Assistance Program Expanded.
Patients using Aloquin (1.25% iodoquinol, 1% aloe polysaccharides) Gel and Alcortin A (1% iodoquinol, 2% hydrocortisone acetate) Gel from Ferndale now have access to prescription savings. The company has expanded its Treatment Assurance Program to include these two brands. Patients who present the cards, available for distribution by physicians, usually have their co-pays reduced to $10.00 for Aloquin, Alcortin A, Pramosone (hydrocortisone acetate 2.5% and pramoxine HCl 1%) Cream and Lotion, Eletone Cream, and Clinac (benzoyl peroxide 7%) BPO 7 Gel.

Collagen Comes Full-Circle.
Mesoestetic recently unveiled its new skin care line, Collagen 360, which it says treats signs of aging and reactivates the natural production of collagen. The line consists of four different products: An Elixir with 20g of collagen; a Hydrating Mask with aloe vera and oat extract intended to help tighten, moisturize, and renew damaged skin; An Eye Contour Cream that smoothes and improves the skin density around the eye contour area while eliminating wrinkles and lines; and an Intensive Cream the company says can stimulate the formation of new collagen through several layers of skin and increase firmness and density.

Not So Vein.
A new sclerotherapy treatment is available for the treatment of spider veins and reticular veins in the lower extremities called Asclera Injection (polidocanol, Merz). A study published in the June issue of Phlebology showed Asclera is a highly effective treatment for sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins. In the study, investigators found Asclera demonstrated significant efficacy over other treatment options, like sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) 1%. Additionally, patients reported better satisfaction with Asclera than with other treatment options.

Acne Kit Launched.
Acne Control Kit/Clear Skin, new from Rx Systems PF, uses three anti-acne ingredients for acne-prone skin. The Cleanser contains salacylic acid and is designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and prepare the skin to make other ingredients more effective. The Lotion contains azelaic acid, which in combination with other anti-acne products, treats acne and pigemnatary change. Finally, the Spot Treatment contains micronized, elemental sulfur, which can eliminate active acne lesions without irritation to the skin, RX Systems says.