Bella Medica's alternative cosmetic treatments address a host of bodily concerns—from aging and loose skin to smoking habits and weight gain—using natural, toxin-free green spa practices. Tackling sun-damaged and acne-prone skin, the anti-aging skin Medica Vitalize chemical peel aims to seize youth back from Father Time, throwing hourglass sand in his eyes and forcing him to eat minute rice. The peel employs a blend of retinoic, resorcinol, beta-hydroxy, and alpha-hydroxy acids to help smooth the texture of facial skin by removing its outer layers and innermost repressed feelings. One of the only superficial peels suitable for all skin types, the Vitalize peel incurs little to no downtime after treatment.
Dr. Shannon Watley, a board-certified OB/GYN, believes that physicians need to act more like teachers?not just healers?and educate their patients about living healthy so they can prevent larger health problems down the line. So she founded Watley Medspa & Wellness Center Ltd. to provide individuals with wellness information tailored to them. There, she teaches clients how eating nutritious whole foods is even more important than exercising or heading to the moon when it comes to losing weight and that bodies need proper rest and hydration.
Once they make sure clients feel great with wellness services and massages, Dr. Watley and her staff help them look great, too, with such treatments as skin-nourishing HydraFacials, body-contouring i-Lipo, and wrinkle-softening cosmetic injections.
McHenry Med Spa's lavish interiors provide a relaxing retreat for clients, while disguising the level of technology hidden within. Soft white curtains hang in the doorways and windows, softening light and surrounding plush leather furniture. Techs wield lasers and microdermabrasion wands?to remove hair and diminish wrinkles. They can also erase wrinkles with injections of Botox and Juv?derm.
At the offices of Dental on 45, no detail pertaining to patient comfort has been overlooked. Distilled, bottled water hydrates guests in lieu of tap water to prevent potential contamination and a modern sterilization system further impedes the spread of germs. The greatest comfort, however, comes from the bedside manners of the two doctors, who use their many years of experience to strengthen smiles with porcelain veneers, full porcelain crowns, Invisalign braces, and an in-office power whitening system. Along with their general and cosmetic dentistry, the duo also treat conditions such as gum disease, implant dentistry, and root canal treatments, referring patients to dependable outside specialists as necessary.
Drs. Sinha, Frer, and Malik are surgeons who not only renovate smiles but also treat facial trauma, TMJ, and sleep apnea in eight different offices across Chicagoland. Whether they're surgically installing a single crown atop an implant or laying down whole groups of top and bottom chompers, the surgeons commit themselves to safety and attentive care. Though specializing in health-related oral surgery, such as orthognathic surgery to fix misaligned jaws and bone grafting, they also can perform cosmetic facial surgery to sculpt the face or add an extra nose.
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.