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Dermacare Adds 8 New California and Midwest Clinics

Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, the only physician-based laser aesthetic skin-care franchisor in the nation, secured contractual commitments for eight new clinics throughout the country in the first quarter of 2006, bringing to 140+ the total number of Dermacare clinics.

Three of the new clinics are located in and around San Diego in Chula Vista (south of San Diego); Inland San Diego County; and Serra Mesa. A fourth clinic will open in Visalia, northeast of Los Angeles. Additionally, four new clinics will open in the Midwest: Creve Coeur, Mo. (near St. Louis); Brentwood, Tenn. (near Nashville); and Schererville, Ind. (near Chicago). The fourth Midwest Dermacare franchise will open at a location to be named later.

"Investing in one of our franchises provides a medically based alternative to the sometimes stressful practices of today's physicians," said Dermacare founder and CEO Carl Mudd. "Many of those practices face extreme pressure from declining insurance reimbursements, rising malpractice insurance rates and increased paperwork. By contrast, all our services are cash-based and tailored to affluent consumers.

"In addition, we support our franchisees by supplying the core business, marketing and technological expertise that allows them to achieve a rapid return on their investment by performing a wide range of safe and effective skin care procedures. And they can continue with their current practice while earning revenue from a Dermacare franchise."

All Dermacare clinics offer 3D Skin Perfection, which includes FotoFacial(TM) for tone (reducing brown spots and sun damage); Laser Genesis to improve texture (mitigating redness, enlarged pores and other problems); and Laser Collagen Acceleration Titan(TM) (to firm up sagging skin and fine lines and improve related conditions).

Other services include BOTOX Cosmetics, dermal fillers Restylane and Radiesse(TM), laser hair and vein removal, laser wrinkle and acne scar reduction, microdermabrasion, BLU-U acne light treatment and laser tattoo removal. Dermacare has expertise with ethnic skin, which is at higher risk for adverse occurrences.