SOURCE: Cynosure, Inc.

July 13, 2005 14:13 ET

Cynosure Inc. Teams With Universal Companies to Expand Distribution in the Spa Market

Universal's Consulting Services and Product Listings Used by More Than 12,000 Day Spas in the U.S.

CHELMSFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 13, 2005 -- Cynosure Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Universal Companies, the leading supplier of quality products and services to the spa market, to distribute Cynosure's TriActive LaserDermology™ and pulsed light PhotoLight™ systems. Through their consulting services and extensive product catalog, Universal will offer the Cynosure products to provide cellulite treatment, massage therapy and cosmetic facial solutions. Universal will also offer hands-on training and consulting services on the products.

"Our mission is to consistently deliver innovative spa solutions that will maximize the success of our partner-customers," said Marti Morenings, Universal Companies' Founder and CEO. "We chose Cynosure from among more than a dozen companies because of the innovation demonstrated in their products and their specialized service organization dedicated to spas."

"The Triactive LaserDermology™ solution will allow our customers to add several new treatment options to their spas: laser massage, cellulite treatment, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. The PhotoLight™ will provide additional cosmetic treatments, including hair removal, with a single device," added Gary McConnell, Universal Companies' President.

The TriActive, for the treatment of cellulite, has recently been featured in a number of publications such as Oprah, Glamour, Woman's World, The New York Post, and Fitness Rx. The cellulite treatment system has also been highlighted on various television programs.

"We are very pleased to have Universal Companies as a spa industry partner and to be their exclusive supplier of this technology. Cynosure has developed products specifically for the spa market and has created a dedicated team of specialists to support them, but our challenge has been to reach the broad-based U.S. spa market which extends to more than 14,000 day-spas," commented Michael R. Davin, Cynosure's President and CEO. "Spa locations in the United States have grown considerably within the last two years. Working closely with Universal Companies will give us great visibility within this growing market."

For more information, call Cynosure, Inc., at 800-886-2966 and visit www.cynosurelaser.com or call Universal Companies, Inc., at 800-558-5571 and visit www.universalcompanies.com.

About Universal Companies, Inc.

Universal Companies, located in Abingdon, Virginia, has been serving the spa industry with innovative products and services for over 20 years. Founded in 1982 as Universal Health Products by Marti Morenings and her father, Dr. G.H. Morenings, the company was re-named Universal Esthetics in 1994 in order to serve the rapidly growing spa market. Reincorporating as Universal Companies in 1998, the company offers many proprietary brands including ATZEN™, Control Corrective®, Water Wonders®, CranMary™, ESS® Aromatherapy, Inara®, ESS® Solei, Lymphobiology®, Spa Pantry™, Spa Moments™ and Peacock Alley®. The company offers a full spectrum of products and services, including consulting, education, product support and a 350+ page resource catalog. For more information call 800.558.5571 or 276.466.9110, visit www.universalcompanies.com or visit the main showrooms at 18260 Oak Park Drive, Abingdon, Virginia.

About Cynosure Inc.

Cynosure, Inc., develops, manufactures, and markets laser and pulsed-light technology products for the surgical, medical and aesthetic marketplace for worldwide distribution. The company produces an extensive line of products for laser hair removal, the treatment of cellulite, facial and leg veins, pigmented and vascular lesions, sun damaged skin and surgical ENT applications. The Company was founded in 1991 and has laser installations in 64 countries.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Timothy W. Baker
    800-886-2966 Ext. 337