Mesoestetic USA, Encino, Calif, introduces Dermatological Complete Sunscreen with SPF 50, which protects against sunburns caused by UVB radiation and against UVA rays—the leading cause of photoaging and skin cancer. The sunscreen’s filtering protection comes from a combination of organic ingredients that absorb UV radiation before it can penetrate into the skin. Titanium dioxide (formerly called sunblock) scatters and reflects UV radiation. The filters have been encapsulated in micro pearls to prevent the occlusive effects on the skin pores produced by liposoluble organic filters, particularly at high concentrations. Dermatological Complete is water-resistant, nongreasy, perfume-free, and is suitable for use on the lips and bald scalps. It also may be used post chemical peel treatments, microdermabrasion, and IPL/laser treatments.
Gelzone, Ventura, Calif, offers its Gelzone® Wrap for compression healing, musculoskeletal support, and scar management. The wrap is made from stretchable, fabric-covered silicone gel. Its soft texture ensures that the wrap stays exactly where it’s placed.
Pamela Hill Skin Care, Highlands Ranch, Colo, introduces its Perfecting Eye Serum, which gives eyes a lift with peptide technology. The lightweight gel hydrates, builds firmness and strength, and decreases puffiness in the eye area. The serum also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Allied Biomedical, Ventura, Calif, offers Cimeosil®, a gel that softens, flattens, and fades scars. Cimeosil is effective on raised and red hypertrophic scars and keloids resulting from trauma or surgery. The gel does not contain steroids, mineral oil, vitamin E, or sunscreen—only medical-grade silicone, which is also safe for use on children. The liquid gel is invisible, air permeable, water-repellent, and odorless, and can be worn under makeup and over sunscreen. The gel sheeting is reusable and self-adhering, and is available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Artes Medical, San Diego, introduces Elevess™, an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal filler for the treatment of facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. As the first FDA-approved HA filler formulated with an anesthetic for patient comfort, Elevess is a safe and effective alternative to more expensive fillers.
Waiting room video
Candace Crowe Design, Orlando, Fla, introduces its Revenez Loop, an eye-catching video with information for patients to watch in your waiting room. Available in any format, Revenez Loop is custom-made for any plastic surgery practice. A comforting voice-over accompanies images that introduce procedures, treatments, and products that you offer. All you need to do is select the procedures and treatments to include, and provide your practice logo, a few patient testimonials, and a photo of the physician. The Revenez Loop is available on DVD or Blu-ray Disc, ready for viewing on a high-definition screen.