3M Health Care, St Paul, Minn, offers Avagard™ Foam Instant Hand Antiseptic with moisturizers (62% w/w ethyl alcohol). Avagard Foam is a quick-drying, nonaerosol product that effectively kills bacteria. It contains a blend of five emollients, which moisturize and condition the hands. Avagard Foam does not contain gel-thickening agents that clog dispensers or leave gel residue on hands after the alcohol has evaporated. The Hand Antiseptic is safe for repeat use and is compatible with latex and synthetic nonlatex gloves. It also is compatible with chlorhexidine gluconate.
3M Health Care
Rocasuba by IRL, Chatsworth, Calif, introduces RapidLash™, an eyelash and eyebrow renewal serum that helps promote healthy, natural eyelashes and eyebrows in 30 days. RapidLash delivers a blend of essential proteins, vitamins, and moisturizing and rejuvenating ingredients that help bond nutrients to lashes. RapidLash helps strengthen lashes against breakage and helps promote thicker, longer, and beautiful lashes. According to the company, all of the ingredients in the serum are safe and approved by the United States and European Union. RapidLash may be used by men and women.
Facial Peel Kit by ProCyte, Montgomeryville, Pa, is an aesthetic peel for sensitive skin or first-time users. The Facial Peel 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.
Medicalia International, Daytona Beach, Fla, Introduces its “C” Serum with oxyzomes, a skin-smoothing and skin-firming serum. Oxyzomes contain stabilized vitamin C and vitamin E in a multilamellae multishield structure. The liposomes’ membranes are engineered from soy lecithin for extra stability within an acidic pH environment. This delivery system infuses the skin with vitamin C and increases bioavailability by 85%. The serum reduces the appearance of wrinkles and promotes rejuvenated, healthy-looking skin. It is recommended for all skin types.
Palomar Medical Technologies, Burlington, Mass, has received clearance from the FDA to treat scars with its Lux1540™ Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Handpiece. The Lux1540 is an attachment for the StarLux® and StarLux 500® laser and pulsed-light systems. The Lux1540 treats atrophic (depressed) and hypertrophic (raised) scars by creating microcolumns of coagulated tissue in the skin.
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Leica Microsystems, Bannockburn, Ill, offers its Leica HM500 head-mounted surgical microscope. The Leica HM500 provides continuous magnification, automatic parallax correction, and sharp 3D images for precise viewing during surgery. The optical zoom allows a variable selection of magnification between 2X and 9X, depending on the particular eyepieces in use. Responsive autofocus sensors detect a specific object in the surgical field and adjust the optics as quickly and inconspicuously as the human eye to ensure a clear 3D image at every working distance. The optical zoom, focus, and autofocus are controlled by a rechargeable battery-operated foot pedal.
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WAITING ROOM VIDEO
Candace Crowe Design, Orlando, Fla, introduces its Revenez Loop, an eye-catching video with information for patients to watch in your waiting room. Available in any format, Revenez Loop is custom-made for any plastic surgery practice. A comforting voice-over accompanies images that introduce procedures, treatments, and products that you offer. All you need to do is select the procedures and treatments to include, and provide your practice logo, a few patient testimonials, and a photo of the physician. The Revenez Loop is available on DVD or Blu-ray Disc, ready for viewing on a high-definition screen.
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SkinCeuticals LLC, Garland, Tex, offers its Epidermal Repair, which is formulated for skin recovering from aesthetic procedures, or for skin sensitized by Retinoid therapy or damaged by environmental factors. The formula contains beta glucan and centella asiatica, which provide protection and accelerate skin healing. Epidermal Repair diminishes redness and soothes irritated skin.
Allied Biomedical, Ventura, Calif, offers Cimeosil®, a gel that softens, flattens, and fades scars. Cimeosil is effective on raised and red hypertrophic scars and keloids resulting from trauma or surgery. The gel does not contain steroids, mineral oil, vitamin E, or sunscreen—only medical-grade silicone, which is also safe for use on children. The liquid gel is invisible, air permeable, water-repellent, and odorless, and can be worn under makeup and over sunscreen. The gel sheeting is reusable and self-adhering, and is available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Physicians Complex, Duluth, Ga, introduces three color shades of its Lip Enhancer: caramel, cherry red, and crystal rose. The Lip Enhancer increases the size of the lips and enhances their color. The formula contains a vaso dilator that increases blood flow and improves the circulation to the lips, for short-term lip enhancing. The formula contains peptides that produce collagen and hyaluronic acid in the lips after 29 days of continued use, for long-term lip enhancing.
CoolTouch Inc, Roseville, Calif, offers the CoolLipo Trio™, which allows physicians to perform laser-assisted lipolysis and skin tightening with CoolLipo™, endovenous ablation with CTEV™, and nonablative skin rejuvenation with CoolBreeze™ all in one system. CoolLipo Trio is based on CoolTouch’s signature 1320-nm wavelength, which has a proven track record for fat ablation, dermal collagen regeneration, and endovenous ablation of varicose veins. The wavelength targets water within the cellular structure and has a shallow depth of penetration, limiting the potential for collateral damage to outlying structures. CoolLipo may be used for laser-assisted lipolysis and skin-tightening procedures in the neck, jowls, chin, and saddlebags, or to tighten a loose belly. The CoolTouch CTEV allows physicians to treat patients’ varicose veins. CoolBreeze allows physicians to perform nonablative skin-rejuvenation procedures, such as skin tightening and acne treatments.
Lutronic USA, Princeton Junction, NJ, introduces its Mosaic fractional laser system for treating scars, sun damage, and melasma. Mosaic employs Lutronic’s patented controlled chaos technology (CCT), which delivers multiple arrays of randomized microscopic laser beams to the skin. The laser’s “spray paint” approach eliminates the need for multiple linear passes and the clinical disadvantages of unavoidable overlap. Affecting only a small portion of the total skin surface at each session, the micronecrotic columns stimulate a natural healing process to initiate long-term collagen remodeling and elastin regeneration. Excess necrotic pigment and coagulated cellular debris are then re-epithelialized as the skin heals.