The impressive work of Body's highly skilled staff lineup, which includes doctors and medically trained personnel, has recently earned a shout-out in Time Out Chicago. Level uneven dermal terrain with a series of six VelaShape body treatments, which deploy a high-tech combination of radio frequency, infrared light energy, a gentle vacuum, and mechanical massage to tone skin's surface and reduce the circumference of the treated area. The VelaShape machine skates comfortably across the dermis surface, focusing its skin-perfecting attentions on your choice of areas including the thighs, buttocks, love handles, or abdomen. During the HydraFacial, a diamond-tip dry abrasion applies stylishly compressed coal to your expression factory, sloughing away dead skin without the bourgeois crystals used in traditional microdermabrasion. Next, a pore extraction draws out dirt and vagabond stowaways, followed by a nourishing mask that satiates starving skin. The 60-minute service concludes with a hydrating, free-radical-fighting serum finale. Body's chic interiors ensure eyes equal relishing opportunities for an experience as relaxing for the brain as it is for the body.
At Laser & Aesthetic Medical Center, PC, board-certified physician Dr. Kailash C. Singhvi personally administers each aesthetic and wellness procedure to ward off the effects of the aging process. With an arsenal of contemporary lasers at his disposal, he smoothens wrinkles from the face, reduces cellulite from the backs of legs, and destroys tiny Death Stars orbiting in front of the eyes. The youth-inducing beams can also remove hair or stimulate it to grow in areas where thinning has occurred. Injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm combat wrinkles, and Dr. Singhvi's wellness programs address internal maladies by identifying thyroid problems and hormones that may be causing weight gain. For ailments related to injury and sleeping on tables without face holes, Dr. Singhvi administers soothing massage therapy.
• For $40, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (an $85 value). • For $65, you get a four-layer face-lift facial (an $85 value) with a microdermabrasion treatment (a $50 value; a $135 total value). • For $69, you get a Steamy Wonder cellulite treatment (a $150 value).
Three decades of experience make Dr. David Loiterman the choice for patients looking to scare away spider veins, as well as for the Chicago Medical Society, for whom he has served as president. Specializing in circulation disorders, Dr. Loiterman has spent 26 years in sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and vascular surgery. He belongs to national medical boards and organizations and has taught universities and hospitals how to properly lure veins off legs through well-reasoned debate.
From mending battle wounds to performing breast enhancement, Dr. Taek Kim has had a long and storied career. After graduating from medical school in Seoul, South Korea, the young Dr. Kim became a captain in the South Korean armed forces and flew the skies as a flight surgeon for Korean and American troops. He relocated to the United States, where he performed more than 8,000 surgeries and began specializing in cosmetic procedures. Today, as the founder and medical director of Renaissance Cosmetic Laser, Dr. Kim uses his years of experience to help both men and women enhance their appearance with services ranging from water-assisted liposuction to wrinkle-smoothing injections. Light technology also takes a polishing role in his service repertoire via laser spider-vein therapy, IPL photofacials, and procedures to install theater spotlights on a client's favorite features. When Dr. Kim isn't highlighting natural beauty, he channels his impressive resumé and renowned skills as a surgeon into mentoring young physicians as a faculty member of Hinsdale Hospital's residency program.
Fine lines soften and dissipate, wrinkles unravel and melt away, and body hair surrenders its bristly hold on the arms and legs inside of Alternative Medi-Spa. Founded and led by Daniel Rostein, MD, this medical spa staffs licensed aestheticians and laser technicians who specialize in helping clients look younger and feel more confident. The comfortable spa setting does as much to relax guests as the state-of-the-art technology does to embellish their most upfront features: SilkPeel machines, for instance, exfoliate with diamond heads that infuse the skin with vitamins and antioxidants in an exchange for toxins, which are sucked away by closed loop vacuums. IPL photogenesis treatments rely on pulsed lights to minimize fine lines and rosacea, and Cutera lasers perform skin-rejuvenation facials and remove unwanted hair from upper lips, arms, legs, and self-conscious kiwi fruits. The staff also offers facials for men and women, as well as peels and Botox cosmetic injections.