Disposable Curettes

Brewer Curettes by DermTec®  are disposable plastic instruments that can be used in wound and burn centers to debride wound sites, or in nursing homes to scrape bedsores. The ergonomically designed instruments are available in two sizes: single-sided 7.5-mm curettes and double-sided 3-mm/7-mm curettes. The design scrapes, but does not cut or gouge, the skin, reducing trauma to healthy tissue. The curettes are made from biodegradable materials.

For additional information, contact Cosmed Inc, 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd, Suite 302-B, Duluth, GA 30097; (800) 826-4480.

Surgical Blade

MicroAire Surgical Instruments introduces the EpiCut V-shaped blade on a handle designed for de-epithelialization of tissue for breast reduction and tram flaps. The curved, sterile, single-use blade helps reduce the potential of cutting into the dermis.

For more information, contact MicroAire Surgical Instruments, 1641 Edlich Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911; (800) 722-0822; www.microaire.com.

Computer Software

Aesthetic Technologies offers SeeQuence software for digitally filing, storing, organizing, and printing before-and-after photographs that de­monstrate health care procedures. SeeQuence specializes in the management of digital images and offers a user-friendly image-management and storage system that your staff can operate with minimal training. The software automatically categorizes each patient image using multiple search-and-retrieve keys, and automates the critical printing and sharing of before-and-after images.

SeeQuence allows practitioners who are converting from film or slides to digital photographs to increase staff productivity, cut costs, help manage legal risks, and eliminate image-processing inefficiencies. Physicians can integrate images into other electronic records and easily search and recall photos across their networks. SeeQuence can easily be interfaced and integrated with other software.

For additional information, contact Aesthetic Technologies, 14828 W Sixth Ave, Unit B-9, Golden, CO 80401; (800) 262-4412; www.parisianpeel.com.

Medical Lighting

The Derungs® Medical Lighting RLLE-122 ring-magnification task light features a permanent 5-diopter optical-magnification lens for increased magnification. The illuminated magnifier provides an electronic ballast built into the arm for increased energy efficiency and quiet, flicker-free illumination.

The RLLE ring magnifier en­hances visual performance inside day spas, salons, medical and dental laboratories, and examination and procedure areas. The light features two arms that can be adjusted for a variety of application requirements. The RLLE’s standard 17.5-inch top arm extends 37 inches, and the longer MAX 24-inch top arm extends 43.5 inches.

The RLLE includes a 4d(2X) drop-in Add-X lens that increases the light’s power to 9d(3.25X). A lens cover, which protects against dust and scratches, and an industrial-grade clamp are also included. A 22-W circuline lamp provides even light distribution to the work surface and 12,000 hours of lamp life. An optional portable stand mount allows users to roll the light directly to where it is needed.

For more information, contact Waldmann Lighting, 9 W Century Dr, Wheeling, IL 60090; (800) 634-0007; www.waldmannlighting.com.

Medical Photography System 

Profect™ Medical Technologies introduces the Studio Photography Sys-tem that illustrates the condition of a patient’s skin using professional daylight lighting. Studio gives the plastic surgeon re­produc-ible 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 to 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 additional information, contact Profect Medical Technologies, 4 Saddle Ridge Rd, Pound Ridge, NY 10576; (800) 774-7630; www.profectmedical.com.

Blood- and Fluid-Warming System

The Ranger® blood- and fluid-warming system by Arizant Healthcare uses SmartHeat® technology—conductive warming plates that are microprocessor controlled to maximize heat transfer and provide heat only when it is needed. Combined with low-resistance flow-path disposables that vary from pediatric to geriatric use, the Ranger system responds quickly to changes in flow rates from KVO to 30 L/hour. In addition, minimal heat is retained in the system, so flow changes do not overheat the fluids.

For additional information, contact Arizant Healthcare Inc, 10393 W 70th St, Eden Prairie, MN 55344; (800) 733-7775; www.arizanthealthcare.com.

Scar Cream

Talsyn™-CI/bid scar cream by MedElite is a lipid–peptide compound developed to manage new and old scars, skin lacerations, abrasions, burns, surgical incisions, keloids, and hypertrophic scars. It facilitates healing and improves the appearance, redness, and tensile strength of scars in as little as 2–4 weeks. With its proprietary, patent-pending blend of ingredients, the cream penetrates deeply into the skin, stimulating the synthesis of new collagen, which is vital to wound healing. Other ingredients provide anti-inflammatory benefits, and botanical nutrients help the skin repair itself so that it closely resembles its original condition. The pleasant-smelling cream does not stain clothing or bedding.

For additional information, contact MedElite Inc, 304 Diamond Dr, Newtown, PA 18940; (800) 862-6107; www.talsyn.com.

Scheduling Program

MedChoice Financial’s Choices program, with its Sure-Book option, allows plastic surgeons to reduce cancellations and book more surgeries. The program tracks surgery dates, third-party scheduling, and cash flow. The quick application, which usually requires about 1 minute to complete, helps your office staff create a fast and seamless process for providing patient care and financing.

For additional information, contact Med­Choice Financial LLC, 3773 N Federal Hwy, Suite 208, Pompano Beach, FL 33064; (954) 333-8622; www.medchoicefinancial.com.

Online Shopping

Beautysurg.com offers one-stop online shopping for your patients’ recovery needs. Items include compression garments, healing supplements, hot and cold therapy, wound care, anesthetic creams, camouflage makeup, scar treatments, and home medical supplies. Products with trusted brands, such as Marena®, LMX, VitaMedica®, Boiron®, Kelocote™, Scarfade®, Swiss Therapy Eye Mask, Lycogel™, and Neova® are in stock, and they can be delivered directly to your patients to enhance their recoveries.

For additional information, contact Beautysurg.com, 9735 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; (866) 342-3288; www.beautysurg.com.

Handheld Mirror

The Real Image Mirror from Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers Inc 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; www.cosmeticsurgerysuppliers.com.

Pain-Control Pump

The AutoMed® postoperative pain-control pump by McKinley Medical offers plastic surgeons a cost-efficient option in electronic drug-infusion technology for managing postoperative pain. Providing the accuracy and therapeutic flexibility of an electronic device, the AutoMed pump is convenient for single- or multi-patient use. The portable pump delivers a continuous controlled infusion directly to the surgical site or the perineural area for regional anesthesia.

While wearing the AutoMed pump, patients can press a bolus-dose button to deliver additional anesthetic to relieve breakthrough pain. The pump can be used with an integrated 150- to 250-mL medication reservoir or any standard-size medication container, as well as a perineural catheter and two sizes of the McKinley Saturation Catheter™. The pump’s small size, ease of use, and alarm signals ensure patient safety during the recovery period.

For additional information, contact McKinley Medical, 4080 Youngfield St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033; (800) 578-0555; www.mckinleymed.com.

Financing Program

CareCredit, a patient-financing program, offers Split Payment Processing. For practices that contract with multiple providers, such as anesthesiologists and surgical facilities, this option enables patients to finance the entire cosmetic surgery cost. CareCredit then distributes immediate payment to practices and their contracted providers—at no additional cost. Providers no longer have to pay merchant fees for anesthesiology and the surgical facility. Care­Credit is endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

For additional information, contact CareCredit Inc, PO Box 1710, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-1710; (866) 247-3049; www.carecredit.com.

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; www.lipoinabox.com.