The Breast Bet
About 150 board-certified plastic surgeons can officially begin offering IDEAL IMPLANT®s to breast augmentation patients this month. The US Food and Drug Administration cleared the novel double-lumen breast implant for marketing in November 2014, and the first shipment is slated to hit surgeons’ offices in September.
Invented by Dallas plastic surgeon Robert S. Hamas, MD, the IDEAL IMPLANT is a saline breast implant that possesses some of the same characteristics seen with silicone gel implants, allowing for the more natural look and feel associated with gel minus some of the risks. Learn more about it at www.idealimplant.com
Skin In The Game
What causes birthmarks? What conditions are best treated by Intense Pulsed Light? AesthetiPedia, a new educational website powered by Lumenis, has the answer to these questions and more. It includes facts about each skin condition, overviews of available treatment options, an extensive before-and-after gallery, and a Find a Center directory to help patients find you. Check out the new site at www.aesthetipedia.com, and if you currently offer Lumenis treatments, sign up for the directory here: http://information.lumenis.com/find-a-physician-aesthetic-website
Free at Last
Back to school means back to life, and for many teens, this also means stress and stress-related acne. “Stress often triggers the body to over-produce hormones that stimulate sebaceous or oil glands and can cause acne flare-ups,” says New York City dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. In one study, students at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif, who had the greatest increase in stress during exams also had the worst acne.
To the rescue: The new AcneFree® 24 Hour Acne Clearing System. It features AcneFree® Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser, AcneFree® Renewing Toner and AcneFree® Repair Lotion—and is the only over-the-counter acne system with Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide. The AcneFree® 24 Hour Acne Clearing System can be purchased for $19.99 at retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.acnefree.com
Medico International Inc’s SC-290 Brazilian High-Back Above-the-Knee Body Shaper combines compression and comfort. The fully exposed gluteal area offers built-in relief for the buttocks to avoid collapse of the implantation area. Made with ultracompressive sateen fabric, there’s a one-side zipper with hook and eye for added convenience and a lightweight, built-in bra that’s ideal for natural fat transfer procedures. It’s available in beige or black for $62. (A Below-the-Knee version is available in black only.) For more information, call 1-877-411-7009 or 610-253-7009, email [email protected], or visit www.medicointernational.com