Lutronic Genius Intelligent RF Delivery Platform Receives FDA Clearance

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Lutronic, a global business focused on developing intelligent energy-based medical devices, announces the US FDA clearance of the Lutronic Genius platform.

The radiofrequency microneedling device is designed to transmit energy more precisely into the skin.

The Lutronic Intelligent Care products also incorporate “smart” features to help practitioners provide outstanding care, according to a company news release.

“The Genius system is the best system that Lutronic has come up with,” shares E. Victor Ross, MD, Director Laser and Cosmetic Center at Scripps Clinic San Diego, in the release. “It has a quiet motor, a more ergonomically friendly handpiece, and it also has a real-time feedback. The intelligent interrogation of the skin allows you to be assured that you are precisely delivering the energy that you intended at your chosen depth.”

The “genius” is in the innovation, according to the company:

• The system’s sophisticated sensing and feedback algorithms provide novel real-time feedback to deliver more consistent energy during the treatment.
• Treatments can be optimized for age, skin type, sun exposure habits, anatomical area, tissue thickness and depth, and other variables.
• The neocollagenesis and neoelastinogenesis resulting from a Genius treatment can lead to healthier tissue and desired patient outcomes.

“Genius is our newest flagship device in our suite of Lutronic Intelligent Care systems which are optimized for the perfect combination of comfort, recovery, and outcomes,” states Lee Pannell, COO of Lutronic Global, in the release. “Furthermore, we are excited about the collaboration between our Korean and USA teams, which has yielded our first system to be assembled in the USA.”

For more information, visit Lutronic.

[Source: Lutronic]

SkinTE Aims to Provide Full-Thickness Skin Regeneration

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The dozens of skin substitute products on the market today fall short of delivering what patients and providers have always wanted – the patient’s own skin. But now, this long-sought-after outcome is possible with a product called SkinTE.

Released in December 2017, SkinTE is currently being used on patients with acute and chronic burns, wounds, and contracting scars to replace, reconstruct, or supplement damaged or missing skin. SkinTE, which is made by activating the natural capabilities of a patient’s healthy skin sample, is a paste-like construct that is spread over a prepared wound bed and allowed to heal to full-thickness skin on the patient over time.

Unlike other treatment options, SkinTE regenerates skin with all of the layers and appendages of normal skin, which are critical for functional outcomes and improvement of patients’ lives.

SkinTE was developed by PolarityTE, a commercial-stage biotechnology and regenerative biomaterials company founded by plastic surgeons from Johns Hopkins Hospital who wanted to improve patient outcomes by bringing to market new therapies that challenge the long-standing standards of care within the healthcare industry. Thanks to these efforts, today, healthcare providers have a viable alternative to skin grafts and skin substitutes, with SkinTE.

To learn more about SkinTE and PolarityTE, visit www.PolarityTE.com.

[Source: PolarityTE]

L’Oréal Unveils My Skin Track pH Wearable Sensor at CES 2019

My Skin Track pH by La Roche-Posay, introduced recently at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is a wearable microfluidic sensor and companion app designed to measure personal skin pH levels and create customized product regimens to better care for skin.

The sensor, developed by L’Oréal along with its skincare brand La Roche-Posay, received a CES 2019 Innovation Award, named a “Best of Innovation” winner in the Wearable Technology Products category.

“The scientific and medical communities have long known the link between skin pH levels and common skin concerns that millions of people experience every day,” says Guive Balooch, global vice president of the L’Oréal Technology Incubator, an arm of L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, in a media release from L’Oréal USA.

“Our goal is to use this advanced technology to empower consumers with meaningful information about their skin, so that they can find the products that are right for their individual needs. At L’Oréal, we know that health is the future of beauty and we are committed to leveraging technology to bring powerful insights and solutions to our consumers,” Balooch adds.

My Skin Track pH provides an accurate pH reading via a simple two-step process, per the release:

  1. The wearer places the sensor on their inner arm, leaving it in place for 5-15 minutes—until the center two dots take on color.
  2. Next, the wearer opens the My Skin Track pH app and photographs the sensor. Utilizing an advanced algorithm, the app reads the pH measurement, as well as the wearer’s local sweat loss—the rate of perspiration on the skin’s surface—to assess skin health and make customized La Roche-Posay product recommendations to care for skin and balance pH.

My Skin Track pH was created by L’Oréal in partnership with Epicore Biosystems, a manufacturer of microfluidic platforms and soft wearable sensors.

“Epicore is thrilled to collaborate with L’Oréal, an expert in skincare science, to create a new use-case for this technology that drives new research and understanding around skin pH,” says Roozbeh Ghaffari, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Epicore Biosystems, in the release.

My Skin Track pH is an expansion of L’Oréal’s efforts to deploy new technologies to support skin health. In November 2018, L’Oréal launched a personal UV sensor, My Skin Track UV by La Roche-Posay, exclusively at select U.S. Apple stores and on apple.com.

“This new prototype represents the next step in La Roche-Posay’s beauty tech journey. We are committed to bringing scientific progress directly to consumers, to help them take great care of their skin,” states Laetitia Toupet, global general manager of La Roche-Posay.

My Skin Track pH will initially be introduced in 2019 through select La Roche-Posay dermatologists in the US, with the goal of amassing new research and ultimately launching a direct-to-consumer product, per the release.

[Source(s): L’Oréal USA]

lululab’s LUMINI Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award

lululab, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, has received a CES Innovation Award in the “Fitness, Sports, and Biotech” category, ahead of the consumer electronics show CES 2019, to be held in Las Vegas in January.

lululab, a spinoff company of C-Lab—Samsung Electronics’ in-house venture program—developed the AI skincare assistant LUMINI. Based on AI technology, the device scans and analyzes the user’s skin condition in only 10 seconds and recommends the most suitable cosmetic products.

LUMINI quantifies skin condition based on six criteria, including wrinkles, pores, skin trouble, and melasma, which are the most common skin problems, and recommends the best solution. Lumini systematically manages the user’s skin condition based on skin-related data and helps the user use that information to improve his or her skin in the future, explains a media release from K-ICT Born2Global Centre.

“LUMINI is the first AI technology-based beauty solution that allows you to complete a skin test in only 10 seconds by taking photos, without ever touching your skin,” says lululab CEO Yongjoon Choe, in the release. “By collecting big data on skin types related to ethnic origin and environment, we aim to transform LUMINI into an AI solution that recommends customized lifestyles and foods for all kinds of users.”

According to the company, its AI skincare assistant LUMINI is designed to provide customers with a new offline shopping experience that includes everything from AI skin analysis to product recommendation and purchase.

[Source(s): K-ICT Born2Global Centre, PR Newswire]

New FDA-Cleared Illuvinate System Treats Psoriasis at Home

Luma Therapeutics launches the illuvinate System, an FDA-cleared  in-home treatment designed to provide lasting relief from psoriasis symptoms.

The system can now be prescribed either by a dermatologist or via Luma’s telehealth provider, HealthLens, it notes in a media release.

“As a psoriasis sufferer, I knew how important it was to find a better solution than what was currently available,” says founder and CEO Evan Anderson, in the release. “We are pleased that the illuvinate System is now available to help people in California with psoriasis, a condition that often has a serious impact on quality of life. We look forward to launching nationally next year.

The most effective treatment for psoriasis is the Goeckerman Regimen, a 100-year-old proven therapy that results in long periods of remission lasting between 8 months to over a year. However this treatment is only available at a handful of specialized academic centers and often requires multiple day-long clinic visits over a period of weeks, creating barriers to widespread adoption.

Luma Therapeutics has redesigned the key elements of the Goeckerman Regimen to make it available to patients in their own home, the release explains.

“Psoriasis is a chronic condition for which there is no cure, and there is a need for better treatment options. Most available treatments require ongoing compliance in order to achieve optimal results, and many patients are hesitant to consistently use medications, which may have long-term side effects,” states Jeffrey Sugarman, MD, PhD, of Redwood Family Dermatology in Santa Rosa, Calif, and UCSF Health in San Francisco, who serves as Luma Therapeutic’s chief medical officer and principal investigator of studies of the illuvinate System.

“As a result, patients become discouraged and stop seeking treatment from a dermatologist. I believe that the illuvinate System will be a great option for many patients.”

Dr Sugarman’s patient Georgios Kladis participated in the clinical trials of the system.

“I have had psoriasis for many years and have tried all kinds of psoriasis treatments, and none of them worked. The illuvinate System cleared my skin quickly,” Georgios shares, in the release. “Even more exciting was how long my skin stayed clear after the treatment. I like that it does not involve the side effects of a drug and takes just minutes a day in my home. I would recommend it to other people dealing with psoriasis.”

Illuvinate has been demonstrated to reduce local inflammation, rehydrate the skin, and restore normal skin cells. The system includes patented hydrating technology, a narrowband UV LED light system, and a proprietary app-based dosing algorithm. The therapy is applied for just minutes each day over a 6-week period from the comfort and convenience of home.

“We are excited to partner with Luma Therapeutics to offer the illuvinate System to psoriasis patients,” comments Christopher Schmidt, MD, board-certified dermatologist and founder of HealthLens, a multi-specialty telemedicine platform, as well as a clinical faculty member of Stanford University, the release continues.

“Telehealth is the next frontier in medicine, enabling patients easy access to treatments that can dramatically improve their condition and quality of life. Dermatology is uniquely suited to telehealth. In fact, recent research concluded that an online, collaborative health model was as effective as in-person management in improving clinical outcomes among patients with psoriasis.”

[Source(s): Luma Therapeutics, Business Wire]

CeraVe Expands Skincare Portfolio with New Products

CeraVe, a skincare brand owned by L’Oréal, introduces four new therapeutic skincare products: a Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief line, which includes a Moisturizing Cream, Hand and Foot Cream and a Cleansing Wash.

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The Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief line was developed to address the specific skincare needs of people with diabetes and help reduce their risk of skin complications, which diabetics are prone to.

“As the number of diabetes sufferers continues to rise, it was important to us that we develop this trio of products to help this growing segment of consumers seeking specialized skincare,” says Derrick Booker, vice president of marketing at CeraVe, in a media release. “We know that people with diabetes have unique skincare concerns and these new products demonstrate our commitment to providing diabetes sufferers with affordable and therapeutic skincare offerings.”

Each product in the line contains a combination of three essential ceramides, plus bilberry and urea which help to soothe the skin and deliver long-lasting moisturization. Bilberry is antioxidant-rich and known for helping to diminish bruising, while urea is a natural moisturizer that adds and retains moisture.

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The Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, created to help consumers counteract the lifestyle habits that dehydrate skin, such as stress, weather and diet, is also set to hit shelves in late 2018. The formulation replenishes skin with hyaluronic acid. The serum also contains vitamin B5, which aids skin in achieving a more supple and radiant appearance.

For more information, visit CeraVe.

[Source(s): CeraVe, PR Newswire]

HydraFacial Essentials Features Three-Step System for Skin Health

The HydraFacial Company debuts HydraFacial Essentials, a daily regimen formulated to provide three fundamental skincare steps: cleaning, protecting and restoring.

This skincare collection mimics the HydraFacial 3-step treatment process with an at-home regimen formulated to maintain good skin health. This streamlined new lineup creates the “essential” elements at the root of every skin health routine, allowing clients to take their glow on the go, according to a media release.

“We are delighted to introduce our HydraFacial Essentials Line – this next generation in skin health offers breakthrough formulas in an easy to use three-step system,” says Clint Carnell, chief executive officer of The HydraFacial Company, in the release. “The Essentials are perfect for our HydraFacial enthusiasts looking to extend their treatment benefits at home and new consumers in search of a foolproof regimen.”

At the core of the collection is the Clean Cream Cleanser, a universal cleanser that’s suitable for all skin types which does not strip the skin of natural oils. This gentle formula cleanses the skin without drying it out.

The next step is the multi-purpose Protect SPF 40 Day Cream, which provides moisturizing, pollution-fighting and sun protecting benefits. This physical sunscreen contains titanium and zinc dioxide to physically block UVA, UVB, and HEV (High Energy Visible Light, aka Blue Light) rays  to help fight the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation and rough texture. Protect is offered in a universal tint and an untinted version, perfect for all skin types.

The final step is the Restore Night Cream, which includes one of the newest peptides to hit the market – Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3. Similar to Retinol, it’s packed with benefits such as helping to increase cellular turnover and brighten the appearance of skin but is much gentler and less irritating. Restore is designed with antioxidant and peptide complexes for anti-aging benefits, making it the perfect product to round out the three-step system, the release explains.

The Essentials are available in select spas and physician offices where HydraFacial treatments are performed.

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

Forever Flawless Debuts the Age-Defying Collection

Forever Flawless launches a new line of intensive anti-aging care products featuring state-of-the-art formulations infused with natural diamond powder to promote a youthfully radiant and flawless complexion.

A luxury skincare brand recognized for innovation, Forever Flawless developed the anti-aging series to restore the building blocks of smooth, glowing skin through luxuriously rich formulas that effectively address common aging signs, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. The products harness the properties of natural diamond powder to remove any buildup of impurities, stimulate cell renewal, and enrich the skin with a blend of potent botanicals and vitamins, according to the company in a media release.

The Age-Defying Collection includes:

  • Diamond Infused Vitamin C Booster: Supercharged with vitamin C, this deliciously scented Diamond Infused Vitamin C Booster provides top-notch protection against free radical damage, corrects hyperpigmentation, and gently exfoliates the skin. Generous doses of diamond powder, vitamin E, aloe vera, and seaweed extract ensure exceptional nourishment all day long.
  • Diamond Infused Age-Defying Thermal Mask: Formulated to prevent the signs of premature aging, this face mask combines nourishing botanicals and extra-fine diamond powder to purge impurities, remove excess oil buildup, and exfoliate dead skin cells. The addition of thermal spring water helps to open the pores, while kaolin and zeolite purify the skin and diminish the appearance of blackheads and wrinkles.
  • Diamond Infused Age-Defying Serum: A peptide-rich formula enhanced with extra-fine diamond powder, this serum enriches the skin with cell-reconstructing agents to battle the aging process. The serum features exclusive essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and natural botanicals that moisturize and gently exfoliate the top layer of the skin.
  • Diamond Infused Age-Defying Cream: A hero of anti-aging skincare, this face cream brings together a wealth of nourishing ingredients, such as vitamins C and E, soybean oil, beeswax, and glycerin. The advanced MDI complex and natural diamond powder support the rejuvenation of skin cells, promoting a fresh, youthful glow.

For more information, visit Forever Flawless.

[Source(s): Forever Flawless, PR Newswire]

Topix Pharmaceuticals Launches Replenix PROLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum

Topix Pharmaceuticals Inc announces the launch of Replenix PROLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum for longer, stronger, fuller lashes.

This cosmetic eyelash enhancing serum is clinically developed to help stimulate the growth
and fullness of lashes during the lash’s natural growth cycle. WideLash technology, along with a proprietary active peptide blend, visibly strengthens and lengthens lashes, while added nutrients like silk amino acids condition lashes to reduce breakage and promote growth.

Hyaluronic Acid enhances shine, suppleness and fullness and active botanicals (chamomile extract, clover extract and aloe vera) repair damaged hairs while soothing the skin.

Similar to the hair on our head, eyelashes grow in three phases. PROLash ingredients support the hair follicles in the anagen growth phase, encouraging regrowth and helping lashes reach their full potential. The unique combination of active ingredients helps to fight signs of aging by conditioning brittle lashes and prevents breakage by promoting hair bulb keratinocyte production, according to a media release.

As early as 30 days, users reported:

  • 70% said their lashes were longer
  • 73% said their lashes were thicker
  • 80% said their lashes were more nourished

Replenix PROLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum should be used twice daily for best results. Apply a thin line along the upper lash line and allow one to two minutes for the serum to dry.

[Source: Kelz PR]

DefenAge Skincare Launches Natural Prebiotics 1-Step Multi-Cleanse

Progenitor Biologics LLC launches the brand’s first cleanser: DefenAge Skincare 1-Step Multi-Cleanse with Natural Prebiotics.

The 1-Step Multi-Cleanse complements the brand’s anti-aging regimen, the Clinical Power Trio (encompassing a serum, barrier balance cream and masque).

The cleanser is formulated to melts away makeup, dirt, oil, surface debris and air pollution while hydrating the skin. The soap-free formula gently liquefies water-resistant eye makeup (even water-proof eyeliner and mascara) with ease while maintaining the integrity of the sensitive skin around the eye area. Natural prebiotics help stabilize the skin’s delicate ecology and maintain its protective barrier for skin that is soft, clean and comfortable, according to the company.

“The properties of the cleanser emphasize and complement DefenAge’s patent-pending technology, Age-Repair Defensins,” comments Progenitor Biologics’ CEO, Nikolay Turovets, PhD, in a media release. “Powerful Defensins reprogram the body to make skin visibly younger every day, the opposite of aging.”

The 1-Step Multi-Cleanse is infused with a special ingredient that stimulates the body’s own natural Defensins to unlock the skin’s potential to remain youthful. Among other benefits, the Defensins in DefenAge’s skin care regimen are proven to reduce visible wrinkles and pore size, improve skin tone and evenness, and visibly decrease skin oiliness.

DefenAge’s 1-Step Multi-Cleanse is free from parabens, dehydrating sulfates, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, irritating acids, phthalates, fragrance, animal- and human-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals.

[Source(s): DefenAge Skincare, PR Newswire]