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:

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


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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Smooth That Lasts- Cellfina

“When it comes to cellulite, we just didn’t have good options that really worked,” explains Dr. Jeff Viscomi.  “That’s why we are so excited about Cellfina.  It’s the only FDA-cleared, minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite for at least three years.” Cellfina is now available at Docere Medical Spa & Laser Center in Strongsville. “Our early results have been great,” he explains. 

Donna of Medina explains, “I recently had the Cellfina treatment conducted on me and I am thrilled with my results. There was some minor discomfort during the procedure but nothing too terribly bad. I bruise very easily so I could not see my results for a couple of weeks but I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I would highly recommend the treatment to my friends.”  

The Cellfina™ System

The Cellfina™ System treats the primary structural cause of cellulite—the connective bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands pull down the skin, creating the puckering you see on the surface of the skin. Similar to a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days.Cellfina before and after

Cellfina is a straightforward solution to cellulite that combines a proven approach with innovative, proprietary technology, for an effective treatment that produces precise, long-lasting results in a single doctor’s office visit.   A small micro-scalpel is inserted and used to sever the septae the vertical bands that cause dimpling.

“With Cellfina the results last!” says Dr. Jeff Viscomi, “Patients typically see significant improvement at three months…and those results are still evident three years after treatment.”

In the pivotal study, 96 percent of Cellfina patients were satisfied after two years— surpassing satisfaction rates of other leading cellulite treatments*.

The in-office treatment takes less than an hour, depending on the number of dimples being treated and the patient’s individual needs. It is a cellulite solution that doesn’t involve general anesthesia, so afterward patients are able to go about their day.

“Cellfina is unique because it treats the primary structural cause, it’s a minimally invasive procedure and its effects lasts at least three years—the longest FDA clearance for cellulite treatment,” says Dr.Viscomi. “The result is a smoother and healthier look that gives my patients the confidence to wear shorts, yoga pant or a bathing suit.”

Call today for a free consultation with our experienced staff:  440 238-3331



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Docere Announces New Service: Microneedling SkinPen

Docere Medical Spa is excited to add a new service to our lineup. The Bellus Medical microneedling SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling device. It’s designed to reverse years of sun damage, improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and hyper-pigmentation.

How does it work?

The microneedling SkinPen allows for controlled induction of the skin’s ‘self-repair’ process by creating thousands of laser targeted micro-injuries in the dermis of the skin. This triggers new collagen synthesis without causing any type of scar tissue formation in any way. Check out this video to see SkinPen featured in the news, and for more detail on the functionality of SkinPen.

Am I a candidate?

Are you sitting there wondering if you are a candidate for SkinPen? Don’t worry- mostly everyone is. The SkinPens variable lengths allow for versatility. It doesn’t make any changes in pigmentation that may be seen with other devices or procedures. It can also be used on all skin types and tones.

Is it painful?

If it sounds painful, think again. Most people describe getting the SkinPen Procedure done as a vibrating sensation and say its less painful than getting your eyebrows waxed. This procedure can be done in many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. The procedure typically takes only 30 minutes. Don’t worry; this procedure results in little to no downtime, so you can get back to your routine.

When do I see results?

Although you may start seeing results after your first procedure, it is recommended that you complete 4-5 treatments to achieve the most optimal results. You will need to consult with your aesthetician about the specific timeline for your needs and desired results.

To learn more about SkinPen, make sure you check out common questions and answers or call us at 440-238-3331 to schedule your first appointment!



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