Chicago Dental Dream Team's trio of doctors delivers comprehensive preventive, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry with a gentle touch. Ensuring the best of all dental procedures, they continue to engage in postgraduate study to further their knowledge and practice. That keeps Drs. Yetta and Cornell McCullom and Dr. Robin Ferguson current with all of the latest techniques in the ever-changing world of dentistry, including laser dentistry, which makes gum treatments fast and nearly painless. Aside from whitening teeth and filling cavities with tooth-colored composites, their expertise extends to facial enhancements. Patients can look to them for help with puffy or sagging eyelids, as well as torn earlobes.
Reflecting its multi-disciplinary approach, MIMIT?Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Treatments?employs a team of board certified practitioners from diverse medical backgrounds. Four fellowship-trained interventional radiologists and two general surgeons helm the staff, which also includes three certified physician's assistants. Together, they approach healing with a focus on function, as well as aesthetics, and aim to empower their clients through treatment education. The team specializes in needle-aided sclerotherapy, endo-venous laser treatments, and radio frequency ablation treatments for venous disease, as well as pain-reduction kyphoplasty treatments for spinal compression. They also rely on a blend of non-invasive and surgical techniques to treat issues ranging from peripheral arterial disease to breast cancer.
Dr. Augusto N. Pareja, who served as an emergency-room physician and was the medical director of urgent care centers, combines the clinical skills he's honed over the years with holistic techniques and Chinese medicine to heal bodies. He believes that traditional medicine alone doesn’t always work, which is why he combines it with nonconventional techniques and medications that have been proven effective through decades of research. His multifaceted approach to pain management includes acupuncture, massage, detoxification, and personalized weight-loss programs. He also treats bodies’ outsides and makes them more beautiful with rejuvenating facial peels and light therapy, laser hair removal, and glitter.
If Forever Fit Health Center could bring only one piece of beauty technology to a deserted island, it would probably pick the laser. At the clinic, its staff members use noninvasive pulses of laser light for many aesthetic purposes, from resurfacing skin to diminishing the appearance of spider veins. Per its name, however, the practice is just as devoted to holistic health as it is to beauty. Specializing in primary care, they also supervise weight-loss programs and train seniors in balance correction, reducing their risk of falling and boosting their ability to land triple salchows.
Inside their shared offices in Naperville, and Bronzeville, Flawless Cosmetic Medicine Center and Dr. Tinsley & Associates, Inc. team up to provide skincare procedures, products, and education. Since 1996, the practice has performed plastic and cosmetic surgery in Chicago and on Grand Cayman Island. During that time, Dr. Tinsley himself has managed to balance the full-time duties of parenthood with a number of different positions in medicine, including stints as a general surgeon, a trauma surgeon, and a plastic surgeon. He also founded the scarless mole-removal treatment—SMR—which rids skin of moles in a much more effective manner than simply yelling at them to leave.
Lillian Howard, the proprietress of Lillian Dion Salon, draws upon her training from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London as she leads the shop's team of creative stylists. Within the ultra-chic salon decked out in modern artwork, hair artists cut and color hair of all textures and create glamorous updos for attending special occasions or beguiling onlookers as you sleep. They also add volume and length to sparse manes with an array of specialty extensions and laser hair-restoration treatments. Their selection of Italian haircare products from Davines nourish scalps and cleanse tresses.
What is your salon's most popular service or treatment?
Most people come to take advantage of our skill in keeping the hair healthy, strong, growing, and beautiful.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or training? What makes you and your team experts?
Everyone is a certified hair stylist. [We are] experts at creating innovative looks and meeting the customer's standards in beauty.
What makes your business stand out from the competition?
Not only do we focus on doing hair, but we [also] focus on doing make-up, facials, eye brows, and more to meet the customer's needs.
What keeps customers coming back?
Our customer experience, advanced hair knowledge, our innovative skills, and our location.
What's the vibe of your salon like?
We are [a] fun and outgoing team. No hassle, but a lot of relaxing and great personalities.
Why is Black History Month important to you?
It celebrates our achievements and honors our ancestors. It gives us an opportunity to reference our long struggle to achieve peace, overcome oppression, and become a stronger community.
What does being a black business owner mean to you?
It means that as a people we have come a long way in America. And there are a lot of hurdles to jump, [but] having jumped this one makes me glad.