Skin Guide

Amazing Skin: A Girl’s Guide to Naturally Beautiful Skin, by Sallie 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—everything a young woman needs.

For additional information, contact Drummond Publishing Group, 362 N Bedford St, E Bridgewater, MA 02333; (508) 378-1110;

Foot Care

KLTD International introduces Allpresan® to treat fungal infections and dry skin on the feet that result from diabetes. Allpresan maintains the natural skin functions, including transpiration and breathing, and contains urea, a known skin moisturizer.

For additional information, contact KLTD International Inc, 1 Westside Dr, Unit 5, Toronto, ON M9C 1B2 Canada; (888) 442-4408;

Business Web Site

Ceatus Media Group has launched the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery (, an online resource for patients to learn about plastic surgery, beauty, and skin care. The content, developed by the site’s staff, is reviewed by an advisory board of leading plastic surgeons. By visiting the site, patients can find trustworthy information concerning the procedures they are considering. An online directory, to be launched this month, helps patients find plastic surgeons in their areas who specialize in breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and facial rejuvenation.

For additional information, contact Ceatus Media Group LLC, 7590 Fay Ave, Suite 303, La Jolla, CA 92037; (858) 454-5505;

Eye-Soothing Mask

The Invotec International mask for cooling and comforting eyes is easy to use, flexible, and lightweight. The moist, pliable, and conforming mask cools by skin contact and evaporation. It may be used after blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing, rhinoplasty, and dermabrasion. Three forms are available: an eye mask, and 100- x 100- x 3.3-mm and 260- x 120- x 3.3-mm therapy sheets.

For additional information, contact Invotec International Inc, 6833 Phillips Industrial Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256; (800) 998-8580;

Anesthesia System

Integra AVS by DRE features MRI compatibility, an ergonomic design, a mechanical antihypoxic device, and an air–nitrous oxide interlock. Integra’s standard AVS ventilator is equipped with volume, PCV, and PSV modes; comprehensive printer and data outputs; an integrated oxygen monitor and spirometry; and a 30-minute battery backup. The unit also features large back-lit flowmeters for its twin-oxygen, single-nitrous oxide, and single-air yokes, and a large color touch screen. The AVS ventilator’s dual-waveform display offers a clear, precise depiction of pressure versus time, volume versus time, or pressure versus volume (for ventilation analysis).

For additional information, contact DRE Inc, 1800 Williamson Court, Louisville, KY 40223; (800) 462-8409;

Body Moisturizer

IS Clinical Body Complex by Innovative Skincare provides hydration and antioxidant protection to the body, and promotes cellular regeneration. Key ingredients include glycerin, hyaluronic acid, fruit-acid extracts, lactic acid, vitamin B5, aloe vera gel, and natural hydroxyacid extracts.

For additional information, contact Innovative Skincare, 312 Western Ave, Glendale, CA 91201; (888) 804-4447;

Heat Pack

Universal Companies offers the Professional Heat Pack for the full back. It measures 22 inches long x 15.inches wide, and it covers the torso or back for total body warmth. The heat pack has a comfortable texture that relaxes the muscles. Each pack contains natural ingredients and emits hot analgesic moisture to relieve sore muscles.

For additional information, contact Universal Companies, 18260 Oak Park Dr, Abingdon, VA 24210; (800) 558-5571;

Compression Wear

Lipo In a Box offers Phase2­Wear™ Stage 2 compression garments to provide comfort and support to patients after surgery. The seamless or minimal-seam gar­­­­ments are available in sizes XS–2X and in either nude or black.

For additional in­formation, contact Lipo in a Box Phase2­Wear, PO Box 290219, Nashville, TN 37229-0219; (866) LIPO-BOX;

Sales Promotion

Midmark‘s “There’s No Promotion Like the 75,” is a promotion for dealer sales representatives that offers product and rebate incentives for end-users of some Midmark and Ritter medical products. Under the terms of the promotion, for each Midmark 75L, Midmark 630, or Midmark 419 purchased between March 1 and May 31, 2006, with shipment taken by August 31, 2006, end-users will receive their choice of a $1,000 rebate check or a Philips HeartStart OnSite defibrillator. For each Ritter 75e or Ritter 230 purchased between March 1 and May 31, 2006, with shipment taken by August 31, 2006, end-users will receive their choice of a Ritter 152 halogen exam light or a Ritter 125 air-lift stool.

For more information, contact Mid­mark Corp, 60 Vista Dr, PO Box 286, Versailles, OH 45380-0286; (800) MIDMARK, ext 7575;

Facial Implant

Implantech Associates Inc offers the Conform Binder Submalar® facial implant, which helps en­hance the midface’s appearance and restore youthful beauty. Its gridlike pattern is pliable and adaptable to conform to irregular surfaces, which helps hold the midface shape and implant placement. Manu­factured from silicone, the implant is trimmed easily by scalpel or scissors to ensure the most aesthetic result.

For additional information, contact Implantech Associates Inc, 6025 Nicolle St, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003; (800) 733-0833;

Lawsuit Protection

To protect your business from malpractice and frivolous lawsuits, turn to Medical Justice Services. Members are given a practice infrastructure to prevent lawsuits, an early-intervention program to deter them, and a counterclaim and countersuit program to prosecute proponents of meritless cases. Medical Justice Services pays all countersuit costs.

For additional information, contact Medical Justice Services Inc, 2007 Yanceyville St, Greensboro, NC 27405; (877) 633-5878;

Medical Photography Unit

Profect™ Medical Technologies offers the Studio photography system, which illustrates the condition of a patient’s skin using professional “daylight” lighting. Studio gives the plastic surgeon re­producible camera an­gles and consistent lighting to see fine lines, wrinkles, and spider veins in great detail. It demonstrates to patients the potential for fillers, injectables, peels, or laser treatments. With its integrated ultraviolet flashes, it helps plastic surgeons determine solar and actinic damage, skin pigmentation (including freckles),  skin hydration, and oil levels in skin in a matter of minutes. Photo­graphs can be easily archived, annotated, and printed from the included software.

For more information, contact Profect Medical Technologies, 4 Saddle Ridge Rd, Pound Ridge, NY 10576; (800) 774-7630;

Eyepieceless Microscope

The Mantis® Elite microscope by Vision Engineering features “eyepieceless” technology to provide freedom of head movement and the ability to wear glasses or contact lenses. The microscope may be used during hair-transplant surgery or during minigrafts of three or four hairs. Elite’s design provides a range of optics up to 20X magnification.

For additional information, contact Vision Engineering Inc, 570 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776; (800) 644-7264;

Disposable Electrodes

Megadyne introduces 45-cm disposable laparoscopic electrodes with the patented E-Z Clean® PTFE-coated electrosurgical tip for bariatric procedures. E-Z Clean tips minimize eschar buildup and are used with lower power settings, which reduce excess smoke and thermal necrosis. The 45-cm electrodes come in four tip configurations—curved, L-hook, J-hook, and L-wire—for use on procedures where additional length is needed, such as gastric bypass and gastric banding. All electrodes are available in hand-activated and foot-controlled versions.

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

Saline Breast Implant

Mentor’s Mo­derate Plus Pro­file saline-filled breast implant can be used in  both breast-augmentation and breast-reconstruction surgeries. The implant is available in 20 sizes with a wide range of fill volumes.

For additional information, contact Mentor Corp, 201 Mentor Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (805) 879-6000;

Medical Keyboard

Man & Machine offers the Simply Cool medical keyboard, which helps control infection and ensure patient safety. Immersion in a 10% bleach solution or alcohol disinfects the keyboard and deters the spread of viruses and germs. The keyboard is 100% latex-free and has no cracks or crevices where microbes can grow. It may be used in laboratories, nursing stations, and clinical areas; and on hospital carts. The keyboard is USB- and PS/2-compatible. A limited lifetime warranty is included. It is available in 10 different languages and in black and light-gray colors.

For additional information, contact Man & Machine, 3706 W St, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 341-4900;

Fat-Harvesting System

Genesis Biosystems offers the LipiVage™ Fat Harvest, Wash & Transfer System, a patent-pending disposable medical device that makes fat-transfer procedures simple for the physician and his or her staff. Centrifuging, decanting, or exposing fat cells is unnecessary. The device harvests autologous fat cells at a low vacuum level, making it gentler than other methods. Fat cells collect in the harvester, a sterile filtration chamber enclosed within the LipiVage device. Once inside, the fat is gently cleaned and concentrated by the filter under low vacuum. Unwanted fluids pass through the fat and filter, and out into an attached waste canister. The fat cells are immediately ready for reinjection.

For more information, contact Genesis Biosystems, 405 State Hwy 121 Bypass, Suite D-120, Lewisville, TX 75067; (888) 577-7335;

Microdermabrasion Device

Aesthetic Technologies introduces Duette™, a device that combines crystal microdermabrasion and the patented Diamond­Tome™ crystal-free skin-resurfacing system. Duette allows the physician to switch between using crystals and DiamondTome wands, not only from one patient to the next, but also while treating the same patient.

The system features a proprietary handpiece that increases operator control and minimizes fatigue; self-contained waste canisters; triple HEPA filtration for a clean treatment environment; and a dehumidification system for clog-free operation. DiamondTome offers multiple diamond-tipped treatment wands in varying coarsenesses to address conditions from simple exfoliation to superficial scar reduction on both the face and body.

For additional information, contact Aesthetic Technologies, 14828 W Sixth Ave, Unit B9, Golden, CO 80401; (800) 262-4412;

Home-Use Skin-Peeling Formula

The Exuviance Skin Healthy Home Resur-facing Peel System by NeoStrata is an easy-to-use four-step system that im­proves the appearance of sun-damaged, pigmented skin and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. A blend of 15% mandelic acid, 5% gluconolactone, and 5% glycolic acid, as well as NeoStrata’s patented amphoteric system, revives the skin’s healthy appearance by exfoliating the dull surface layers and stimulating the cell-renewal process. Weekly use of the system helps refine pore size, improve clarity and firmness, and brighten and even out skin tone.

For additional information, contact NeoStrata Co Inc, 307 College Rd E, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 520-0715;

Skin-Surfacing Device

Palomar Medical Technologies introduces the Lux1540 Frac­tional™ laser handpiece for fractional skin resurfacing and wrinkle reduction. It is not yet cleared by the FDA. The Lux1540 uses patented fractional technology to deliver Er:YAG laser pulses as “micro­beams,” which protect the skin by creating a lattice of treated areas surrounded by untreated areas. The Lux1540 also removes pigmented lesions, such as sunspots and melasma. It is an attachment for the StarLux™ pulsed-light and laser system for aesthetic treatments.

 For more information, contact Palomar Medical Technologies Inc, 82 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803; (800) 725-6627;

Breast Sizer

Unique Lalonde® Breast Si­zers™ by Accurate Surgical and Sci­entific Instruments ensure that both breasts will be the same size at the end of any breast surgery by taking intraoperative relative volume measurements of the breast pedicles and of entire breasts. The sizer fits around the base of the breast or pedicle, and the breast is then stuffed completely inside the sizer. The breast or pedicle can be clearly seen inside the sizer, allowing the surgeon to decide whether more of the sizer needs to be filled with breast tissue. The surgeon then places the sizer on the other breast and compares the two volumes. The sizers do not provide exact volumes, but clearly show whether one breast is smaller or larger than the other. The sizers are available in sizes A, B, C, and D.

For additional information, contact Accur­­ate Surgical and Scientific Instruments, 300 Shames Dr, West­bury, NY 11590; (800) 645-3569; www.accurate

Botulinum Toxin Type A
For information about Botox® Cosmetic, contact Allergan Inc, 2525 Dupont Dr, Irvine, CA 92623; (714) 246-4500;
Handheld Mirror

The Real Image Mirror from Cosmetic Surgery Sup­pliers is a handheld, positive-image mirror that features a 3-D effect for focusing on areas such as the ears and the neck. The surface mirror eliminates reflection distortion.

For additional information, contact Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers Inc, 1316 Rock­bridge Rd, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA 30087; (800) 525-7752;