Medical Photography Unit 

Profect™ Medical Technologies introduces the Studio Photography System, which illustrates the condition of a patient’s skin using professional daylight lighting. Studio gives the plastic surgeon re­producible camera angles and consistent lighting to see fine lines, wrinkles, and spider veins in great detail. It demonstrates to patients the potential for fillers, injectables, peels, or laser treatments. With its integrated ultraviolet flashes, it helps plastic surgeons determine solar and actinic damage, skin pigmentation (including freckles),  skin hydration, and oil levels in skin in a matter of minutes. Photo­graphs can be easily archived, annotated, and printed from the included software.

For additional information, contact Profect Medical Technologies, 4 Saddle Ridge Rd, Pound Ridge, NY 10576; (800) 774-7630;

Body-Peel Treatment

PCA Advanced Skin Care Sys­tems introduces the Smoothing Body Peel treatment, a chemical exfoliation treatment formulated for body skin that differs in its texture, pH balance, and density from facial skin. The two-step treatment smoothes, firms, and hydrates skin as it diminishes discoloration. The Pre-Peel Mask, formulated from malic acid and urea, softens and hydrates the epidermis. The peel solution’s blend of trichloroacetic, lactic, and salicylic acids is versatile for treating any area of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, shoulders, legs, chest, back, and buttocks.

For additional information, contact PCA Advanced Skin Care Systems, 8501 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 150, Scottdale, AZ 85253; (877) PCA-SKIN;

Mineral Makeup

Glominerals makeup is formulated for patients with problematic skin who seek skin-care benefits from their makeup. Glo­minerals is made from pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, natural high-pigment minerals, the antioxidant vitamins (A, C, E, and K), and green tea. Its triple-milled minerals contain mica instead of talc to prevent pores from clogging, allowing glands to produce natural oils all day long. It is available in four different foundations and formulations; and it is allergy-sensitive, noncomedogenic, and anti-inflammatory.

For more information, contact Caleel + Hayden, 1810 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202; (888) 496-8007;

Sales Promotion 

Midmark‘s “There’s No Promotion Like the 75,” is a promotion for dealer sales representatives that offers product and rebate incentives for end-users of some Midmark and Ritter medical products. Under the terms of the promotion, for each Midmark 75L, Midmark 630, or Midmark 419 purchased between March 1 and May 31, 2006, with shipment taken by August 31, 2006, end-users will receive their choice of a $1,000 rebate check or a Philips HeartStart OnSite defibrillator. For each Ritter 75e or Ritter 230 purchased between March 1 and May 31, 2006, with shipment taken by August 31, 2006, end-users will receive their choice of a Ritter 152 halogen exam light or a Ritter 125 air-lift stool.

For additional information, contact Mid­mark Corp, 60 Vista Dr, PO Box 286, Versailles, OH 45380-0286; (800) MIDMARK, ext 7575;

Skin-Care System

For patients who want to reduce wrinkles and achieve healthy-looking skin without downtime, Ultra Firming Skin Care by CosMedical Technologies rejuvenates the skin’s appearance around the eyes, face, neck, and chest without severe irritation. Each formulation contains peptides and antioxidants that boost the skin’s immune system, diminishing the signs of aging.

For additional information, contact Cos­Medical Technologies Inc, 4700 SW 51st St, Suite 212, Davie, FL 33314; (800) 275-3627; www.cosmedical

Surgical Blade

MicroAire Surgical Instruments introduces the EpiCut V-shaped blade on a handle designed for de-epithelialization of tissue for breast reduction and tram flaps. The curved, sterile single-use blade helps reduce the potential of cutting into the dermis.

For additional information, contact MicroAire Surgical Instruments, 1641 Edlich Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911; (800) 722-0822;

Financing Program

CareCredit, a patient-financing program, offers Split Payment Processing. For practices that contract with multiple providers, such as anesthesiologists and surgical facilities, this option enables patients to finance the entire cosmetic surgery cost. CareCredit then distributes immediate payment to practices and their contracted providers—at no additional cost. Providers no longer have to pay merchant fees for anesthesiology and the surgical facility. Care­Credit is endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

For additional information, contact CareCredit Inc, PO Box 1710, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-1710; (866) 247-3049;

Retinol Spray

Neova® Retinol ME by ProCyte-Photo­Medex delivers vitamin A retinol to help refine skin tone and texture without irritation, as well as vitamin-rich natural soybean oil, glycerin, and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate the skin. It also treats photodamaged skin that has fine wrinkling, mottling, and uneven texture. The product is available in 0.30% and 0.15% formulations.

For additional information, contact ProCyte Corp, PO Box 808, Redmond, WA 98073-0808; (888) 966-1010;

Breast Retractor

The lighted Engler Breast Retractor by Accurate Surgical and Scientific Instru-ments is designed for small-incision procedures. The breast retractor’s patented design allows maximum exposure and vision through the smallest incisions, because the long, narrow blade (65 mm long x 12 mm wide) delivers light and retraction much farther from the incision than standard retractors, providing exposure for dissection and hemostasis. It is compatible with all standard existing light sources and fiber-optic cables.

For additional information, contact Accurate Surgical and Scientific In­stru­ments, 300 Shames Dr, Westbury, NY 11590; (516) 333-2570; www.accurate

Makeup Display

Colorlab Cosmetics offers multifunctional makeup displays alone or in conjunction with seasonal collections and turnkey promotions. The countertop display features an 11- x 17-inch graphic with a spot for customer logos. Customizable graphics are also available. The countertop display houses Colorlab’s complete spring ready-to-wear collection, which features six lipsticks, three lip glosses, nine eye shadows, and three blushes. The interchangeable templates allow retailers to display a full line of products (pictured) or other assortments of their choice. The displays are made from thick laser-cut acrylic and have removable templates that make cleaning quick and easy.

For more information, contact Colorlab Cosmetics, 1112 Fifth Ave, Rockford, IL 61104; (800) 790-2417;

Postprocedure Gel

Biopelle offers Auriderm® Clari-fying Gel, which minimizes the appearance of bruising and accelerates aesthetic-surgery outcomes  so that patients can quickly return to their normal routines. Auriderm contains vitamin K oxide encapsulated in nanosomes (phospholipid spheres) that mimic skin lipids, allowing the delivery of the vitamin to the stratum corneum.

For more information, contact Biopelle, 780 W Eight Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220; (866) 424-6735;

Fat-Transfer Device

Shippert Medical Technologies introduces the Tissu-Trans™, which allows the aesthetic surgeon to harvest, filter, irrigate, augment, and reinject fat, all in the same syringe. The Tissu-Trans’ inner 10-mL syringe is replaceable, allowing the surgeon to harvest and reinject the necessary amount of fat. Tissu-Trans reduces trauma to the lipocyte and eliminates centrifuges, transfers, tubing, and high vacuum.

For additional information, contact Shippert Medical Technologies Corp, 6248 S Troy Cir, Suite A, Centennial, CO 80111; (800) 888-8663;

Handheld Mirror

The Real Image Mirror from Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers is a handheld, positive-image mirror that features a 3-D effect for focusing on areas such as the ears and the neck. The surface mirror eliminates reflection distortion.

For more information, contact Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers Inc, 1316 Rock­bridge Rd, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA 30087; (800) 525-7752;

Foundation Powder

Medicalia International’s Flawless Refine­­ment MineroCare Foundation Powder incorporates pressed minerals in a lightweight formula to ensure full coverage of all skin imperfections. Easily applied with a brush or sponge, the foundation powder looks natural and maintains moisture. It is recommended for all skin types, but especially for postoperative skin. The powder is available in eight colors and has SPF17 protection.

For additional information, contact Medicalia International, 320 Fentress Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (386) 239-8980;

Microdermabrasion Device

Aesthetic Technologies introduces Duette™, a device that combines crystal microdermabrasion and the patented Diamond­Tome™ crystal-free skin-resurfacing system. Duette allows the physician to switch between using crystals and DiamondTome wands, not only from one patient to the next, but also while treating the same patient.

The system features a proprietary handpiece, which increases operator control and minimizes fatigue; self-contained waste canisters; triple HEPA filtration for a clean treatment environment; and a dehumidification system for clog-free operation. DiamondTome offers multiple diamond-tipped treatment wands in varying coarsenesses to address conditions from simple exfoliation to superficial scar reduction on both the face and body.

For additional information, contact Aesthetic Technologies, 14828 W Sixth Ave, Unit B9, Golden, CO 80401; (800) 262-4412;