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911 GT3: Fuel consumption* combined (WLTP) 13.0 – 12.9 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 294 – 293 g/km, Fuel consumption* combined (NEDC) 13.3 – 12.4 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (NEDC) 304 – 283 g/km

The Next Generation of Vivace® is Announced, Introducing Vivace Ultra™

 Aesthetics Biomedical® is creating an entirely new category that redefines what is possible in personalized medical aesthetics, offering a novel approach to clinical precision and treatment delivery, elevating consumer outcomes and experience.

Vivace Ultra™, now awaiting FDA Clearance, provides physicians and aesthetic practitioners unmatched precision, visualization, and the most versatile radiofrequency (RF) microneedling technology available. An innovative reimagination and technical upgrade of the legacy Vivace® Microneedle RF treatment and device, the Vivace Ultra™ combines two unique modalities into one compact device, delivering the most bespoke, personalized treatment experience possible. This new era of advanced energy-based technology offers data-supported treatment parameters made possible by an industry-first ultrasound imaging and mapping, an exclusive uniform radiofrequency microneedling energy delivery system, range of frequency options, and a HIPAA compliant patient data-tracking system for optimal consumer results and treatment plans. Without a doubt, Vivace Ultra™ is the next generation of the Vivace® Microneedle RF.

A recent clinical study found that 95% of patients noticed an improvement in skin texture after a series of treatments between 2-6 sessions. 94% of these patients said they would recommend radiofrequency microneedling to a friend1. On the RealSelf platform, the legacy Vivace® Microneedle RF treatment has become the most requested microneedling treatment2. Building upon an already best-in-class device, Vivace Ultra™ has been developed alongside and in collaboration with key opinion leaders. The new device’s technology and user-friendliness is based on years of clinical and user feedback from top plastic surgeons, dermatologists and medical aesthetic practitioners.

Sleek and simplistically styled, the Vivace Ultra™ is developed and manufactured by Aesthetics Biomedical® Inc., leading the market as the first and only RF Microneedling device manufactured in the United States of America, Phoenix, Arizona. Vivace Ultra™ uses linear array ultrasound technology to visually map the skin across its large 21.5″ display screen, allowing an aesthetic provider to develop a personalized treatment in each layer of the skin, delivering robust efficacious clinical results. First-to-market, ultrasound-based imaging and visualization of the epidermis and dermis provide personalized depth measurements to determine the optimal needle depth, eliminating a large portion of guesswork. Previous to this innovation, treatment parameters were fixed, and providers had no visual insight into the dermis or epidermis. A recent clinical study conducted by research dermatologist, Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, was performed to determine the calibration accuracy and the ability for the Vivace Ultra™ to visualize all layers of skin. Thirty (30) healthy individuals, male and female, eighteen (18) years or older were empaneled. Five (5) subjects of each Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-VI were included in the clinical study. The ultrasound scan examined thirty-one (31) anatomical parts of the body. Measurements were taken at baseline and at six (6) weeks. Three (3) measurements were taken at each site. The overall results demonstrated highly reproducible and reliable images across a diverse human subject base.

Upon FDA clearance, Vivace Ultra™ will offer the largest variety of frequency options of any RF microneedling device and insulated and non-insulated cartridges for smaller precise areas as well as larger areas, with the ability to reach a 4.0mm (0.1mm step) depth range. An exclusive new feature available solely with Vivace Ultra® is a patent pending uniform radiofrequency microneedling delivery system designed to evenly distribute heat energy. This feature coupled with precise delivery of energy into the dermis provides a large leap forward in treatment accuracy. Further, medical aesthetic providers will have the ability to store treatment data on a variety of areas and receive recommendations for optimal treatment. Patient experience and colorblind versatility is core to Aesthetics Biomedical’s legacy Vivace Experience® branding and treatment, so naturally Vivace Ultra™ is virtually pain-free for the patient, and effective for light to dark skin types. In addition to visualization, the ultrasound software offers HIPAA compliant cloud connectivity harnessing the ability to collect data about the patient’s various treatment areas beyond the surface for an optimized treatment plan.

Aesthetics Biomedical® is pleased to announce that Vivace Ultra™, based on the receipt of FDA Clearance, is expected to roll-out via limited commercial release in the fall confirming and highlighting anticipation by plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and medical aesthetic practitioners across the country. Vivace Ultra™ will build upon the legacy Vivace® Microneedle RF brand and treatment and provide new opportunities for aesthetic practitioners to advance clinical outcomes and elevate consumer experiences with unmatched precision, visualization, and the most versatile RF microneedling technology available. Vivace Ultra™ is awaiting clearance by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Not currently available for sale in the United States of America. For more updates, please visit

Vivace Ultra® from is awaiting clearance by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Not available for sale in the United States of America.


Jill Eisenstadt Chayet




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The Next Generation of Student Health Insurance

 A local student insurance agency, Insurance For Students (IFS), has rolled out its next generation of student insurance products. Unlike traditional student insurance products, IFS has teamed up with FutureHealth to provide health promotion services which includes educational programs on alcohol misuse, opioids misuse, sleep disorder, anxiety, depression, loneliness etc. The program consists of documentaries on each topic, plus reading material that students can go through.

Given the past few years and the number of mental health issues students face and the challenges students are going through, IFS has added counseling services and case management in addition to the health insurance benefits. Our services are not just for college students, we offer insurance for higher education institutions, but for K-12 schools, private schools, nursey day care, sports, camps, etc. as well. We want all students to have the ongoing support to be successful at their institution and complete their education and not give up.

Insurance For Students/FutureHealth has offices in Delray Beach, FL and in West Springfield, MA. For additional information, please contact Gina Warga at

Insurance for Students

Gina Warga




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2nd Generation Family-Owned Furniture Store in Louisville, Kentucky is Offering Giveaways During 50th Anniversary Sale September 16th

Contemporary Galleries, a family-owned and locally-operated home furnishings store in Louisville, Kentucky, has been in the business of helping others decorate their homes with modern pieces for the last 50 years. To celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary, Contemporary Galleries is hosting a month-long Anniversary Sale starting September 16th and running through October 11th.

During the month-long celebration sale, customers can save up to 50% off inventory throughout the store and 15% off special orders. The discount applies to regular priced items only and excludes Everyday Value items; shoppers can expect to save big on home and office furniture, home decor, and more.

Over the last 50 years, Contemporary Galleries has been a Louisville, Kentucky staple in the modern furniture industry. The home furnishing store offers a wide variety of furniture and home decor brands that aren’t easily found in the area. Brands available at Contemporary Galleries include Ekornes, Alf Italia, BDI USA, Elite Modern, Fjords, American Leather, Natuzzi Editions, Vilmers, and more.

In addition to the various savings opportunities available during the Contemporary Galleries 50th Anniversary Sale from September 16th through October 11th, the modern furniture retailer will also be giving away a wide variety of home furnishings. Customers will not be required to purchase anything from Contemporary Galleries in order to have a chance to win; however, they must register for the giveaways in-store. Items will be awarded at different times throughout the 50th Anniversary Sale including an Ekornes Recliner (valued at $3,500), a Fjords Relaxer Recliner (valued at $2,095), a 9to5 Office Chair, Oxford Garden Outdoor Lounge Chairs & End Table, Charley Harper Canvas Artwork, Metal Wall Sculpture, a 5′ x 8′ area rug, an Umbra End Table and more!

The Contemporary Galleries showroom, where the Anniversary Sale will take place, is located at 220 N Hurstbourne Parkway in the East End of Louisville. Shoppers are encouraged to stop into the showroom, (open 7 days a week) leading up to the sale to see the current selection of contemporary and modern furniture, lighting, home decor, and accessories that Contemporary Galleries has in stock.

Contemporary Galleries is a family and locally owned furniture store operated by brothers, Todd and Bob Mason, who are the second generation to provide Louisville, Kentucky with home furnishings. Todd Mason has over 35 years of experience in the business of home furnishings. He began working within the family business after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a marketing degree and worked his way up from preparation and assembly to his current position where he focuses on sales as well as the buying aspect of the business. Bob Mason has been working at Contemporary Galleries since high school after he received a Business Administration degree and worked his way up into sales and operations. Both brothers must agree on each piece of furniture that they decide to stock in the Contemporary Galleries showroom guaranteeing that each piece is high-quality and hand-selected.

Homeowners in Louisville, Kentucky should mark their calendars and be sure not to miss the Anniversary Sale at Contemporary Galleries. While the modern furniture company celebrates 50 years in the business of providing local homeowners with unique, high-quality furniture in Louisville, Kentucky, they will be offering a wide variety of once-a-year savings opportunities.

To learn more about Contemporary Galleries’ 50th Anniversary Sale, visit the company’s website at or visit the Contemporary Galleries Facebook page @ContemporaryGalleries.

The showroom is located in the Forum Shopping Center at 220 N. Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville, Kentucky, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Questions about the available stock at Contemporary Galleries, the Anniversary Sale, or general business inquiries can be directed to Contemporary Galleries by calling (502) 426-9273.

About Contemporary Galleries
Contemporary Galleries is a locally-owned and family-operated home furnishings store led by brothers Todd and Bob Mason. For the last 50 years, Contemporary Galleries has been supplying homeowners in Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding areas with unique, modern, and contemporary furnishings for homes and offices. Contemporary Galleries is currently celebrating 50 years in business at their showroom located in the Forum Shopping Center at 220 North Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville, Kentucky with a month-long Anniversary Sale. The 50th Anniversary Sale will run from September 16th through October 11th and, during the sale, various furniture brands will be offering exclusive saving opportunities.

To learn more, visit Contemporary Galleries at and like the company’s Facebook page to stay up-to-date on future sale opportunities.

Oxygen generation facility inaugurated at INHS Dhanvantari, Port Blair

An oxygen generation facility was inaugurated by Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Lieutenant General Ajai Singh at Indian Naval Hospital,INHS Dhanvantari in Port Blairon July 19, 2021. The plant has been installed to augment the medical and support facilities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands amidst the COVID-19 situation. The setting-up of the plant was taken up by the Andaman and Nicobar Command through M/s ITD Cementation India Limited, which is undertaking a major marine infrastructure project in the Command.

The firm took up this venture as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, a new oxygen generation plant was procured from Chennai and was installed at INHS Dhanvantri in a short span.The facility will be only captive/in-house facility within the hospital for generation of medical grade oxygen. It would ensure continued supply of medical oxygen to specified beds, thus providing huge support in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and significantly enhancing self-sufficiency.

Commissioner-cum-Secretary(Health),Andaman &Nicobar administration Shri Dr V Chandavelou; Director (Health), Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dr Omkar Singh; Project Head, M/s ITD Cementation India Limited Shri Anjan Halder and senior officers of ANC were present on the occasion.


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