updated 2/2/2011 4:17:07 PM ET 2011-02-02T21:17:07

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cutera, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUTR), a leading worldwide provider of laser and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, today announced the launch of its Excel V laser system ─ a unique vascular work station designed specifically for the core-market of Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons.

Kevin Connors, President and CEO of Cutera, said, "The Excel V is the first in a series of high performance, stand-alone, laser based products that we expect to introduce to the market. It combines a new high power green laser with Cutera's award winning Nd:YAG technology, to provide a single, compact and efficient system that treats the entire range of cosmetic vascular conditions, without the need for costly consumables."

The world premier of the Excel V will take place at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, on February 4-8, 2011, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Vascular treatments are the foundation of a laser dermatologist's practice. Multiple systems are often required to cover the entire range of vascular conditions seen on a daily basis. "What excites me most about the Cutera Excel V is that it comprises a single, reliable, consumable-free laser platform which effectively treats practically all vascular lesions and superficial pigment disorders," said Whitney D. Tope, MPhil, MD, Academic Dermatology, Minneapolis, MN.

The Excel V features an innovative delivery system that allows the physician to tailor the treatment to the patient. The advanced handpiece delivery system provides the most treatment spot sizes available on any system on the market with enhanced visibility for the physician. The system also incorporates many modern features that enhance its use in the clinic. It has been enthusiastically received by many leading laser dermatologists.

"With the Excel V laser, Cutera has developed the vascular laser we've requested for years – featuring bigger spots and faster delivery in a quieter, cooler and smaller package," said E. Victor Ross, MD, Director of the Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Laser Center at Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA. 

About Cutera, Inc.

Brisbane, California-based Cutera is a leading provider of laser and other energy-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide. Since 1998, Cutera has been developing innovative, easy-to-use products that enable physicians and other qualified practitioners to offer safe and effective aesthetic treatments to their patients. For more information, call 1-888-4CUTERA or visit www.cutera.com .

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Specifically, statements concerning the features and effectiveness of Cutera's new products and ability to expand its product offerings, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and may be affected by various factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements and those other factors described in the section entitled, "Risk Factors," in Cutera's most recent Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, 2010. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Cutera undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. 

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