Dr. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.
• 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).
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.
Dr. Vipal Arora of Metamorphosis Med Spa directs a nonsurgical symphony of cosmetic procedures to refresh and relax clients. He injects dermal fillers into façades to smooth wrinkles and crow's feet, and lasers guided by his hands simultaneously rejuvenate the skin and entertain the kittens carried in patients' purses. The doc's experience in photodynamic and light-heat therapies gifts visitors with noninvasive solutions for rosacea, hair reduction, and acne.
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.
Dr. Robert S. Kagan has been enhancing figures and rejuvenating faces for more than two decades. Board certified in general and plastic surgery, Dr. Kagan's work has led to numerous reconstructive and cosmetic successes for his patients, and he works to further bolster his skills by continuing his education and regularly attending conferences nationwide. He shares this expertise at his practice, where he performs a variety of services, including many types of cosmetic surgeries, breast reconstruction, skin-cancer reconstruction, and facial and body contouring to boost clients' confidence.