A division of Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Bella Vie Medical Spa rejuvenates skin with services performed under the direction of board-certified internal-medicine physician Dr. Ana Gephart. As Janelle Walker reported in the Courier-News, Dr. Gephart's journey toward skincare services began when a friend and former burn victim—now an aesthetician at Bella Vie—convinced her to explore the life-changing skin treatments available through modern laser technology. Today, Dr. Gephart keeps her staff abreast of the latest developments in the industry to keep expanding an aesthetic arsenal of ways to boost clients' confidence and self-esteem.
Complimentary consultations help determine the best course of action for each patient, be it a long-lasting Radiesse injection to combat wrinkles, a medical-grade peel, or a laser skin treatment to address age spots. The spa's walls broadcast colorful artwork and calming phrases that inspire guests to imagine peace, count their blessings, and brush their skin 50 times each night before bed.
Board-certified physician and surgeon Dr. Mohammad Ghani and his trained staff eliminate unwanted body fuzz with laser hair-removal treatments suitable for most skin types. During each treatment, a licensed medical aesthetician hovers an Alma laser over the desired patch of follicle foliage, destroying each hair down to the root with pulses of light and withering insults about its keratin content. They can also wield a CoolGlide laser to treat darker skin. The treatment can evict hair from a small area⎯preparing bikini lines, hands, or feet for the lead role in a remake of Flipper ⎯ or defur large areas such as the chest and back.
At Advanced Medical & Wellness, chiropractor Daniel P. Horn and his team treat everything from excruciating back pain to unsightly wrinkles. That flexibility stems from the experience of the staff, whose two medical directors possess board certifications in both physical medicine and rehabilitation. The well-rounded team carries out a variety of services such as acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy, along with gentle chiropractic techniques such as the Activator method. For more cosmetic needs, the office organizes weight-loss programs performs procedures such as laser lipo. The noninvasive treatment can accelerate the body's natural process of releasing fatty acids stored in cells, helping to reduce fat and cellulite.
Under the supervision of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dhaval M. Patel, the team at Chicago Institute of Plastic Surgery specializes in clinical-grade cosmetic treatments that offer natural-looking results. Surgical procedures range from subtle to more intensive, and the staff also perform an array of med spa treatments that offer surgery-free alternatives. These include laser, peel, and injectable treatments that outfit clients with dewier complexions and smoother skin than a freshly waxed kiwi. And in addition to offering high-quality treatments, the staff also aim to create a serene, warm space with their friendly and uplifting demeanor.
In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.