DRY SKIN REGIMEN
The Fibrogene skin care line by Darphin, New York City, brings relief to tight, parched skin while defending it against the signs of aging. The Fibrogene formulas provide lipids to the skin to maintain a strong and effective barrier. Each product emits a scent—a combination of lemon, bitter orange, grapefruit, rose, jasmine, neroli, sandal, and tonka bean. Fibrogene is available in Line Response Nourishing Serum, Line Response Nourishing Cream, and Line Response Nourishing Balm.
NiaDyne, Research Triangle Park, NC, offers its NIA 24™ Sun Damage Repair for the décolletage, shoulders, and hands. NIA 24 contains NIA 24’s Pro-Niacin™ molecule (2.5%), which is clinically shown to improve the skin’s smoothness, texture, and tone while reducing hyperpigmentation. The niacin molecule repairs DNA damage, promotes skin cell generation, and stimulates the release of leptin, which activates the skin’s natural wound-healing response.
Medicalia, Daytona Beach, Fla, offers its Medi-Soothe® Gentle Cleanser, which contains natural emulsified oils and an anti-irritant. Medi-Soothe Gentle Cleanser is recommended for dry and sensitive skin with microcirculation problems, such as couperose, erythrose, and rosacea. It is recommended for use before and after medical aesthetic procedures. The cleanser is suitable for all skin types.
Benev Co, Mission Viejo, Calif, offers its TCA Peel Solution, which is formulated with pure ingredients with no “fillers” to provide consistent chemical peels. Peel Solution smoothens fine lines and surface wrinkles, eliminates superficial blemishes, reduces pigmentation problems, and encourages cell regeneration. TCA Peel Solution is available in 10%, 20%, and 30% strengths.
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3M Health Care, St Paul, Minn, introduces Tegaderm™ IV Securement Dressing. Tegaderm is a transparent, antimicrobial dressing used to cover and protect catheter sites and to secure devices to skin. The dressing consists of a transparent adhesive dressing and an integrated gel pad that contains chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).
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SKIN CARE SYSTEM
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Bellevue, Wash, introduces its Clarisonic skin care system, a sonic oscillation face brush that cleanses, stimulates, and clarifies the skin. Using any nonabrasive facial cleanser, Clarisonic works with the skin’s natural elasticity to unclog pores for deeper cleansing without stripping the skin. According to the company, after 8 weeks, study participants reported healthier skin, fewer blemishes, fewer dry patches, decreased appearance of pore size, and softer skin.
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PCA Skin, Scottsdale, Ariz, offers brightening therapy with TrueTone for hyperpigmentation. According to the company, TrueTone is a combination of natural and bioengineered brighteners that is clinically proven to reduce all types of skin discoloration. It is safe on skin with all sensitivity levels. TrueTone combines ingredients that not only inhibit the production of tyrosinase (the enzyme responsible for initiating the pigment response) but also act as powerful antioxidants.
Yes to Carrots, Libertyville, Ill, offers C Me Smile Lip Butter, a certified USDA organic lip balm that contains extracts from certified organic fruits and vegetables, and is free of parabens, petroleum, and phthalates. It is available in five flavors: berry, carrot, citrus, melon, and mint.
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The Pro + Therapy In-Office Peel System from Kinerase, Aliso Viejo, Calif, is a two-component peeling system that includes a preparatory product and an in-office peel. The In-Office Peel Prep exfoliates dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin and stimulates epidermal cell turnover in the deeper skin layers. The Procedure Recovery SPF 30 is applied daily after treatment to infuse moisture back into the skin and allow accelerated healing time.
SKIN EXFOLIATION SYSTEM
Benev Co, Mission Viejo, Calif, introduces JetPeel™3, which deeply cleanses, oxygenates, and peels the skin using saline and air or medical gas, and provides a nonabrasive alternative to microdermabrasion. JetPeel delivers a supersonic jet of microdroplets of saline or treatment solution and gas, either air or oxygen, that streams at a velocity of up to 200 m/sec. Highly concentrated Benev Premium Professional Infusion Solutions are now available for use with JetPeel. The droplets’ kinetic energy peels the outer layers of the skin without chemicals for a painless skin-rejuvenation treatment. JetPeel treatments are nonirritating, with little or no downtime for the patient. The system also diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines; may be used as postprocedure care to stimulate healing; and reduces hyperpigmentation and age spots.
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SKIN REPAIR FORMULA
SkinCeuticals LLC, Garland, Tex, offers its Epidermal Repair, which is formulated for skin recovering from aesthetic procedures, or for skin sensitized by Retinoid therapy or damaged by environmental factors. The formula contains beta glucan and centella asiatica, which provide protection and accelerate skin healing. Epidermal Repair diminishes redness and soothes irritated skin.
The Age Minimizer Line Filler by Redpoint is a colorless gel-cream that instantly retexturizes the skin and softens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. The product contains elastimide amino complex, a combination of peptides and moisturizers that diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and fight free-radicals; hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin retain moisture by drawing water in and instantly hydrating the skin; and jewel weed and mushroom extract, which contain antibacterial properties that instantly brighten the skin. The Age Minimizer Line Filler can be used on all skin types.
Leica Microsystems, Bannockburn, Ill, offers its Leica HM500 head-mounted surgical microscope. The Leica HM500 provides continuous magnification, automatic parallax correction, and sharp 3D images for precise viewing during surgery. The optical zoom allows a variable selection of magnification between 2X and 9X. Responsive autofocus sensors detect a specific object in the surgical field and adjust the optics as quickly and inconspicuously as the human eye, to ensure a clear 3D image at every working distance. The optical zoom, focus, and autofocus are controlled by a rechargeable battery-operated foot pedal.
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Dickson Company, Addison, Ill, introduces its Drug Recorder, which monitors temperatures ranging from –22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C) in refrigerators and freezers used for drug storage. Easy-to-file permanent paper charts of storage temperatures protect from liability claims and fulfill regulatory guidelines. The Drug Recorder is compact and features a digital display for quick visual checks.
Canfield Imaging Systems, Fairfield, NJ, introduces a surgical modeling software for its Vectra® 3D surface imaging platform. With Breast Sculptor, surgeons can surgically model and communicate using a patient’s 3D image. The software application quickly provides a visual comparison in 3D of different implant scenarios to help guide the implant selection. The physician can select an implant (saline or gel) from the catalog of a major supplier, and the resulting augmentation is instantly displayed on the Vectra screen. Breast Sculptor delivers realistic and informative consultations, and helps ensure mutually understood expectations and patient satisfaction. Differences in volume measurements are automatically calculated, providing an objective indication of the amount of asymmetry prior to surgery. All baseline measurements are automatically retained in the patient’s report.
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PULSED DYE LASER
Genesis Biosystems, Lewisville, Tex, introduces its Regenlite for sale in the United States. Regenlite is a pulsed dye laser that provides nonablative skin treatment. It features two modes of operation—the rejuvenation mode and the vascular mode. In the rejuvenation mode, the Regenlite provides treatment for acne vulgaris, including cystic acne. In the vascular mode, the laser treats port wine stains, rosacea, telangiectasias, angiomas, and psoriasis; and removes warts and veruccas. The laser may also be used for dermal remodeling and skin tightening; reducing lines and wrinkles; improving irregular pigmentation; and stimulating collagen for the treatment of acne scars, and traumatic and surgical scarring.