To the staff at Renaissance Med Spa, a client's request for facial tightening never conjures images of a surgical procedure. Instead, the lateral-thinking staff would probably envision the Inmode fractora laser—a device that glides over skin to painlessly promote collagen production and fade wrinkles, acne scars, and Sharpie-drawn goatees. The spa offers nonsurgical solutions to other skincare woes, including laser hair removal, massage, and age-fighting dermal fillers. Each treatment is performed under the supervision of Dr. Carl Cucco, and the certified staff comprises registered nurses, nurse injector specialists, licensed massage therapists, and licensed aestheticians.
Sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows in the waiting room at Lift Laser & Body, where a trio of doctors oversees aesthetic treatments powered by cutting edge technology. These procedures range from natural-looking plastic surgery such as tummy tucks and breast enhancements to less invasive procedures. Noninvasive treatments include SkinTyte, which relies on broadband light to get clients firmer and younger looking skin. Lift Laser & Body also offers rejuvenating ProFractional laser treatments for faces that can make patrons look younger, much like not calling a MP3 player “walkman.”
Spa Martinique offers an expansive menu of customized services and wellness treatments to help clients look and feel their best. A 30-minute Little Black Dress all-over makeover includes a full-body exfoliation and a hydration with a body wrap that can reveal skin with more glow than a million phosphorescent ceiling star stickers. Half-hour express custom facials deep clean, tone, and moisturize mugs to free pores from any excess buildup that might ruin graduation portraits or NASCAR photo finishes.
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Obagi, PCA, Neocutis, Sciton Laser Technology
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Ask questions?we have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We offer a modern and warm, yet professional, medical environment. All three of our offices feature free wifi, refreshments, and elegant decor. Our Chicago facility has its own parking lot.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Our products help improve the appearance of all types of skin imperfections. They are clinically proven products designed to help revitalize, enhance, and maintain healthy skin for life. We stock Obagi, Neocutis, PCA, and Jane Iredale Cosmetics. Additionally, we offer Sciton laser treatments for facial rejuvenation or laser hair removal. We also started offering the new VI Peel.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We have a medical side that specializes in varicose vein treatment that is often covered by insurance, in addition to the plastic surgery and medical spa services.
Skypoint Med Spa founder and primary physician Dr. Sameer Naseeruddin grew up in the Chicago area, completed an internal-medicine residency at Cook County Hospital, and picked up fluency in several languages, including Spanish, along the way. Specializing in aesthetic dermatology, Dr. Naseeruddin whisks away unwanted signs of aging and pulling faces behind the boss's back with a concise menu of facial rejuvenation and weight-loss procedures. Many treatments, such as Botox and facial-filler injections, can be completed within a regular lunch hour, and all procedures are performed by the doctor himself.
Upscale in decor, scaled-up in size, and equipped with the latest in industry technology, Platinum Salon & Spa has all the pieces in place to treat men and women to a range of revitalizing services. Throughout Platinum's three floors of radiant real estate, visitors nurture noodle nests with hair services, including cuts and styles ($30+ for men, $50+ for women) and luxurious Moroccan oil deep-hydration treatments ($20+). Nail services, such as the hourlong no-chip manicure ($45), and massage services, such as the one-hour aromatherapy ($75) or hot-stone massage ($90), pamper other oft-neglected regions. No matter how the hair, nails, or stress-nuggets fall, all services are backed by Platinum's premier staff of experts, all of who provide meticulous, custom, and comprehensive care.