SOURCE: Winsted Holdings

December 01, 2005 08:40 ET

Nu Image MedSpa National Rollout of Sculptra AKA "Liquid Facelift"

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2005 -- Winsted Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: WHLI), a Business Development Company (BDC), is pleased to announce that it will spearhead the national rollout of Sculptra for Nu Image MedSpa. It will be made available across the country and will also be made available to all MedSpa Solution clients as well.

Sculptra, also known as the "liquid facelift," works by both filling in lines and wrinkles and by stimulating the body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue, thereby creating a fuller, more youthful appearance. Sculptra™ (poly-L-lactic acid) has been safely used outside the United States since 1999 in over 150,000 patients under the trade name New-Fill™.

Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra™ is a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material that is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. No skin testing is required.

"Results are natural-looking and appear gradually over a few weeks' time," said Winsted CEO Mark Ellis. "While the results of other fillers such as Restylane and Cosmoplast last only a few months, Sculptra can last two years or more because it causes the body to stimulate its own collagen. Side effects of the procedure are minimal, other than short-term swelling and redness. The material used in Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid, is a synthetic version of the substance that is naturally produced by muscles during exercise. This particular material has been utilized in plastic and reconstructive surgery for more than 20 years."

Ellis further stated, "Sculptra achieves excellent results in treating all parts of the face including the areas around the eyes and lips, between the mouth and nose, cheeks and neck. It adds volume to the cheeks, to folds around the chin, and to hollow areas around the eyes. Following the initial visit, it may appear that Sculptra™ worked immediately, because some swelling will occur from the injections. The swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body. Some before-and-after pictures are available on the Charlotte Laser Center website (http://www.charlottelasercenter.com/sr_fillers.asp). Please consult with our medical staff and or your own physician prior to any application."

"The word is out about Sculptra™ being available at Nu Image. Customers and potential customers are calling to make inquiries and or appointments. Yes, this will add to its already growing revenues. Additionally, the other corporate benefit is that Sculptra™ has brought in new inquires from potential Nu Image franchisees as well as consulting clients for MedSpa Solutions. This is a win-win-win situation for the patients, Nu Image and Winsted," concluded Ellis.

About Nu Image MedSpa Inc.

At Nu Image MedSpa, not only are our customers treated with the best that technology has to offer, they also get expert consultations from our skilled medical staff. Our trend-setting spa-like facilities, combined with our friendly staff, are all you need for the best skin care experience ever. Our facilities offer FDA-approved procedures like Botox, Restylane, Laser Hair Removal, IPL-Skin Rejuvenation, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Collagen and Leg Vein Treatment. We work only with the most advanced laser equipment to achieve your desired results. Our medical staff is one of our most valued assets and they are trained in a culture of warmth, friendliness and customer service. Everything at the MedSpa is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind, even our business hours which are flexible to adjust to your needs. Making you look good and feel good is what we are here for!

The Nu Image MedSpa franchise business development program allows the investor to easily participate in one of the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors of the healthcare industry. Nu Image is committed to continually setting the highest levels of excellence and innovation for our clients. Medical Spas are fast becoming the facility of choice among women and men seeking rejuvenating skin care procedures. For more information about Nu Image MedSpa visit http://www.nuimagemedspas.com.

About MedSpa Solutions Inc.

MedSpa Solutions Inc. of Irvine, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winsted Holdings Inc. (OTC BB: WHLI). Medical Spas are fast becoming the facility of choice among women and men seeking rejuvenating skin care procedures. At MedSpa Solutions Inc., not only are our customers treated with the best that technology has to offer, they also get expert consultations from our skilled medical staff. Our trend-setting spa-like facilities, combined with our friendly staff, are all you need for the best skin care experience ever. Our facilities offer FDA-approved procedures like Botox, Laser Hair Removal, IPL-Skin Rejuvenation, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Collagen, and Leg Vein Treatment. We work only with the most advanced laser equipment to achieve your desired results. Our medical staff is one of our most valued assets, and they are trained in a culture of warmth, friendliness, and customer service. Everything at the spa is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind, even our business hours which are flexible to adjust to your needs. Making you look good and feel good is what we are here for!

MedSpa Solutions is committed to continually setting the highest levels of excellence and innovation for our clients. We are pioneers in the MedSpa industry and strive to bring the most advanced treatments and standards to each one of our spas and clients. For more information on the Consulting Services from MedSpa Solutions, please contact us at 1-888-968-4624 or email at info@medspasolutions.com.

About Winsted Holdings, Inc.

Winsted Holdings Inc. (OTC BB: WHLI) is a Business Development Company (BDC) located in Newport Beach, California. BDCs are publicly traded, closed-end investment companies regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company was founded on the premise that combining both operational talent and financial talent within a single private equity investment firm can significantly enhance the magnitude and consistency of investment returns. Winsted Holdings' team consists of accomplished financial professionals with experience at prestigious financial institutions, seasoned corporate executives from various industry enterprises and successful entrepreneurs with expertise developed in aspects from business development to capital markets and from sales and marketing to technology development. Over the coming months, the Company will outline its ever changing portfolio holdings and its plans for the long-term medspa expansion.

Statements made in this press release regarding the Company's or management's intention, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. These risks, assumptions and uncertainties include: the ability to compete effectively in a rapidly evolving and price competitive marketplace; possible reductions in demand for our products and services due to competition or changes in industry conditions; changes in the nature of medspa and telecommunications regulations in the United States and other countries; changes in business strategy; the successful integration of newly-acquired businesses; the impact of technological change; and other risks referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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