Lutronic USA, Seoul, Korea, introduces its Mosaic fractional laser system that uses microfractional technology to treat scars, sun-damaged skin, and melasma. Mosaic uses Lutronic’s patented controlled chaos technology (CCT), which delivers multiple arrays of randomized microscopic laser beams to the skin. The CCT ensures that micronecrotic columns (MNCs) are randomly delivered and sufficiently spaced apart to achieve a more natural, uniform treatment and prevent unnecessary bulk thermal damages caused by conventional linear delivery methods. Mosaic features a user-friendly touch-screen LCD interface and robust “flash” software that allows the physician to customize treatments.
NATURAL BROW LIFT
Natural First Look LLC, Camarillo, Calif, offers its TarlEl’s Brow-Lift, which lifts the brows using a low frequency (10-50 Hz) vibration that stimulates and exercises the forehead muscles promoting brow muscle tone and growth. According to the company, when used as recommended, wrinkles disappear and the skin becomes firm and resilient, creating a more youthful look.
Medicalia International, Daytona Beach, Fla, offers its Medi-Soothe® Gentle Cleanser for the face. It is recommended for dry and sensitive skin with microcirculation problems, such as couperose, erythrose, and rosacea. It may be used before and after aesthetic procedures. Key ingredients include sodium lauroyl oat, green tea, chamomile, allantoin, and french rose.
SPA PRODUCT BOOK
Universal Companies, Abingdon, Va, offers its 2008 Spa Resource Book. According to the company, the focus of the catalog is “Green” in an effort to encourage its suppliers to reformulate or redesign their products to incorporate earth-friendly materials. The catalog features a section that includes products that are environmentally friendly. The 2008 edition of the Spa Resource Book is 450 pages and includes more than 5,000 products.
Vaser® Hi Def™by Sound Surgical Technologies, Louisville, Colo, creates a sculpted, athletic appearance in males and females by precisely removing superficial and deep fat around muscle groups in order to enhance the visibility of the underlying musculature. Vaser Hi Def can be performed on the abdomen, on female breasts, the male chest, the back, the arms, the thighs, the buttocks, the hips, and the waist.
ELECTRICAL SUCTION DEVICE
New Leaf Medical, Columbia Station, Ohio, offers its E-Vac™ disposable electrosurgical suction technology that removes smoke plume from the surgery room. The device quickly attaches to the ES pencil and captures hazardous particles and fluids directly at their source, before being released into the environment. The device is easy to use, accommodates a variety of electrodes, and requires no modifications or electrode adapters.
Cosmetic Image Marketing, Sausalito, Calif, offers its Quick Blitz Tool Kit for Aesthetics, which provides everything you need to see a surge of patients in your aesthetic practice within 30 days—guaranteed. The kit also provides information on how to get the telephone to ring, how to increase the word-of-mouth referrals, and how to increase revenues-per-patient.
3M Health Care, St Paul, Minn, offers its Avagard™ Foam Instant Hand Antiseptic with moisturizers (62% w/w ethyl alcohol). Avagard Foam is a quick-drying, nonaerosol product that effectively kills bacteria. It contains a blend of five emollients, which moisturize and condition the hands. Avagard Foam does not contain gel-thickening agents that clog dispensers or leave gel residue on hands after the alcohol has evaporated. The Hand Antiseptic is safe for repeat use and is compatible with latex and synthetic nonlatex gloves. It also is compatible with chlorhexidine gluconate.
Purigenex, Santa Monica, Calif, introduces an anti-aging formula, which is made of refrigerated, ionized collagen that is applied topically to replenish and restore dermal tissue weakened by aging, sun damage, and acne. It may be used after laser treatments, microcurrent treatments, IPL, thermage, and glycolic peels. According to the company, the formula softens wrinkles and lifts sagging and loose skin. Continued use plumps and tones the skin, relieves acne scars, and smoothens the texture of the skin.
Dale Medical Products, Plainville, Mass, offers its postsurgical bra that securely holds dressings and makes it easier to be examined and treated. The bra features a stretch knit fabric that allows the surgical site to breathe and has a smooth, seamless design that stretches vertically and horizontally to provide the proper compression and support. The bra also features a Velcro®–type front closure to facilitate dressing changes. The bra is available in five sizes (S, M, L, XL, and XXL).
AESTHETIC SURGERY BLOG
NewImage.com, Norwalk, Conn, introduces an aesthetic surgery blog, mycosmeticsurgeryblog.com, in a joint effort with patient education advocate Marianne Guarena. In her blog, Guarena speaks of her personal experiences with aesthetic surgery, and provides reliable information, emotional support, and education about different procedures to help patients make informed decisions about the type of surgery they are seeking.
LED LIGHT FOOT THERAPY
Skincare Technology Inc, Chicago, introduces Revitalight’s FootSpa, an LED light therapy for the feet that provides relief of everyday aches and pains. The FootSpa uses red and amber LED light therapy to increase blood flow and stimulate collagen production to reduce the appearance of veins and age spots on the feet.
VITAMIN C PRODUCTS
Benev Co, Mission Viejo, Calif, introduces its skin care product line that features tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, an oil-soluble form of vitamin C that penetrates into the skin and delivers 50 times more vitamin C than ascorbic acid, according to the company. It also increases collagen synthesis twice as much as ascorbic acid. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate inhibits metalloproteinase enzymes, which destroy the skin’s collagen network and affect the health of the extracellular matrix, decreasing the risks associated with UVA/UVB damage. Vitamin C treatments improve the quality of mature skin, neutralize free radicals, lighten and prevent age and sun spots, tone and firm skin, and reduce the appearance of dark undereye circles.