In its continuing quest for innovative excellence in medical aesthetics, VIVACY Laboratories, have developed a new-generation injection delivery system, Bi-SOFT®, to support physicians in their daily practice by providing them greater precision, comfort, and control during the injection of VIVACY’s dermal fillers
What is Bi-SOFT® technology? The VIVACY’s main design challenge was to find a compromise between stability and maneuverability, which may be crucial for certain aesthetic applications.
To achieve this, the center of gravity of the new Bi-SOFT® syringe was placed near the second edge of the piston, closer to the physician’s hand to increase the stability of the syringe when the pressure on the thumb rest is strong. In addition, such positioning makes the syringe fold naturally into the palm of the physician’s hand to obtain excellent repeatability of the positioning of the syringe in their hands. This concept has been developed and patented in France.
The body of the syringe including barrel, plunger, and luer tip are made of transparent medical-grade polycarbonate material. The ‘soft-touch’ parts of the syringe, made from TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), provide extra grip and stability between the surface and the physician’s gloves. It also reduces the injection force sensation, especially when using high-viscosity volumising HA products.
The new Bi-SOFT® syringes are ergonomically designed to be easy to use by young, as well as highly experienced users. The concave-shaped surface of the finger flange with the lifted edges helps avoid a lateral sliding of the doctor’s fingers from the gripping surface, and thereby secure the injection gesture.
The syringes are designed in five different unique colors to help quickly identify VIVACY’s injectables: the purple for the smoothing and filling products (STYLAGE® S, STYLAGE® M, and STYLAGE® L), the pink for STYLAGE® Special Lips, the green for the volumising fillers (STYLAGE® XL and STYLAGE® XXL), the blue for the mesotherapy products (STYLAGE® Hydro and STYLAGE® HydroMax) and the orange ones for the DESIRIAL® range indicated for vulvo-vaginal rejuvenation.
The surface of the plunger rod has been increased by 80% in comparison to a traditional syringe allowing the physician to operate the syringe with the palm of the hand (and not simply with the thumb) without harming the stability of the syringe. The shape of the plunger head is preferably elliptical to avoid the presence of sharp edges that can cause pain and discomfort during the injection. In addition, an increase of its gripping surface gives the physician a greater freedom in the injection angles, making product administration easier.
The physician can perform an aspiration test, if necessary, thanks to the special marks located on the surface of the grip plate.
According to VIVACY’s survey conducted on 25 physicians, 88% of them felt a great difference in handling, ease and regularity of injection, and are willing to integrate the new Bi-SOFT® system into their daily practice.
VIVACY SECURITY®: The connected syringes
In 2017, VIVACY developed and launched worldwide an innovative product authentication system based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology: VIVACY SECURITY®.
Special RFID chips with a unique number are now integrated in VIVACY’s dermal filler packaging to ensure better traceability as well as protection against counterfeits.
The RFID technology, used for the first time in the field of aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine will allow consumers around the world to verify the authenticity of VIVACY’s products by scanning them with their smartphones via a dedicated mobile application ‘My Vivacy’ available for free on the Apple Store, Google Play, and 360 Mobile Assistant (Chinese Android App Store).
The development of this innovative e-verification system is a part of VIVACY’s commitment to make the dermal filler a referent, high-end, and safe product for physicians and their patients.
The global mission of the laboratory is to create innovations capable of bringing new services and new types of experiences into the aesthetics industry. New technologies can dramatically influence the way of choosing the product in order to perform aesthetic treatments safely.
VIVACY has also reinforced its strategy in digital innovation by providing practitioners with an on-line training platform ‘VIVACY E-LEARN’, developed for mastering the latest injection techniques and promoting the physicians’ knowledge and experience exchange.
To find out more visit www.vivacy.eu AMWC Monaco 2018 Booth L2