MEET THE DOC
MEET THE DOC
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and licensed to practice medicine in California, Kentucky, and Ohio, Dr. Rapp is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
Following his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center—where he won five research and academic achievement awards—he received a fellowship at Stanford Medical Center.
An active participant in science research at Stanford Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center, he is the coauthor of eight peer-reviewed papers, and is in demand as a presenter at medical conferences across the US and internationally.
Dr. Rapp also performs volunteer mission work at the William Solar Children’s Hospital in Havana, Cuba, and is a former professional soccer player.
You love being you. Your accomplishments, your tastes, your ideas, your emotions, your dreams for the future, and your perceptions of the people and the world around you. And yet…you’d like all of your inner beauty to shine through more clearly in the face and body you see in the mirror and show to the world. It’s not about vanity. It’s about more clearly expressing the truth of who you are, in all the aspects of your life and in all of your interactions with others. We understand—and we want you to know that we’re here for you, ready to listen with respect and understanding, then present you with real solutions that work for you.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Most women and even men perform the grooming ritual of shaving several times a week—an annoying and time-consuming chore for most. Shaving can become even more irritating when it affects your wardrobe choices. You know...those mornings when you get out of the shower, throw on your outfit, and rush out the door only to realize that you forgot to shave. So you debate...jump back in the shower, pick a different outfit or throw caution to the wind and let it all hang out. Now with excel HR™ laser hair removal, you really can get out of the shower, throw on your outfit, and rush out the door, without looking back!
Q: What is excel HR™?
Developed by the pioneers of laser hair removal technology in 2000, excel HR™ is the next generation premium laser hair removal technology for women and men of all skin types, even tanned skin patients, available all-year- round.
Q: How many treatments does excel HR laser hair removal require?
The total number of treatments varies based on the area treated. Typically, 4-5 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart is recommended.
Q: Why does laser hair removal require multiple treatments?
Laser and other energy-based hair removal requires multiple treatments because hair grows in different phases. Hair can take 6-12 weeks for it to grow from root to surface—this growth stage is known as the anagen stage and this is the perfect time to receive laser hair removal. You know when you are due for your next treatment session when hair in the treated area begins to grow back. It is very important to stick with the treatment schedule that your practitioners suggests—missing a treatment could allow your hair to enter the next stage where hair begins to detach from the hair follicle which can increase the number of treatments originally required.
Laser Genesis Facial Rejuvenation
Laser Genesis Facial Rejuvenation
Q: WHAT IS LASER GENESIS?
A: Laser Genesis is a breakthrough laser treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural processes to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant, healthy looking complexion.
Q: HOW DOES LASER GENESIS WORK?
A: Micro-pulses of laser energy activate collagen remodeling to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and target unwanted brown spots and facial redness. Although the individual treatment results are subtle, the overall effect of a treatment series can be quite dramatic.
Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER GENESIS?
A: Laser Genesis helps restore your skin’s youthful glow and appearance by improving common concerns like facial redness, brown spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. With quick treatments and no downtime, Laser Genesis can fit into your busy schedule and is considered the perfect lunchtime procedure by many patients.
Q: WHAT IS EXCEL HR?
A: excel HR is the most advanced aesthetic technology that combines two powerfully precise lasers to target and eliminate vascular concerns (redness, unsightly veins) and benign pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, discoloration) on the face and body.
Q: WHAT DOES EXCEL HR TREAT?
A: excel HR treats many skin concerns. The most common excel treatments include rosacea, telangiectasia, facial and leg veins, age/brown spots and acne scars.
Q: HOW DOES EXCEL WORK?
A: Your treatment provider will select one of excel’s two lasers and customize the treatment settings to target the color and depth of your skin concern. Most treatments are finished in just a few minutes.
Solar Lentigenes or ‘sun spots’ result from excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Common to people frequently outdoors or over the age of 40, sun spots result from a proliferation of melanocytes and subsequent melanin production near the surface of the skin. While most are benign or do not lead to cancer, it is important that a medical professional examines the lesions prior to treatment to ensure safety of intervention. The Excel laser offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
A: Most treatments require only 1 to 2 treatment sessions. The number of treatments will vary based on your condition.
Q: IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
A: excel treatments can feel similar to a rubber band snapping against skin. Depending on the procedure, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin to protect and provide comfort to the area. A topical anesthetic may be available from your provider to improve your treatment experience.
Q: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? AND DOWNTIME?
A: Redness and/or swelling can be expected following treatment and will resolve within a few days. Treated brown spots will darken and slough off within 3 to 6 days. For full face treatments, swelling will peak 24 to 48 hours post treatment and usually resolves within a few days. Typically, you can wear make-up and return to normal activities immediately. Your provider may recommend a topical steroid to reduce swelling as needed.
Excel HR utilizes two different wavelengths to help stimulate collagen formation. This may be beneficial to pitting from Acne scarring or other contour defects from trauma or other soft tissue injury. Laser Genesis has been proven to stimulate new collagen for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles. Ask Dr. Rapp for more information regarding how Excel HR may assist you in your skin care concerns!
Over time, your face changes in many ways. Lines and wrinkles form, but other changes often include volume loss in the cheek area, or thinning lips. Some people, however, may have naturally thin lips and may simply desire more fullness. Fortunately, the collection of fillers
includes several formulations to treat different areas of the face. Your aesthetic specialist will
customize your treatment to your needs to deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Think Outside the Lines:
FOR SMOOTH, NATURAL LOOKING RESULTS THAT LAST
LIFT & CONTOUR YOUR CHEEK AREA
ENHANCE YOUR LIPS
SMOOTH YOUR WRINKLES & LINES
About the COLLECTION OF FILLERS
The collection of ﬁllers are injectable gels made from modiﬁed hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. Using a ﬁne needle, your aesthetic specialist injects the smooth gels under the skin. These products will LIFT, SMOOTH and PLUMP your face. They, also contain an anesthetic, called lidocaine, to help reduce discomfort during your treatment.
■ Provide instant results
■ Are nonsurgical treatments
■ Deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results
■ Are in-ofﬁce procedures
The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.
Everyone will notice!
No one will know.
Virtually painless, our array of skin rejuvenating injectables can erase years from your face, improve contours, or enhance your lips in a matter of moments. Options include Juvederm ® and Restylane ® products.
You know, you want to! BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults. You can get treated in both areas at the same time— that’s the beauty of BOTOX® Cosmetic. The treatment we, as your aesthetic providers, trust. The #1 selling product of its kind in the US and the world.
How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet— the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.
Will I look overdone?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique- sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
Does the treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How long does treatment take?
The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery—it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.
What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
“With BOTOX® Cosmetic, You can get noticeable results and still look like yourself.”