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Laser Treatments

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a light-based laser treatment. It is performed by one of our aesthetic providers using the Palomar Icon System. An IPL treatment works by clearing pigmented and vascular lesions away from the skin, including rosacea, red vessels, ruddy cheeks, excessive brown pigmentation, sun spots, freckles and dull skin.

Shortly after you receive an IPL treatment (24 to 48 hours), unwanted brown pigmentation will begin to rise to the surface of the skin. We call this the “coffee ground effect” because your freckles and sun spots will appear darker for three to five days prior to flaking off. Ruddy cheeks and red vessels will also begin to gradually dissipate, with the whole process taking about a month to complete. This highly effective treatment is best if you are looking to rejuvenate the tone of your skin and achieve a healthy natural glow.

Patients can benefit from one to as many as three consecutive treatments. Once the desired outcome is achieved, maintenance includes an annual treatment to maintain long lasting results. This procedure provides great results with minimal to no downtime. Special package prices are available.

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See how an IPL treatment compares with our other laser treatment options.

Things to Know

  • Removes age spots, freckles and hyper-pigmentation
  • Diminishes broken capillaries
  • Reduces the appearance of rosacea
  • Stimulates the production of collagen
  • Can help minimize acne breakouts
  • Post treatment, mild redness and a mild sunburn-like sensation is normal
  • Brown pigmentation will rise and flake off the skin
  • Sun protection (SPF 30+) is recommended prior and post treatment
  • Minimal to no downtime, you may resume normal activities

Am I a Candidate?

IPL treatments can be done on most skin types to improve the tone of the skin. To determine if you are a candidate, please make a cosmetic consultation with one of our aesthetic providers. An aesthetic provider can evaluate your skin and tailor a laser treatment specifically for you and your desired outcome.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients achieve their desired results in one to three treatments. Maintenance includes an annual treatment for prolonged even skin tone.

How will it feel?

The treatment itself has minimal to no discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation as a prickle to a light snap of a rubber band. For sensitive patients, we offer cooling techniques to enhance comfort. After the treatment, most patients feel a mild heat or sunburn-like sensation typically lasting about an hour. We provide ice packs and cooling gels post treatment for more sensitive patients.

How long until I can resume normal activities?

There is little to no down time to IPL treatments and normal activities can be resumed immediately. Sun protection is encouraged, including a sun block with Zinc Oxide SPF 30 or higher. Daily makeup and most topical products can be resumed immediately post treatment.

Is IPL safe?

Yes! IPL is clinically proven to be a very safe and effective cosmetic treatment.

ThreeForMe

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

The ThreeForMe laser treatment is a combination of IPL and Fractionated Light treatments. As the title suggests, it provides three benefits to the skin, including reduced brown pigmentation, reduced redness and improved skin texture. By combining the use of these two light-based laser treatments, we can create a highly effective treatment that addresses a wide variety of skin issues. ThreeForME laser treatments are effective for sun spots, freckles, excessive brown pigmentation, rosacea, ruddy cheeks, broken capillaries, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. This is one of our most popular laser treatments because it provides many beautiful benefits that address both the tone and texture of your skin.

 

The procedure is performed in two steps:

  1. The first step will use an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to treat discoloration for a more even-looking appearance. This includes sun-damage such as freckles, brown spots, or age spots. This addresses unwanted facial veins including broken blood vessels, spider veins and rosacea.
  2. The second step will use a “microbeam” laser technology (Fractionated Light) to gently renew the skin for a smoother-looking appearance. This unique technology works by stimulating new collagen and elastin production – the keys to the support structure of our skin. Improved skin structure results in the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and “crepey” skin.

 

Shortly after you receive the ThreeForMe laser treatment you will notice unwanted brown pigmentation rising to the surface of your skin. This brown pigment will begin to flake off over three to five days. You will also begin to notice a reduction in overall redness and a clearing of broken capillaries. As your skin undergoes this month-long process, you will also see reduced pore size and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment is highly effective in rejuvenating dull, pigmented, and “crepey” skin.

Things to Know

  • Evens both skin tone and skin texture for a gorgeous airbrushed look
  • Removes age spots, freckles and hyper-pigmentation
  • Diminishes broken capillaries
  • Reduces the appearance of rosacea
  • Resurfaces fine lines, wrinkles and scars
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Rejuvenates “crepey” skin
  • Minimal downtime
  • Redness and mild swelling may occur for 24 to 48 hours post treatment
  • Sun protection (SPF 30+) is highly recommended prior and post treatment
  • A series of treatments may be required if making cosmetic corrections and annual cosmetic treatments can help prevent early signs of skin aging.

Patient Results

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Dr. Scheel’s patient before and after 1 treatment

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This treatment works on most skin types looking to improve both the texture and tone of their skin. Please schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our aesthetic providers to determine if a ThreeForMe laser treatment is the best treatment to achieve your desired result.

Typically, results can be achieved in one to three consecutive treatments, with an annual treatment to maintain prolonged results. Many of our patients take advantage of our package specials.

The treatment itself has minimal discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation as a mild prickle to a light snap of a rubber band. For sensitive patients, we offer numbing creams and cooling techniques to enhance comfort. After the treatment, most patients describe a mild heat sensation with mild swelling, similar to a light sunburn. The redness and swelling can last up to 24 to 48 hours. We also provide ice packs and cooling gels for post care comfort.

There is minimal to no down time with ThreeForMe treatments. Some patients may need a day or two or “social” downtime. Normal activities can be resumed almost immediately. Sun protection is encouraged including a sunblock with Zinc Oxide SPF 30 or higher. Daily Makeup and most topical products can be resumed immediately post treatment.

Yes! ThreeForMe is clinically proven to be a very safe and effective cosmetic treatment.

Fractionated Light (FL)

Fractionated Light is a powerful and effective treatment to help improve the texture of skin anywhere on the body. This treatment delivers high precision micro beams of light deep into the dermis of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, causing new healthy tissue to grow. The result is smoother skin texture, collagen stimulation, reduced pore size, thickening/tightening of the skin, minimized fine lines, wrinkles and “crepey” skin. Fractionated Light treatments are also very beneficial for scar rejuvenation. Schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our cosmetic providers to discuss repairing an old scar, acne scars, or even surgical scars, including post-op Mohs surgical scars.

Fractionated Light treatments have minimal to no down time. Post treatment typically includes mild redness, sunburn-like sensation and mild swelling. Patients are allowed to return to daily activities almost immediately. Results typically begin to appear within several days, with continued improvement over six months and beyond.

Patients can benefit from one treatment to a series of treatments. Best results are typically seen after a series of five treatments. Cosmetic maintenance includes an annual treatment for beautiful prolonged results. Special package prices are available.

Things to Know

  • Resurfaces fine lines, wrinkles and scars
  • Evens skin texture for an airbrushed look
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Rejuvenates “crepey” skin
  • Minimal downtime
  • Redness and mild swelling may occur for 24 to 48 hours post treatment
  • Sun protection (SPF 30+) is highly recommended prior and post treatment
  • A series of treatments may be required if making cosmetic corrections and annual cosmetic treatments can help prevent early signs of skin aging

Am I a candidate?

This treatment works on all skin types who are looking to improve the texture of their skin. Please schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our aesthetic providers to determine if Fractionated Light is the best laser treatment to achieve your desired result.

How many treatments will I need?

A cosmetic consultation is recommended to determine how many treatments will achieve your desired result. Many of our patients take advantage of our package specials.

How will it feel?

The treatment itself has minimal discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation as a light snap of a rubber band. For sensitive patients, we offer numbing creams and cooling techniques. After the treatment, most patients describe a mild heat sensation with mild swelling, similar to a light sunburn. The redness and swelling can last up to 24 to 48 hours. We provide ice packs and cooling gels for post care comfort.

How long until I can resume normal activities?

There is minimal to no down time with Fractionated Light treatments. Normal activities can be resumed almost immediately. Sun protection is encouraged including a sunblock with Zinc Oxide SPF 30 or higher. Daily makeup and most topical products can be resumed immediately post treatment.

Is Fractionated Light safe?

Yes! Fractionated Light is clinically proven to be a very safe and effective cosmetic treatment.

Before & After

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CO2 Laser & Micro CO2 Laser

CO2 Laser

The CO2 laser treatment is recommended for moderate to severe wrinkles, sun damaged skin and lips, precancers and severe acne scars. It is also very effective in minimizing scars due to surgery or accidents. The CO2 laser targets the dermis layer deep within the skin. The treatment results in collagen production, skin tightening and thickening, collagen production increases, and overall rejuvenation.

Treatments with the CO2 laser will enhance your skin’s strength and elasticity. The skin will have a smoother, tighter texture and pigmentation problems will begin to diminish.

You will need to follow specific skin care instructions after this treatment, and there will be some downtime. The skin heals within a month, although redness may persist for two to three months. Once you have fully healed you will notice a significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity and discoloration. Call for a cosmetic consultation, let us analyze your skin and choose a customized treatment program that is specifically designed for you.

CO2 Micro Laser

Our Micro CO2 treatment utilizes our top of the line Fractionated CO2 laser, but offers a lower intensity treatment for those that don’t have the time to commit to a full week of skin healing. Utilizing micro settings, the CO2 laser resurfaces the outer layer of the skin while helping tighten and stimulate collagen. The results are a refreshed glow, improved skin quality, and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. The micro-laser treatment takes on average three to four days to heal. We recommend a series of three treatments at one month intervals. Please make a cosmetic consultation to see if this laser is the best choice to reach your desired goals.

Things to Know

  • Resurfaces moderate to severe wrinkles and scars
  • Evens skin tone and texture
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves health by addressing pre-cancerous lesions
  • Be prepared for some downtime
  • Redness may persist for a period of time after the procedure
  • Sun protection is highly recommended before and after the treatment
  • A series of treatments may be required, depending on your goals

Am I a candidate?

CO2 and Micro CO2 can be performed on most skin types. Please make a cosmetic consultation to determine if CO2 laser is the best laser to meet your desired skin goals.

How many treatments will I need?

Results can typically be achieved in one to three treatments, depending on your desired result.

How will it feel?

Patients typically describe the laser as a mild pinprick and heat sensation. Numbing cream, lidocaine injections and cooling techniques can be used to optimize your comfort during the treatment.

How long until I can resume normal activities?

CO2 laser treatments require seven to ten days of downtime and post care. Micro CO2 typically require three to four days of downtime and post care.

Are CO2 laser treatments safe?

Yes! CO2 laser treatments are clinically proven to be a very safe and effective cosmetic and medical treatment.

CO2 Micro Laser

Our Micro CO2 treatment utilizes our top of the line Fractionated CO2 laser, but offers a lower intensity treatment for those that don’t have the time to commit to a full week of skin healing. Utilizing micro settings, the CO2 laser resurfaces the outer layer of the skin while helping tighten and stimulate collagen. The results are a refreshed glow, improved skin quality, and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. The micro-laser treatment takes on average three to four days to heal. We recommend a series of three treatments at one month intervals. Please make a cosmetic consultation to see if this laser is the best choice to reach your desired goals.

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Laser Hair Removal 

Traditional hair removal routines can be tedious, painful, expensive, and time-consuming. Here at Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology, we can offer you another option: laser hair removal with the Cynosure Vectus Laser- the world’s fastest laser treatment for laser hair removal!

Things to Know

  • Hair is permanently reduced
  • Ingrown hair resolve in 1-2 treatments
  • No downtime
  • Not painful
  • Less expensive than waxing over time
  • Temporary redness may occur
  • Sun protection recommended during treatment
  • Shaving is allowed during treatment
  • Dark follicles are removed, and skin is smoother after treatment
  • Blonde and gray hair is not effectively treated

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About Laser Hair Removal 

Unwanted hair is a common problem for both men and women. Frequent hair removal tasks, including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing, can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and often painful. At best, these methods offer only temporary results – for some only a few hours.

Free yourself from the constant need to shave and wax unwanted facial and body hair and feel your best. Laser technology has brought us a permanent solution to remove unwanted hair, leaving skin feeling smooth and healthy.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal is the 3rd most performed non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the US1. We can help you to get to the root of the problem with our state-of-the-art Vectus® Laser system.

Laser hair removal gives you effective, permanent hair reduction anywhere on your body, including the face, legs, back, underarms, or bikini line. Treatments are quick and easy, letting you get back to your everyday activities.

How Laser Hair Removal Works 

During laser hair removal, a laser device emits light energy that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft. Pigments are the substances that give skin and hair its color. This energy damages the hair follicle, which impairs its ability to grow.

Hair follicles that are in the anagen, or active growth phase, have more pigment and absorb more energy, and typically respond best to treatments. For this reason, it takes multiple treatments to achieve the best results – it’s important to “catch” your hair in this active growth phase when you are receiving treatments.

Laser Hair Removal Procedure 

During the procedure, the provider will guide the device over the treatment area. The Vectus® Laser will emit gentle pulses of energy that are delivered into your skin and hair follicles.

The hair follicles that absorb the energy from the laser will be damaged. Hairs that were present in the follicles at the time of treatment will fall out over the next couple of weeks, and future hair growth will be impaired.

Since not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, a single procedure will not treat all of the hair follicles in the area. As the follicles in the transitional and resting periods return to the active growth phase, you may notice some hair regrowth but not as thick as it was before the treatment. This regrowth will become thinner and lighter with each subsequent treatment until there is little to no hair at all.

What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment 

We suggest shaving before your consultation and minimizing sun exposure if you would like to get started the same day as your consultation. Typically, there is little to no downtime after laser hair removal treatments and is so quick and easy patients can come on their lunch breaks.

Before the laser is used, a gel is applied to your skin, where you will receive treatment. The treatment will begin with the provider guiding the Vectus® Laser handpiece over the treatment area. You will feel cooling while the handpiece is gliding over the treatment area to provide a comfortable session. You may also feel a slight rubber-band like snapping when the energy is being delivered into your skin and hair follicles. The discomfort is over almost immediately, and treatments take just a few minutes, depending on the size of the area.

After the treatment, the gel will be removed, and a cooling gel may be applied to your skin. Bandages and ointments are not necessary after laser hair removal due to the nature of the treatments being so minimally invasive. For a few days after your treatment, you may feel like you have a mild sunburn but can resume all your typical day to day activities immediately following treatment.

If you are a laser hair removal patient, please be aware of the following:

• Shave the area being treated before your appointment.

• Discontinue all waxing, plucking, and tweezing on the areas receiving treatment six weeks before and during your sessions.

• Discontinue excessive UV exposure, tanning, and tanning beds and tanning creams on the areas receiving treatment, four weeks before your appointment.

Post Treatment Instructions For Laser Hair Removal 

• Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness around the treatment site, which may last up to a couple of days but usually subsides within the first few hours. It is normal for the treated area to feel like a mild sunburn for the first few days.

• Avoid sun exposure on the treated area and use a sunscreen SPF 45 or higher at all times throughout treatment.

• Anywhere from 7-30 days after treatment, shedding of the hair may occur, and this may appear as new hair growth; this is not all new hair growth, but mostly dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle.

The Vectus Laser can remove hair from many areas, including the face, back, chest, arm, underarm, bikini, and legs.

The Vectus Laser can be safely used on all skin types from very light skin to very dark skin. It is best if the hair is black or brown; however, your provider will determine if you are the right candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

Since our hair grows in different phases, no laser treatment can achieve 100% hair removal, but it is possible to significantly reduce the number of growing hairs by as much as 85%. Multiple treatments can be administered for maximum results.

Hair removal is permanent. Hair follicles in the anagen phase, or growth phase, are targeted by the laser. After treatment, those follicles are permanently unable to produce new hairs or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible.

Laser hair removal is effective on individuals with dark hair anywhere on their face or body. Individuals with very light or gray hair are not ideal candidates. Any skin color can be treated, as the laser is effective on light and dark skin types. Speak with one of our providers to discuss if you are a good candidate.

Most people feel only a slight “snap,” like a rubber band at the treatment site during the procedure. You will also feel cooling on your skin as the handpiece glides over the treatment area.

Since your hair grows in three stages, several treatments are needed to affect all of the unwanted hair. The number of treatments can vary between individuals, depending on the amount of hair, the area to be treated, skin color, hair color, and hair coarseness.

Typically 4 – 6 treatments are needed, but this will depend on several factors. One of our providers can give you a more specific treatment plan during your consultation.

It depends on which area is getting treated. In general, face, underarms, arms, and bikini are approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Back, chest, and legs are approximately 8-10 weeks apart.

Treatment costs vary depending on the size of the area to be treated.

The laser emits powerful light energy that targets and heats hair follicles. After treatment, the follicles are permanently unable to produce new hairs or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible.

Yes. In fact, the area needs to be freshly shaved before your treatment session. However, you should not wax or pluck the hair between treatment sessions.

You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.

Typically, most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor redness and/or swelling immediately following the treatment, this usually lasts 2-24 hours. We will discuss any other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you during the consultation.

PicoSure Treatments

PicoSure’s unique way of delivering energy has given many of our patient’s breakthrough results. This laser not only improves the appearance of skin and reduces the signs of aging, but does so without the traditional downtime, risks and pain. This laser is safe for all skin types, even darker skinned individuals who were typically denied laser treatments in the past. PicoSure uses highly targeted energy to gently disrupt the particles responsible for a range of pigmented conditions like freckles, sunspots and other discolored lesions. But there’s more! PicoSure’s breakthrough technology also improves wrinkles, age lines and even acne scars. Unlike other lasers with similar results, PicoSure does not rely on heat to achieve its results, making the laser safer for most patients with complex skin issues.

PicoSure is designed to activate the body’s natural immune response while minimizing injury and discomfort. Because it uses gentle pressure instead of heat, there’s no recovery time and patients can resume normal activities immediately after their treatment. Most patients only experience an hour of very mild redness. Results can be seen over the course of six weeks after the treatment is performed. The body will naturally clear away any unwanted lesions through the lymphatic system while improving skin texture.

We offer a variety of skin rejuvenation treatments with our PicoSure laser. Request a cosmetic consult with your aesthetic provider to see which PicoSure treatments will help you achieve your desired results.

PicoBright – This ultra-gentle yet effective treatment is great for all skin types. The treatment combines Pico laser and PCA Oxy Trio to achieve a gorgeous “Red-Carpet Ready” look, and will help enhance and maintain the natural glow of your skin. The treatment can also be performed in a series for patients suffering from pigmented issues like melasma.

PicoTone – This is a very effective laser treatment for darker skin types looking to reduce brown pigmented lesions and improve the texture of their skin. This treatment involves two Pico lenses and is finished with a PCA pigment peel. Many patients love this laser treatment because there is minimal discomfort and patients can resume daily activities immediately. This treatment can be done in a series or as an annual treatment to maintain beautiful healthy skin.

PicoRenew – This laser treatment combines the magic of PicoSure technology with our Fractionated Light hand piece. This combination treatment is for darker skinned patients looking to make a significant improvement to fine lines, wrinkles, and “crepey” skin. This is similar to a ThreeForMe combo treatment, but without the use of intense heat and risk for burn.

Pico-Cleanup – This is a highly effective treatment to specifically target stubborn brown spots which do not resolve with typical laser therapies or chemical peels.

Things to Know

  • Great for all skin types, including darker skin types
  • Evens both skin tone and skin texture
  • Removes age spots, freckles and hyper-pigmentation
  • Resurfaces fine lines, wrinkles and scars
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Rejuvenates “crepey” skin
  • No downtime
  • Mild to no redness post treatment
  • Sun protection (SPF 30+) is highly recommended prior and post treatment
  • A series of treatments may be required if making cosmetic corrections and annual cosmetic treatments can help prevent early signs of skin aging.

Am I a candidate? These treatments work on all skin types looking to improve both the texture and tone of their skin. Please schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our aesthetic providers to determine which PicoSure treatment is best to achieve your desired result.

 

How many treatments will I need? Typically, cosmetic corrections are achieved with a series of three treatments with an annual treatment to maintain results. A cosmetic consultation is recommended so we can tailor the treatments to your specific needs. Many of our patients take advantage of our package specials.

How will it feel? The treatment itself has minimal to no discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation as a mild prickle or warm sensation. For sensitive patients, we offer numbing creams and cooling techniques to enhance comfort. After the treatment, most patients have mild to no redness.

How long until I can resume normal activities? There is no downtime with PicoSure treatments, except for PicoRenew which may involve minimal social downtime. Pico-Cleanup treatments may also leave brown pigmented spots looking bronzed for several days prior to fading. Normal activities can be resumed immediately post treatment. Sun protection is encouraged, a Zinc Oxide SPF 30 or higher. Daily makeup and most topical products can also be resumed immediately post treatment.

Are PicoSure treatments safe? Yes! PicoSure is clinically proven to be a very safe and effective cosmetic treatment.

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Tattoo Removal

Ready to lose your tattoo? Do it better and faster with PicoSure

PicoSure is the world’s first picosecond laser and the only advanced tattoo removal laser with PressureWave technology, which works with your body to remove unwanted ink. PicoSure delivers laser energy that specifically targets tattoo ink, resulting in the successful shattering of just the ink particles without harming the surrounding tissue.

PicoSure works effectively on:

  • Multicolored tattoos, including blues and greens
  • Hard-to-remove black ink
  • Stubborn, previously treated tattoos

Best of all, PicoSure tattoo removal often requires fewer treatments than traditional laser tattoo removal.

How does it work?

Lasers do not remove tattoos, your body does. Naturally. Let PicoSure help.

During treatments with PicoSure, PressureWave technology is used to deliver ultra-short pulses of specialized energy to targeted ink particles.

These pulses are so rapid they cause a change in pressure that breaks ink apart into tiny dust-like particles. These tiny particles are then absorbed by the lymphatic system, a critical part of your body’s immune system, and eliminated naturally.

What should I expect?

Treatments for an average sized tattoo typically take about 10 minutes, but larger or more complex tattoos can take longer.

Laser tattoo removal has been described as feeling similar to the actual tattooing process. PicoSure relies on pressure changes instead of just heat to break apart ink particles but some patients may feel some discomfort. Your treatment provider should be able to provide aids to make your experience more comfortable.

  • Number of treatments needed is dependent on variables such as ink characteristics, size of tattoo,
    location on body, and lifestyle habits
  • Treatments typically occur every 6-8 weeks and your treatment provider will develop a treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

Patients and treatment providers have reported better clearance (disappearance) of tattoos with improved recovery time. You can expect excellent results with PicoSure.

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From Our Patients

When I walk into Dr. Scheel’s office, I know I will be well taken care of. It’s the best of both worlds: a spa-like feeling met with the highest medical standards and care. I’ve been coming here for years to get HydraFacials, IPLs, and chemical peels. This is also the only place I go to for sunscreen and skin care products. I love Monica’s personal line she created in the last several years and would highly recommend it. What I especially love about this office is their attention to detail and the personalized experience I always receive. When I became pregnant with my son, they tailored my treatments to make sure that both me and my baby-on-the-way were safe the entire time.

I came to Dr. Scheel’s office with a lot of sun damage accumulated over the years having lived in sunny climates most of my life. After just one IPL session, almost all the brown spots on my face disappeared. I was so happy with the results that I dared to try something I didn’t think I’d ever do … botox & fillers. Bye bye wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, hello plumper lips! I’m totally sold on these treatments and highly recommend Dr. Scheel and her staff if you have any skin-related concerns, cosmetic or medical. In fact, next time I’m going in for a skin exam because one of the PAs who gave me a peel recently noticed some spots on my arm that might be of concern. I love that they are not only focused on the cosmetic side of things but also on the lookout for medical issues that I may not have noticed. That’s genuine care of their patients!

I am very pleased with the first IPL and how Pam worked with me on it. The other IPL I had elsewhere was really NOTHING like this one – which was just a few spots were hit, and it produced no visible results – waste of money after two visits – it was a GROUPON – nothing I’d do again. This IPL really made a big difference. I know those brown spots on my cheeks and one near my mouth were very predominant – and they looked so horrible. Now, I can barely see them. And, overall, less spots. And, it’s just the first IPL!

Before I began working with Dr. Monica Scheel in 2005, I was a former Southern California beach lifeguard, a lifelong swimmer and a bonafide sun worshiper. After consulting with Monica, I realized my skin was not “too far gone,” as I believed, and that she could help. Between better sun awareness, the use of hat and sunscreen and more protective clothing (sleeves), avoiding peak sun hours and finding shade as well as IPL’s, PDT and laser treatment from Monica, I have lost the “fried” look. My skin appears and feels ten years younger. I don’t need to look 35, I just want to be a dam good 50! Thanks, Monica, for saving me!

Read her full story, "Reformed Sun Bunny" here.