Cellulite Treatment

Cellu-Ice by Skin Spa Therapies is an at-home topical treatment for cellulite and stretch marks. This effervescent skin mousse provides fast, measurable results at far less than the cost of spa treatments. Cellu-Ice uses an advanced, clinically tested topical delivery system that enhances penetration, activity levels, and time-release of ingredients. It delivers the proprietary blend of pure retinol, gingko biloba, ivy extracts, butcherbroom, and caffeine in tiny nanospheres; so the clear, nonstaining product penetrates rapidly, without all the rubbing and massaging.

For additional information, contact Skin Spa Therapies, 3401 Andtree Blvd, Austin, TX 78724; (888) 898-7333; www.skinspatherapies.com.


 
Examination Lights

The PF Series examination lights from Sunnex Inc feature a uniquely designed lamp head and special reflectors that minimize heat output, keeping the light cool on skin. A stainless steel, rigid arm system allows the light to be easily adjusted for maximum light positioning. A swivel joint lamp head allows for easy vertical and horizontal adjustment of light. In addition, the PF Series is equipped with a safety space guard, offers up to 2,900 foot-candles of illumination, and is available in 120V or 230V.

For additional information, contact Sunnex Inc, 3 Huron Dr, Natick, MA 01760-1314; (800) 445-7869; www.sunnexonline.com.

 
Topical Anesthetic

Pain Ease®, a nonflammable instant skin refrigerant for use on skin, minor wounds, and mucous membranes, is available from Gebauer Co. The aerosol spray, available in mist or medium stream, is used for the temporary relief of pain associated with injections, starting IVs, venipuncture, minor surgical procedures and wounds, and sports injuries. The stream spray may also be used as a counterirritant in the management of myofascial pain, restricted motion, and muscle tension.

For additional information, contact Gebauer Co, 4444 E 153rd St, Cleveland, OH 44128; (800) 321-9348; www.gebauerco.com.

 
Online Video

IBCTV.com offers an online video that can be delivered through a practice’s Web site with no download required. IBCTV features a video patient evaluator to promote ongoing eye-to-eye communication between the patient and physician regarding details about procedures and experiences. IBCTV may be customized for each individual practice.

For additional information, contact IBCTV, 165 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607; (312) 738-0740; www.ibctv.com.

 
Skin Repair

To nourish, repair, and reinforce the skin’s structure, turn to Lipiad by G.M. Collin. Lipiad awakens the senses by enveloping the skin in a subtle floral and woody scent. It also revitalizes the skin with an intense nourishing complex made of 100% botanical oils and vitamins. Lipiad contains more than 15 potent ingredients that mimic the skin’s essential lipids to help maintain moisture and elasticity, thus re-establishing the skin’s balance.

For more information, contact G.M. Collin, 1 Eva Rd, Suite 406, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M9C 4Z5; (416) 621-2227; www.gmcollin.com.

 
Surgical Microscope

Leica Microsystems Inc’s innovative Leica M520 F40 surgical microscope provides bright illumination and outstanding depth of field for surgery. It features the F40 slim stand with Micro­Base™ technology to provide balance and stability to keep the long swing arm steady and securely positioned above the operating table. Post­oscillation is prevented by Leica’s EBS (electromagnetic brake system) on six axes and the two-foot brakes.

For additional information, contact Leica Microsystems Inc, 2345 Waukegan Rd, Bannockburn, IL 60015; (800) 248-0123; www.leica-microsystems.com.

 
Latex Gloves

For exam gloves that combine the elasticity of latex and the strength of copolymers, turn to Polymed® by Sempermed. Polymed contains 50 micrograms or less of total water-extractable proteins per gram, which reduces the potential for allergic reactions. The glove also offers powder-free protection. Polymed’s unique multilayer coating provides added comfort against the skin, and the micro-rough surface on the fingers and palm offers excellent sensing and a safe grip. The beaded cuff increases the glove’s strength and protection.

For more information, contact Sempermed USA Inc, 13900 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762; (800) 366-9545; www.sempermedusa.com.

 
Online Directory

Puur Spa introduces a beauty magazine–style online directory, cosmeticsurgeryandspa.com. With three clicks, a patient can find any practice. Advertisers can see a  return on investment of 25/1 or more. Besides beautifully designed full-page ads for each of the listings, the directory combines cosmetic surgery, medical spas, and day spas, all in one place.

For more information, contact Puur Spa, PO Box 9575, San Diego, CA 92169; (888) 267-1858; www.puurspa.com.

 
Marketing Tool

Candace Crow Design offers Revenez à Vous, an educational/marketing tool that explains and promotes plastic surgery. Revenez à Vous, which is available on a CD that can be loaded on an existing computer, allows the user to pick any of the procedures included in the program. Revenez à Vous books patients and reduces the time spent answering questions. Touch-screen options also are available.

For more information, contact Candace Crowe Design, 3452 Lake Lynda Dr, Suite 160, Orlando, FL 32817; (407) 384-7676; www.candacecrowe.com.

 
Imaging Tool

Canfield Imaging Systems offers Visia, a photographic imaging tool for measurement and analysis of surface and subsurface facial skin conditions, now available in nine languages. The system captures multi-spectral photos of the face examining the complexion for wrinkles, spots, pores, evenness, and UV spots. It also grades the patient’s skin features relative to others of the same sex, age, and skin type, enabling professionals to develop targeted treatment programs.

For additional information, contact Canfield Imaging Systems, 253 Passaic Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004; (800) 815-4330; www.canfieldsci.com.

 
Hand Sanitizer

Sprixx offers an un­scented hand sanitizer that contains 63% ethyl alcohol with emollients. It is available to use with the Sprixx XE Dis­penser, which looks like a beeper and may be clipped to a belt or clothing. It operates with a single hand, and it is ergo­nomically designed to sanitize hands on the go.

For more inform­ation, contact Sprixx, 727 Bond Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; (866) 477-7499; www.sprixx.com.

 
Patient Payment Plans

CareCredit® offers patient payment plans, which help make services more accessible to a wider range of patients by removing cost as an obstacle. CareCredit’s no-interest payment plans attract more patients, convert more consultations into procedures, and increase the repeat patient base. The CareCredit revolving line of credit is ideal for additional or multiple procedures, and separate checks are issued to multiple providers.

For additional information, contact CareCredit, 2995 Red Hill Ave, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (800) 839-9078; www.carecredit.com.

 
Lip Booster

Looking to increase the size and enhance the color of lips? Cosmed Inc offers Physicians Complex Lip Enhancer to boost the results of lip injections and augmentation. Containing a chain of peptides and niacin to increase blood flow and improve circulation to the lips, Lip Enhancer can also be used as a stand-alone product. After 14 days of continued use, applied two to three times a day, the peptides will stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the lips, according to the company. Retinol and vitamin E have also been incorporated to protect the lips.

For additional information, contact Cosmed Inc, 3883 Rogers Bridge Rd, Suite 302-B, Duluth, GA 30097; (800) 826-4480; [email protected]

 
Educational Brochure

The American Asso­ciation of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) introduces Office Based Anesthesia: What Every Patient Should Know to Prepare for Surgery and Anesthesia in a Physician’s Office. The brochure provides information regarding patient concerns on anesthesia safety, and guides patients on what questions to ask their surgeon and anesthetist be­fore having a procedure done in an office.

For additional information, contact The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 222 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001; (847) 655-1129; [email protected]

 
Surgical Instruments

Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers Inc introduces the Bontempi® line of German-made cosmetic surgery instruments, which are manufactured from high-quality surgical steel. The scissors, needle holders, and forceps feature tungsten carbide inserts. A life-time guarantee against failures of materials or workmanship is available.

For more information, contact Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers Inc, 1316 Rockbridge Rd, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA 30087; (800) 525-7752; www.cosmeticsurgerysuppliers.com.

 
Skin Resurfacing System

Edge Systems Corp offers HydraFacial MD™, which is a noninvasive, nonirritating skin resurfacing system that simultaneously exfoliates dead skin cells while flooding the skin with deep cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating, and antioxidant serums. The serums are clinically formulated to improve the appearance of acne-prone skin, and reduce hyperpigmentation and signs of aging. The process is cool, comfortable, and leaves the skin clean, moist, and polished. HydraFacial MD, with its intuitive touchscreen controls, is complete with diagrams and tutorials, and offers treatment regimens for a wide variety of skin conditions.

For additional information, contact Edge Systems Corp, 2277 Redondo Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755; (800) 603-4996; www.edgesystem.net.