At The Geldner Center, plastic surgeons Dr. Peter D. Geldner and Dr. Lawrence H. Iteld renovate façades with a bouquet of reconstructive procedures and noninvasive cosmetic tweaks. Named one of the nation's Top Doctors by US News & World Report, Dr. Geldner uses advanced medical technology—including Palomar and Sciton lasers—to help clients look and feel better, whether through face-lifts, eyelid lifts, nose reshaping, or chin augmentation. Lead aesthetician Deanna Stellato, one of four licensed aestheticians on staff, performs skin-renewing chemical peels, which exfoliate the skin and boost its ability to hold moisture while reducing the appearance of fine lines. Clients may also opt to pamper their countenances with classic facials, microdermabrasion, and gentle butterfly kisses from reflections.
The aestheticians at Natural Beauty Med Spa work their skincare wonders under the guidance of Dr. Irvin Wiesman, a board-certified plastic surgeon and graduate of UIC’s medical school. He and his experienced crew rejuvenate faces with laser resurfacing treatments that combat acne scars, brown spots, and fine lines, and call upon fillers and injections to relax scowl muscles or plump up lips in preparation for becoming a kissing-booth champion. Their menu of noninvasive high-tech treatments also includes cellulite treatments, spider vein treatments, and laser hair removal.
Whole Beauty Institute, a medical spa specializing in aesthetic treatments, prides itself on treating its guests with the kindness and consideration most people reserve for lonely mailmen. A 15-minute Iriderm treatment uses laser light on light-toned skin to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries around the nose and cheeks. The Silk Peel microdermabrasion, a 30-minute procedure, sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal a younger-looking, moisturized visage with a more even tone, a softer texture, smaller pores, and less sun damage. No matter which facial-freshening treatment you choose, your skin will emerge shimmering like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.
Board-certified surgeon Michael Horn helps boost patients' confidence with cosmetic treatments that range from surgical face-lifts and rhinoplasty to Botox injections and extreme trampolining. His time outside the office is spent studying his craft at national meetings or imparting wisdom to other surgeons as a frequent lecturer on plastic surgery. In patients' rooms, his focus rests solely on the person in front of him, as he listens to their cosmetic goals and discusses their treatment options.
Dr.Mark Mass use his considerable medical and technological might to help erase the unerasable. Harnessing the power of RevLite SI lasers, he carefully target the pigment deposits in unwanted artwork, breaking them up so that the body can discard them naturally. A cooling device helps to ease or prevent discomfort throughout the procedures, whereas detailed aftercare instructions make scarring unlikely and help clients convince rejected tattoos not to seek revenge. The clinic also deploys its laser fleet in the spirit of generosity: Its Dots Program helps cancer survivors remove radiation tattoos after treatment has concluded.
In his own words, surgeon Dr. Wafik Hanna believes firmly that "your face is your calling card." That's why he works with, and not against, his patients' own natural looks. Guided by his philosophy of naturalness, he takes patients' existing bone structure into account when helping them achieve desired complexions and contours. And while many patients opt for surgical services, those preferring non-surgical procedures can opt to rejuvenate their skin with a photofacial, injectables, or thermage, a treatment that tightens the skin. In the 25 years since he opened Hanna Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hanna has showcased his talents not only in his portfolio, but by sharing his wisdom on the pages of The New York Times.