St. Petersburg, FL (January 20, 2014) – The Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery, the internationally popular clinic with offices in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, is implementing Vibration Anesthesia Devices (VAD) in procedures that require local anesthesia or facial filler and wrinkle treatment injections.
Based upon the Gate Theory of Pain, VAD devices basically scramble pain receptors, reducing the opportunities for receptors to synapse or stimulate projection cells which carry pain signals to the brain.”The VAD device confuses receptors at the injection site, and closes the gate that carries pain signals to the brain,” says Dr. Lawrence Kass, Director of the Kass Center For Cosmetic Surgery. “While it doesn’t guarantee that all patients will feel no discomfort from an injection, it certainly promises a more comfortable procedure for the majority of our patients.”
The battery-operated device, developed by California’s Blaine Labs, leaves no marks on the skin, and is completely non-invasive. Patients report only feeling the vibration of the device on their skin during a procedure.
“This device is much more effective than topical Lidocaine or Ethyl Chloride, used in the past to numb injection sites,” adds Kass. “While useful, they may leave residue behind, cause side effects, or remove a patient’s make-up – a minor but inconvenient consequence when patients must return to work after a lunch-hour procedure.”
The VAD can also be used for suture removal, staple removal, phlebotomies, and injections of medication. Patients can ask for the VAD, at no extra charge, when receiving injections.
About the Kass Center For Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Kass graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University Medical School. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He pioneered the S-Lift and small incision face and neck lift procedures and introduced the Hetter chemical peel for facial rejuvenation to the Tampa Bay area. He continues to excel in procedures regarding the latest and most effective techniques in cosmetic facial procedures including Botox, Xeomin, temporary and permanent facial fillers (Silikon 1000), acne scar treatment, facial skin rejuvenation, and minimally invasive surgery. Without question, Dr. Kass is the single, most experienced eyelid surgery and facelift surgeon in the Clearwater and St. Petersburg region.
Dr. Kass carries out all the injections at my clinic himself. Injections are a procedure and should be conducted by the most experienced healthcare professional available. This ensures the best results possible.