SOURCE: Dermacare

July 20, 2006 09:00 ET

Dermacare Adds 7 New Clinics in Second Quarter of 2006

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2006 -- Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics®, the only physician-based laser aesthetic skin-care franchisor in the nation, secured contractual commitments for seven new clinics throughout the country in the second quarter of 2006, bringing the total number of Dermacare clinics to 148.

Five of the new clinics are located in Florida. Juan Castillo, M.D. and his wife Sixta own three Florida clinic franchises located in Sunny Isles Beach (near Miami Beach), Brickell (Near Miami) and Miami Beach. Roger Stratt, M.D. will open clinics in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Fla.; Randy Horn will open a clinic in Peachtree, Ga. (near Aberdeen) and Brian Fox, M.D. has opened a clinic in Merrillville, Ind. (near Gary).

"Investing in one of our franchises provides a cash-based opportunity for physicians to generate revenue and still practice medicine without the insurance reimbursement headaches associated with a traditional practice," states Dermacare Founder and CEO Carl Mudd. "As an added benefit, a Dermacare franchise offers substantial value as a financial asset."

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, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. 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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