The American Academy of Dermatology’s 70th Annual Meeting set a record with 19,402 total registrants. Although the weather kept the attendees indoors and the exhibit hall was buzzing, there were many new products showcased at the meeting. Some of these products are discussed here.
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Anthelios Sun Protection
La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique introduced 3 products to the Anthelios line. The Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer With Sunscreen is formulated with Cell-OX Shield and without volatile silicones to combine UVA/UVB protection and antioxidants to correct signs of aging and provide daily prevention of skin aging. An instant blurring effect corrects lines, pores, and other skin imperfections with a blend of light-reflecting microparticles. Aerogel technology creates a sweat resistant, smooth, matte canvas on the skin for even makeup application with a prolonged hold. It is oil free, fragrance free, paraben free, and has been tested on sensitive skin.
Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid combines a UVA/UVB all mineral sun filter with tint technology containing sun protection factor 50 for outdoor use. This tinted sunblock protects while providing sheer coverage for most skin tones for a more even complexion. The mineral protection system features a 4-step approach. First, UV light is scattered by spheres within the formula before it hits the skin providing a boost in UV protection. Then, an optimized blend of 2 different sizes of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) mineral block provide efficacy against UVA/UVB rays. Third, the aggregation of TiO2 particles is minimized to help provide even coverage. Finally, solid particles are easily resuspended. The result is an ultralight nonwhitening formula with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It is water resistant up to 40 minutes, noncomedogenic, paraben free, fragrance free, and allergy tested.
Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray is now available in a 360° spray to deliver controlled application with a visible lotion for better compliance. With Cell-OX Shield antioxidant technology, the alcohol-free lotion provides protection from the sun. It contains no parabens, fragrance, or isobutene. It is water resistant for up to 80 minutes for protection during heavy outdoor activity. Sun protection factors 30 and 60 protect against UVA/UVB rays. For more information, visit www.laroche-posay.us.
Body Contouring With truSculpt
Cutera, Inc, introduced the truSculpt body contouring system. The truSculpt system provides noninvasive radiofrequency treatment for body sculpting, enabling large volumetric tissue treatment with minimal discomfort and no downtime. It features real-time temperature monitoring and the ability to achieve predictable therapeutic temperatures in subcutaneous fat while maintaining comfortable levels in the skin. The truSculpt system has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for deep tissue healing and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. For more information, visit www.cutera.com.
Colorescience Acquired by SkinMedica
SkinMedica, Inc, acquired Colorescience in January 2012 and has launched 2 new products. Colorescience mineral makeup is recommended to patients by dermatologists for color correction, sun protection, and postprocedure coverage. The Colorescience Sunforgettable collection now includes the Mineral Powder SPF 50 Brush and Primer SPF 30. Both products provide UVA/UVB sun protection. The Mineral Powder SPF 50 Brush self-dispenses the powder, making it ideal for on-the-go protection. It is available for fair, medium, and tan skin tones. It is a nonirritating formula of lightweight mineral powder to camouflage imperfections. The Primer SPF 30 evens out skin tone. It creates a smooth canvas for makeup application, while providing sun protection. It is available in a universal shade to reduce redness. For more information, visit www.colorescience.com.
Facial Rejuvenation With eTwo
Syneron Medical Ltd recognized 20 years of innovation by celebrating the invention of intense pulse light and announced the release of eTwo, a tabletop platform device combining Sublime electro-optical synergy technology and Sublative applications for facial rejuvenation. Sublime uses infrared light and bipolar radiofrequency to provide controlled deep dermal heating. The Sublative ergonomic applicator delivers bipolar radiofrequency energy via a matrix of electrodes. This noninvasive wrinkle treatment provides noticeable results with minimal downtime. For more information, visit www.syneron.com.
Fighting Nail Fungus With the HarmonyXL System
Alma Lasers, Ltd, announced US Food and Drug Administration clearance of the HarmonyXL System to treat onychomycosis. The Q-switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser with its potassium-titanyl-phosphate 532-nm tip creates microcavitations and acoustic shock waves on the surface of the nail plate, which then get transmitted to the nail bed, causing mechanical damage in the irradiated fungal colony. The long-pulsed Nd:YAG 1064-nm laser module causes nonspecific heat conduction on the entire nail, thermally deactivating the unwanted microorganism. The system is versatile and easy to move from room to room. For more information, visit www.almalasers.com.
Glytone by Enerpeel MA Peel System
Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique USA added the Glytone by Enerpeel MA Peel System (mandelic acid 40%) to its line of in-office exfoliating peels that deliver optimal results with less trauma to the surface of the skin. Compared to manual dermabrasion and lasers, in-office peels are reliable and economical methods to deliver fresher, younger-looking skin by shedding old cells and stimulating formation of new skin cells. Peel options include MA for intermittent to permanent redness; PA (pyruvic acid 50%) for premature signs of aging and acne; TCA-LP (trichloroacetic acid 25%) for moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and coarse wrinkles; and TCA Strong (trichloroacetic acid 40%) for severe hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. The Enerpeel MA Peel System offers better tolerance due to activation of protons upon penetrating skin. Inflammation is reduced with methylsulfonylmethane. For more information, visit www.glytone-usa.com.
Lumixyl GlycoPeel 10 Brightening Exfoliator for Hyperpigmentation
Envy Medical, Inc, unveiled the Lumixyl GlycoPeel 10 Brightening Exfoliator, an addition to the Lumixyl Topical Brightening System. Formulated with decapeptide-12 to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation in skin without causing irritation or redness, GlycoPeel 10 Brightening Exfoliator promotes even skin tone. Bisabolol soothes and calms irritation, ensuring tolerability and minimal irritation even when used twice daily in sensitive skin. The Lumixyl line is sold through dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and medical spa physicians. For more information, visit www.envymedical.com.
New Renewnt Skin Care Line
Makucell launched the Renewnt skin care line to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness, thinning skin, and pigment irregularities. The products contain Asymmtate, an original technology platform that stimulates the skin stem cells to begin the process leading to keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and other dermal cells that produce collagen, elastic tissue, and other substances in the supporting skin matrix. Following treatment with Renewnt products, the skin becomes tighter, luminous, and younger looking. The skin care line currently includes 4 products: (1) Renewnt for Firmness, a neck and décolletage cream to improve roughness, reduce wrinkles, and firm skin; (2) Renewnt for Hydration, a day and night facial cream to restore a youthful appearance; (3) Renewnt for Strength for dry thinning skin of the hands and forearms to soothe and seal in moisture to repair signs of aging; and (4) Renewnt for Brightness, a brightening serum to address areas of irregular skin pigmentation to rejuvenate, brighten, and produce a more even skin tone. Renewnt is offered exclusively through aesthetic skin care professionals. For more information, visit www.makucell.com.
NIA 24 Rapid Depigmentation Serum and Depigmentation Spot Repair
NIA 24 introduced 2 products to the depigmentation line. The Rapid Depigmentation Serum and Depigmentation Spot Repair help improve skin tone, radiance, and pigment intensity for a more even, younger-looking complexion. Pro-Niacin helps to normalize melanin transfer while improving skin health; it also helps to strengthen the skin barrier and repair and prevent DNA damage caused by the sun. Willow bark, a botanical form of salicylic acid, reduces visible pigmentation and smoothes skin texture by accelerating turnover of damaged cells. Vitamin C addresses overactive melanin production. Hexylresorcinol decelerates overactive melanin production, which results in rapid depigmentation and improved skin health. One to 2 pumps of the Serum can be applied to a cleansed face at morning and at night to diminish the appearance of dark spots and sun spots and improve skin brightness, clarity, and tone. After moisturizing, the Spot Repair should be used in the morning and night to target dark spots and sun spots for a brighter, more uniform skin tone. The products are available at physicians’ offices, select medical spas, and online. For more information, visit www.nia24.com.
Picato Gel Now Available for AKs
LEO Pharma Inc launched the US Food and Drug Administration–approved Picato (ingenol mebutate) Gel (0.015%, 0.05%) for the topical treatment of actinic keratosis (AK). It is a field-directed topical therapy that enables treatment of an area or field containing AK on the head or body. Picato gel 0.015% is used once daily on the face and scalp for 3 consecutive days, and Picato gel 0.05% is used once daily on the trunk and extremities for 2 consecutive days. The 2- or 3-day course of treatment makes Picato unique. It provides physicians with an effective new option for the treatment of AK. According to Mark Lebwohl, MD, one of the lead authors of the phase 3 results recently reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, Picato works quickly to treat AKs, which is especially important for patients who may find it difficult to comply with a treatment that is applied for weeks or months. For more information, visit www.leo-pharma.us/.
Rosacea Relief With Rosaliac AR Intense
La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique presented Rosaliac AR Intense to reduce visible redness and irritation and prevent the progression of redness. The instant effects cool and soothe skin that has the tendency to flush or overheat. After 4 weeks of using this product, visible redness is reduced. After 8 weeks, there is a reduction in both redness intensity and even more severe signs of redness. Rosalic AR Intense will help with prerosacea, erythrocouperosis, and papulopostular rosacea by calming the sensations of tingling and overheating and visibly reducing the appearance and intensity of redness. The minimalist formulation is free of preservatives, parabens, fragrance, alcohol, colorant, and lanolin. For more information, visit www.laroche-posay.us.
SkinMedica Breakthroughs in Sun Protection and Scar Treatment
SkinMedica, Inc, introduced an all physical sunscreen, Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+, and a topical treatment for scars, Scar Recovery Gel. The broad-spectrum sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection is recommended for extended sun exposure and postprocedure skin from chemical peels and laser surgeries. It is formulated with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The ultrasheer formula makes it easy to apply and does not leave the skin greasy or sticky. The Scar Recovery Gel minimizes the appearance of scars by targeting them at the critical pink formulation phase. It addresses the 3 controllable factors of scar formation: hydration, inflammation, and remodeling. For more information, visit www.skinmedica.com.
“Spot Signs of AK” Patient Campaign
DUSA Pharmaceuticals launched the “Spot Signs of AK” campaign to raise awareness of actinic keratosis (AK) by sharing the dangers of cumulative sun damage and how it can cause AKs. Awareness and early detection are important for determining the best course of treatment if necessary. Patients can visit www.spotsignsofak.com to learn how to spot and prevent AKs; information on potential treatment options also is available.
Targeting Redness With Antirougeurs FORT Relief Concentrate and Antirougeurs CALM Soothing Repair Mask
Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique USA added 2 antiredness products to the Avène Antirougeurs line: FORT Relief Concentrate for intensive treatment and CALM Soothing Repair Mask. Both are hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, and formulated with Avène Thermal Spring Water and ruscus extract. The formulations counteract facial flushing from temporary reddening when eating a spicy meal to more persistent reddening such as rosacea by reducing inflammation and acting directly on blood vessels. Antirougeurs FORT Relief Concentrate is an advanced spot treatment to target localized redness by helping to improve microcirculation, reducing the appearance of small blood vessels, and decreasing facial flushes. It should be applied to the affected area in the morning and/or evening after Antirougeurs Anti-Redness Dermo-Cleansing Fluid and before Redness Relief Soothing Cream SPF 25. Antirougeurs CALM Soothing Repair Mask is ideal for calming flare-ups of redness and for instant cooling after laser procedures. It repairs, restores, and protects. It is applied as a thick layer on the face and left on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes. The excess is removed and the skin finished with Avène Thermal Spring Water. The Antirougeurs line provides products for the complete care of redness and irritation associated with rosacea in 5 steps: cleanse/tone, moisturize/correct/protect, intensive treatment, soothe/repair, and protect. Products are exclusively dispensed by physicians. For more information, visit www.aveneusa.com.