Plastic Surgery Web Site is a new resource for patients who are looking for the latest news and information on aesthetic plastic surgery, financing options, and accessibility to board-certified surgeons across the United States. offers personal image consultants to “hold the hands” of patients through the entire aesthetic surgery process—from the initial meeting with physicians to postsurgery—to provide them the support they need. The site also contains information about breast augmentation, injectable fillers, dental procedures, nonsurgical alternatives, before-and-after photos, and public forums for patients to read about personal experiences.

For additional information, contact, PO Box 5151, Des Plaines, IL 60017-5151; (800) 517-7966;

Skin-Tightening System

Thermage introduces ThermaCool® NXT, a noninvasive skin-tightening and contouring system. ThermaCool NXT has been redesigned to save time, reduce procedure cost, simplify the treatment experience, and improve clinician comfort. The system features a lighter, more ergonomic handpiece with remote controls and a new design with a smaller footprint that takes up 50% less floor space than its predecessor. Additional system upgrades include a screen with an easy-to-read display and a simplified control panel for streamlined navigation. An integrated cooling module contains a coolant “reservoir,” which allows treatments to continue when the canister is empty. Also, it allows users to replace the coolant while treatment is in progress.

For more information, contact Thermage Inc, 25881 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545-2991; (510) 782-2286;

Skin Hydrator

Water Essence by Anakiri BioEnergetic Skin Care hydrates and replenishes the skin with a combination of lavender hydrosol, plant phospholipids, and essential oils that absorb deep into the tissue layers to cleanse and enliven the skin and improve cell regeneration. Water Essence is available in seven essences tailored to any skin type. It should be used after surface cleansing and before deep cleansing, toning, or moisturizing. It also can be used in the bath as an aromatherapy conditioner for the whole body.

For additional information, contact Anakiri BioEnergetic Skin Care, 92 Waycaster Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30533; (800) 545-7302;

Facial-Aging Web Site

Dermik Laboratories introduces a new Web site,, which is designed to educate consumers about the facial aging process and various antiaging treatments. The site describes the underlying causes of facial aging and provides visual examples of how it affects our bodies internally, externally, and physiologically. Also, it provides a glossary with detailed explanations about antiaging treatments and links to resources such as research articles, clinical studies, and professional organizations that provide more information about the aging process. The site also emphasizes the importance of selecting a medical professional who is trained to administer facial-rejuvenation procedures.

For more information, contact Sanofi-Aventis, 55 Corporate Dr, Bridgewater, NJ 08807; (800) 981-2491;

Sun-Protection Creams

Sun Protective Cream Oil-Free by Institut’ DERMed is available in SPF 15 and SPF 28. It may be used by patients with normal to oily skin types. The creams contain parsol, micronized titanium dioxide, and zinc, which protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. They also moisturize and protect the skin against sun-induced free radical reactions that cause skin discoloration and premature aging.

For more information, contact Institut’ DERMed, 5598 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341; (866) 433-7633;

Wrinkle Cream

Private Label Partners offers (true)Promise Uplifted for instantly smoothing fine surface lines and giving the skin a matte finish upon application. The cream provides a smooth canvas for makeup application. (true)Promise Uplifted also protects the skin from environmental damage, reduces wrinkle depth, and replenishes the skin on a cellular level.

For additional information, contact LPI Inc, 4751 Wilshire Blvd, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010; (323) 549-4358;

Medicated Foundation

DermaciaMD introduces Lycogel, a physician-prescribed foundation makeup that allows the skin to breathe when applied. Lycogel is safe to use after reconstructive and aesthetic procedures. It increases oxygenation and reduces redness, swelling, and irritation while soothing sensitive skin. It contains vitamins A, C, and E, and has SPF 30. The makeup boasts pharmacy-grade water that is devoid of minerals to prevent bacteria and other minerals that can irritate the skin when it is trying to heal. The Lycogel line offers two products: Lycogel Camouflage and Lycogel Concealer. Both products can be used after CO2 laser treatments, chemical peels, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, laser hair removal, and facelifts.

For more information, contact DemaciaMD, 660 Newport Center Dr, Suite 900, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (888) 800-4627;

Tattoo-Removing Laser

Candela Corp introduces its AlexLAZR Q-switched alexandrite system for removal of tattoos and pigmented lesions. The AlexLAZR also treats black, blue, and green pigments as well as age spots, sun spots, and Ota’s nevi. The laser removes tattoos by penetrating the skin with light energy and fragmenting the tattoo ink. Once the tattoo pigment is broken up, the body’s natural process of phagocytosis removes the tiny ink particles from the skin. The 755-nm wavelength allows safe and effective treatments. The system’s high-intensity and ultrashort pulses trigger the body’s natural reabsorption of pigment and minimizes tissue damage and scarring.

For more information, contact Candela Corp, 530 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778; (800) 733-8550;

Bipolar Forceps

Megadyne Medical Products introduces its line of reduced-stick bipolar forceps electrodes. The forceps’ polished tips reduce tissue adherence and the risk of injury to the patient by limiting stray current, which is common with monopolar electrosurgery. The reusable forceps are available in six styles—Scoville-Greenwood, Jeweler, Cushing, Adson, Semkin, and Gerald—and are powered by the company’s Mega Power Electrosurgical Generator. The latex-free forceps come with a disposable cable and feature a flying lead style. They are compatible with all standard bipolar generators. A light closing force causes less fatigue over time.

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

Eyelash Amplifier

Redpoint Anti-Aging Cosmetics offers MegaLash Mascara, an eyelash amplifier with encapsulated pigments that provide a glossy look. The mascara features a long wand that gives the user more control during application. The conical brush grabs each lash to evenly distribute the mascara. According to the company, the water-resistant mascara increases lash volume up to 727% after two applications. The mascara contains antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E, as well as Redpoint’s signature blend of polymers that create sleek, intense color and an age-defying finish. It is available in Satin Black and Black Chestnut.

For more information, contact Intelligent Beauty, 2447 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; (310) 683-0940;

Surgical Glove

Ansell Limited introduces Encore® HydraSoft™, a powder-free, latex surgical glove with a coating that retains moisture and hydrates the skin. The glove uses two moisturizers—glycerine, which attracts and retains water, and dimethicone, which prevents the skin from drying out. It also features patent-pending SureFit™ technology, which provides surgeons, nurses, and health care professionals with barrier protection during operating-room procedures.

For additional information, contact Ansell Healthcare, 200 Schulz Dr, Red Bank, NJ 07701; (800) 952-9916;

Oil-Free Makeup

Absence Primer by Jane Iredale—The Skin Care Makeup® absorbs oil, controls overactive sebaceous glands, and regulates the pH balance of the skin. Absence features hydrated silica, which acts like a liposome. The hydrated silica forms a sphere with extracts of green tea, pomegranate, and seaweed that are attached to the outside of the sphere. The inside of the sphere is filled with seaweed compounds that are released by the action of body heat. The seaweeds reduce sebaceous hypersecretion. The empty silica shell begins to absorb sebum without affecting the moisture on the skin, because hydrated silica can hold seven times its molecular weight in oil. By encapsulating the oil, it forms a barrier between it and the makeup so that the wearer can stay oil-free all day. Absence also contains titanium and micronized zinc oxide for broad-spectrum SPF 15 protection. The makeup looks white in the compact, but it is transparent when applied. Absence is for patients with lighter skin tones. A second color, Absence 2, is available for those with darker complexions.

For more information, contact Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Ltd, 28 Church St, Great Barrington, MA 01230; (800) 762-1132;