Image One Medical Consultants

Image One Medical Consultants

2002 update

I’m pleased to announce that this practitioner has switched to a legitimate hair removal device with published results and FDA clearance.

On 13 August 2002, I received the following note from Don O’Neal:

"Andrea, This E-mail is to inform you that Don O’Neal, Nola O’Neal, Image One Aesthetics, and Consulting Studios Inc.are no longer associated with the use or sales of the transdermal hair removal system referred to as the super phaser gold. If you would be so kind as to remove our names from your informational site as users and providers of the equipment and services we would greatly appreciate it. If you want to check out information to verify this you can go to our web sites www.imageoneweb.com to see our new information and in trying to find www.consultingstudio.com you will see that it has been removed altogether. If you have any comments or concerns in this matter please contact me personally. Your expedient action to this is appreciated.

The Pulsed Light system we are using is made by Palomar called the EsteLux. If you need any futher information please contact us again."

I have left up the original information below for any consumers seeking refunds for treatment with the Super-Phaser Gold device. If you have purchased a SuperPhaser Gold or treatments with one, please contact me, and I’ll send information on how to sue in small claims court.

Pre-2002 information

Image One Medical Consultants is one of several Nebraska-based businesses which sell "transdermal hair removal," microdermabrasion, follicular hair transplants, beauty products, and "nonsurgical breast enhancement." A business with the same address as Image One Medical Consultants has been listed as a distributor of a "transcutaneous hair removal" system manufactured by International Hair Removal Systems (now called Rejuvenu). This device is marketed under the name Super-Phaser Gold.

Image One Medical Consultants (a.k.a. Consulting Studio) have been distributors for a "transcutaneous electrolysis" device called SuperPhaser Gold, which should be avoided.

On 2 April 2001, FDA told Rejuvenu they were in violation of federal law in making claims of painless and permanent hair removal using transcutaneous patches. This was their second such warning. Reputable companies are usually not associated with these products.

Contact information:

Names of companies linked with this site:

Consulting Studio
Image One Medical Consultants
Image One Aesthetics
Branigan’s Hair Specialists

Names of individuals linked with this site:

"Ron O’Neal" is listed as co-owner (sometimes listed as "Don O’Neal")
"Nola O’Neal" is listed as a co-owner.

Note: Mark Daniel Baxa. M.D. is listed as the physician for Image One, but he is NOT involved in their hair removal business. For details, please click here.

Addresses:

111 N. 56th St., Suite #200 Lincoln , NE 68504 ( Consulting Studio)
111 N. 56th St., Suite #200 Lincoln , NE 68504 ( Image One Aesthetics)
111 N. 56th St., Suite #200 Lincoln , NE 68504 ( Image One Medical Consultants)
111 N. 56th St., Suite #202 Lincoln , NE 68504 ( Branigan’s Hair Specialists)

Phone and fax numbers:

(800) 928-2891 ( Consulting Studio)
(402) 464-6536 ( Consulting Studio)
(402) 464-6536 ( Image One Aesthetics)
(402) 464-6111 ( Branigan’s Hair Specialists)
(402) 489-5183 ( Branigan’s Hair Specialists)
Fax: (402) 464-6476 ( Branigan’s Hair Specialists)

Websites:

www.consultingstudio.com ( Consulting Studio )
www.imageoneweb.com ( Image One Aesthetics)
www.imageoneweb.com ( Image One Medical Consultants)
www.braniganshair.com ( Branigan’s Hair Specialists)

email:

[email protected] ( Image One Medical Consultants)
[email protected] ( Branigan’s Hair Specialists)

False and misleading claims

Echoing illegal claims on their Consulting Studio website, the Image One Aesthetics website makes the following false and misleading claims (followed by my comment in bold):

"Transdermal Hair removal is a modern medical breakthrough in permanent hair removal, making traditional electrolysis outdated and obsolete. It is the fastest, safest, most comfortable method of permanent hair removal available today. "

"Transdermal Hair Removal was developed, and patented in 1990, beginning a new era in permanent hair removal. Now it is possible to remove your unwanted hair with no side effects, and no pain, but still achieve permanent results."

"Technology has finally reached a point where it is no longer necessary to insert a needle into your skin to achieve permanent hair removal. A surface electrode placed on your skin’s surface safely, effectively , and comfortably removes the hair from any part of your body."

Comment: On July 20, 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that there has been no clearance for these devices to make claims of permanent and/or painless hair removal. There is no published clinical data showing these devices can cause permanent hair removal or reduction.

Available products

The IHRS sales site had listed Consulting Studio as a distributor. International Hair Removal Systems sells three "transcutaneous electrolysis" devices:

TransQ-2000
SuperPhaser Gold (called Super-Phaser Gold on these sites)
Pinnacle 1250

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>