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In the article, “The Era of Glamour: Trends in Esthetic Medicine,” from the September 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine, author Sharon McQuillan, MD, mentions a variety of new medical esthetic products and equipment. Following is a list of the specific products McQuillan references in the article.

In the “Injectables on the horizon” section, McQuillan mentions a variety of up-and-coming hyaluronic acid fillers. Medicis has three products in the Restylane family under trial in an attempt to gain market share: Restylane Touch, a small particle-size gel filler; Restylane Lipp, specifically designed for lip enhancement; and Restylane SubQ, a large particle-size gel used for facial fat loss replacement. There are a number of hyaluronians formulated with lidocaine currently under trial. These include Prevelle Plus (Mentor Corporation). Anika Therapeutics' Elevess was very recently approved by the FDA. Other longer-lasting hylauronians under consideration include Belotero from Merz Pharma; and Puragen, Puragen Plus and Prevelle from Mentor Corporation.

In the section titled “Focus on resurfacing,” ablative fractional resurfacing products mentioned by the author include Lumenis ActiveFx, a fractional CO2 laser; Reliant Technologies’ Fraxel re:pair fractional CO2 laser; Sciton Profractional erbium laser; and Alma Pixel erbium laser.

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In the “Body Contouring” section, examples of laser lipolysis devices include the Cynosure Smartlipo and the Sciton ProLipo.

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