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IPL PhotoFacial Three For Me Treatment

 

Say goodbye to tired, dull skin – and hello to a brighter, younger-looking you!

Only ThreeForMe laser treatments address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure is only 30 minutes and has minimal downtime, getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.


How it works

ThreeForMe is exclusive to the clinically-proven Icon laser and is performed in two steps.

  1. The first step addresses discoloration and facial veins using an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.
  2. The second step addresses wrinkles and fine lines using a “microbeam” laser technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production – the keys to the support structure of our skin.

Combining these technologies provides the benefits of both in less time – giving you the younger-looking skin you want, only sooner!

What to expect

You will see continued improvement in the skin’s appearance during and after a course of 1-3 treatments with visible results after each individual treatment. You may see results in facial veins immediately after the treatment along with a darkening of the brown spots. These spots will flake off over the next one to three weeks leaving you with a glowing appearance. Lastly, you will see progressive results on any fine lines, wrinkles or scarring over the next six months as your skin naturally responds to the treatment.

It’s as easy as one, two, ThreeForMe. Schedule your consultation with us today!

 

Book your appointment at (440)238-5514

Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate?
ThreeForMe laser treatments can be safely used on most skin types and for common aging and sun-related skin conditions including wrinkles, sun spots and facial vessels. During your consultation, your physician will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of personal factors.
How many treatments will I need?
A typical course of treatment involves 1-3 sessions at one-month intervals, however, everyone’s skin conditions are different so your physician will customize the treatment for optimal results on your skin. They will discuss your specific treatment plan during the consultation.
How will the treatment feel?
During ThreeForMe treatments most people feel only minimal discomfort. During the treatment you may feel some mild cooling as the laser is guided over the treatment area along with a slight sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band. Immediately after, the treatment area will feel warm for an hour or so. You may also experience some minor redness and swelling similar to mild sunburn which should resolve in a few days.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatments are quick and typically take about 30 minutes. The length of time being in the office will depend on your physician’s techniques and pre-procedure protocol. During the consultation, ask your physician how long you should expect to be at the office.
How long before I can resume normal activities?
Typically, you can resume regular daily activities the same day as your treatment although due to some redness and swelling you may experience a day or two of “social downtime”.
Is the treatment safe?
ThreeForMe laser treatments are clinically proven to be safe and effective. The use of the Skintel® Melanin Reader adds even more safety to the treatment – allowing your provider to offer you the safest treatment possible while still providing dramatic results.

Vitamin B12 Shots Now Available

What’s all the Buzz About Vitamin B12 Shots?

 

Advocates for vitamin B12 injections say the shots can:

  • Increase energy levels and combat fatigue
  • Speed up metabolism
  • Help improve sleep patterns
  • Increase concentration
  • Improve mood
  • Boost the immune system
  • Help with weight loss
  • Possibly help with hair growth or stop hair loss

 

 

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Meet Janette Vodhanel, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner Janette Vodhanel specializes in injectables such as Botox and Juvederm. She’s also got significant experience under her belt with the Cynosure laser for skin rejuvenation.

Janette started her career as an RN in critical care in the post anesthesia care unit of a hospital. She went back to school to become an NP in 2004.

“Utilizing the advanced technology of lasers and injectables, I love making people feel better about themselves,” she says. “I find if they like the way they look, they tend to take better overall care of themselves. It has a positive domino effect.”

Linda, Dolce’s owner, says she interviewed countless people before finding Janette, “She understands that using holistic treatments and methods help clients to be the most beautiful and confident they can be.”

Book your appointment online or by calling (440)238-5514

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

 

What it does

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. It’s a type of light therapy used to treat wrinkles, spots, and unwanted hair.

You can use IPL to minimize or remove:

  • age spots
  • sun damage
  • freckles
  • birthmarks
  • varicose veins
  • broken blood vessels on your face
  • rosacea
  • hair on your face, neck, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini line

The difference between IPL and laser treatment

IPL is similar to a laser treatment. However, a laser focuses just one wavelength of light at your skin, while IPL releases light of many different wavelengths, like a photo flash.

The light from IPL is more scattered and less focused than a laser. IPL penetrates down to the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the top layer (epidermis), so it causes less damage to your skin.

Pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy, which is converted into heat. The heat destroys the unwanted pigment to clear up freckles and other spots. Or, it destroys the hair follicle to prevent the hair from growing again.

You can use IPL anywhere on your body, but it may not work as well on uneven areas. It isn’t recommended for people who tend to get thick, raised keloid scars or who have darker skin tones. It’s also not as effective on light-colored hair as it is on darker hair.

 How to prepare

Before your IPL procedure, your skin care specialist will examine your skin and let you know what to expect. Let them know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment, such as inflammatory acne or eczema.

Your skin care specialist may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior your procedure.

You should avoid

  • direct sunlight
  • tanning beds
  • waxing
  • chemical peels
  • collagen injections
  • drugs that increase your bleeding risk, such as aspirin (Ecotrin) and ibuprofen (Advil)
  • creams or other products that contain vitamin A, such as RetinA, or glycolic acid

 Costs and insurance

The cost depends on the type of condition you’re having treated and the size of the treatment area. On average, IPL costs $700 to $1,200. You might have to pay more for anesthesia, tests, follow-up visits, or medicines. Because IPL is considered a cosmetic procedure, most health insurance plans won’t cover the cost.

What to expect during the procedure

Your skin care specialist first cleans the area that’s being treated. Then they rub a cool gel onto your skin. Then, they apply light pulses from the IPL device to your skin. During your treatment, you’ll need to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes.

The pulses might sting your skin. Some people liken the feeling to being snapped with a rubber band.

Depending on which part of your body is being treated and how large the area is, the treatment should take 20 to 30 minutes.

To get the results you want, you may need to have three to six treatments. Those treatments should be spaced about one month apart to let your skin heal in between. Hair removal requires 6 to 12 treatments.

How well it works

Newer IPL devices work about as well as laser treatments for some cosmetic treatments, such as fading blood vessels in the skin. For hair removal, IPL works better on thick, dark hair than on fine, light hair. You may need to have several treatments to achieve your desired result.

 Possible risks

Most people experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure. This typically fades within a day or two.

In some cases, you may experience:

  • bruising
  • blistering
  • change in skin color
  • infection

What to expect afterward

You should be able to go right back to your regular activities. The treated area of skin will be red and sensitive for a few hours, as if you got sunburned. Your skin may be slightly swollen, too. Your skin will continue to be sensitive for a couple of days after the procedure. You may need to avoid using hot water on it until your skin heals.

 The bottom line

  • The treatment works well to fade lines and spots and get rid of unwanted hair.
  • The sessions are quicker than with other methods.
  • The light doesn’t damage the top layers of skin, so you’ll have fewer side effects than with a laser or dermabrasion.
  • The recovery is fast.