Marketing Books Practice Passport by MDPublish is a customized consumer book that is written in the physician’s own voice and showcases any aesthetic practice. The books are designed to educate and inform readers about who you are and what you offer. Fees start at $6 per book for a 96-page format with a full-color cover design.
Moisturizing Cream Javani® Deep Moisturizing Cream by Kushka Cosmetics is a collagen-based moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin on contact, and infuses it with moisture, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential oils. The cream delivers Micronized Intact Collagen™, which absorbs into the epidermis to improve the cell-renewal process and leave the skin soft and supple. The all-natural product is alcohol free and does not leave an oily residue. It can be used as a daily facial and body moisturizer and during any skin-rejuvenation treatment. Repeated use helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For more information, contact Kushka Cosmetics LLC, 3501 S Fourth St, Suite B, Leavenworth, KS 66048; (877) 797-3666; www.myjavani.com
Skin Toner Revitalizing Toner by kaplanMD is a refreshing mist spray that revives skin without disturbing its natural moisture balance. Meadowsweet and watercress extracts refine pores and exfoliate dull skin. Chamomile and licorice extracts, along with 40% aloe vera juice, cool inflamed, reddened skin. Eight aloe vera amino acids and vitamins restore skin tissues and soften skin texture. The toner may be applied with a cotton ball or sprayed as a mist.
For more information, contact kaplanMD Inc, 435 N Roxbury Dr, Suite 210, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; (310) 395-5006; www.kaplanMD.com
Antiaging Night Cream Correction Fluid antiaging night cream with Brightening Booster by PRESCRIBEDsolutions® may be used on skin that has been challenged by environmental damage and the aging process. The cream is loaded with vitamins, hydrators, and antiaging ingredients. According to the company, STAY-C 50 reduces skin roughness by 15% after 2 months and reduces the color of age spots by 25%. Bisabolol acts as an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory, and accelerates the healing process of dry, dehydrated, and undernourished skin. Arginine inhibits the breakdown of protein in aging skin; and dimethylaminoethanol improves skin resilience, tone, and texture. The cream also diminishes enlarged pores, scarring, and discoloration.
For more information, contact PRESCRIBEDsolutions, 900 Broadway, Suite 5R, New York, NY 10003; (888) 868-0104; www.prescribedsolutions.com
Skin Care Duo Neova® Advanced Perfecting Elixir and Refining Lift Eye Gelée (pictured) are formulated with power-peptide AHK copper, which produces collagen and elastin, leaving the skin healthy and radiant. Neova Advanced also combines hyaluronic acid, betaglucan, and antioxidants to defend and protect the skin from environmental damage.
For more information, contact ProCyte, PO Box 808, Redmond, WA 98073-0808; (888) 966-1010; www.procyte.com
Facial Filler BioForm Medical announces that the FDA has approved Radiesse® aesthetic dermal filler for the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Radiesse also received a second FDA approval for the long-lasting correction of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus. Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel. It fills and stimulates the body to produce new collagen for immediate results that last about 1 year or more.
For additional information, contact BioForm Medical Inc, 1875 S Grant St, Suite 110, San Mateo, CA 94103; (866) 862-1211; www.bioformmedical.com
Vital-Signs Monitor The Waveline Plus vital-signs monitor by DRE features high resolution with its 10.4-inch diagonal color thin-film transistor display. The Waveline Plus is fully upgradable with a maximum of seven parameters, including pulse oximetry, EKG, adult/pediatric/neonate noninvasive blood pressure, dual temperatures, respiration, optional invasive blood pressure, and end tidal CO2. It comes equipped with an optical encoder for easy transitions through the menu pages.
For additional information, contact DRE Inc, 1800 Williamson Court, Louisville, KY 40223; (800) 477-2006; www.dremed.com
Skin Products Web Site Physicians Complex introduces its new Web site, www.physicianscomplex.com. The site informs and educates plastic surgeons about its products—from anti-aging to lip enhancers and sun protection. Its secure “physicians-only” section allows registered physicians to access a shopping cart, product information, marketing information, and account information.
For more information, contact COSMED Inc, 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd, Suite 302-B, Duluth, GA 30097; (800) 826-4480; www.physicianscomplex.com
Medical Laser The SkinClear™ Q-switched Nd:YAG laser by Sybaritic is a portable, safe, easy-to-use system for treating tattoos and pigmented lesions. SkinClear uses potassium titanium oxide crystal “frequency wavelength doubling” to allow users to easily switch between a 1064-nm single-wavelength laser beam and 532 nm to effectively treat a variety of tattoo colors. At 532 nm, SkinClear targets red, tan, purple, and orange pigments. At 1064 nm, SkinClear targets dark pigment colors, such as blue-black and black. SkinClear also targets and removes pigmented lesions through selective photothermolysis. The laser’s technology provides sufficient energy per pulse and provides noninvasive treatment to allow patients to continue normal activity with minimal to no downtime.
For more information, contact Sybaritic Inc, 9220 James Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55431; (800) 445-8418; www.sybaritic.com
LED Laser LightBioScience® offers GentleWaves® Elite, a compact unit that stimulates collagen formation while suppressing collagen-degrading enzymes. With its portable design and easy-to-use handpiece, GentleWaves Elite is the first LED device to be approved by the FDA for wrinkle reduction. GentleWaves’ patented LED Photomodulation’s nonthermal, pulsing technology allows aestheticians to alter collagen formation without heat and without causing cellular injury. The Elite treats skin on any area of the body: A patient’s entire face, neck, and chest may be treated in less than 5 minutes. The laser also reduces redness and skin irritation after photofacials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
For more information, contact LightBioscience LLC, 933 First Colonial Rd, Suite 204, Virginia Beach, VA 23454; (888) 647-6219; www.lightbioscience.com
Topical Skin Creams Relastin Eye Silk (pictured) and Skin Revitalizer by Revance Therapeutics are topical treatments that produce elastin and penetrate into the skin’s surface to hydrate and tighten without the risk and discomfort of needles or invasive procedures. Eye Silk may be used for delicate areas, and Skin Revitalizer may be used all over the face. According to the company, patients say they saw a decrease in dark circles, eye puffiness, and fine lines and wrinkles after 2 weeks of use.
For additional information, contact Revance Therapeutics Inc, 2400 Bayshore Pkwy, Suite 100, Mountain View, CA 94043; (800) 808-2624; www.relastin.com
Examination Light Waldmann Lighting introduces the Halux® 50 examination light through its Derungs line of medical lighting. The Halux 50 features a high intensity of 73,000 lux (6,800 foot-candles) at 16 inches and 60,000 lux (5,600 foot-candles) at 18 inches. The light features a 50-watt IR-coated halogen–xenon bulb, which provides a 3,000-hour bulb life and 3,400 K color temperature. The bulb produces an 8-inch light beam, which provides comfort to physicians and patients. An optional color-correction filter is available to achieve color temperatures greater than 4,000 K. The fully rotational light head features double-wall construction to ensure that the housing surface temperature remains cool to the touch. The light’s articulated arm provides a 38-inch easy-reach to the patient, and provides ergonomic knobs for “stay-put” adjustment.
The luminaire includes a portable stand that can be moved to different locations within a hospital or clinic. Mounting options, including a telescopic ceiling mount, wall mount, rail mount, or table clamp, are also available. A separate extension arm, which adds 15 inches of extended reach to the light, is available with the wall- or rail-mount options.
For additional information, contact Waldmann Lighting Co, 9 W Century Dr, Wheeling, IL 60090; (800) 634-0007; www.waldmannlighting.com
Data-Entry Pad RSI MedPad™ by ResultSet provides a cost-effective alternative to complex data entry. It is not a traditional tablet PC, but a digital electronic pad that can store up to 150 pages, which makes the transition to a paperless practice easy. Digitally store patient consultations, consent forms, superbills, and medical histories. RSI MedPad allows physicians to use the forms they are currently using. With the RSI MedPad, physicians can write using a special ink pen on ordinary paper; and draw, write, and annotate without the use of a computer or scanner. When completed, they simply upload the documents from the RSI MedPad to the patient’s medical record using a USB interface.
For additional information, contact ResultSet Inc, 912 Northwest Hwy, Suite 111, Fox River Grove, IL 60021; (866) 269-3519; www.resultset.com
Image-Management Software Canfield Imaging Systems’ Mirror Imaging Software for medical image management and aesthetic simulation allows physicians to tailor their imaging software to fit their needs and budgets. Mirror medical image management delivers full-featured, medical-specific image management in a patient-chart structure, with essential features such as easy side-by-side viewing, an on-screen loupe tool, preconfigured diagnosis and procedure libraries, and HIPAA security features. For lectures, publishing, consultations, and surgical planning, Mirror advanced imaging tools provide tethered image capture directly into the patient’s chart; and “quick-click” color correction, resizing, and measurements and annotation for optimizing images, streamlining workflow, and enhancing visual communication. Mirror aesthetic simulation tools quickly and realistically simulate the results of laser resurfacing, liposuction, rhinoplasty, or any other aesthetic procedure.
Patient Payment Plans CareCredit® patient payment plans help your practice grow by allowing patients to have the aesthetic procedures they want when they want them. With CareCredit, you can make your services accessible to more patients by offering a comprehensive range of no-interest and low-interest payment plans that have no up-front costs, no annual fees, and no prepayment penalties. CareCredit is easy to use and integrate into your practice. The program features an easy application process, instant credit decisions, high approval rates, comprehensive training, and ongoing practice support.
For more information, contact CareCredit, PO Box 1710, Costa Mesa, CA 92628; (866) 247-3049; www.carecredit.com
Physician-Referral Site Mojo Interactive produces LocateADoc.com, a physician-referral site that provides 24 million pages of educational content that is indexed on Google and other search engines. The site contains testimonial sections, before-and-after photo galleries, virtual office tours, and back-end access for real-time updating. The site allows users to quickly compare surgeons and find the one that’s right for the procedure they are seeking. LocateADoc.com is a partner of womensforum.com and its 9 million monthly visitors. Mojo also offers the FlexMD suite of Web-site–management tools.
For more information, contact Mojo Interactive, 1060 Woodcock Rd, Orlando, FL 32803; (407) 830-9957; www.mojointeractive.com
Refund Request Program Because giving a patient a refund may have dangerous legal ramifications for surgeons, the DISAPPEAR program by Medical Justice addresses requests for refunds by patients who are unhappy with their surgical results. The program helps defuse a potentially delicate situation and preserves the physician–patient relationship. The DISAPPEAR program is available free of charge to Medical Justice plan members.
For additional information, contact Medical Justice, PO Box 49669, Greensboro, NC 27419; (877) MED-JUST; www.medicaljustice.com
PC-Based Software Practice 2007 by NexTech Systems is a program created to enhance the management, marketing, and record-keeping of plastic surgery practices. Practice 2007 features Web-site integration, billing, financial transactions, scheduling, mass mail-merging with Microsoft Word®, mass e-mailing, links to photo imaging, and bar-code scanning. It interacts with Palm PDAs, Pocket PCs, and wireless tablet PCs. The company also offers NexEMR, which reduces the use of paper and analyzes clinical services, outcomes, and prescription histories. It comes with customizable consultation notes and preoperative, operative, office-procedure, and progress notes.
For additional information, contact NexTech Systems Inc, 5654 Marquesas Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233; (800) 490-0821; www.nextech.com
Macintosh-Based Software Nopali software helps plastic surgeons organize their offices. The software includes a scheduler, a referral tracker, electronic medical records, a quote manager, a patient bookkeeper, an office ledger, an insurance biller, an inventory manager, an image librarian, a letter generator, an office statistician, a mailing-list maker, and a patient information packager. A Macintosh computer that runs OS 10.4 is required. A large monitor is also recommended.
For additional information, contact Nopali, 93 St Joseph Blvd W, Montreal, QC, H2T 2P5 Canada; (866) 462-6476; www.nopali.com