December 16, 2021
Allergan Aesthetics Completes Acquisition of Soliton
-- Addition of Soliton complements Body Contouring Portfolio with expansion to treat appearance of cellulite --

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Soliton, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLY). The addition of Soliton and its technology complements Allergan Aesthetics' portfolio of non-invasive body contouring treatments to now include a proven treatment for the appearance of cellulite.

The RESONIC device initially received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the short-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite, and that clearance has now been expanded to long-term improvement up to one year. In recent clinical data submitted to the FDA, RESONIC demonstrated significant improvement in the appearance of cellulite and 97.6% of participants (n=67) found there was good improvement in the appearance of cellulite at 52-weeks post-treatment.  

"We welcome the Soliton team to Allergan Aesthetics and the opportunity to offer health care providers and their patients a new, non-invasive option to reduce the appearance of cellulite," said Carrie Strom, President, Global Allergan Aesthetics and Senior Vice President, AbbVie. "In a recent survey of aesthetics consumers, cellulite was cited as a top 5 aesthetic concern, and this technology offers a new approach to treatment."

RESONIC  has also received FDA 510(k) clearance for use in conjunction with laser for black ink tattoo removal in Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-III patients. For full safety information, please visit

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RESONIC™ (Rapid Acoustic Pulse device) is indicated for use as an accessory to the 1064 nm Q-Switched laser for black ink tattoo removal in Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-III patients. The RESONIC device is also indicated for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite as supported by clinical data demonstrating treatment benefits up to 1 year of observation. The most common side effects may include mild to moderate temporary redness of the treatment site, mild pain, heat, and pinpoint redness.

General Side Effects and Contraindications

  • The most common side effects may include mild to moderate temporary redness of the treatment site, mild pain, heat, and pinpoint redness.
  • RESONIC is not for everyone, including those who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during their treatment course.
  • RESONIC should not be used over areas with metal or plastic implants/devices, such as vascular stents or hip or knee implants, or placed over an active skin disorder, including but not limited to rashes, extensive scarring, and psoriasis.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history, including whether you have any active electronic implants, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, cochlear implants, nerve/brain stimulators, or drug pumps, as RESONIC should not be used if you are currently using one of those medical devices.
  • You have a medical disorder that would delay the wound healing or immune response, such as blood disorder, diabetes, inflammatory disease, etc.
  • Let your doctor know if you have had a surgical procedure within the last 3 months.
  • Your results and experience may vary, so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider about whether RESONIC is right for you.

Cellulite-Specific Side Effects & Contraindications

  • RESONIC is not recommended if you are a current smoker, or if you have a tattoo or former tattoo at or near the treatment area.

Tattoo-Specific Side Effects & Contraindications

  • Other side effects may occur that are related to the laser treatment.
  • RESONIC is not recommended if you have undergone prior tattoo removal on the tattoo you want treated. If you have an amateur, self-applied, or layered tattoo, be sure to get approval from your healthcare provider before treating.
  • Moderate to heavy tanning on and around the tattoo to be treated should be evaluated and approved for treatment by your healthcare provider.

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