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.
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.
Fine Skin Dermatology and Medical Spa director Renuka H. Bhatt, MD keeps a close eye on her staff of board-certified dermatologists, aestheticians, and physicians' assistants as they work to foster skin rejuvenation. Like schoolchildren solving a word problem about peaches, techs trained in IPL hair removal deftly subtract fuzz, and visages in need of a pick-me-up can turn to a range of dermal fillers and UV-light treatments. Throughout their myriad treatments, skin specialists employ skin-preserving product lines such as NeoStrata, Pevonia, Kinerase, and Obagi.
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.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Allan Parungao has written the book on plastic surgery—quite literally, in fact. The co-author of A Woman's Guide to Cosmetic Breast Surgery and Body Contouring, who has also written about surgery for physicians' textbooks and presented his skin-cancer research to a number of physicians' associations, Dr. Parungao knows the concerns and questions that may arise when patients consider plastic surgery. Before beginning any procedure, Dr. Parungao takes time with each client to understand his or her unique goals and desired results, whether from facial, breast, or body-contouring surgery.
The skin specialists at Viktoria Skin Care safeguard a treasure trove of services to help clients unwind and enhance their natural beauty. Faces enjoy a variety of treatments that range from customized European facials and collagen facials to microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and rejuvenating oxygen masks. Viktoria’s staff also specializes in waxing for the entire body.