Destaph Inc, Davidson, NC, introduces First Call, an EPA-approved and OHSA-compliant sanitizer/cleaning product that kills 99.9% of methicillin-resistant Streptococcus aureus bacteria. It can be applied directly to all surfaces such as countertops, floors, walls, metal, porcelain, stainless steel, plastic, and granite. It is nontoxic, nonbleaching, and will not stain or damage fabrics. Since it does not contain alcohol, it does not irritate the skin, so there is no need to wear protective gloves when using it. Rather, it contains lanolin for skin care and has a pleasing floral scent.
Megadyne, Draper, Utah, announces a new range of E-Z Clean® Modified Electrodes featuring enhanced polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) insulation, which is designed to further minimize potential thermal injuries during electrosurgery. The enhanced PTFE insulation resists temperatures up to 700°F and reduces the splitting, cracking, and peeling often seen on electrodes without PTFE insulation. The electrodes are compatible with all standard handpieces and are designed specifically for monopolar electrosurgery. They also feature Green E-Z Clean PTFE coating, which resists eschar buildup during surgeries. They are available in four lengths, and they are also available on the Rocker Switch and Button Switch Electrosurgical handpieces.
Coapt Systems, Palo Alto, Calif, introduces Hydrelle™, an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, that contains lidocaine for greater patient comfort. Hydrelle is specifically formulated to deliver rapid results comparable to other hyaluronic acid fillers, according to the firm, and it is cost-effective as patients require only about 50% of this solution as they would other fillers.
EYE RECOVERY COMPLEX
Lamas Inc offers the Peter Lamas Eye Recovery Complex. Formulated with Emblica—which independent tests have shown to soften age signs, deep wrinkles, and lines as much as 68% to 90%—this all-natural eye cream penetrates deep to nourish and support the skin from the inside out, helping the eye area look more luminous, rested, smoother, and younger.
ANTIAGING SKIN CARE LINE
PhotoMedex, Montgomeryville, Pa, offers the Neova® Intense Age Defense System, a three-step skincare system containing GHK Copper Peptide Complex by Procyte, which provides antioxidant protection to revive dull and lifeless skin, remedy the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and restore moisture and fullness. The system consists of: Neova Antioxidant Serum (Step 1—Repair and Correct), Neova Eye Therapy (Step 2—Treat), and Neova Creme De La Copper (Step 3—Moisturize).
Midmark Corp, Versailles, Ohio, announces “Small Changes … Big Difference,” a promotion supporting proper infection control. Physicians and health care facilities that purchase an eligible Ritter M11 and/or M9 UltraClave® Automatic Sterilizer during the promotional period—July 15 through September 30—will receive either a $500 rebate from Midmark or a Midmark Soniclean® M250 Ultrasonic Cleaner with safety basket (valued at $1,803). Also, according to the company, in an effort to promote better health care globally, any physician or health care facility that donates a sterilizer to Direct Relief International®, as well as makes an eligible purchase, will receive an additional $250 rebate.
ESBA Laboratories Inc, Jupiter, Fla, introduces Quench PT post-treatment balm, which is designed for application immediately after procedures such as laser hair removal, electrolysis, acid peels, filler injections, and photofacials. It soothes the skin by preventing and controlling inflammation and its symptoms: burning sensation, redness, and swelling. More than 70% of its ingredients are certified organic, and it contains no animal products or alcohol; therefore, it is suitable for use on sensitive skin.