SOURCE: Dermacare

October 25, 2006 08:00 ET

Dermacare Adds 4 New Clinics in Third Quarter of 2006

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2006 -- Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics®, the only physician-based laser aesthetic skin-care franchisor in the nation, secured contractual commitments for four new clinics throughout the country in the third quarter of 2006, bringing the total number of Dermacare clinic agreements to 152.

Vik Wall, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., an emergency physician, will open a clinic in spring 2007 in Austin, Texas, and Craig Ingber, M.D., a board-certified otolaryngologist, will open a clinic in Santa Clarita, Calif., next March. In addition, Kenneth Egli, M.D., a board-certified emergency physician, and Sidney B. Smith, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, plan to open multiple clinics in Eastern Washington, Idaho and Utah. The first clinic is scheduled to open in January 2007 in the Tri-Cities, Wash. (Richland, Kennewick and Pasco). Clinic openings in other locations will be announced later.

"Delivering safe and effective results for patients has always been our top priority," said Dermacare Founder and CEO Carl Mudd. "Physicians who consider opening a Dermacare franchise know that they are dealing with an organization that respects the importance of their reputation in providing aesthetic skin care treatment to customers, while gaining a solid return on investment."

All Dermacare clinics offer Cutera's unique 3D for Skin Rejuvenation, which includes FotoFacial™ for tone (reducing brown spots and sun damage), Laser Genesis to improve texture (shrink pore size and improve fine lines and wrinkles) and Titan™ (to firm up sagging skin and fine lines).

Other services include BOTOX Cosmetics®, dermal fillers Restylane® and Radiesse™, laser hair and vein removal, laser wrinkle and acne scar reduction, microdermabrasion, BLU-U® acne light treatment and laser tattoo removal. All noninvasive laser resurfacing safely allows for pigmentation correction in ethnic skin, which can be at risk from complications such as hyperpigmentation.

Dermacare franchises also are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Each clinic has exclusive geographic operating rights, enabling physicians to invest in single or multiple locations. For additional information on Dermacare franchise opportunities, call (877) 700-0788. Physician video testimonials and doctor profiles are available at www.dermacareusa.com/franchise/doctorsofdermacare.html.

About Dermacare

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dermacare Laser & Skin Clinics (www.dermacareusa.com) is the nation's only physician-based medical skin care franchise business featuring a comprehensive array of proven treatments and services with physician oversight. Dermacare's core principles of safety, efficacy and service are shared by a community of franchisees committed to excellence. All Dermacare treatment procedures are conducted by highly trained clinicians in professional medical facilities.

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