How to Get Started or Re-Ignite a Weight Journey

Weight loss and body image are not easy topics to discuss and work through.  A little bit of guidance to kick-start the process can be nice to have; at least it’s something more helpful than that family member’s comments about how much weight you’ve gained, or how you need to eat more.

Those comments certainly don’t help most of us.  So, here is our quick step-by-step guide to beginning or maintaining a weight journey (which can mean either weight gain or loss).  This quick guide is based on several theories/principles of emotion, behavior, and motivation.

Step 1: “Pre-Goal Setting”/Identifying Your Long-Term Goal

Evaluate what it is you would like your overall outcome to be. I.e., to fit into that polka-dot bikini, certain pant size, drop those stubborn 10 pounds, feel more healthy/energetic, etc.  Write that down and keep it at the forefront of your mind.

Step 2: “Self-Monitoring”

Take three days to a full week (more is better in this situation) to record what you are currently doing diet and physical activity-wise.  Don’t make any changes, just yet.  Self-monitoring is a step that will take some extra effort, because we’re all busy and it can be hard to track ourselves throughout the day.  However, this is worth it!  Track via paper-and-pen/pencil, smartphone apps (MyFitnessPalLose It!, Samsung Health, Fitbit app), using wearables (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin), from a desktop/laptop (in Microsoft Excel, on a Gmail calendar), on a paper calendar, taking pictures of meals, snacks, and drinks, whatever form works best for you and your lifestyle.

Make it work for you and not against you.  As annoying as it might be, it is a critical step in this process.  Adding in time of day, mood, and/or setting is also very beneficial info that can add to what we can work with from this step.

Step 3: “Problem-Solving”

Review your record from the last 3-7 days and determine:

A. Where you can scale back if weight loss is the goal / add to portions if weight gain is the goal (Hint for weight loss: alcohol, sugar-sweetened beverages, and desserts/snacks are often easy places to cut back first; for weight gain, there are some healthy ways to boost calories through snacks or more frequent meals, *Although it may be tempting, I am not recommending increasing your alcohol intake*).

B. Where/how you may be able to slowly increase or change up your physical activity.  Consider walking at least 10 minutes on a lunch break.

C. Your triggers to eating / not exercising. (I.e., in a sad mood, watching Netflix, too tired, too busy with work).

From here, you can see where your specific problems might be and attack those.

Step 4: “Goal-Setting”

Make your goals clear. SMART goal setting can come in handy here

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Action-Oriented
  • Realistic
  • Time-Based

These goals should be evaluated by whoever creates them on a scale of 0-10, 0 meaning no confidence and 10 meaning complete confidence.  If the person rates the goal a 7-10, then the goal is said to be realistic. If any lower than 7, the goal needs to be adjusted to be more realistic.

Do this: ”This week, I will walk after work 3 different days for 30 minutes each time I walk.” This goal is specific with something that can be measured (whether recording what you do in a calendar/using an app or wearable), is set to occur this week with a time for the activity, and if the person feels he/she can do this, then it’s also realistic.

Not this: “I’ll run more.”  It’s not very specific, measurable, or time-bound, which makes it hard to be actionable and realistic.

Step 5: “Stimulus Control” / “Cognitive Restructuring”

These two techniques are grouped together, but different tools.  Stimulus Control involves breaking an association.  For example: try to buy a single-serve or smaller portion bag of chips if you want chips, instead of buying the large size.  This will cause you to have to first: decide if you really want chips and then: control portion size.  Going back to your record of behavior from Step 2, do you see a pattern with the time of day, environment, or mood?  These could all be stimuli to eating behaviors.  A very simple example is always eating a snack at 3 pm.  These are small but helpful, things to look for and adjust.

Cognitive Restructuring requires paying attention to thoughts and breaking that negative self-talk, which can be one downfall to any well-thought-out plan.  A common example of weight loss is chalking a whole day up to a “bad eating day” just because a person ate one dessert item.  Eating one thing that might not be considered “healthy” does not constitute throwing away all the other effort that’s been put towards weight loss.  Watch for overgeneralizations and labeling things as “good” or “bad, so those thoughts can be corrected and turned into more positive, goal-promoting thoughts.

Step 6: Seeking Professional Guidance/Advice

Look into visiting with a professional (Registered Dietitian, Psychologist, Behavior Analyst/Therapist, Physical Therapist, Health Coach, Personal Trainer, etc) depending on your area of need.  These professionals can equip you with the science-based tips and the base knowledge in their fields that you need to achieve the small goals, leading to that overarching goal.  Hint: If you see a Dietitian, bring your record from Step 2 along with you, this will greatly help the RD and make the process more efficient for you so you’ll get more for your money in your session.

Step 7: Re-Evaluating

Look back at what you’ve done and your short-term goals.  This will help to set new goals and determine whether the first goals were realistic, too easy, or too ambitious.  There should be a consistent check-in to evaluate progress and adjust short-term goals, no matter what the end goal.  From check-in’s, you can decide whether you also need a follow-up session with any of the professionals mentioned in Step 6.

Keep in mind, this is a cyclic process and not meant to be a 30-day crash diet (Those things never work!).  It’s listed in a step-by-step format in order to avoid an irrational recommendation to try to make all of these things happen at the same time.  Each should be done separately to stay away from an overwhelming situation, but lead you to be able to do most or all of these, one day.  As listed above, there are so many ways to get started or re-focus, and so many different people who are able to help in the journey (including family, friends, and other life cheerleaders).

Create the lifestyle you want by choosing to make some of these changes today!  For more information, or to create an appointment to meet with a Registered Dietitian and discuss nutrition today, call Docere at 440-238-3331.

 

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Docere Introduces Lumenis M22 Laser

We have made a name for ourselves by bringing to Cleveland the latest breakthrough non-surgical aesthetic treatments to help patients regain their youthful appearance. To that end, this month they are thrilled to introduce the Lumenis M22 laser.

“This advanced device allows us to turn back the clock on your face on several levels,” says Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Viscomi. “With it. we can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, resurface the skin, and reduce redness and sun damage. The photorejuvenation treatment comes with a more refined handheld delivery method that produces amazing results, with no downtime and very little discomfort.”

To introduce the new laser, and explain how it works hand-in-hand with Docere’s other services, we are hosting an event on Thursday, May 23, called Firm, Freeze, Fill, Finish.

Docere’s new Lumenis M22 laser can produce dramatic change. Whether the issue is discoloration or pronounced sag, the skin is revitalized and rejuvenated.

“We are now able to address signs of aging on several fronts, including sagging skin, wrinkles, discoloration and texture,” says Docere’s founder, Lori Leonard. “And that’s always been the core of our mission, tapping into treatments that have been proven safe while producing natural-looking results.”

How do You Want to Change the Face in Your Mirror?

Docere apart is the consultation. When a new patient comes in wishing to look younger, Dr. Viscomi says they often have a predetermined idea of what they want to be done. “But after sitting down together and really looking at their face in the mirror, we can guide them to the best path to realize their goal,” he notes.

Lifting, Smoothing, Firming

Firming and lifting the skin on face and neck is the first pillar to anti-aging, and, for that, Docere was one of the first to introduce Ultherapy to the area.

“Especially effective on the brow, face, and neck, this FDA-approved ultrasound procedure lifts droopy eyelids and sagging skin by using the body’s own regenerative response to counteract the effects of time and gravity,” says Dr. Viscomi. “It deep-heats the connective tissues that line the facial muscles to stimulate them to produce more collagen.”

CoolSculpting with the CoolMini hand-held device is another effective anti-aging procedure. It allows him to target and eliminate the fat deposits that cause double chins.

“An area of fat from the neck is gently sucked into the device, where it is supercooled,” he says. “The fat cells die and the body naturally eliminates them. Patients report the painless procedure simply feels chilly and numb.”

And the reduction is a lasting one. “Once fat cells are gone, they’re gone,” he says. “As long as patients maintain a normal diet and exercise, the results are long-term.”

Lastly, the fine art of injectables is practiced here. Whether it’s Botox, Juvederm or Restylane, Dr. Ray Seballos has a talent for relaxing muscles to soften wrinkles, such as forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes, as well as adding volume through dermal fillers to smooth deeper wrinkles and folds around the nose, lips, and mouth.

This article was originally published in Mimi Vanderhaven: https://mimivanderhaven.com/articles/when-it-comes-to-turning-back-the-hands-of-time-docere-medical-spa-laser-center-is-locked-and-loaded

Resolution Solution: How to Stay in the 9%

We start out with the best intentions in the New Year, diligently setting our health and wellness resolutions. But the truth is that we aren’t likely to keep them. Only about 9 percent of people are actually successful in achieving their New Year’s resolutions. It’s already April…what can you do to be part of the 9 percent? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you stay on track to achieving your goals:

Remember your “why”

Think about your reason for making the changes you decided to make as part of your resolution.  Is it because you want to fit into that pair of jeans (the ones that have sat in your closet quietly judging you)?  Or simply to live a more quality life and be able to give more to your family?  When you start to feel yourself faltering on your goals, regroup and think back to square one. This will help reset your brain, so you can tackle those goals head-on.

Mind your meals and snacks.

Watch your snacking quality and frequency. If you’re finding yourself snacking constantly, step back and consider what is causing the snacking in the first place. Are you actually hungry? Or maybe it’s a certain time of day you’ve associated with needing a snack?  It could also be a lack of proper hydration or inadequate calories eaten at meals that leads to snacking later in the day.  When you find what is causing the extra calorie intake, you can adjust the behavior over time.  Mindfulness is a concept that’s easy to forget in the business of everyday life, but, paying attention to yourself and your habits can be the key to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Don’t check-out, check-in.

Begin your journey to change your lifestyle using a monitoring tool, whether it’s a website, app, or good old paper and pencil. Use it regularly to help keep you accountable and enable you to identify negative patterns where you can make adjustments and move closer to achieving your goal.

Keep your mindset positive.

With the gloomy weather at the end of winter, it can be easy to give up on working out, sticking to your healthy diet, or simply keeping a bright outlook.  In times like these, it’s nice to have a go-to for inspiration. Think of a powerful phrase, quote, or mantra to motivate your mind and get you back into action! Keep in mind that the hardest part of getting up and moving is just beginning the activity itself. Getting to the gym is half the battle and just showing up will make it more likely that you will get in a good work out!

 

You don’t have to wait for the New Year to set goals. To learn more and make an appointment with our Registered Dietitian, call Docere at 440-238-3331.

 

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Four Myths About That Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Cellulite

It’s called Edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy but you may know it better as cellulite. Quite simply, it’s the dimpling of the skin commonly found on the butt, hips, and thighs. It’s not hazardous to your health, but most people don’t love the look of it. And unfortunately, falsehoods and magic potions run rampant in the misunderstood world of cellulite. Here are a few:

1. Cellulite only affects certain people.

While it does favor women over men, it doesn’t give preferential treatment to any other specific type of person beyond that. Curvy or thin. Millennial or baby boomer. Brunette or blonde. You name it – cellulite doesn’t care. In fact, cellulite is estimated to affect 80 to 98 percent of women. Even the fittest among us can still be affected by it, including professional ballerina Kylie Shea who recently garnered over 60k likes on her powerful Instagram post about her struggle with cellulite.

2. Losing weight and working out can make cellulite disappear.

While we always encourage a healthy diet and fitness regimen, it won’t cure you of your pesky cellulite. That’s because cellulite isn’t about fat alone– it’s actually the connective tissue beneath the skin that causes the dimpling effect. And trying to target certain areas of your body with exercise will likely have very little effect on the cellulite that resides there. You may create a more toned muscle (and that’s good), but you won’t be addressing the connective tissue causing the cellulite in the first place.

3. A suntan can diminish your cellulite.

As with most things that involve sun exposure– it’s only going to make the situation worse. UV rays damage and weaken the collagen and elastin network in your skin, making cellulite even more noticeable. Not to mention, the vast array of additional reasons you want to avoid prolonged sun exposure without proper protection, including wrinkles, discoloration, and an increased chance of skin cancer. It’s best to stick with a self-tanner if you are attempting to camouflage cellulite without making it worse.

4. Cellulite can be reduced with firming creams and lotions.

We wish it were true! But there is no scientific evidence to support claims that topical products can reduce cellulite. The same goes for many other treatments that tout significant cellulite reduction, such as wraps, supplements, special diets, massage, and injections. In fact, the only FDA-approved, long-lasting treatment for cellulite is Cellfina. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that basically cuts those troublesome connective tissues under the skin that are to blame for a lumpy and bumpy appearance.

If you are interested in learning more about Cellfina to address cellulite (or a spray tan for some strategic camouflage) call us at 440-238-3331 to learn more.

 

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What to Do With Fall Vegetables?

As the seasons change so does the availability of fruits and vegetables which grow best locally.  In comparison to the peppers and tomatoes were used to using in summer, the seasonal fall produce can bring an exciting challenge to local kitchens as these foods often have a heartier taste.  Local fall produces available around October in Northeast Ohio includes apples, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, winter squashes, and turnips.(1)  While apples have a familiar cooking staple, many people were puzzled by the Kale Obsession of 2013.  Since then, we’ve learned to make kale “chips” and used kale in salads, like other greens.  What about parsnips, winter squashes, and turnips?  Find some nutrition info and recipes on these veggies below:

Parsnips have a distinct, peppery taste.  They are a root vegetable which does need to be gently scrubbed for cleaning before consumption/cooking.  Parsnips provide vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. (2)  They do have a slightly higher carbohydrate content than most of the summer vegetables; but, these include beneficial carbs like fiber.  Parsnips have a sturdy texture and are a good carbohydrate as substitutes for veggie chips, noodles, fries, and pizza crusts.  Additionally, parsnips provide antioxidants due to their white color.

Leek and Parsnip Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 leeks, chopped (stalks only, separate from the leafy tops)
  • 3 parsnips, sliced about ½ to 1-inch thick
  •  2 shallots or 1 small onion, chopped
  •  cups reduced-sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 cups skim or non-dairy milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme, chopped fine
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Combine olive oil, nutmeg, paprika, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Toss leeks, parsnips, shallots/onion, garlic, and thyme in oil mixture from Step 2 to coat.
  4. Place mixture onto a baking sheet, spreading to bake evenly.
  5. Bake until tender, about 25 minutes, turning every 5-10 minutes.
  6. In a medium pot, bring vegetable stock and milk to a simmer.
  7. In a blender, add tender baked vegetables and 3 cups of hot stock/milk mixture.
  8. Blend to soup consistency, adding more liquid as needed if desiring a thinner soup.

Winter squashes are a healthy plant-based carbohydrate choice, as well, and can replace pasta or bread for a variety of recipes.  Winter varieties can include acorn, spaghetti, and butternut squashes.   In cooking, they can be hollowed out and used as bowls to bake and hold other foods together (think chili or ground meat mixtures).  Winter squashes also provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but their antioxidants come from their red/orange and yellow pigments (called “carotenoids”).

Butternut Squash Mac

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups uncooked macaroni noodles or noodles of your choice
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash (without skin and seeds)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup skim or low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1½ cups cheese of your choice (cheddar may give the most macaroni and cheese-like taste)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  1. Cook macaroni according to instructions on the package.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Boil squash until tender, drain.
  4. In a blender or food processor, blend squash with butter, paprika, broth, and milk to a smooth cheese-sauce consistency.
  5. Add sauce to cooked noodles in a skillet over heat, stir in cheese until melted.
  6. Add salt and/or pepper to taste.

Turnips are similar to parsnips.  They are also a root vegetable which can be used in multiple forms to create new recipes or substitutions in recipes.  Turnips and parsnips are also comparable in nutrition content with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and white pigments.  These white pigments are referred to as anthocyanins and are also in foods like cauliflower and potatoes.  They are considered antioxidants even though their faint color may not seem like it compared to bright colors in other foods with antioxidants, like berries.

Parmesan Roasted Turnips

(No ingredient list for this one, make as many as you’d like!)

  1. Wash turnips with cold, running water and cut into cubes or wedge shapes.
  2. Toss in enough olive oil to coat so turnips do not stick to the baking sheet.
  3. Spread evenly on a baking sheet, lightly sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake at 450˚F for 20 minutes, or until tender inside with the crisp outside.

One more positive of the vegetables highlighted above?  They’re all very affordable, so you can save some money for the holidays and try a new recipe all at the same time.

References:

  1. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation https://ofbf.org/whats-in-season/
  2. White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients: Purdue Roundtable Executive Summary https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3650503/

Special thanks to Ivana Petrovic, our in-house dietician for this post! 

 

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4 Reasons to Attend Our Coolsculpting Event

Every now and then, a procedure comes around that really changes the lives of its patients. Coolsculpting has been recognized by dozens of media outlets including E! News, Access Hollywood and The View as one of the most effective, non-invasive ways to lose unwanted fat, fast. Docere is excited to be hosting an exclusive Coolsculpting event coming up on November 30th, from 7-8:30 pm at Docere Medical Spa. Interested in getting a discount on the procedure or just learning more about how CoolSculpting works? Here are 4 reasons to stop by Docere Medical Spa between 7 and 8:30 pm on November 30th.

1. Receive 20% off Coolsculpting

Every guest who attends our CoolSculpting event will get 20% off the treatment, and if you bring a friend who is a first-timer to Docere, you BOTH get 25% off. This is the perfect time to start your Coolsculpting procedure as the holiday’s approach and with a deal this great, it’s hard to pass up. Note:  This discount is valid for this event only and you must put a non-refundable 25% deposit down in order to get the special pricing. This deposit is transferable, so you can decide to use it toward another treatment.

2. Get a Head Start on Your Holiday Body Sculpting Goals

80% of new years resolutions fail by February, with staying fit and in shape being the number one resolution. Get a head start on your holiday fitness goals or new years resolution with Coolsculpting. And with the exclusive “event-only” discount we are offering, save money as the holidays roll around.

We offer Coolsculpting on multiple areas of the body, including the chin, upper arms, flanks, stomach, thighs, lower back, and buttocks. Whatever area you identify as your biggest problem area, Coolsculptingc can rid of that unwanted fat.

3. Get Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

Does Coolsculpting seem too good to be true? In this case, the results don’t lie. There will be a certified Coolsculpting Rep present at the event to answer any questions you may have, including:

  • How many sessions will I need?
  • Does it hurt?
  • How soon will I begin seeing results?

4. Learn About Our New Dual Application

You can now lose the fat in half the time at Docere. A Coolsculpting certified practice, we offer the dual capability to enable patients to receive bilateral treatments at the same time thus reducing treatment times in half! Plus we have updated our technology that reduces treatment times to 35 minutes.

It’s not just about technology at Docere, our clinicians have completed advanced training in San Francisco and Washington. We were one of the first practices to introduce CoolSculpting in the area, are a certified CoolSculpting practice and have completed more than 1,000 treatments. Have we convinced you yet? Join us on November 30th at 7 pm for our exclusive Coolsculpting event to learn about how this award-winning treatment can help you eliminate unwanted fat for good.

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Fall Specials at Docere

Fall is officially here, and so are fall specials! Now through the end of November, take advantage of a few exclusive fall specials at Docere.

Signature Facials- $10 off Docere’s high-impact facials (The Trio; Fire & Ice; Oxy-Sircuit Twist)
Ultherapy – Receive up to $200 credit toward botox or filler with this non-surgical skin lifting procedure
Celfina – Eliminate cellulite with this minimally invasive procedure and save $300

These specials encompass a few of our services that are in highest demand. Each includes a pre-complimentary consultation to ensure each service is crafted to your specific needs.

Call us at 440-238-3331 to book, or visit our specials page for more information.

 

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August Summer Open House & New Nutrition Program

On Saturday, August 5th, from 12-4 pm, Docere will be hosting our summer Open House Event! Join us for the best deals of the season on your favorite services and products. Learn about all Docere’s services to keep you looking and feeling your best.

  • Meet the staff
  • Observe Demonstrations of Procedures
  • Enjoy Special Prices
  • Relax and enjoy refreshments on our patio

Announcing Our New Nutrition Program

We will also be launching our new nutrition program. Led by Nutritionist Ivana Petrovic, our exclusive nutrition program will keep you motivated and moving towards your goal. To keep your eye on progress toward those goals, you’ll see some surprise rewards from Docere as you reach those milestones. At 2 pm during the Open House event, Ivana will talk about healthy weight loss and our new program and will share tips and demonstrate a healthy recipe you don’t want to miss.

 

About Ivana

Program lead Ivana is a registered and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Ohio. Ivana also completed her Dietetic Internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Currently, she is the Administrative Systems Dietitian at the Cleveland VA. She has also worked at the VA as a Clinical Dietitian, providing both outpatient and inpatient weight loss, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Renal nutrition counseling. Ivana enjoys meeting new people and is excited to help Docere clients meet their nutrition goals in realistic ways.

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Ultherapy: A Non-Surgical Rewind

Docere Medical Spa & Laser Center was one of the first practices in Northeast Ohio to debut Ultherapy in 2012. We’ve performed more than 500 treatments to date, and we hold the distinction of winning the Ultherapy Ultra Award the last three years and are among the top three performing practices in the Midwest.

Return to a Younger-Looking You

FDA-cleared Ultherapy creates a natural lift from within by heating connective tissues that line the facial muscles and stimulating the body’s own healing mechanism. It reaches the deeper foundational skin layers to lift and firm skin on the upper face and brow, around the eyes and on the middle and lower face, the neck and the decollete. During the treatment, the ultrasound device enables the clinician to visualize and precisely target energy to support structures in the face, neck, and decolletage. “Technology is about much more than simply purchasing the equipment for the procedure,” says Lori Leonard, who runs Docere. “We consider our staff to be our greatest technical asset and it’s our experience and focus on results that set us apart.”

Under the direction of Docere’s Dr. Jeffrey Viscomi, Kathy Fiocco-Schwab and Dawn Fischer are the lead clinicians who perform Ultherapy. They’ve undergone advanced training both in Cleveland and Phoenix.

“Attending the extensive training helped us master different techniques for placing the ultrasound energy on the sides of the affected muscle, like under the chin, to produce the most natural-looking results,” says Dawn.

Ultherapy before and after 120 days brow

ULTHERAPY BEFORE AND AFTER BROW

Kathy reports that since the thermal activity goes on beneath the epidermis, there is no redness or irritation on the surface, so people can go right back to work after a treatment.“The most common area patients want to improve is their ‘turkey gobbler’ under their chin, and a close second is to redefine a sagging jaw,” explains Kathy.

What Patients Are Saying

Kathy and Dawn mention Linda of Parma and Kay of North Royalton, patients in their 50’s, who have recently undergone Ultherapy. Although Linda was concerned with sagging cheeks and a draping neck, her high-profile job didn’t lend itself to plastic surgery and the downtime for healing it entails.“After I watched an episode of Housewives of Orange County, in which they made a trip to their plastic surgeon for an Ultherapy treatment, seeing this made me take another look,” says Linda.

She underwent a full face and neck. Though she said she felt slight discomfort and tightening along the jawline afterward, she looked instantly refreshed and continued to see improving results over the next several months.

For Kay, the goal was to decrease the sagging in her jawline and laxity in her lower face. She had previously lost a lot of weight quickly and felt this procedure would tighten the flaccid areas.“I have friends asking me what I’m doing to look so much younger, and I tell them about Ultherapy,” says Kay. “There was no downtime and I started seeing results within three weeks. My experience was five star!”

Are You the Right Candidate?

“Not everyone is a good candidate for Ultherapy,” says Lori. “We are completely honest about balancing the expectations of the patient with the reality of what a procedure can accomplish. We do not recommend a treatment that’s not consistent with their goals. Our clinicians are professionals who put the patient first. Unlike other practices, no one is ‘selling’ procedures here.” She says the ideal candidate is late 40’s to upper 60’s with some sagging and drooping.

The cost of Ultherapy is a fraction of what a facelift costs, with no operating room or hospital bills. Everything is performed at the luxurious medical spa overlooking the Metroparks in Strongsville. One of the many things that sets Docere apart from other places in the area is the consultation and continuum of care. “If plastic surgery is the best course to achieve what a patient wants, our plastic surgeon on staff, Dr. Ray Seballos, can address that,” Lori says. “Docere has the advantage of being able to provide surgical solutions if it provides the best outcome.”

For more information or to make an appointment for your free consultation, call 440-238- 3331, or request an appointment online here.

This post was originally published on Mimi Vanderhaven by Patricia Nugent.

 

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Docere Annual Open House: You Don’t Want to Miss This!

It’s that time of year again, the Docere Annual Open House is right around the corner. Join us at Docere Medical Spa & Laser Center on Saturday, December 10th from 11 am-3 pm. Not only will we be offering hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and holiday cheer, but these are our best specials of the year.

A sneak-peek of these exclusive specials: take advantage of 15% off Coolsculpting, one of our most popular and effective services. This is only one of the dozens of other specials, valid only during our annual open house.

Take care of your Christmas shopping this year and give the gift of healthy skin at Docere Medical Spa and Laser Center.

You can learn more about the event here, or give us a call at 440-238-3331 with any questions you have.

 

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