Acne Treatment MedSurge Advances offers the clearCONCEPT™ acne-treatment process, a program that treats clogged pores through exfoliation and cleansing, reducing oil production with laser therapy and eliminating acne-causing bacteria with light therapy and topical treatments. The program includes: blue- and red-light treatments; levulinic acid treatments; mid-IR laser treatments; advanced medical microdermabrasion; chemical peels; physician-grade skin products; and a photo-documentation system using UV light to assess the patient’s treatment protocol and help record skin improvement.
For more information, contact MedSurge Advances, 14850 Quorum Dr, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75254; (972) 720-0425; www.medsurgeadvances.com.
Aesthetic Laser The Fraxel™ SR1500 laser by Reliant Technologies combines optical technology with medical software to offer a treatment option that penetrates up to 30% deeper than other lasers, delivering consistent dosage control and optimizing lesion depths. The laser may be used to treat conditions ranging from mild sun damage to severe acne scarring. It penetrates fractions of the skin, spot by spot, without breaking the skin’s protective outer barrier.
The system features a newly designed Optical Zoom hand control system that penetrates up to 1.0 mm below the skin surface to stimulate the generation of new collagen. The laser’s software engine is driven by an algorithm that allows the physician to optimize or focus on specific areas of repair while controlling the collimated depth of penetration. The algorithm refers to a database populated with data from thousands of histology slides that determines the most appropriate lesion depth and width based on the settings selected by the physician. The result is the ability to customize treatment to one or several different areas with the touch of a button.
For more information, contact Reliant Technologies, 464 Ellis St, Mountain View, CA 94043; (888) 4FRAXEL; www.reliant-tech.com.
Skin-Resurfacing System The Nectre™ HydraFacial™ System by Edge Systems is a skin-resurfacing system that provides a noninvasive, nonirritating exfoliation alternative for skin rejuvenation, anti-aging treatments, and acne-prone or oily skin. The HydraFacial integrates cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration, exfoliating dead skin cells and extracting impurities with a vacuum-based abrasion tip. Extractions are effortless and painless with the multifaceted spiral abrasion tip combined with serums that soften, lift, and extract sebum and impurities. The serums may be custom-blended for different skin conditions. The system includes a rolling stand and disposable tips.
For more information, contact Universal Companies, 18260 Oak Park Dr, Abingdon, VA 24210; (800) 558-5571; www.universalcompanies.com.
Daily Skin Care System Swiss-American Products introduces the Elta Gold Essentials daily skin care system, which includes a pH-balanced, soap-free facial cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and makeup without irritation; an oil-free sunscreen with SPF 45 that contains 9% Z-Cote® to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays; and a moisturizer that hydrates the skin and helps skin cells stay soft and supple. The products may be used by patients who have undergone nonablative laser treatments, including Fraxel™ laser and Portrait™ plasma treatments.
For additional information, contact Swiss American Products Inc, 2055 Luna Rd, Suite 126, Carrollton, TX 75006; (800) 633-8872; www.eltagold.com.
Aesthetic Filler Dermik Laboratories has received FDA premarket approval for its Sculptra® poly(l-lactic acid) product for facial aesthetic use. Sculptra is a synthetic, biocompatible, bioabsorbable material that is naturally broken down by the body over time. It was approved in the United States in 2004 for restoration and correction of facial-fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus.
Metal Keyboard MGR Industries offers the QVP fully sealed metal keyboard with an integrated trackball that is designed to withstand heavy use, vandal abuse, harsh weather, and environments in which fluids are common. Sealed to IP65 requirements, the keyboard can be spray washed. Engraved key tops provide long key life. Key graphics can also be customized. QVP is designed to be mounted under a panel or to sit on a desktop. The bezel color can be customized by a powder coating to any color desired. It operates in temperatures ranging from –20°C to 60°C, and it is USB 2.0 or PS2 capable.
Prescription-Strength Skin Care Dermesse™ by DermaciaMD is a prescription-strength hydroquinone and tretinoin therapy that works at the cellular level to correct and improve skin conditions and skin texture in preparation for treating hyperpigmentation and photoaging. The products are available in easy-to-follow regimens that can be customized by the physician. The hydroquinone products are odorless and are safe for all skin types and colors. The product line also includes moisturizers, 5% and 10% vitamin C serum, and topical products.
For additional information, contact DermaciaMD, 660 Newport Center Dr, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (888) 800-4627; www.dermaciamd.com.
“Wine” Therapy d’vine USA offers vinotherapy skin care products that contain wine phytoalexins to keep the skin hydrated during the cold and dry days of winter. d’vine’s wine blend contains an antioxidant combination of bioflavonoids, resveratrol, and wine and grape-seed extract that balance the skin, support the capillaries, and promote tissue elasticity. The Zinfandel Scrub Mask (pictured) exfoliates dry skin, and the Chablis Infusion and Pinot Blanc Cream moisturize damaged, dry skin. d’vine is safe for all skin types.
For more information, contact d’vine USA, 5746 Westminster Dr, Suite C, Cedar Falls, IA 50613; (866) 50DVINE; www.dvineinc.com.
Skin-Regeneration System The FDA has cleared the Rhytec Portrait® PSR3 plasma skin-regeneration system for treating nonfacial rhytides. Portrait may also be used to treat benign skin lesions and actinic damage of the whole body. The system delivers nitrogen plasma energy, which works at and below the surface of the skin to modify the skin’s architecture and generate new collagen. The skin’s outer layers remain intact and act as a protective cover until new skin is regenerated. Once this happens, the old skin peels away, taking with it brown sunspots, actinic keratoses and lesions, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. To date, no scarring or hypopigmentation has been reported from use of the Portrait system.
For more information, contact Rhytec Inc, 130 Turner St, Bldg 2, Waltham, MA 02453; (781) 419-9400; www.rhytec.com.
Skin Care For Men Glymed Plus offers a men’s skin care line with formulas that contain cell nutrients and certified organic natural extracts. All of the products are paraben free and work synergistically with GlyMed Plus professional-only products. The line includes: Essential Face Cleanser, an SLS-free cleanser that conditions the skin while removing surface impurities; Post Shave Anti-Aging Recovery Balm, a peptide treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; Essential Face Scrub; Essential Moisturizer; Oil-Free Protective Moisturizer-SPF 15, Essential Shave Cream; and Essential Eye Cream.
For more information, contact GlyMed Plus/Advanced Aesthetics Inc, 235 N Main, Spanish Fork, UT 84660; (800) 676-9667; www.glymedplus.com.
Cellulite Massager The Wellbox lipo massager by Guitay combines the Tissular Rolling and Tissular Lifting techniques. Tissular Rolling folds and smoothes the body to decrease the appearance of cellulite and reduce the circumference of affected areas. It also mobilizes superficial fat trapped beneath the skin that does not respond to exercise or dieting. Tissular Lifting—used on the face, neck, and décolleté—gently pulsates and lifts the skin to stimulate its underlying tissues and increase blood flow. The technique may also be used in the eye area and to soothe body aches from tight knots in the neck and shoulder. The massager is available with different treatment heads.
For more information, contact Guitay SAM, 801 Brickell, Suite 850, Miami, FL 33131; (888) WELLBOX; www.wellbox.com.
Dermal Fillers Allergan introduces JUVÉDERM™ ULTRA and JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS nonanimal hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that add volume to facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. The fillers feature a malleable gel formula that easily flows into the skin, minimizing patient discomfort during injection. JUVÉDERM fillers are safe to use on all skin types and colors.
For more information, contact Allergan Inc, PO Box 19534, Irvine, CA 92623; (714) 246-4500; www.allergan.com.
Drug-Delivery System Mattioli Engineering’s Transderm Ionto® system was approved by the FDA in 2004 as an alternative to injections. The Transderm Ionto System, with Mattioli’s Dermoelectroporation technology, is a powered drug-delivery system for local administration of ionic drug solutions into the body for medical purposes. In addition to replacing injections, it can be used for skin-texture enhancement, cellulite reduction, pain management, mesotherapy applications, and localized fat deposits.
For more information, contact Mattioli Engineering Corp, 8300 Greensboro Dr, Suite 800, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 312-6000; www.matteng.com.
Moisturizing Cream Anthélios SX SPF 15 by La Roche-Posay is a daily moisturizing cream that contains a combination of sun filters, including Mexoryl™ SX—an organic filter that protects against short UVA waves—Octocrylene, and photostabilized Parsol 1789 to provide complete protection against UVA and UVB rays. Anthélios SX has a nongreasy texture and provides 24-hour hydration. The product is fragrance-free, PABA-free, and dermatologist-tested.
For more information, contact La Roche-Posay, 112 Madison Ave, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016; (888) LRP-LABO; www.laroche-posay.us.
Recovery System Aqueduct Medical introduces the AqueCool™ Rapid Recovery System™ with Controlled Cooling Technology™, which provides safe and soothing therapy after facial aesthetic surgery. The system reduces swelling, bruising, pain, and discomfort; minimizes patient downtime; diminishes the risk of complications; and enhances results. AqueCool delivers continuous cool-water therapy at the safe and therapeutic temperature range of 50°F to 60°F. It consists of a thermoelectric cooling device and a form-fitting AqueCool Masque™ that delivers the cool therapy directly to the injury site, avoiding the mess and skin-damage risk associated with ice-based therapies.
AqueCool Masques provide gentle and uniform compression and are custom-formable for each patient and the procedure. Three types of masks are available: the periorbital mask, which is used for blepharoplasty, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and midface lift procedures; the mandibular mask, which is used for facelift, necklift, platysmaplasty, and neck-lipectomy surgery; and the full-face masque, which is used for combination upper and lower facial procedures, including laser resurfacing.
For more information, contact Aqueduct Medical Inc, 665 Third St, Suite 20, San Francisco, CA 94107; (877) 365-HEAL; www.aqueductmedical.com.
Facial Mask Abrioné’s Hydrodynamic Facial Masque is a multifaceted mask that contains 19 bioactive ingredients that nourish the skin and stimulate cell renewal. Key ingredients include: French green clay and dead sea mud, which remove impurities and provide trace minerals; eucalyptus, orange- blossom, lavender, jasmine, geranium, and cedarwood oils, which provide cleansing, moisturizing, and calming benefits; sea kelp, vitamin E, chamomile and aloe vera, which provide antioxidant benefits and help purify and heal the skin; and alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, which exfoliate dead skin and stimulate cell renewal.
For more information, contact VB Cosmetics, 318 S Bracken Lane, Chandler, AZ 85224; (480) 814-8300; www.abrione.com.