Native from Sicily, man of central European culture, majored in medicine and surgery with six specializations,
Dr. Prof. Romano Calì is the real inventor of anatomical cosmetic gauzes, known as “Masks and Patches”
Plastic Surgeon and Dermatologist is the founder of Cosmetic Group and original creator of Masks and Patches
The cosmetics laboratory, today known as COSMITALY GROUP, was founded in 1984 by Dr. Prof. Romano Cali, inventor and creator since 1971 of anatomical cosmetic gauzes, known for long time as “Masks and Patches”.
Our products are now realised with a “non-woven fabric” support. They are directly applicable on the skin, are proposed in shaped “patches”, like anatomical shapes and Masks, and are intended to moisturize & nourish (face), reduce & firm (body).
They are an effective solution against skin aging (anti-age & anti-wrinkle) and for acne treatment.
His experience in plastic surgery, dermatology and cosmetology led to the creation of the innovative anatomical transdermal Patches, an intensive treatment for dermic and hypodermic problems, which increases the transdermic vehiculation of active ingredients.
Q. When did you create the anatomical cosmetic gauzes?
A. The Anatomical cosmetic gauzes are the result of years of study and their launch on the national and international market dates back to the early 1980s.
Q. Let’s deal with this. Kindly tell us what an anatomical cosmetic gauze is.
A. It’s a very simply principle. The idea comes from the operating room, where after the end of an operation the surgeon applies a gauze soaked with a medicated formulation on the injured, traumatized or burned skin. In this way a quicker regeneration and recovery of the epidermal tissue is obtained. The great innovation consists in bringing a purely medical system into cosmetics. Since the surgeon does not spread a cream but apply a soaked gauze, why not carry out the same principle also in cosmetology? Hence the idea of soaking a particular tissue, lightweight, made of pure cotton, with substances similar to those used for medical gauzes and therefore, different from common cosmetic emulsions.
Q. How are these ointments formulated?
A. Definitely we do not use drugs, but cosmetic ingredients. My gauzes are soaked with cosmetologic substances, which we work out, on principles of medical derivation. All this falls within the legal terms of cosmetic use, even if my formation is that of a surgeon.
Q. Plastic surgeon?
A. Not only! My specializations are: plastic surgery, general anesthesia, maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic medicine, dermatology and cosmetology.
Q. Did you study in Italy?
A. I was raised in Germany, United States and Russia. Actually, I’m a Sicilian German mother tongue, although I publish in Italian language.
Q. Do you have a lot of publications to credit?
A. Twenty of scientific nature, regarding original surgical techniques. I worked for years as a plastic surgeon and I belong to the “Sanvenero Rosselli” school.
Q. In fact you told us that the idea of gauzes is born in the operating room after a lifting or a blepharoplasty…why are they defined anatomical?
A. Every part of the human body has different characteristics, both in terms of morphology, histology and anatomy. Therefore, not only the shape of gauzes changes, depending on the body part to treat, but also the composition of the product and the soaking active ingredients are different in relation to the anatomical part or blemish to treat.
Q. Which and how many blemishes may we treat with gauzes?
A. Wrinkles, Eye Bags, relaxation of the facial and neck skin, lip contour, acne, couperose, relaxation of breasts, abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs, cellulite and adiposity. Our gauzes are a cosmetic product, not a magic wand. Treatment cycles should be periodically repeated so that the obtained results last.
In 1985 this new system of beauty treatment was introduced and presented at the Cosmoprof Exhibition in Bologna thus starting a constant presence (until today) in national and international trade fairs.