MicroAire’s Endotine® family of products features bioabsorbable implants for use in plastic surgery to fixate soft tissue to both soft tissue and bone. Based on our patented MultiPoint Technology (MPT™), Endotine devices provide reliable mechanical fixation throughout the post-operative healing period and eventually resorb as biological fixation takes over. Surgical applications at this time include open and endoscopic forehead lift (Endotine Forehead™ 3.0 and 3.5, Endotine Triple™), midface suspension (Endotine Midface™ ST and Endotine Midface™ B), browlift (Endotine TransBleph™), and jowl and neck suspension (Endotine Ribbon™).
Soft tissue fixation remains the least controllable and least predictable part of the forehead lift procedure. Until now, only suture-based and percutaneous screw fixation techniques were available, often with frustrating results.The Endotine Forehead offers a novel and effective solution for fixation of the scalp tissue, addressing a primary challenge of the forehead lift procedure. The Endotine Forehead features sutureless MultiPoint Technology (MPT™), a breakthrough platform technology designed to facilitate facial aesthetic procedures, reduce operating time and improve
The device’s unique design provides multiple points of contact with the suspended tissue, distributing tension to maximize fixation strength.
FAST - The Endotine Forehead allows fixation times approaching less than one minute per side in the hands of experienced clinicians.
ADJUSTABLE - Endotine Forehead design allows simple readjustment of the tissue for greater aesthetic control of brow height and shape.
SECURE - The Endotine Forehead’s robust construction and multiple tine design provide secure strength throughout the crucial, early healing period.
Now surgeons may select either a lateral or vertical vector of lift depending on what is best for a specific patient.
Endotine’s Multipoint Technology provides a number of important benefits to
ADJUSTABILITY The position of the multipoint fixation platform can alter the effect on areas such as the corner of the mouth. The platform’s position can be easily changed, giving surgeons the ability to quickly evaluate the effect of different platform positions during surgery, a significant advance compared to conventional suture which many times would need to be removed or replaced.
SECURITY By distributing elevation forces over five tines, Endotine’s proprietary multipoint technology takes fixation to a totally new level of security. A recent article in the January/February 2005 edition of Cosmetic Surgery Times entitled “Midface Lift Positioned for Takeoff” stated “In the first 75-plus consecutive patients, there have been no complications, no extrusions, no instances when the lift slipped, and no requests for removal of the device.” Unlike suture that can pull through the delicate midface soft-tissue, the multipoint fixation platform delivers secure fixation.
FAST Distributing elevation forces over a wide area can dramatically reduce issues
of skin irregularities and dimpling. The simple, digital engagement of the tines is accomplished in seconds while eliminating many of the issues involved with placing and managing conventional suture. The end result is less OR time with
The Endotine TransBleph is a revolutionary new product that allows you to perform
a browlift through a single, upper lid incision used for a conventional blepharoplasty.
Using our patented, multipoint soft tissue fixation technology—via a small, three tined bioabsorbable implant—you now have new opportunities to help your patients regain
a youthful, beautiful appearance around the eyes, without undergoing a complete
Closer is better
The Endotine TransBleph is placed underneath the brow and anchored directly to the underlying bone for secure brow elevation, with minimal subperiosteal
Bleph and brow, an unbeatable combination
You can now achieve the combined goals of removing upper eyelid skin and repositioning of the brow in a single surgical session.
No endoscope required
By utilizing the upper blepharoplasty incision for access, the ENDOTINE TransBleph helps simplify the browlift procedure. No expensive endoscopic equipment is required meaning fewer instruments to set up, process and maintain.
The low profile Endotine Mini fixation device provides high
Low Profile Three tines on an ultra thin platform designed to reduce palpability
High Performance Predictable brow elevation and secure tissue fixation provided by our proven MultiPoint Technology (MPT™).
An Expanded Approach to Endoscopic Forehead Lifts
The Endtoine Mini features only three tines versus five for the Endotine Forehead™, and a platform that is 60% smaller.
Fewer Tines—More Patients
The Mini provides the security and predictability of Endotine multipoint fixation to patients who are not currently candidates because of concerns with palpability, visibility, sensitivity or prolonged absorption.
Three 3.0mm tines and an ultra thin platform offer security with reduced sensitivity for patients who may be affected by palpability.
or those with receding hairlines. With a low profile for reduced visibility and a petite size for a sub-10mm incision, the Mini is ideally suited for patients
who are especially concerned with noticeable scarring or swelling.
Reduced visibility and incision size allow the Mini to be placed confidently below
Busy, active patients
With one third the mass of an ENDOTINE Forehead, the Mini will more quickly absorb to an impalpable size, satisfying sophisticated and discriminating patients who demand a rapid recovery and quick return to daily activities.
Sculpt the Neck and Jawline with Incomparable Ease and Predictability
The bioabsorbable Endotine Ribbon™ implant offers unprecedented flexibility, with a variety of surgical approaches, lift vectors, degrees of lift, and ease of use.
Minimally Invasive or Open Surgical Approach. The Ribbon deploys quickly and easily in a neck lift, a jowl lift, or as part of a full face lift. It can be used via a tiny incision for minimally invasive surgery, or for a fully open procedure.
Vary Lift Vector and Degree of Lift. Choose your lift vector and degree of lift to suit the patient’s needs and procedure. Vary vector and degree of lift instantaneously for dramatic intraoperative results and beautiful cervicomental definition.
Secure and Adjustable. The Ribbon’s patented multi-point design greatly surpasses the fixation power of multiple traditional suture loops, but can be easily repositioned for optimal correction.
Long or Short Device. The Ribbon can be customized to the procedure and the patient’s anatomy. The fixation-area or the smooth-leash length can be trimmed to create the best dimension for an ideal surgical outcome.
Results and Patient Satisfaction. Unlike any other traditional method, the ENDOTINE Ribbon’s combination of secure fixation and bioabsorbability lets nature’s healing process proceed without residual fixation artifacts to detract from the results, leading to greater patient satisfaction!
For Endotine products that require bone drilling, we have designed a simple and effective manual drill.This drill has the following features:
- Sealed, maintenance free design
- 5 to 1 transmission for high torque
- Axial design for enhanced comfort and control
- Universal three jaw chuck for use with a variety of drill bits
Subcutaneous Dissection in Seconds
SurgiWire™ is an instrument that releases wrinkles from underlying tissues. It consists of two Keith needles joined by three feet of fine-gauge, surgical-grade steel, twisted using a proprietary technique.
Now there’s a minimally invasive procedure for patients with skin defects like glabellar creases, nasolabial folds, and scars. With a few skin punctures, the ingenious SurgiWire completely releases Grade IV and V lines, folds, scars, and depressions.