Web Site Database

The Laser Network introduces an advanced laser and  IPL Web site database, www.thelasertrader.com, which is geared to-ward simplifying the navigation process through the complexities of lasers and IPLs, while helping to determine which sys­tem best fits a physician’s needs. The Web site includes such advances as an all-encompassing historical  manufacturer and model listing, the ability to search for a system by man­u­facturer or pro­ce­dure, and the ca­pacity to do side-by-side comparisons of various la­ser models. The user may also research warranties and aftermarket service programs, or investigate certified clinical training and after-sale support.

For additional information, contact The Laser Network, 19336 Goddard Ranch Court, Suites 201–203, Morrison, CO 80465; (866) 597-6895; www.thelasertrader.com.

YAG Laser

Candela Corp offers Gentle­YAG, which treats a wide range of conditions from unwanted hair and vascular lesions to PFB. GentleYAG may be used to treat all skin types, including tanned skin. The laser’s 1.5-mm and 3-mm spot sizes can easily trace and remove leg veins as well as facial veins. The YAG Laser requires fewer pulses to treat a given area, making hair removal more comfortable than other treatments. Repetition rates up to 2 Hz and variable pulse durations from 0.250 to 300 ms allow treatment of fine and coarse hairs, and small and large leg veins. The laser is available with a Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), an optional patented cooling technology that provides consistent and reproducible patient protection.

For additional information, contact Candela Corp, 530 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778; (800) 821-2013, ext 283; www.candelalaser.com.

Precision Needles

Megadyne Medical Products adds four new products to its MEGAfine™ line of sharp precision needles that are designed for cleaner, faster, and safer electrosurgery.

The needles are 2 and 2.5 inches long and include 45°-angle electrodes of different lengths, a 90°-angle electrode, and a 6-inch extended electrode. MEGA­fine needles also feature green E-Z Clean® nonstick coatings. Designed to cut and coagulate at lower power settings, the needles produce less thermal damage and reduced eschar buildup. They also require fewer cleanings than conventional needles.

For additional information, contact Megadyne Medical Products Inc, 11506 S State St, Draper, UT 84020; (800) 747-6110; www.megadyne.com.


Actifirm introduces Actifirm® Sun Stop™ SPF 30+, a nongreasy, water-resistant sunscreen that provides sun protection against UVA and UVB radiation. The transparent sunscreen is gentle and may be used after an in-office facial treatment.

Sun Stop features zinc oxide (Z-Clear™) to provide a barrier against UVA and UVB damage; Japanese green tea; and grapefruit, cranberries, pomegranates, and rosemary leaf, which work as antioxidants to combat wrinkle-causing free radicals. Pa­tented Z-Clear provides protection from the sun without a heavy white residue. Sun Stop is ideal for all skin types.

For additional information, contact Actifirm, 1097 Yates St, Lewisville, TX 75057-4829; (866) 411-7600; www.actifirm.com.

Skin-Resurfacing Technology

Edge Systems offers HydraFacial™, a noninvasive skin-resurfacing technology that causes no pain or irritation. The HydraFacial system re­moves dead skin cells with a suctioning skin-abrasion tip, and simultaneously floods the healthy underlying skin with deep-cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating, and antioxidant serums. It is appropriate for all skin types, including thin, aging, pigmented, and oily skin.

HydraFacial reduces fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. A free DVD, available by phone or Internet re­quest, includes a brief overview of the system and features clients who have undergone the HydraFacial treatment.

For additional information, contact Edge Systems Corp, 2277 Redondo Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755; (800) 603-4996; www.edgesystem.net.

Compression Garments

Inamed Aesthetics offers Com­fort­wear® compression garments that are designed to be worn 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The garments are made with comfortweave®, a scientifically-developed and university-tested fabric, that features a combination of built-in antibacterial agents and superior absorption that keeps patients cool and dry.

For more information, contact Inamed Aesthetics, 5540 Ekwill St, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (800) 624-4261; www.inamed.com.

Acne Treatment

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Technologies Inc (AART) introduces the O-Plex Acne Treatment System. The system uses patented Lyphazome technology and the antibacterial power of ore­gano for a holistic approach to acne control.

For additional information, contact AART, 3545 Airway Dr, Suite 106, Reno, NV 89511; (866) 853-6800; www.aartinc.net.