On October 21, 2016 TSK Laboratory was awarded the Anti-Aging Beauty Trophy 2016 for Best Injection Tool with THE INViSIBLE NEEDLE.
In 2013 TSK won EuroMediCom’s Anti-Aging Beauty Trophy for Best Injection Tool with the STERiGLIDE cannula. Three years later TSK reclaimed this prestigious trophy for the second time.
A proud moment
“We are very happy and proud to have won. In the past few years we have seen many nominations for well-designed and innovative products, so winning this award for the second time makes it all the more special to us,” said Doris de Beer, Managing Director of TSK Laboratory Europe, after accepting the award at the AMEC Congress in Paris.
Focus on innovation
Six years ago TSK set out the goal to make injections better in the aesthetic industry with the focus on improving injection techniques for fillers. This was accomplished with the introduction of two new products: the first ULTRA Thin Wall needle with a special safety hub and the newly designed cannula called STERiGLIDE™.
Technology developments for BoNT injection tools have fallen behind. The use of a standard insulin syringe with a needle (30G) attached was and is still in practice today. “THE INViSIBLE NEEDLE is our first step in improving BoNT injections. This super thin needle makes pain and bruising a thing of the past. The introduction of the new 3DOSE Unit Dose Injector further improves BoNT injection techniques as it allows injections to be made more accurately. The combination of THE INViSIBLE NEEDLE with the new 3DOSE Unit Dose Injector provides the doctor with the best tools to bring BoNT injections to the next level and it sets a new standard for the future,” stated Doris de Beer.
Setting a new standard
TSK Laboratory launched THE INViSIBLE NEEDLE™ in January 2016. It is the first needle of its kind and the thinnest needle available in the market to date. Technology advancements have made it possible to make this needle 33% thinner than a 30G needle (used for insulin syringes) and 14% thinner than the TSK 33G needle.
The extremely small diameter of THE INViSIBLE NEEDLE™ results in a mere painless experience for patients and is ideal for BoNT injections. One of the biggest fears patients have when it comes to BoNT injections is a painful needle injection, but THE INViSIBLE NEEDLE™ relieves this fear and greatly improves the overall patient experience.
THE INViSIBLE NEEDLE™ is available in 9mm and has the patented Low Dead Space (LDS) Hub. The LDS hub is designed to reduce the effective space left behind in the needle hub to as close to zero. This newly designed patented LDS hub results in savings of up to 0.08ml which leads to significant cost savings when injecting high cost drugs such as botulinum toxin.