Revance Therapeutics, Mountain View, Calif, introduces its Relastin Neck Rejuvenating Cream, which features Zinc Firming Complex and natural extracts and vitamins that visibly reduce wrinkles, lines, and sagging. The complex works at the cellular level to increase elastin and to restore the skin’s ability to spring back. The formula also includes vitamin E and shea butter, which hydrate and soothe the skin; vitamin C, which heals and encourages collagen production; bearberry extract, which helps lighten pigmented areas; and bupleurum falcatum root extract with anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, which firms and refines the neck.
Implantech, Ventura, Calif, offers its Composite™ Facial Implants, which include cheek, chin, and nasal shapes that are made with flexible silicone, encased with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) material. ePTFE allows tissue attachment and provides implant stabilization. Implant styles include Binder Submalar® II, Terino Malar Shell, Extended Anatomical Chin, Flowers Dorsal Nasal, and Voloshin Dorsal Columella. The company also offers ePTFE sheeting, which are available in different sizes and thicknesses.
SKIN CARE LINE
Priori, Richmond, Va, introduces seven products with Advanced AHA with LCA Complex. According to the company, LCA Complex with lactic acid formulation is 70% to 95% more effective than glycolic acid in increasing hyaluronic acid deposition in the skin. The skin care line includes Gentle Facial Cleanser, Perfection Facial Gel, Skin Renewal Cream, Barrier Repair Complex, Smoothing Eye Serum, Daily Defense with SPF 30, and Hand & Body Revitalizing Lotion.
Per-fékt body perfection gel by Per-fékt Beauty, Hollywood, Calif, is a glimmer gel that moisturizes the legs, décolleté, and arms. The lightweight gel contains isododecane, an emollient and skin conditioner that maintains hydration by locking in moisture and preventing quick evaporation. Enriched with ceramides and shea butter, the gel reduces dryness and flakiness. According to the company, the gel softens the appearance of scars, bruises, uneven skin tone, and stretch marks.
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DRY SKIN REGIMEN
The Fibrogene skin care line by Darphin, New York City, brings relief to tight, parched skin while defending it against the signs of aging. The Fibrogene formulas provide lipids to the skin to maintain a strong and effective barrier. Each product emits a scent—a combination of lemon, bitter orange, grapefruit, rose, jasmine, neroli, sandal, and tonka bean. Fibrogene is available in Line Response Nourishing Serum, Line Response Nourishing Cream, and Line Response Nourishing Balm.
Anti-Oxidant Eye Serum by Institut’ DERMed, Atlanta, hydrates the skin around the eyes. The serum is formulated with spin trap molecules and antioxidants, which neutralize damaging free radicals that etch fine lines and wrinkles into the skin. Spin trap molecules attract and trap free-spinning electrons, recycle them, and prevent potential cell damage. Corn silk extract, a natural emollient and softener, gives the formula an iridescent sheen and reflects light away from deep wrinkles to help achieve a youthful appearance.
The Facial Peel Kit by ProCyte, Montgomeryville, Pa, is an aesthetic peel for sensitive skin or first-time users. The Facial Peel Kit is derived from 30% lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid found in milk) with a pH level of 2.0. The peel reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and large pores. It also improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, skin tone and texture, and acne scars.
ACNE CARE PRODUCTS
The Acne I Collection from Institut’ DERMed, Atlanta, includes the Gly-Sal Purifying Cleanser and Exfoliating Mineral Scrub, which combat acne and stimulate cell turnover. The Gly-Sal Purifying Cleanser suppresses bacteria with glycolic and salicylic acids to dissolve oil, exfoliate dead skin cells, and prevent clogged pores and blackheads (oxidized sebum). The Exfoliating Mineral Scrub removes accumulated dead cells that congest the skin. It also refines and reduces the appearance of large pores.
SKIN RESURFACING LASER
Reliant Technologies, Mountain View, Calif, introduces its Fraxel re:pair™ Laser, a minimally invasive, ablative fractional laser system that provides Fractional MicroDermAblation™ treatment to Fractional Deep Dermal Ablation™ treatment. The laser may be operated by a single clinician because of its built-in smoke-evacuation system. It treats depths from 300 micrometers to 1.6 mm all with a single handpiece.