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The Latest in Laser Treatments

If you’ve ever wondered if lasers could help you look and feel rejuvenated, there’s never been a better time to try it.

As technology advances, today’s laser treatments offer more variety with greater results. Our very own Dr. Patrick Viscardi recently outlined a few of The Centre, P.C.’s newest devices—and what they can do for you!


What it is: The Icon’s multi-device, IPL (intense-pulse light) platform offers a suite of popular treatments so you can address several target areas at each visit.

What it does best: The Icon is excellent for rosacea and pigmentation issues. It also is perfect for permanent hair reduction (its large face is particularly good at covering big areas like the back, legs, and chest), skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, scar and stretch marks removal, and vessel and leg veins.

What makes it unique: Hands down, it’s the Icon’s Skintel Melanin Reader, the only one cleared by the FDA to determine the skin’s melanin density, which helps our aestheticians customize treatments to your specific needs. See before-and-after photos here.


What it is: Another IPL laser, the Elite combines two wavelengths in one system. This flexibility gives our patients exceptional results with minimal discomfort.

What it does best: Like the Icon, the Elite is a great choice for laser hair removal. Vascular lesions, birthmarks, small capillaries, and spider veins are also tackled easily in just a few treatments with this device. The Elite’s anti-aging facial therapies are completed with no redness or peeling.

What makes it unique: For men and women distressed by unwanted hair, the Elite can permanently reduce hair by an average of 79% after just three treatments. See before-and-after photos here.


What it is: One of the two, new minimally invasive lasers at The Centre, P.C., Smartlipo has redefined liposuction and has quickly become the market standard in laser lipolysis. This device allows our surgeons to treat patients more quickly; resulting in less bleeding, bruising and downtime—and with much greater comfort.

What it does best: For those who want high-definition body sculpting, Smartlipo is the best there is. For greater definition in the waist, arms, hips or chin, Smartlipo offers deep fat tissue treatment and tissue tightening for a broad spectrum of patients and treatment sites.

What makes it unique: Smartlipo’s three laser wavelengths are the star here. Less invasive than traditional liposuction, we can customize treatment like never before. See before-and-after photos here.

Precision Tx

What it is: Another market leader in laser body contouring, PrecisionTx offers a focused targeting of tissue.

What it does best: Its smaller-area modality is perfect for face and neck contouring. Precision Tx is also used with remarkable success for patients who are bothered by excessive underarm sweating. Areas treated by Precision Tx continue to improve over time.

What makes it unique: These one-time, one-hour procedures make PrecisionTx ideal for patients who are seeking the best possible results with the least amount of downtime. It’s considered to be the best non-surgical facelift available. See before-and-after photos here.


What it is: Smartskin+ is micro-ablative skin resurfacing device.

What it does best: Evening skin tone, smoothing the skin’s texture and dramatically reducing wrinkles. Smartskin+ targets the three layers of photodamaged tissue, epidermal pigment, mid-dermal wrinkles, and deep-dermal laxity.

What makes it unique: Smartskin+ has the ability to “read” your skin using the Fitzpatrick scale, this device allows complete customization of any skin resurfacing procedure. See before-and-after photos here.


What it is: This device works by targeting cellulite precisely at the source—in the underlying structural tissue, which allows the body to produce new collagen in the treated areas. While not new to our stable of laser devices, Cellulaze continues to provide excellent results for our patients.

What it does best: Cellulite reduction and body contouring. Many, regardless of exercise and diet, have trouble getting rid of cellulite. Through Cellulaze treatments, patients experience minimal downtime and with little soreness.

What makes it unique: Cellulaze treatments are one-time yet are considered to be the “gift that keeps giving”. While you will see improvement right away, full results continue to appear over the next three to six months. See before-and-after photos here.

To learn more about any of the laser treatments you’ve read about here, call 574-968-9100 to set up a consultation.

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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