Body Scrub Fight the signs of aging with Red Wine Body Scrub by Abrioné. The body scrub contains green tea, cranberry, grape seed oil, and vitamin E to fight the signs of aging. The all-natural scrub with menthol and peppermint helps stimulate circulation. The Abrioné line includes facial, bath, and body products.
For additional information, contact VB Cosmetics, 318 S Bracken Lane, Chandler, AZ 85224; (480) 814-8300; www.abrione.com.
Surgical Tool MicroAire® introduces EpiCut 55, a surgical tool for breast-reduction and breast-reconstruction procedures. EpiCut 55 offers an alternative to free-hand de-epithelialization: It features a wide 55°-angle V-shaped blade that controls the removal of epithelial tissue during breast reconstruction. EpiCut 55 ensures dermis vascularity by shearing epithelial-tissue strips at a safe depth and width with more control and precision. The sterile and disposable tool is available in a box of six.
For additional information, contact MicroAire, 1641 Edlich Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911; (800) 722-0822; www.EpiCut.com.
Body-Wash Sponge SpongeTech introduces Spongellé body-wash-infused sponges that comply with the new airline restrictions against liquids, lotions, moisturizers, cleansers, and other daily skin necessities. The sponges cleanse, moisturize, and protect the skin from neck to toe. They contain a delicate olive-oil and glycerin-based soap, humectants, free-radical scavengers, anti-aging ingredients, collagen, sea-kelp extracts, bergamot, lemongrass, vitamins, and botanicals. They are available in specially blended fragrances, including sandalwood–papaya, French lavender–meyer lemon, peony–cassis, citrus accord–musk, green tea–lily of the valley, and hot spice–ginger.
For more information, contact SpongeTech Inc, 5302 W 83rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (866) 753-8324; www.spongeables.com.
Facial Cleanser PCA Advanced Skin Care Systems addresses aging skin with pHaze 41 Creamy Cleanser, a facial formula for mature, dry, and sensitive skin. pHaze 41 Creamy Cleanser contains natural cleansers and anti-inflammatory extracts that remove dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping the skin of moisture and disrupting its delicate pH balance. The cleanser may be rinsed off with water or, for added anti-aging benefits, removed with a tissue or cotton pad.
For more information, contact PCA Advanced Skin Care Systems, 8501 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85253; (877) PCA-SKIN; www.pcaskin.com.
Skin Care Line Revision Skincare introduces its line of Advanced Skincare products that work together to diminish the signs of aging, maintain healthy skin, and repair damaged skin. The products are safe on all skin types and deliver active ingredients with little or no irritation. The skin care line includes vitamin C lotion, focused line repair, facial rinse, firming night treatment, facial wash, vitamin C eye complex, and Nectifirm™.
For more information, contact Revision Skincare, 9019 Premier Row, Dallas, TX 75247; (800) 385-6652; www.revisionskincare.com.
Sunscreen Swiss-American Products offers Elta Gold UV Shield with sun protection factor 45 and 9% Z-Cote®. Great for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin, the sunscreen provides oil-free, broad-spectrum protection. It can be used alone or under makeup; it spreads easily; and it penetrates quickly, leaving no residue on the skin’s surface. The cream also stops long-term photoaging.
For additional information, contact Swiss American Products, 2055 Luna Rd, Suite 126, Carrollton, TX 75006; (800) 633-8872; www.eltagold.com.
Saline Implants Allergan offers saline implants in a variety of textures that allow plastic surgeons to select the breast implant that precisely matches each patient’s body type and expectations for surgery. The Style 68 Smooth Round Saline Matrix offers three unique projections with the same base diameter and the industry’s lowest 7-year deflation rates. The BIOCELL® Surface Texture Round and Shaped saline implants allow mild tissue adherence for a secure implantation. The company also offers education programs, such as ALLERGAN ACADEMY™, which provide surgeons the knowledge they need to deliver the finest surgical results possible.
For additional information, contact Allergan, 5540 Ekwill St, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (800) 624-4261; www.allergan.com.
Neck Skin Cream Revision Skincare offers Nectifirm to address the signs of aging on the neck. Nectifirm rejuvenates skin on the neck and décolletage with seven active ingredients that work together to help strengthen the dermal–epidermal junction. Nectifirm tightens the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes roughness and creepiness, increases the skin’s elasticity, reduces adipose tissue in the jowl area and chin, and protects the skin from premature aging.
For additional information, contact Revision Skincare, 9019 Premier Row, Dallas, TX 75247; (800) 385-6652; www.revisionskincare.com.
Practice Software Practice 2007 by NexTech Systems is fully integrated practice-management, marketing, and medical-records software designed for plastic surgeons. Practice 2007, developed through close work with a client base of 1,500 plastic surgeons, is a comprehensive, modular software package for prospect tracking, scheduling, financial reporting, marketing, inventory, custom forms, electronic billing, and electronic medical records.
For additional information, contact NexTech Systems Inc, 5654 Marquesas Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233; (800) 490-0821; www.nextech.com.
Pulsed-Light System The Chromolite™ Intense Pulsed Light System with Smartlite™ Treatment Technology by Genesis Biosystems can be used for permanent hair reduction, active acne, vascular lesions, and photorejuvenation. Chromolite treats skin types I to V. No cooling gel is needed during treatments with the system. Light energy in the red or yellow spectral range is applied to the subsurface skin layers with reduced side effects and minimal patient discomfort.
The Chromolite System uses a lightweight, ergonomic handpiece with a Smartlite flash lamp that accepts filter attachments and lasts longer than other lamps (200,000 shots, compared with 2,500 for competitor models). The system works by using a broad spectrum of light energy in a range of wavelengths and high levels of light power in millisecond bursts. There is no need to overlap the large 15- x 50-mm treatment area provided by the flash lamp.
Also available with the Chromolite system is the Chromotest™ melanin reader, which eliminates the melanin content of the skin to determine the exact intense pulsed-light power level setting needed for each patient’s procedure.
For more information, contact Genesis Biosystems, 405 State Hwy, 121 Bypass, Suite D-120, Lewisville, TX 75067; (888) 577-PEEL; www.chromolite.us.
Skin-Rejuvenation System The Palomar StarLux® Pulsed Light and Laser System offers three handpiece attachments that work together to deliver the TriLux™ Process. Each handpiece treats a different layer of the dermis to rejuvenate the skin. The LuxG™ Pulsed Light Handpiece targets pigmented and vascular lesions to improve skin tone. The Lux1540 Fractional™ Laser Handpiece uses Palomar’s patented Fractional Photothermolysis to deliver soft-tissue coagulation and nonablative skin resurfacing for youthful skin texture. It is cleared by the FDA for soft-tissue coagulation but not for skin resurfacing. The LuxIR Fractional™ Infrared Handpiece uses fractional technology to tighten the skin through soft-tissue coagulation for an improvement in skin laxity. The StarLux System also offers permanent hair reduction, acne clearance, and leg-vein treatment.
For more information, contact Palomar Medical Technologies Inc, 82 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803; (800) PALOMAR; www.palomarmedical.com.