Procedure Presentations

Plug and Play procedure-presentation systems by MJD Patient Communications are freestanding, meaning that no computer is needed. You simply plug them in and turn them on, and the presentations play continuously. Plug and Play system units come in a variety of sizes so that they can be placed in exam rooms, reception areas, and referring salons. Choose from more than 75 presentations. The presentations are also available on CD for use with computers and plasma screens.

For additional information, contact MJD Patient Communications, 4915 St Elmo Ave, Suite 306, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 332-7610;

Hand and Body Sanitizers

AQtiv Pure Hand & Body Sanitizer Gels by Miqropure Laboratories are free from alcohol and may be used for skin hygiene, first-aid wound care (including diabetic wound care), and treatment of skin infections. The gels are hypoallergenic, pH-balanced, fragrance- and dye-free, and are safe for use by individuals with multiple chemical sensitivities.

For additional information, contact Miqropure Lab­ora­tories, 17671 Irvine Blvd, Suite 202, Tustin, CA 92780; (714) 730-5847;

Hand Light Therapy

Skincare Technology introduces the HandSpa, an intense LED light system for photorejuvenating the back of the hands. Patients simply place their hands under the lights in the HandSpa for a preset 10-minute session. The system may be used alone or in conjunction with creams or serums. Its power output is equivalent to LEDs (64 in­frared, six red-focused Lambertian LEDs, and two amber-focused Lambetian LEDs). Each HandSpa comes with marketing materials that include brochures and posters, a training manual, customer-consent forms, and disposable, sanitary hand rests. The product is covered by a 1-year warranty.

For additional information, contact Skincare Technology Inc, 119 W Hubbard St, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60610; (888) 807-SKIN;

Moisturizing Cream

Kinerase Pro+ Therapy Ultra Rich Night Repair cream moisturizes dry, sensitive, or postprocedural skin by delivering plant-based extracts, in­cluding kinetin and zeatin, to the skin. The cream increases collagen synthesis by 119% and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, tone, and blotchiness in sun-damaged skin. Key ingredients in­clude zeatin, which treats severe visible signs of aging; ceramide-3, which delivers moisture within the skin’s natural structure; pentavitin, which regulates moisture; palmitoyl tripeptide-3, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles; and ergothioneine, which protects the skin from oxidation.

For additional information, contact Kinerase, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, 3300 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (800) 826-9755;

Nonablative Laser

The Fraxel® Laser by Reliant Technologies is a nonablative skin-resurfacing system that requires virtually no downtime. With each treatment, the Fraxel provides rapid cellular wound healing to repair the effects of aging and sun damage and to stimulate new collagen production. The system may be used for skin-resurfacing procedures, correction of pigmented lesions and periorbital wrinkles, treatment of melasma, and coagulation of soft tissue.

For further information, contact Reliant Technologies Inc, 464 Ellis St, Mountain View, CA 99043; (888) 437-2935;

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;

Laser Scanner

The Pharmanex Antioxidant Laser Scanner accurately reads overall patient antioxidant status. Using Raman spectroscopy, the scanner noninvasively measures the absorption of vital antioxidants at the cellular level and gives immediate results. The system also offers a “Total Wellness Program with Lifetime Monitoring” that provides health benefits to the patient and a new profit center for the practice.

For additional information, contact Pharmanex, 75 W Center, Provo, UT 84601; (805) 306-1803;

Liposuction Cream

Medicalia introduces its cellulite-combating Lipo-Guard cream, which may be used following liposuction or as a daily regimen to counteract cellulite deposits and preserve skin smoothness. The cream is gently massaged in the morning and evening on dry skin, concentrating on problematic areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Sphacelaria scoparia, pisum sativum, theobroma cacao, and zinc combine to visibly smoothen the dimply and spongy appearance of cellulite, while tightening and hydrating the skin.

For more information, contact Medicalia, 300 Fentress Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (866) 314-1975;

Marketing Service

Candace Crowe Design, a marketing ser­vice for plastic surgeons, provides marketing pieces that can convey practice information, promote upcoming seminars, and create awareness about physicians’ services. Using standardized layouts, practice personnel can quickly and easily submit ads to newspapers and magazines, display posters in the practice’s lobby, and send personalized postcards and note cards to patients.

For additional information, contact Candace Crowe Design, 3452 Lake Lynda Dr, Suite 160, Orlando, FL 32817; (407) 384-7676;

Peel System

The Epi-Peel® System by Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories is a glycolic-peel system available in two formulations: Level 1 (40% active) contains willowherb extract, which soothes and calms the skin while the peel’s results are taking effect; Level 2 (70% active) includes vitamin C in magnesium ascorbyl phosphate form. The formula helps even the skin tone and maximizes the glycolic peel’s efficacy. Each system comes in a 50-application kit that includes the glycolic-peel solution, a dose-controlling measuring cup, special cotton applicators with specific weights and densities, and instructions. Dose, concentration, and timing are controlled to provide consistent results.

For additional information, contact Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories, 20 Commerce St, East Haven, CT 06512; (800) 552-5060;

Men’s Skin-Care Line

Universal Com­panies introduces Grooming Lounge, a men’s skin-care and shaving-products line that eliminates the unsightly aftereffects of shaving. Packed with gentle and soothing ingredients, the products help men get a great shave. The Groom­ing Lounge line includes Pre-Shave Face Wash, Beard Master Shave Oil, Beard Destroyer Shave Cream, and Happy Ending Soothing Aftershave. Each product can be used independently or together as a system.

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

Refillable Powder Brush

Patients can get that flawless finish anywhere at any time with Color­lab Cosmetics’ Shake It Up powder in a brush. Made with goat hair, the Shake It Up brush helps make applications and touch-ups easy and effortless. The brush is available empty for custom blending or filled with ready-to-wear foundations, modifiers, and finishing powders. Ready-to-wear refills are also available.

For more information, contact Colorlab Cosmetics, 1112 Fifth Ave, Rockford, IL 61104; (800) 790-2417;

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;

Cellulite Treatment

Cellu M6 Keymodule by Endermologie is a noninvasive cellulite-treatment system for connective tissue that features independent rotary cylinders capable of moving separately. By moving one toward the other (Roll’in), both in opposite directions (Roll’out), or both in the same direction (Roll’up), they are able to lift, stretch, mobilize, mechanize, stimulate, relax, collect, and separate connective tissue for a myriad of applications. The unit offers 50 programs and more than 300 different skin-fold modalities.

For additional information, contact LPG One Inc, 801 Brickell Ave, Suite 850, Miami, FL 33133; (800) 222-3911;

Eye Mask

The Swiss Therapy Mask by Invotec International is a lightweight, moist (but not wet) eye-cooling system. The mask applies minimum pressure to maintain skin contact, and cools by skin contact and evaporation. It is available in three sizes: eye mask, therapy-sheet size 100.x 100 x 3.3 mm, and therapy-sheet size 260 x 120 x 3.3 mm. The mask may be used after blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing, rhinoplasty, and dermabrasion procedures.

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

Incisionless Dissector

Coapt Systems introduces the SurgiWire™ Incisionless Dissector for sale in the United States. The Surgiwire allows plastic surgeons to remove deep skin defects, such as brow wrinkles, creases between the nose and mouth, and facial scars, by separating dermal imperfections from their underlying attachments with only a few needle punctures.

For additional information, contact Coapt Systems, 1820 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303; (800) 963-7670;

Business Web Site

Pevonia Botanica’s new Web site,, provides information on Pevonia’s origins and commitment to protecting the planet by offering skin-care products with natural ingredients for prolonged skin health and age management. The site’s searchable database allows visitors to search by country, state, city, and ZIP code for spas that offer Pevonia products. The “Recommended Reading” feature in the press room provides hyperlinks to insightful health and beauty resources. The “What’s New” section keeps visitors informed about the latest Pevonia products and treatments.

For additional information, contact Pevonia Botanica, 300 Fentress Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (800) PEVONIA;

Barbed Suture

Articulus CT400 by Surgical Specialties is a knotless barbed suture that combines two unidirectional threads to elevate and fixate sagging facial tissue. The CT400 reduces procedure time, increases suture-to-tissue holding strengths, and enhances efficiencies of thread-lift procedures in the midface and the brow. Each suture is 21.6 inches long, with two 41¼2-inch-long op­posing barbed sections and a long, thin needle on each end. The barbs are arranged in a helical pattern, with more than 20 barbs per inch for a high barb-to-tissue ratio. The opposing barb segments are connected by a 2-inch section of smooth, nonbarbed suture to create an anchoring site instead of a knot. The 7-inch taper-cut needles are 0.034 inches in diameter and create a narrow needle channel, which allows greater suture-to-tissue contact.

For additional information, visit Surgical Specialties Corp, 100 Dennis Dr, Reading, PA 19606; (800) 523-3332;

Skin-Rejuvenation System

Salt-A-Peel™ MacroDermabrasion Therapy by IntegreMed is a sodium chloride-based skin-rejuvenation system that combines air pressure, pure salt, ultrasound, and antioxidants to combat the effects of aging. Salt-A-Peel is a two-stage process: During Derma­Phoresis™, ultrasound is used to massage vitamins A and C into the skin. Ultrasound creates air bubbles beneath the skin’s surface, making the skin more porous so that the antioxidants can be massaged into it. The ultrasound frequency stimulates the fibroblast cells to create more elastin and collagen, resulting in new, healthier, more nourished skin. During the second phase, the system gently removes the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of dead skin) to reveal fresh skin.

For additional information, contact IntegreMed, 6808 Academy Parkway E NE, Building A, Suite 1, Albuquerque, NM 87109; (877) 733-7627;

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

Foundation Powder

Medicalia International’s Flawless Refine­­ment MineroCare foundation powder incorporates pressed minerals in a lightweight formula to ensure full coverage of all skin imperfections. The foundation powder is easily ap­plied with a brush or sponge, it looks natural, and it maintains moisture. It is recommended for all skin types, but especially for postoperative skin. The powder is available in eight colors and has SPF17 protection.

For additional information, contact Medicalia International, 320 Fentress Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (386) 239-8980;

Photomodulation System

Light BioScience® introduces Gentle­Waves® Select, a portable and easy-to-use collagen-replenishing system that allows collagen to form without heat or cellular damage. Gentle­Waves Select uses light instead of heat to treat an area of the body. The LED photomodulation speeds healing time and decreases redness and skin irritation after aesthetic procedures. The system can be programmed with high light intensities to safely penetrate deeper skin colors. It is effective on all skin tones and types.

For more information, contact Light BioScience LLC, 933 First Colonial Rd, Suite 204, Virginia Beach, VA 23454; (888) 647-6219;

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