Drainage System

The Max-Glide Drainage Sys­tem by Porex Surgical combines a biocompatible slick coating on the silicone catheter with a flat channel. Clotting and clogging are minimized, and tissue trauma during catheter removal is decreased. The system features the TLS Max-Glide Facial Drainage Kit, which includes two radiopaque-indicated silicone catheters, trocars, protective housings, connecting adapters, and 15-mL evacuated tubes in one kit.

For additional information, contact Porex Surgical Inc, 15 Dart Rd, Newnan, GA 30265-1017; (800) 521-7321; www.porexsurgical.com.

Tanning Mousse

Exuviance Skin Healthy Tanning Mousse by Neo­Strata moisturizes and lightly exfoliates the skin to keep it smooth and evenly covered. Oil-, alcohol-, and fragrance-free, the tanning mousse works within a few hours to produce color that lasts several days without exposing the skin to the harmful effects of the sun. The allergy-tested mousse is fortified with several skin conditioners, blends evenly on clean skin, and develops color in 2 to 4 hours. One application produces a light to medium tan, and it may be re-applied as needed to deepen or maintain the color. The tanning effect lasts a few days, but for longer-lasting color, the mousse needs to be applied nightly. 

For more information, contact NeoStrata Co Inc, 307 College Rd E, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 520-0715; www.neostrata.com.

Skin-Care Gels

The C-Quence® line of skin care gels by Environ® rejuvenates the skin and reduces the visible signs of photo­aging with a combination of polypeptides, antioxidants, vitamins, ceramides, and green tea. C-Quence gels come in four strengths to enrich and protect the skin; refine the skin’s surface; reduce the uneven tone of blemishes, dark-pigmented areas, and scars; and thicken the skin’s upper layer.

C-Quence gels are supplemented by C-Quence cream, which is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and rosemary extracts, and helps protect the skin against ultraviolet radiation.

C-Quence eye gel is made from the pepcides Matrixyl™, Dermaxyl™, and Argireline™, and improves the appearance of fine lines over time. The C-Quence line is not recommended for problematic or acne-prone skin.

For additional information, contact Environ, 7666 Falmouth Rd, Unit C17, Mashpee, MA 02649; (877) 337-6227; www.environ.co.za.

Nutritional Supplements

Jan Marini Skin Research Inc introduces C-Estamins antiaging nutritional supplements. C-Estamins include BioCell Collagen II®, which addresses the loss of connective tissue that helps give form and structure by acting as a filler. C-Estamins also contain coenzyme Q10, which delivers antioxidant ben­efits to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps create a youthful appearance. It is available in five-pill packets. Each sealed C-Estamins canister contains 30 daily packets.

For additional information, contact Jan Marini Skin Research Inc, 6951 Via del Oro, San Jose, CA 95119; (800) 347-2223; www.janmarini.com.

Skin Cleanser

Clarifying Cleanser by SkinCeuticals is targeted for acne-prone and problematic skin. Clarifying Cleanser combines salicylic acid with glycolic and mandelic acids to help improve the appearance of damaged skin. Micro­beads slough off dead skin cells and cellular debris, treating existing whiteheads, blackheads, and other acne-related blemishes while helping prevent future acne breakouts.

For additional information, contact Skinceuticals LLC, 3402 Miller Rd, Garland, TX 75041; (800) 811-1660; www.skinceuticals.com.

Compression Wear

Lipo In a Box® offers Phase2Wear™ Stage 2 compression garments that offer comfort and support to patients after surgery. The seamless or minimal-seam gar­­­­ments are available in sizes XS–2X and in either nude or black. Brochures are available.

For additional in­formation, contact Connie Elder International, LLC, PO Box 290219, Nashville, TN 37229-0219; (866) LIPO-BOX; www.lipoinabox.com.

Men’s Skin Care

PCA® Men introduces the Total Strength line of men’s skin-care products and Pore Minimizer, a skin-strengthening serum for men that preserves and enhances skin. Total Strength features Matrixyl 3000™, a tetrapeptide that decreases wrinkle depth, density, and volume. It penetrates deep into the skin’s layers to improve the cellular communication needed to stimulate collagen production and offset wrinkles and laxity in skin. The formula also delivers epidermal growth factors to boost cell proliferation, phytoactive milk-thistle extract (silymarin) to repair skin damaged by ultraviolet rays and other environmental exposure, and 4% hyaluronic acid to retain moisture.

Total Strength and Pore Minimizer may be used alone or as part of the 1-2-3 daily PCA Men regimen that includes Total Wash Face and Body Cleanser and Total Defense Calming Hydrator SPF 25.

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

Medical Lighting

The Derungs® Medical Lighting RLLE-122 ring-magnification task light features a permanent 5-diopter optical-magnification lens for increased magnification. The illuminated magnifier provides an electronic ballast, built into the arm, for increased energy efficiency and quiet flicker-free illumination.

The RLLE ring magnifier en­hances the visual performance inside day spas, salons, general medical and dental laboratories, and examination and procedure areas. The light also features two arms, which comply to a variety of application requirements. The RLLE’s standard 17.5-inch top arm extends 37 inches, and the longer MAX 24-inch top arm extends 43.5 inches.

The RLLE includes a 4d(2X) drop-in Add-X lens that increases the light’s power to 9d(3.25X). A lens cover, which protects against dust and scratches, and an industrial-grade clamp are also included. A 22-W circuline lamp provides even light distribution to the work surface and 12,000 hours of lamp life. A portable stand-mounting option, which allows users to roll the light directly to where it is needed, is available.

For more information, contact Waldmann Lighting, 9 W Century Dr, Wheeling, IL 60090; (800) 634-0007; www.waldmannlighting.com.

Web Site Design

Business-med.com offers professional Web site design and on­line identity brand­ing for the medical, spa, and re­sort industries. From custom Web site and online bro­chure designs, to symposium and event announcements, and email account assistance, Business-med.com can handle any online branding re­quire­ment. Receive a 10% discount by mentioning Plastic Surgery Products.

For more information, contact Business-med.com, 177 Riverside Ave, Suite F, Newport Beach, CA 92663; (949) 922-1268; www.business-med.com.

Skin-Bleaching Cream

Physicians Complex® 6% skin-bleaching cream lightens skin discoloration and pigmentation, and inhibits melanin formation. The formula combines three bleaching agents: hydroquinone, kojic acid, and bearberry extract. It can be used in conjunction with laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and other skin-peeling procedures.

For additional information, contact Cosmed Inc, 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd, Suite 302-B, Atlanta, GA 30097; (800) 826-4480.

Color UV Camera

UltraCam™ by Edge Systems is a lightweight and portable color UV camera that takes ultraviolet or natural-light color photos using Polaroid technology. It features a patient-previewing window, a front- and side-view face-placement guide, computer color correction for different skin types, and multiple light settings. It uses UVA light to reveal dermal and subdermal skin conditions, including sun damage, dehydration, and excess oil.

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

Pulsed Light System

Novalis Medical introduces Clareon™ with patented, FDA-approved krypton pulsed light technology. The versatile Clareon system enables you to perform a wide variety of treatments, including rejuvenation of skin with sun damage, acne, and rosacea; as well as permanent reduction of hair, leg veins, and facial veins. Features include an easy-to-use multiple handpiece, high energy output, and patented krypton and xenon flashlamp technology for superior spectral output.

For additional information, contact Novalis Medical, 1719 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606; (866) 627-4475; www.novalismedical.com.

Postsurgical Bra

Marti Era Designs offers postsurgical bras designed and patented by a breast cancer survivor. The bras are seamless and drain-friendly with patented side openings that allow them to be worn immediately after augmentation, mastectomy, or  lump­ectomy surgery. They also can be adjusted on each breast to accommodate the incisions, drains, and swelling.

Made from latex-free Lycra®, the bras conform to the shape of the breast. A 2-inch-wide midriff band allows drain bags to be attached, and openings on each side allow tightness adjustment up to 3 inches around the body and the shoulders. The bras are available in black or beige, and in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and custom sizes.

For additional information, contact Marti Era Designs Inc, 9005 Sugar Maple Ln, Fairmount, IL 61841; (217) 427-2198; www.martieradesigns.com.

Eye and Lip Serum
Colorescience offers Crystalscience Eye and Lip Serum, which contains vitamin E, aloe vera, and organically grown essential oils. The eye serum is infused with natural ingredients to help tighten skin and treat puffy, red eyes and dark circles. The Lip Serum contains a lip plumper to improve the contour of the lips over time, and it is available in orange, grape, red, and fuscia-pink shades.

For additional information, contact Color­escience, 24501 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629; (866) 426-5673; www.colorescience.com.

Skin Laser

Reliant Technologies introduces the Fraxel Laser for skin resurfacing with minimum downtime and maximum safety. The Fraxel Laser Treatment (FLT) restores aging and sun-damaged skin pixel by pixel, spot by spot. It resurfaces the skin without breaking the protective outer barrier. FLT reveals softer, smoother, and toned skin, creating a healthy, vibrant, and youthful appearance in as little as 4–8 weeks.

For additional information, contact Reliant Technologies Inc, 260 Sheridan Ave, Suite 300, Palo Alto, CA 94306; (650) 473-0200; www.reliant-tech.com.

Pain-Control Pump

To control postoperative pain, McKinley Medical offers the Accu­­fuser® Post-Op Pain Control Pump, which delivers continuous local anesthetic through a patented saturation cath­eter directly to the surgical site for up to 5 days. During use, patients can receive additional medication doses to relieve pain with the touch of a button. The Accu­fuser is disposable and portable. A variety of models are available to enable surgeons to customize drug delivery to meet their patients’ needs.

For additional information, contact McKinley Medical, 4080 Youngfield St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033; (800) 578-0555; www.controlpostoppain.com.

Ablation Laser

Radiancy offers the Whisper™ Extended Ablation Laser, which balances optimal fluence with a proprietary pulse width to achieve extended skin ablation. Peeling is spread over 3–5 days and occurs simultaneously with the re-epithelialization process to improve the skin’s texture without exposing the dermis. The Whisper’s precision and minimal residual damage  allows patients to use makeup the next day. The ultrafast repetition rate covers a large area in a short treatment session, enabling a full laser facial in 15 minutes without anesthesia and virtually no downtime.

For additional information, contact Radiancy Inc, 40 Ram­land Rd S, Suite 10, Orangeburg, NY 10962; (888) 661-2220; www.radiancy.com.

Precision Needles

Megadyne Medical Products adds four 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.

Mineral Makeup

Mineral Makeup by Brushes by Karen/ Colorstrokes Cosmetics is appropriate for all skin types, including sensitive skin and skin that is prone to rosacea, acne, and postlaser redness. The foundation glides on the skin and gives it a natural, airbrushed finish.

Mineral Makeup features titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which provide protection from the sun and inflammation. Its light-reflective properties help minimize lines and imperfections. Loose jars, traveling systems, and custom packaging are available.

For additional information, contact Brushes by Karen, 216 E Second St, Mineola, NY 11501; (800) 722-0528; www.brushesbykaren.com.

Aesthetic Laser

The versatile Micro­Pulse™ 1064-nm laser by FriendlyLight Laser Corp may be used for skin tightening, nonablative skin rejuvenation, pain-free hair removal, pseudofolloculitis barbae, and removal of telangiectasias. The LightPod™ feature makes the laser portable and maintenance-free.

For additional information, contact Friendly­Light Laser Corp, 777 Old Saw Mill River Rd, Suite 205, Tarrytown, NY 10591; (877) 397-2435; www.friendlylight.net.

Management Software

Aesthetic Technologies introduces seeQuence, a user-friendly image-management and image-storage system that allows physicians to digitally file, store, organize, and print photos that demonstrate health care procedures. The system automatically categorizes each image, using multiple search-and-retrieve keys, and automates the critical printing and sharing of before-and-after images. The software allows health care practitioners who are converting from film to digital photographs to increase staff productivity, cut costs, and manage legal risks.

For additional information, contact Aesthetic Technologies, 14828 W Sixth Ave, Unit B-9, Golden, CO 80401; (800) 262-4412; www.parisianpeel.com.

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.

Smoke Sensor

Buffalo Filter offers PlumeSafe® Turbo Auto-Sense with an interactive LCD screen that provides a clear visual readout regarding the exact filter time remaining, suction rate, mode, and filter type. Turbo Auto-Sense in­corporates patent-pending RFID technology to automatically sense and track information regarding filter life, type, and history, which allows users to purchase cost-efficient, long-life filters without having to worry about manually tracking the filter life. It also features Whisper™ Quiet technology and an LCD screen with diagnostic display screens that help indicate when service and maintenance is necessary.

For more information, contact Buffalo Filter, 595 Commerce Dr, Buffalo, NY 14228; (800) 343-2324; www.buffalofilter.com.

Leg-Vein Treatment

Palomar Medical Technologies’ Lux1064™ Hand­piece safely clears leg veins. Using wavelengths that target deep-lying vessels and fluences up to 700 J/cm2, the Lux1064 shrinks the vessels so that they fade from view. It features Smooth Pulse delivery combined with Active Contact Cooling. The Lux1064 is also available as an attachment for the Palomar StarLux™ Pulsed Light and Laser System.

For additional information contact Palomar Medical Technologies Inc, 82 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803; (800) PALOMAR; www.palomarmedical.com.

Men’s Eye Cream

Sothys Paris® introduces Sothys Homme De­stressing Eye Care enriched with Phytomalt®, a complex created from a distillate of Scotch malt whiskey. Packed with skin-strengthening proteins, amino acids, natural sugars, and vitamins, Phytomalt erases the appearance of fine lines, brightens dark circles, and helps reduce undereye bags.

For more information, contact Sothys Paris, 1500 NW 94th Ave, Miami, FL 33172; (305) 594-4222; www.sothys-usa.com.