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SkinMedica Launches New Ablative Post-Procedure Kit

Treats and prolongs effects of CO2 and fractionated CO2 laser treatments

Carlsbad, Calif. - October 15, 2009 - SkinMedica, Inc. launches a new Ablative Post-Procedure Kit which helps to cleanse, protect, heal, and preserve the skin following CO2 and fractionated CO2 laser treatments with the following SkinMedica products:

NEW SkinMedica Restorative Ointment
This Vitamin E-packed, non-petrolatum based healing ointment takes skin on the fast track to recovery after a laser treatment or chemical peel. It also helps to keep breakouts away during this crucial time of re-epithelialization and healing.

SkinMedica Sensitive Skin Cleanser
This gentle cream cleanser washes away dirt and calms irritated skin as keeping skin thoroughly clean is crucial after cosmetic procedures.

SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream
NouriCel-MD, a cocktail of growth factors, soluble collagen, and matrix proteins included in this cream strengthens and rapidly restores moisture in post-procedure skin.

SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 30+
Compromised skin is vulnerable to the sun – this full-spectrum, oil-free moisturizer protects it from harsh UVA and UVB rays and prevents aging.

SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex is additionally recommended to complement a post-procedure regimen and prolong laser results. This anti-aging gel contains the signature SkinMedica NouriCel-MD blend to enhance skin texture, reduce the appearance of age spots and blotchiness, and improve elasticity.



Current standard post-procedure regimens are limited to include petrolatum-based ointments which may clog pores and cause skin irritation.  SkinMedica Restorative Ointment has been formulated with vegetable-based skin conditioners to provide patients with a petrolatum-free option.

A recent 21-day clinical study of female and male subjects, aged 28-69 years, comparing the efficacy and tolerability of Restorative Ointment versus a standard ointment in subjects who have received an ablative laser procedure discovered the following results:

  • 78% of subjects showed a preference for the Restorative Ointment-treated side
  • 87% felt it improved overall condition of skin
  • 93% felt it calmed, comforted and soothed post-laser skin



SkinMedica Ablative Post-Procedure Kit will launch in October 2009 and will be available nationwide at doctor’s offices and medically supervised spas.  Visit for locations.

SkinMedica, Inc. is an aesthetic and pharmaceutical company focused on developing, acquiring and commercializing products that improve the appearance of skin and treat dermatologic conditions and diseases.

Josie Norine
SkinMedica, Inc.
(760) 448-3652


About SkinMedica

SkinMedica, Inc. is focused on developing, acquiring, and commercializing products that improve the appearance of skin. SkinMedica markets and sells to physicians, with a focus on aesthetics, both prescription and non-prescription skin care products. The company's full line of aesthetic skin care products includes the revolutionary TNS Essential Serum® and hallmark TNS Recovery Complex®. The formulations in SkinMedica’s clinical skin care collection enhance skin appearance, reduce signs of aging, and provide other skin care benefits. SkinMedica's primary prescription product, VANIQA® (eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream 13.9%, is the only FDA-approved prescription product for the reduction of unwanted facial hair in women. Colorescience Pro’s dermatologist recommended, high-performance cosmetics are formulated to remedy and camouflage specific skin concerns and protect skin from damaging effects of the sun and environment. Colorescience Pro’s luxury aesthetic makeup line is sold in the physician and medical spa channels.

TNS Recovery Complex®, VANIQA®, and SkinMedica®, are registered trademarks of SkinMedica, Inc and affiliates.