PRIME Journal Vol. 8 Issue 6

AESTHETICS AWARDS 2018 | 52 November/December 2018 | AestheticsAwards 2018Finalists The followingproductshavebeenselectedas finalists forTheBarryKnapp Award for Product Innovationof theYear, supportedbyMedical Aesthetic Groupat theAestheticsAwards 2018 skinbetter science—Alpharet® Overnight Cream, available from AestheticSource skinbetter science’s AlphaRet® Overnight Cream is one of themost powerful retinoids to enter the skin rejuvenationmarket since tretinoin, offering optimal efficacywithminimal irritation. The formulation encompasses a unique combination of a retinoid and anAHA that provides visible skin rejuvenationwith little-to-no irritation. AHAs and retinoids are two gold standard ingredients that are an ideal combination for skin rejuvenation that, historically, have not been successfully combined in one stable formula—until now. Developed by Jonah Shacknai, Executive Chairman of skinbetter science, and a leading teamof dermatology industry experts, this cutting-edge, data-driven science is the principal driving force behind all the unique formulations and the skinbetter science teamof aesthetic experts have a profound understanding of skin ageing andwhat it takes to help defy the effects of time. Tixel andMezotix, available from Aztec Services TheNovoxel Tixel systemwas developed to produce dramatic results comparable to those achievedwith fractional ablative lasers like CO 2 , but with significant benefits over competitive technologies both for the patients and the users. Tixel was launched byAZTEC Services in theUK with aworkshop presented byDr Harryono Judodihardjo in January 2017. Later, inOctober 2017, theMezotix systemwas launched in theUKbyAZTEC Services. Mezotix uses the same TMA technology as Tixel but is slightly smaller and has different treatment parameters to Tixel. Having Tixel andMezotix nowenables us to offer these amazing systems to doctors, nurses and aesthetic therapists, as the treatment parameters can be set at an appropriate level for the different qualifications of users. SkinPen Precision, available from BioActiveAesthetics Mechanical microneedling is themechanical process of using tiny needles to create thousands of ‘micro’ channels in the skin to stimulate the wound healing responsemechanismand remodelling of collagen process. BellusMedical—themanufacturer of Skinpen Precision based inDallas Texas—earned the first and only FDA clearance of amicroneedling device with its flagship product, SkinPen Precision®. The clearance established a newmicroneedling classification and category, making SkinPen the only legallymarketedClass 2microneedling pen in theUSA, setting a newstandard. SkinPen qualifies as ‘biocompatible’ because none of its components pose an unacceptable risk of a potential adverse biological response. Similarly, the device is compliant with the