Skin Scrub

Institut’ DERMed’s Brightening Skin Polish is a nonabrasive scrub formulated with kojic acid and jojoba beads that removes dead-cell buildup and cells that contain abnormal amounts of pigment. Brightening Skin Polish buffs off dead cells to reveal healthy, more hydrated skin.

For additional information, contact Institut’ DERMed, 3726 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342; (866) I-DERMED;

Marketing Service

SmartPractice® Art of Skin marketing mailers help increase the demand for your aesthetic services. Photographs and stylish designs make your “supersize” postcards (81¼2  x 51¼2 inches) stand out in the mail. The postcards and foldable cards alert current and prospective patients to the services you offer. SmartPractice helps boost your revenue, build your authority on aesthetic topics, create demand for your services, target and mail to your demographic audience, encourage and reward referrals, invite patients back for treatment, and establish your professional brand.

For additional information, contact SmartPractice Inc, 3400 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008; (800) 522-0800;


Bathrobes by Tele­graph Hill Robes may be worn during consultations and exams. Made from a lightweight polyester micro­fi­ber that looks and feels like silk, the fabric does not shrink, fade, or wrinkle. The robes are stain-, bacteria-, and mildew-resistant, and they make great gifts.

For additional information, contact Telegraph Hill Robes, 1706 Stockton, San Fran­cisco, CA 94133; (888) 398-7010;

Eye Cream

Teamine Eye Complex, an eye cream that treats dark circles, reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness; and hydrates the thin tissue that surrounds the eyes. Teamine moisturizes dry, flaky skin and calms and soothes irritated skin. It is safe to use after laser treatments, filler injections, and peels, and it provides antioxidant protection against environmental damage.

For additional information, contact Revision Skincare, 9019 Premier Row, Dallas, TX 75247; (800) 385-6652;

Delivery System

Sesha Skin Therapy’s Clinical line features the FDA-approved Permeation Enhancement Technology™ (PET) delivery system, which allows ingredients to penetrate the skin’s protective barrier and reach the regenerative layer. Using ingredients such as MDI complex (an active cosmetic that inhibits the matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that degrade and destroy the skin’s collagen network), Dermaxyl™, and carnosine, the Clinical line products stimulate collagen growth, inhibit elasticity loss, prevent free-radical damage, reduce glycation, repair the skin, and protect it from UV damage.

For additional information, contact Sesha Skin Therapy, 5121 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073; (610) 355-2454;

Practice Software

Practice 2007 by NexTech Systems is fully integrated practice-management, marketing, and medical-records software designed for plastic surgeons. Practice 2007, developed through close work with a client base of 1,500 plastic surgeons, is a comprehensive, modular software package for prospect tracking, scheduling, financial reporting, marketing, inventory, custom forms, electronic billing, and electronic medical records.

For additional information, contact NexTech Systems Inc, 5654 Marquesas Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233; (800) 490-0821;

Sun-Protection Products

PCA Advanced Skin Care Sys­tems’ sun-protection products line has been awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation’s pres­tigious Seal of Recommenda­tion. The product family includes four facial sunscreens: pHaze 6+ Hydrator Plus with SPF 25, pHaze 7 Protecting Hydrator with SPF 25, Total Defense Calming Hydrator with SPF 25, and pHaze 30 Perfecting Body Hydrator with SPF 30. The Seal of Recommendation states that regular use of these selected sun-protection products may help reduce the potential risk of skin cancer due to overexposure to UV rays.

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

Emergency Power System

The Reassurance™ system by Medi-Products protects against unexpected power failures during ambulatory surgery procedures. The system allows physicians to obtain the required 90 to 120 minutes of backup, provides instant automatic power transfer and powers many plug-in devices simultaneously. Large, custom systems—as well as a variety of options, including a supplementary battery monitor—are included.

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

Redness Reducer

Immuderm by Immunocorp contains the immune enhancer NBG in a soluble form to reduce skin redness and irritation. NBG also stimulates and increases skin-repair cell activity so that the skin looks refreshed. Immuderm works from the inside out and strengthens epidermal immunity to reveal healthy and well-balanced skin, while reducing fine lines.

For more information, contact Immunocorp, 1582 W Deere Ave, Suite C, Irvine, CA 92606; (800) 446-3063;

Medical Lighting

Waldmann-Derungs Medical Lighting introduces the ISIS™ minor-surgery light, which produces the intensity of an OR luminaire in a compact design. The ISIS may be used during diagnostic exams and minor procedures. The luminaire uses one halogen–xenon bulb that has a rated life of up to 3,000 hours and provides 45,000 lux (4,200 foot-candles) at 3.3 feet and approximately 80,000 lux (7,400 foot-candles) at 2 feet. A 10-inch lighthead housing ensures heat-free operation by incorporating a natural air-circulation design. A custom reflector provides 5,000 points of light and offers a true-light 4,300 K-color temperature and a cool 6-inch beam of light. An autoclavable handle is also provided and can be easily detached for cleaning. Other features include a long arm (a dual ISIS arm model is also available); three mountings, including a wall mount featuring a long total reach of 57 inches; a floor stand providing a 25.6-inch reach and complete mobility; and a fully adjustable single or double ceiling mount, with each arm providing a total reach of 49 inches. The ISIS comes with a 5-year warranty, excluding bulbs.

For more information, contact Waldmann-Derungs Medical Lighting, 9 W Century Dr, Wheeling, IL 60090; (800) 634-0007;

Skin Guide

Amazing Skin: A Girl’s Guide to Naturally Beautiful Skin, by Sally Deitz, offers advice and tips to help preteen and teenage girls look naturally beautiful and healthy. Deitz tells how to eat well and stay fit for healthy skin, how to choose the best skin-care products and makeup, how to customize care for different skin types, how to deal with stress and its effects on the skin, and how to have fun. This book is a must for your waiting room.

For additional information or to learn about wholesaling opportunities, contact Drummond Publishing Group, 362 N Bedford St, East Bridgewater, MA 02333; (508) 378-1110;

Business Web Site

Pevonia Botanica’s new Web site,, provides information on Pevonia’s origins and commitment to protecting the planet by offering skin-care products with natural ingredients for prolonged skin health and age management. The site’s searchable database allows visitors to search by country, state, city, and ZIP code for spas that offer Pevonia products. The “Recommended Reading” feature in the press room provides hyperlinks to insightful health and beauty resources. The “What’s New” section keeps visitors informed about the latest Pevonia products and treatments.

For additional information, contact Pevonia Botanica, 300 Fentress Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (800) PEVONIA;

Barbed Suture

Articulus CT400 by Surgical Specialties is a knotless barbed suture that combines two unidirectional threads to elevate and fixate sagging facial tissue. The CT400 reduces procedure time, increases suture-to-tissue holding strengths, and enhances efficiencies of thread-lift procedures in the midface and the brow. Each suture is 21.6 inches long, with two 41¼2-inch-long op­posing barbed sections and a long, thin needle on each end. The barbs are arranged in a helical pattern, with more than 20 barbs per inch for a high barb-to-tissue ratio. The opposing barb segments are connected by a 2-inch section of smooth, nonbarbed suture to create an anchoring site instead of a knot. The 7-inch taper-cut needles are 0.034 inches in diameter and create a narrow needle channel, which allows greater suture-to-tissue contact.

For additional information, visit Surgical Specialties Corp, 100 Dennis Dr, Reading, PA 19606; (800) 523-3332;

Energy-Based Aesthetic- Device Platforms

Syneron Medical introduces three platforms to address medical aesthetic applications based on its electro-optical synergy (elos™) combined-energy technology, which uses bipolar radio­frequency (RF) along with light or laser energy.

The eLight platform (shown) combines broad-spectrum light with bipolar RF to provide skin rejuvenation and to treat superficial vascular and pigmented lesions and acne. It includes a skin-tightening modality, which is awaiting FDA clearance. The eLaser platform combines diode-laser technology with bipolar RF to provide hair-removal, leg-vein, and wrinkle-reduction treatments. The eMax platform combines bipolar RF with multiple forms of light energy to deliver a complete range of Syneron’s elos modalities in one multiplatform system.

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

Laser Handpiece

Palomar Medical Technologies has received FDA clearance for the LuxIR Fractional™ Infrared Handpiece, an attachment for the StarLux® Pulsed Light and Laser System. The LuxIR has been cleared for coagulation of soft tissue for dermatological procedures. (It was previously cleared for deep heating for pain relief.) The handpiece delivers IR light deep into the dermis and hypodermis, and contracts the skin by soft-tissue coagulation. Rather than using one large beam to deliver light, the LuxIR uses Palomar’s Fractional technology to deliver light as an array of spots, creating islets of elevated temperature within the dermis that are surrounded by unaffected tissue. This approach tightens the skin by transforming collagen structure in a precise and controlled manner. The skin is protected because a large fraction of the skin is unaffected. Active contact cooling before, during, and after each light pulse contributes to safety and comfort.

For additional information, contact Palomar Medical Technologies, 82 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803; (800) PALOMAR;

Electrosurgery Products

Megadyne’s user-friendly Mega Power™ Electro­surgical Generator features large displays and requires minimal adjustments by your clinical staff. The generator provides an advanced cutting effect (ACE) mode and Constant Control Tech­no­logy™. The ACE mode delivers scalpel-like cutting for minimal thermal necrosis and reduced scarring. Constant Con­trol Technology automatically monitors tissue impedance and adjusts power output to reduce tissue drag for a clean, accurate cutting effect at the lowest possible settings. A reserve power source holds power levels consistent in even the highest-impedance tissues for less tissue drag and smooth tissue effects.

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