LED System Light BioScience® announces that the US Food and Drug Administration cleared the GentleWaves® Light Emitting Diode (LED) Photomodulation® System for the noninvasive treatment of periorbital wrinkles and rhytids, and for the aesthetic improvement of aging and sun-damaged skin. The system slows down collagen breakdown and helps produce new collagen with no pain, redness, or side effects. The GentleWaves system uses specially coded arrays of light-emitting diodes to modulate the activity of living cells. Its core technology delivers low-intensity, nonthermal light energy to reverse the appearance of photoaging. The device can also be adjusted to treat the neck and chest areas.
For additional information, contact Light BioScience LLC, 933 First Colonial Rd, Suite 204, Virginia Beach, VA 23454; (888) 647-6219; www.lightbioscience.com
Company Web Site Universal Companies introduces its redesigned Web site, www.universalcompanies.com, which allows physicians to view Universal’s 2006 Spa Resource Book and order products online through a customer gateway. The Web site also features information about Universal Companies’ Advance With Education and School Partnership Programs, expanded descriptions of Universal’s Signature Brands, and a downloadable vendor packet.
For more information, contact Universal Companies, 18260 Oak Park Dr, Abingdon, VA 24210; (800) 558-5571; www.universalcompanies.com
Skin-Preparation Tint Medi-Flex extends its ChloraPrep® patient preoperative skin-preparation line with the addition of Hi-Lite Orange tinted applicators. ChloraPrep tint, available in three applicator sizes—3 mL, 10.5 mL, and 26 mL—delivers precise volumes of tinted ChloraPrep solution to the surgical site in an applicator and provides a gentle friction scrub that helps penetrate the tint deeper into the dermal layers. ChloraPrep, a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate and 70% isopropyl alcohol skin preparation, acts quickly against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It prevents the regrowth of microorganisms on the skin for 48 hours, and it maintains its effectiveness in the presence of blood and organic matter.
For additional information, contact Medi-Flex, 8717 W 110th St, Suite 750, Overland Park, KS 66210; (800) 523-0502; www.medi-flex.com
Men’s Pore Minimizer PCA® MEN introduces Total Strength Line & Pore Minimizer, a skin-strengthening serum that preserves and enhances the skin. Total Strength Line & Pore Minimizer delivers peptide technology with Matrixyl 3000, a tetrapeptide proven in clinical studies to decrease wrinkle depth, density, and volume. The peptides penetrate into the skin’s layers to stimulate collagen production and to offset wrinkles and laxity in the skin. The formula also delivers epidermal growth factors to boost cell proliferation, phytoactive milk thistle extract (silymarin) to repair skin damaged by UV and environmental exposure, and a 4% concentration of pure hyaluronic acid to retain moisture. The pore minimizer may be used alone, or as part of the 1-2-3 daily PCA MEN regimen that includes Total Wash Face & Body Cleanser and Total Defense Calming Hydrator SPF 25.
For more information, contact PCA Advanced Skin Care Systems, 8501 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253; (877) PCA-SKIN; www.pcaskin.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
Vitamin C Serum Dermesse Vitamin C Serum is available in 10% and 5% strengths. The topical vitamin C serum protects the skin from reactive oxygen species that are thought to contribute to photocarcinogenic and photoaging changes. The serum provides improved skin texture, increased surface smoothness, and collagen and elastin formation. The vitamin C is a stabilized formulation of L-ascorbic acid.
For more information, contact DermaciaMD, 660 Newport Center Dr, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (888) 800-4627; www.dermaciamd.com
Moisturizing Cream Javani® Deep Moisturizing Cream by Kushka Cosmetics is a collagen-based moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin on contact, and infuses it with moisture, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential oils. The cream delivers Micronized Intact Collagen, which absorbs into the epidermis to improve the cell-renewal process and leave the skin soft and supple. The all-natural product is alcohol free and does not leave an oily residue. It can be used as a daily facial and body moisturizer and during any skin-rejuvenation treatment. Repeated use helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For more information, contact Kushka Cosmetics LLC, 3501 S Fourth St, Suite B, Leavenworth, KS 66048; (877) 797-3666; www.myjavani.com
Mineral Makeup glominerals mineral makeup provides flawless coverage, healthy skin, and a glowing complexion. The makeup includes antioxidants; vitamins A, C, E, and K; UV protection; and green tea extract. glominerals may be used by individuals with skin types ranging from acne-prone, dry, oily, and combination, to those with rosacea and troubled skin. glominerals is allergy sensitive, noncomedogenic, anti-inflammatory, and cruelty-free.
For more information, contact Caleel + Hayden, 600 W Bayaud, Denver, CO 80223; (888) 496-8007; www.glominerals.com
Surgical Skin Closure The Steri-Strip S Surgical Skin Closure by 3M is an adhesive-based wound-closure device designed to treat low-tension lacerations and surgical incisions painlessly and without the use of needles. As a topical, the Steri-Strip S Surgical Closure is noninvasive, limits tissue trauma, and has less potential for infection than traditional sutures and staples. Its design allows precise wound-edge alignment, providing better aesthetic results. The closure is easy to apply and is available in assorted sizes to accommodate various wounds.
For more information, contact 3M, 3M Center, St Paul, MN 55144-1000; (800) 228-3957; www.3m.com
Anti-Aging Products Colorlab Cosmetics introduces products with age-defying Active Powder additives that use natural ingredients. The Firming Complex protects and restores firmness to the skin. The Moisturizing Complex moisturizes and provides cellular regeneration for healthier-looking skin. The Eye Brightening Complex reduces undereye darkness for a more well-rested appearance. The Lightening Complex provides long-term lightening effects on areas with hyperpigmentation without affecting the surrounding skin. The Balancing Complex regulates oil production and maintains a matte effect.
For addtional information, contact Colorlab Cosmetics, 1112 Fifth Ave, Rockford, IL 61104; (800) 790-2417; www.colorlab cosmetics.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 additional information, contact d’vine USA, 5746 Westminster Dr, Suite C, Cedar Falls, IA 50613; (866) 50DVINE; www.dvineinc.com