Wound Therapy System

Medela introduces its Invia® Healing System, a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) unit used to heal chronic and acute wounds. The system features a dual mechanism that includes antimicrobial properties and active drainage that controls and prevents infection. Invia comes with the Vario 18 AC/DC constant/intermittent aspirator pump that applies gentle negative pressure to the wound and an advanced wound-dressing kit that promotes healing. Invia includes a gauze-based dressing that stops the infection before it starts. The system may be used to heal various types of wounds including pressure wounds; chronic, acute, and dehisced wounds; partial-thickness burns; and flaps and grafts.

Medical Technology
1101 Corporate Dr, McHenry, IL 60050
(877) 735-1626

Skin Nutrient

Tissue Nutrient Solution (TNS) by SkinMedica, previously available only for home use, is now formulated as TNS Serum (pictured) for in-office treatments and is delivered through the HydraFacial MD system by Edge Systems. TNS Serum leverages the growth factor technology Nouricel-MD®, which is used in the TNS Recovery Complex®. TNS and HydraFacial treatments improve fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and rough skin. A supplementary home care kit enhances the treatment results between in-office treatments. HydraFacial MD uses a handpiece and a patented disposable tip with a spiral design, which increases the time that the serum is in contact with the skin.

Edge Systems Corp
2277 Redondo Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755
(800) 603-4996

Payment Program

Skincare Technology introduces a smart-card payment program for its Revitalight (pictured) and HandSpa equipment. The system works similarly to a prepaid phone card. With the smart card, spa owners pay as they go by simply buying a certain amount of time that is loaded onto a credit card–sized smart card. When the equipment is used, the spa owner inserts the card into the smart card reader attached to the side of the equipment. The time they use is deducted from the card and is ready for the next use.

Skincare Technology Inc
119 W Hubbard St, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60610
(888) 807-SKIN

Practice-Management Software

iMARS Software Systems offers its marketing software, a patient-management tool that features seamless integration to an online mass e-mail processing center. iMARS allows physicians to select targeted patient lists based on demographics, procedure of interest, and date of last visit. E-Newsletter templates are designed and targeted for health- and beauty-conscious patients. iMARS products and services are versatile and easy to implement. The company offers a pay-as-you-use pricing system.

iMARS Software Systems
468 N Camden Dr, Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-5671

Skin Care Line

The Remergent skin care line addresses the effects of photodamaged skin, and repairs and restores the skin’s DNA to produce an even tone and texture with fewer lines and wrinkles. Remergent features DNA repair enzymes that are delivered in pH-sensitive liposomes. The products counter UV damage by reprogramming the skin’s genetic code. The skin care line includes the Barrier Repair Formula, DNA Repair Formula, Antioxidant Refoliator, Clarifying Concentrate, Microcirculation Therapy, A.M. Moisture SPF 15, and High Intensity SPF 30.

AGI Dermatics
205 Buffalo Ave, Freeport, NY 11520
(800) 590-4244

Cell-Renewal Cream

Institut’ DERMed’s Cell Renewal Polish is a nonabrasive exfoliating scrub formulated with zeolite minerals, date seeds, jojoba beads, and fruit enzymes. The polish removes dead-cell buildup and stimulates circulation to even out skin tone and texture.

Institut’ DERMed
5598 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341
(866) 433-7633

Fractional Laser

Syneron Medical introduces Matrix IR™, an elos™ fractional applicator for use with the eMax™ and eLaser™ systems. Matrix IR combines fractional optical energy with radiofrequency for deep dermal heating to effectively treat wrinkles. Matrix IR creates microthermal bands of heat and leaves the surrounding tissue intact to act as a “healing reservoir” for the thermally damaged tissue. The undamaged tissue promotes healing and ensures limited patient downtime.

Syneron Inc
111 Granton Dr, Unit 110, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada L4B 1L5
(866) 259-6661

Sunscreen Spray

Sweet Orange Sprayable Sunscreen by Korres Natural Products features orange extracts and is rich in flavanoids to accelerate tanning and reinforce the role of melanin. Titanium dioxide and shea butter provide UVA, UVB, and IR protection, and Active Aloe® supports the immune system of the skin and helps reduce the visible signs of aging. The sunscreen is noncomedogenic, water resistant, and free of minerals, silicone, propylene glycol, and ethanolamine.

Korres Natural Products
584 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-5444

Product and Spa Directory

The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association offer the 16th edition of their Day Spa and Medical Spa Directory. The 80-page directory is a four-color nationwide guide to day spas, medical spas, spa products, and spa services. It features spa and business members, and individuals organized by region and category. A reference tool helps the reader locate treatments and services offered by the spas. This edition includes editorials by the directory’s new editor, Preethi Burkholder. It also includes tips for running a successful spa and guidelines that educate patients about what they should expect from a day spa.

the Day Spa Association
520 23rd St, Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 865-2065

Skin Care Line

Allergan offers Vivité™, a skin care line that revitalizes and shields the skin to reduce the signs of aging. Vivité features GLX Technology™, a blend of hydrating glycolic acid and natural antioxidants that renew the skin and enhance its natural production of hyaluronic acid, stimulating epidermal growth factor and collagen. The products contain glycolic compound concentrations of up to 20%, which is safe for at-home use because it undergoes a proprietary process called partial neutralization. Partial neutralization optimizes the pH balance to match the natural pH of the skin and allows the glycolic acid to be released during an extended period of time to provide the benefits of higher concentrations of glycolic acid with minimized skin irritation. The skin care line includes Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum, Night Renewal Facial Cream, and Revitalizing Eye Treatment.

Allergan Inc
PO Box 19534, Irvine, CA 92623
(714) 246-4500

Aesthetic Laser

Hoya ConBio™ offers the RevLite™ Electro-Optic (EO) Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with PhotoAcoustic Therapy Pulse (PTP). The laser is FDA-cleared for all skin types and may be used for removing tattoos, resurfacing skin, removing hair, and treating vascular and pigmented lesions. According to the company, RevLite disperses energy throughout the layers of the epidermis faster than the normal relaxation time of the tissue. The EO Q-switch provides a high-speed shutter that produces nanosecond pulse durations. The repetition rates of PTP technology produce energy output over a large spot size at the same fluence level, allowing physicians to treat large areas effectively and rapidly.

Hoya ConBio
47733 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
(800) 532-1064

Smokers’ Wrinkle Cream

SmokersRx® by Cosmetic Garments™ is a wrinkle cream that reverses skin damage caused by smoking. SmokersRx contains antioxidants that stop the formation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that cause skin damage. The antioxidants also stop chain reactions initiated by reactive molecules. This allows DNA repair to reverse the damage created by smoking.

Cosmetic Garments
1500 S Central Ave, Suite 126, Glendale, CA 91204
(800) 210-6587

Facial Toner

Abrioné introduces Vanishing Point, an antiaging facial toner with alpha-hydroxy acids to eliminate dead cells on the surface of the skin and stimulate collagen production. When applied, the toner livens the underlying skin cells, hydrating them and keeping them moist. Vanishing Point contains vitamin E and royal jelly, which work together to calm the skin and shrink the pores. Aloe vera extract relieves dry, cracked skin; and its anti-inflammatory properties counteract any irritation caused by the alpha hydroxy acids.

VB Cosmetics
318 S Bracken Lane, Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 814-8300

Eye Cream

ELASTIderm™ Night Eye Cream by Obagi replenishes elastin and collagen around the eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. ELASTIderm uses Penetrating Therapeutics™ to stimulate elasticity and strengthen the skin. Malonic acid stimulates production of new skin cells, and blueberry extract provides antioxidants to eliminate free radicals.

Obagi Medical Products Inc
310 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802