"Aurora" system?

Hi. I was reviewing the types of laser and their clinical data, and I’m now confused. The center I am considering using uses the “Aurora” system (“powered by elos technology”). They say on their website that this is a “combined energy technology” using Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Broad Spectrum Light energies. Their system specs are online at http://www.syneron.com/aurora.html if that helps. I am curious what kind of laser this is, if it is even a laser at all. Does anyone here know? Thanks.


This is not a laser. I’ve read many posts on other sites regarding the Aurora and I’ve heard very few positives. Also, this device is not cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. It’s relatively new and possibly too soon to judge.

It seems to me it is approved. At least, based on this:
It’s approved for marketing for the purpose of “non-invasive hair removal.” Is that a different FDA category than “permanent hair removal?” I also noticed that the FDA classifies it as a “Laser Instrument, Surgical, Powered.” Their device database defines that category as “Laser surgical instrument for use in general and plastic surgery and in dermatology.” So, it also seems to me that this IS a laser - I just can’t seem to figure out what kind. Is there anyone else here who has any idea?? Or am I misinterpreting the FDA statements? It’s been known to happen before <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I also found in the FDA database the statement that the Aurora is substantially equivalent to the EpiLight, Compublend, and ThermaCool, if that makes any difference or is any help in figuring out what the heck this sucker is.

Thanks again,

Yes, it is approved for marketing for non-invasive hair removal. This could apply to a pair of tweezers as well. Check out a laser, GentleLASE for example http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/pdf2/k024260.pdf It specifically states “permanent hair reduction.”

Also, Aurora is not a laser. It is radio frequency combined with broad spectrum pulsed light.

Epilight is flashlamp, Compublend is an electrolysis epilator, and Thermacool is for wrinkle removal.

You are very wise to do your homework!

My mom has had a couple of treatments with the Aurora and is pleased with the results so far. The main reason she chose to go with the Aurora is because none of the lasers can treat gray/white hair.

Depending on your hair color and skin color, it may or may not be the best choice for you. Also, it seems to be relatively new, so you’d need to decide if you’d prefer to go with something that has been around longer…In my mom’s case, she felt like it was her only option, and she had nothing to lose by trying it out.