Rather than just market these systems, which range in price from $50,000 to $150,000, to dermatologists only, the company is also selling them to general practitioners. In some countries, the systems can be operated by non-physicians.
Right: A close-up of the blood clots. Professor Dror Selectar at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, came up with the technology. Regentis will try to commercialize it. Now that animal trials have succeeded, the company plans to move to human trials.