Skin-Care Line

Valeant Pharmaceuticals introduces the Kinerase® Pro+Therapy skin-care line, which includes Ultra Rich Night Repair, Skin Smoothing Cleanser, and Advanced Repair Serum. Pro+Therapy offers topical treatment options that work synergistically with the Kinerase products. Kinerase’s anti-aging formulas feature kinetin, a plant-based extract that allows the skin to retain more moisture, feel firmer and healthier, and look better overall.

For additional information, contact Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc, 3300 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (800) 548-5100;

Antimicrobial Swabs and Swab Sticks

Professional Disposables International introduces Chlorascrub™, a chlorhexidine gluconate-based antimicrobial swab and swab stick. Chlorascrub contains 3.15% chlor­hexidine gluco­nate and 70% isopropyl alcohol. The swabs and swab sticks may be used for antiseptic skin preparation for peripheral IVs, blood cultures, and minor surgical procedures.

For additional information, contact Professional Disposables International, Two Nice-Pak Park, Orangeburg, NY 10962; (888) 437-6704;

Neck Cream

Revision Skin Care introduces Nectifirm to ad­dress the signs of aging on the neck. Nectifirm rejuvenates the skin on the neck and dé­colletage with seven active ingredients that work together to help strengthen the dermal­–epidermal junction. Nectifirm tightens the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes roughness and creepiness, increases the skin’s elasticity, reduces adipose tissue (fat) in the jowl area and chin, and protects the skin from premature aging.

For additional information, contact Revision Skin Care, 9019 Premier Row, Dallas, TX 75247; (800) 385-6652; www.

Postsurgical Makeup

Lycogel by Dermacia is makeup that can be used immediately after a chemical peel or any other aesthetic procedure to help aesthetic surgery patients heal faster. Live yeast cell derivative, the dominant active ingredient in Ly­cogel, promotes healing by drawing oxygen to the treated area. Lycogel also helps treat acne by covering up the acne but allowing the skin to breathe.

For additional information, contact Dermacia, 660 Newport Center Dr, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (877) 8DERMACIA;


Breast Implant

INAMED Aesthetics’ Style 68 Saline-Filled Breast Implant Matrix gives surgeons more options for planning surgery, allowing greater precision in the selection of implant base width without compromising implant projection. The implant features a smooth shell surface, an anterior diaphragm valve, and a diaphragm valve fill tube for easy filling. The implant is available in low-, moderate-, and high-profile designs.

For additional information, contact INAMED Aesthetics, 5440 Ekwill St, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (800) 624-4261;

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 more information, contact Aesthetic Technologies, 14828 W Sixth Ave, Unit B-9, Golden, CO 80401; (800) 262-4412;

Liposuction Tubing

Carrothers introduces 10-foot-long ta­pered tubing for power-assisted liposuction. The tubing is soft, supple, flexible, and compatible with most equipment. Order now and save $15 per case.

For additional information, contact Carrothers Ltd Inc, 201 Sampan, Galveston, TX 77554; (800) 683-3826;

Saline Breast Implants

Mentor Corporation in­tro­duces the Mo­derate Plus Profile saline-filled breast implant for use in breast-augmentation and breast-reconstruction surgeries. The implant is available in 20 sizes with a wide range of fill volumes.

For additional information, contact Mentor Corp, 201 Mentor Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (805) 879-6000;


Acne-Treatment System

O-Plex Acne-Treatment Sys­tem by Aesthetic and Reconstructive Tech­nolo­gies is a holistic approach to acne control. Patented lyphazome technology and the antibacterial power of oregano work together to treat acne.

For additional information, contact Aesthetic and Reconstructive Tech­no­lo­gies Inc, 3545 Airway Dr, Suite 106, Reno, NV 89511; (866) 853-6800;


Facial-Implant Course

The Professional image introduces Sculpting Faces, a five-step DVD series developed by Edward O. Terino, MD. Sculpting Faces features a course on the aesthetic facial anatomy, the evolution of Terino’s techniques, a “how to” technical video, a master video of an upper-midface suspension, and a patient consultation. The courses are available for $350 per disk or $1,500 for the entire series.

For more information, contact The Pro­fessional Image Inc, 359 San Miguel Dr, Suite 303, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (949) 760-1522; www.theprofessional

IC-Chart EMR System

InteGreat offers the IC-Chart EMR System, which documents patient encounters, automates prescriptions, and increases office efficiency via a user-friendly Web-browser interface. The IC-Chart integrates with Internists PC’s Misys practice- management system to enhance patient care and optimize health care–delivery costs.

For additional information, contact InteGreat Inc, 14988 N 78th Way, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-3476; (800) 676-1360;


Rhein Medical introduces its new catalog, which covers a selection of instruments for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Rhein has hundreds of established, as well as new, proprietary instruments from which to choose.

For more information, contact Rhein Medical, 5460 Beaumont Center Blvd, Suite 500, Tampa, FL 33634; (800) 637-4346;

Stem-Cell Treatment

Cytori Therapeutics, formerly MacroPore Biosurgery Inc, develops proprietary, cell-based therapeutics that use adult stem cells derived from adipose tissue (fat). These treatments target cardiovascular disease, spinal and orthopedic conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and new approaches for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

For more information, contact Cytori Therapeutics Inc, 6740 Top Gun St, San Diego, CA 92121; (858) 458-0900;

Eye Treatment

pHaze 12 eyeXcellence by Physician’s Choice of Arizona reduces under-eye puffiness and stimulates wrinkle-reducing collagen production. The cream-based formula features dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3, and palmitoyl pentapeptide-3. eyeXcellence also treats dark undereye circles. The Chinese herbs ginseng and jiaogulan help improve circulation and cell respiration, which are needed to maximize the delivery of nutrients to the skin.

For additional information, contact Physician’s Choice of Arizona Inc, 8501 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253; (877) PCA-SKIN;

Compression Wear

Lipo In a Box® offers Phase2­Wear™ Stage 2 compression garments, which 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 Lipo in a Box Phase2­Wear, PO Box 290219, Nashville, TN 37229-0219; (866) LIPO-BOX;

Marketing Service

Candace Crowe Design is a marketing service for plastic surgeons. It provides marketing pieces that can convey practice information, promote upcoming seminars, and create awareness about physicians’ services. Using standardized layouts, practice personnel can quickly and easily submit display ads to newspapers and magazines, display posters in the practice’s lobby, and send personalized postcards and note cards to patients.

For more information, contact Candace Crowe Design, 3452 Lake Lynda Dr, Suite 160, Orlando, FL 32817; (407) 384-7676;

DVD Presentation

Practice Profits introduces Your Best Side, an HD-DVD presentation about aesthetic procedures that patients can view in the waiting room. It can be customized to feature the procedures you want to emphasize, and it is looped to run continuously without requiring your staff’s attention.

For more information, contact Practice Profits Inc, 443 Hidden Lakes Blvd, Suite 1000, Gunter, TX 75058; (877) 506-5200;

Stressed-Skin Treatment

Vespera Bionic Serum, part of Neostrata’s Exuviance lactobionic line, is a grapefruit-enhanced serum that targets stubborn signs of aging while shielding skin from environmental-oxidation damage. The serum helps build skin fullness to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizes uneven pigmentation and pore size. It may be used after glycolic acid peels, microdermabrasion, and laser procedures.

For more information, contact NeoStrata Company Inc, 307 College Rd E, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 520-0715;

Skin Cleanser

Clarifying Cleanser by SkinCeuticals targets acne-prone and problematic skin. Clarifying Cleanser combines salicylic acid with glycolic acid and mandelic acid to help improve the appearance of damaged skin. Micro­beads slough off dead skin cells and cellular debris, and treat 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;

Postoperative Gel

Restore that youthful look in dehydrated and irritated skin with GlyMed Plus’s postoperative Ultra Hydro Gel. The light, enriched hyaluronic acid formula absorbs into the skin, leaving it fresh and revitalized and expediting healing. The gel, which features chemical-free and certified phytohyaluronic acid and other natural plant extracts, is safe to use on all skin types.

For additional information, contact Advanced Aesthetics, 235 N Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660; (800) 676-9667;

Protect Your Business

To protect your business from malpractice and frivolous lawsuits, turn to Medical Justice Services. Members are given a practice infrastructure to prevent lawsuits, an early-intervention program to deter them, and a counterclaim and countersuit program to prosecute proponents of meritless cases. Medical Justice pays all countersuit costs.

For more information, contact Medical Justice Services Inc, 2007 Yanceyville St, Greensboro, NC 27405; (877) 633-5878;

Emergency Electric Power

Medi+Products offers Reassur­ance™ emergency power supplies. The Reassurance compact stainless-steel unit features automatic, instant transfer to battery power upon power failure or flicker. The batteries re­charge automatically when the power is restored.

For more information, contact Medi+Products, 30 Nurney St, Stamford, CT 06902; (800) 765-3237.

Facial Implant

Implantech Associates Inc offers the Conform Binder Submalar® facial implant, which helps en­hance the midface’s appearance and restore youthful beauty. Its gridlike pattern is pliable and adaptable to conform to irregular surfaces, which helps hold the midface shape and implant placement. Manufactured from silicone, the implant is  trimmed easily by scalpel or scissors to ensure the most aesthetic result.

For additional information, contact Implantech Associates Inc, 6025 Nicolle St, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003; (800) 733-0833;

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;

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;

Web Site Database

The Laser Network introduces an advanced laser and intense pulsed-light (IPL) database, www.thelasertrader. com, which is geared toward simplifying the navigation pro­cess through the complexities of lasers and IPLs, and 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;  

Cellulite Treatment

Syneron Medical’s VelaSmooth medical device, powered by elos™ (electro-optical synergy), temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite with no surgery or downtime. VelaSmooth also relieves minor muscle aches, pain, and spasms, and temporarily improves local blood circulation.

For more information, contact Syneron Medical Inc, 111 Granton Dr, Unit 110, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B 1L5; (866) 259-6661;