March 2013 | Volume 12 | Issue 3 | Features | 376 | Copyright © March 2013
Pipeline Previews brings to you information on the newest drugs and medical products as they become available to the dermatologic community. This department
may include additional information from the manufacturers, plus reports from physicians who wish to share their clinical experience with these new products. In
addition, we will inform our readers about the latest drugs receiving Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
Caviar of Switzerland
Caviar of Switzerland is a new skin care line released in the
United States. The collection includes Intensive Eye Cream,
Cellular Repair Serum, and 24-hour Regeneration Cream.
Caviar of Switzerland products contain an ingredient complex
with caviar extract. Caviar of Switzerland advertises that the ingredients
deliver nutrients essential to the health, vitality, and
overall appearance of the skin while offering the purity, quality,
and innovation that is synonymous with Switzerland.
Key ingredients in the Caviar of Switzerland products include:
1) caviar extract, which is notable for its protein, minerals, vitamins,
and lipids; the properties also aid in cell regeneration,
remineralization, and hydration; 2) a proprietary formula of a collagen-
synthesized peptide, which purports to help to minimize
fine lines while firming and hydrating; and 3) the antioxidant resveratrol,
which has been shown to protect the cellular structure
from environmental assaults by pollutant free radicals; as well
as containing anti-inflammatory and skin lightening properties.
Our patient had an excellent response and recovered completely
(Figure 3). He stopped applying squaric acid after
about 9 months and had no relapse for 1 year, after which he
was lost to follow-up.
Other product ingredients include bisabolol, shea butter, panthenol,
sodium hyaluronate, vitamin E, and ultraviolet B filters.
Smooth Skin Systems and Peptide 6™ Wrinkle Cream Antiaging skin care product distributor Smooth Skin Systems has
announced it now offers the Peptide 6™ brand wrinkle cream.
Peptide 6 is formulated with 6 peptides for smoothing facial
wrinkles, primarily through a process of stimulating skin to
produce additional collagen. Peptide 6 purports to contain
peptides that mimic collagen-rebuilding signals, thereby accelerating
the body’s own natural collagen creation process.
Peptide 6 also is manufactured without the use of preservatives
known as parabens and also contains no phthalates, sodium
laurel sulfate, or formaldehyde. The company’s skin care products
are all fragrance free and animal cruelty free.
Topix Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Offers Peel System
Topix Pharmaceuticals, Inc, has introduced Replenix® MD Perfect
10 Peels, medical-grade, in-office aesthetic treatments. These
peels purportedly contain a synergistic blend of ingredients that
visibly reduce the signs of aging with one peel session. Each
component of the system is formulated with soothing and calming
antioxidants to support the peeling agents. The peel takes
5 steps. The first acid step in the peel contains a blend of acids
(resorcinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, pyruvic acid,
tartaric acid, mandelic acid, and potassium azeloyl diglycinate an
amino azelaic acid derivative) to maximize exfoliation and peeling.
The second active step in this peel features All-trans-Retinol
Complex to enhance and augment the effects of this uniquely
powerful peel treatment. The hallmark of the Replenix MD Perfect
10 Peels is that it provides actual visible peeling.
Replenix MD Perfect 10 Peel is a noninvasive, low-cost alternative
for patients. The company claims that patients will
experience an improvement in the appearance of dull and
uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, dark
spots and sun damage, discolorations, large pores, and skin
roughness. Results will vary, but generally patients will see a
significant improvement in the appearance of pigmented areas,
as dark spots will appear to lighten and radiance increases.
PrecisionMD and DermaChromatic
PrecisionMD has announced the launch of DermaChromatic, the
only product that uses a patent-pending copper-chlorophyllin
antiredness technology to visibly improve skin redness in as
little as 2 weeks. In a recent study by Dr. Lillian Ritu and Dr. Perry
Robins of New York, DermaChromatic was shown to reduce the
appearance of redness by 54% in just 2 weeks and by 68% in 4
weeks using a special camera that measures redness in the skin.
The formula also helps reduce oiliness and reduces the appearance
of pore size, conditions often associated with redness.
DermaChromatic uses an exclusive copper-chlorophyllin complex
that helps neutralize free radicals that cause red, irritated skin.
Copper also helps even skin tone and reduce oiliness. The complex
has been loaded into spherical lipid shells called liposomes
that allow for the controlled release of the ingredients into skin.
DermaChromatic is touted as a nonirritating, oil-free, fragrancefree,
and paraben-free gel that works well on all skin types.
DermaChromatic is available at dermatologists and other aesthetic
Xeomin Cleared to Reenter US Market
Merz is relaunching Xeomin for the treatment of glabellar lines,
having reached the end of a 10-month injunction barring it from
selling its botulinum toxin product in the United States.