The HydraFacial Company and SENTÉ Partner, Launch Booster

The HydraFacial Company announces a new partnership with SENTÉ, a specialty aesthetics company.

This partnership aims to offer HydraFacial clients and consumers the opportunity to experience SENTÉ’s patented Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan (SuGAG) analog technology developed to deliver rapid skin rejuvenation.

Through the partnership, SENTÉ and HydraFacial are launching a new booster, SENTÉ Dermal Repair, to medical providers. The SENTÉ booster can be added to HydraFacial treatments providing additional customization and targeted results for patients including increased superficial and deep hydration, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and redness reduction, explains a media release from The HydraFacial Company.


“We are always happy to partner with brands that work synergistically with the HydraFacial treatment to provide the best possible experience for our partners and consumers,” says Clint Carnell, chief executive officer of The HydraFacial Company. “Partnering with SENTÉ was a perfect fit because the treatment is innovative and provides proven skin improvements, just like HydraFacial. We know that our partners and consumers will love the SENTÉ booster and the benefits it will provide.”

“As a first for SENTÉ, this partnership will contribute to our overall strategy to further educate on the brand’s advanced Sulfated Glycosaminoglycan analog technology,” states Laurent Combredet, president and chief executive officer of SENTÉ, in the release. “By partnering with a leading skin care company like HydraFacial, we are able to bring our unparalleled product formulations to a wider range of skin care users across the country.”

[Source(s): The HydraFacial Company, PR Newswire]

TOPIX Pharmaceuticals Launches Customizable Professional Peels Line

TOPIX Pharmaceuticals Inc announces the launch of Topix Professional Peels, with a configurable peel portfolio that allows providers the flexibility to choose specific peel ingredients and strengths to address individual patient skin concerns.

According to a company news release, Topix Professional Peels is a medically exclusive line that includes retinol- and acid-based peels, designed with the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to deliver safe and effective results for all skin types. These in-office use only peels are superficial peels, available to treat a myriad of skin conditions, including acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and aging:

  • Retinol Peel, 6% – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull and/or pigmented skin. For all skin types.
  • Retinol Peel Accelerator – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull and/or pigmented skin. For all skin types.
  • Universal Peel – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull skin. For all skin types.
  • Intermediate Peel – A medium superficial peel for the treatment of pigmentation, aiding in the enhancement of brightening therapies. For Fitzpatrick skin types I-III.
  • Mandelic Acid, 40% – A mild superficial peel and exfoliator for the treatment of hyperpigmented, photodamaged, or acne-prone skin. For all skin types.
  • Salicylic Acid, 20% – A mild superficial peel and rapid exfoliator for the treatment of dry, dull skin. For all skin types.
  • Glycolic, 25% – Lactic, 25% – A mild superficial peel for the treatment of pigmented skin and to enhance brightening therapies. For Fitzpatrick skin types I-III.
  • Lactic Acid, 20% – A mild superficial peel and hydrator for the treatment of dry, dull skin. Aids in the reduction of surface oils and blemishes. For all skin types, including rosacea patients.

Comprehensive conjunctive treatment products are available to complement Topix Professional Peels, including Prep Pads, Pre Peel Cleansing Pads and Peel Neutralizer spray.

As part of its commitment to partnering with physicians to provide advanced, innovative skin solutions, Topix offers at-home regimens for post-peel care and a new line of in-office back bar products that cleanse, soothe, hydrate, and protect, available micro-branded. A customized at-home post-peel maintenance regimen is strongly recommended after chemical peels.

Dedicated to providing complete support to physician partners, Topix Professional Peels are available micro-branded, per the release.

[Source: Kelz PR]

What You Should Know About Holiday Discounts on Beauty Procedures

Saving money can be a beautiful thing — and the holiday season brings sales galore. But if you’re browsing for discounts on aesthetic procedures, be sure to shop smart.

If you’re looking to splurge on yourself, this could the best time to shop around. We asked Healthline’s aesthetics advisory board for their expert opinions on Black Friday — and everyday — beauty deals.

New RESHAPE Hybrid Platform Features Ultrasound and Radio Frequency

Alma Lasers introduces RESHAPE, a body and face contouring platform for beauticians.

Based on Alma’s medical device solutions, and incorporating the company’s technology, RESHAPE is a novel hybrid platform that combines two energy sources – ultrasound and radio frequency – into one synergic solution for fat reduction, skin tightening, and facial anti-aging treatments, according to the company in a media release.

RESHAPE offers tailored treatments to meet the needs of different patients, with a choice of three types of applicators:

  • MiniSpeed – a revolutionary Ultrasound-based applicator for fat reduction, designed to treat small areas, it delivers ultrasound energy effectively to the targeted area, reducing the volume of fat cells in stubborn areas, providing a safe and effective face and body contouring solution.
  • SkinUp  a Radio Frequency applicator, which gently heats the skin to facilitate highly effective skin tightening treatments. The applicator is designed to fit different areas, including the buttocks, belly, and underarm as well as the face. The focused RF energy generates heat that targets the dermal layer, facilitating new collagen formation, and resulting in tighter, younger looking skin.
  • Impact  an Ultrasound-based applicator for skin rejuvenation and skin enhancement. The applicator harnesses the power of acoustic oscillations, emitting acoustic waves onto the skin to create a push and pull effect, while exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells and excess sebum.

“We are excited to share our Medical Aesthetics-grade technologies with beauty practitioners, enabling more consumers around the world to enjoy safe and effective beauty treatments,” says Lior Dayan, Alma’s CEO, the release continues.

[Source(s): Alma Lasers, PR Newswire]

ALASTIN Skincare Partners with HintMD Subscription Platform

ALASTIN Skincare Inc announces a collaboration with aesthetics subscription platform HintMD.

Co-founded by industry veterans Aubrey Rankin and Vojin Kos, HintMD’s patent-pending software allows physicians, such as plastic surgeons and dermatologists, to turn any treatment plan into an easy monthly subscription payment for their patients. By introducing skincare subscriptions, physicians can now offer professional-grade products delivered directly to the patient’s door, at no cost. Patients can control the delivery frequency using the app, to truly personalize their aesthetic journey, creating better outcomes and more consistent results, explains a media release from Kelz PR.

“We value our partnership with HintMD’s cutting-edge service that offers a simple solution for patients to receive a truly personalized ALASTIN Skincare experience within a unique subscription model that includes other aesthetic treatments,” says Jim Hartman, CCO of ALASTIN Skincare, in the release. “Our pre- and post-treatment solutions featuring our patented Tri-Hex Technology were specially developed to dovetail perfectly with chemical peels, lasers, light based treatments and injectables, so HintMD is a natural collaboration for us and our physician partners.”

The HintMD physician platform and patient app also allows for unified integration with existing rewards programs as well as skincare purchases from ALASTIN Skincare.

[Source: Kelz PR]

Profound Microneedling Device Named “New Treatment of the Year”


Candela Corporation announces that the Profound microneedling treatment has been named “New Treatment of the Year” by The Global Aesthetic Awards, also known as MyFaceMyBody Awards USA.

The Profound system is a radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device that is designed to use real-time temperature control to yield predictable outcomes and is FDA-cleared for the treatment of facial wrinkles and improvements in the appearance of cellulite.

MyFaceMyBody Awards celebrates the innovation and customer excellence within the aesthetics industry. The awards honor leaders in aesthetics and brands for their product innovation and popularity. Hundreds of applications from across the United States are received, and category winners are elected from consumer and industry votes, according to a media release from Candela.

“We are pleased to provide solutions for the treatments and outcomes consumers and the industry are seeking. Over 3 million Americans had a nonsurgical aesthetic treatment in 2017, and this award is a testament to the growing demand for the Profound treatment’s clinically proven results and the patient satisfaction achieved with the device’s unique patented technology,” says Mary Trout, chief commercial officer, Candela, in the release.

“The Profound treatment is clinically proven to create up to five times the elastin, twice the collagen, and increased hyaluronic acid during nonsurgical treatment, enabling practitioners to offer long lasting outcomes and provide their patients with a trusted, natural alternative to dermal injectables and surgery.”

The Profound system uses patented technology to deliver RF energy to induce the body’s natural healing response to regenerate new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, without toxins or fillers. The real-time and continuously monitored, temperature-controlled device allows practitioners to determine how much energy is delivered, as well as achieve and maintain a therapeutic temperature level, the release continues.

[Source(s): Candela, PR Newswire]

ISAPS Survey Suggests Global Rise In Cosmetic Surgery

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) today released the results of their annual Global Aesthetic Survey for procedures completed in 2017, which showed an overall increase of 5% in surgical cosmetic procedures within the past twelve months.

The top five countries – USA, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Italy – account for 38.4% of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Germany, Colombia and Thailand.

The New In-Office Treatment That Tightened One Woman’s Stomach in Just Two Weeks

Hours clocked in at the gym and a dedicated diet aren’t the only ways to get a flat, toned stomach. In fact, achieving that tightened up look might now require nothing more than a trip to the doctor’s office thanks to a brand-new innovation.

EmSculpt is a new device that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to activate supramaximal contractions within the muscles to build them up. It is FDA-cleared for the “improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, development of firmer abdomen [and] strengthening, toning, and firming of the buttocks.”

How Brands Are Using Editorial Content To Take the Stigma Out of Beauty Procedures

When pharmaceutical company Allergan, the maker of Botox and Juvederm, decided to launch its first editorial content site,, in mid-September, the goal was to create a halo effect for readers interested in learning more about cosmetic beauty procedures and the medical-aesthetics industry at large.

The digital educational content-meets-provider opportunity Spotlyte has banked on is also becoming more important for community-based review website

The Two Faces of Botulinum Toxin

The benefits of botulinum toxin used to treat frown lines are twofold says Mark Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research in Aventura, Florida. Certainly, it has cosmetic benefits, but the temporary removal of glabellar frown lines can set off an emotional contagion that may improve mood.

Dr. Nestor recently spoke on the emotional benefits of botulinum toxin at the 2018 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference held in Las Vegas.