At Forever Young Cosmetic Spa, licensed cosmetic professional Gina Gheldof sweeps away worries about running mascara and hastily applied lipstick by enhancing features with permanent cosmetics. Gheldof blends the precise color a client desires before outlining eyes with dark tints, shading brows to soft browns, or filling in lips with the color of a flamingo's heart. In addition to applying indelible makeup to faces, Gheldof can repigment scars so they blend in with nearby skin. She also supplying temporary cosmetic services, applying faux mink eyelashes until eye fringe is thick and long enough for wearers to finally sport eyelid pigtails.
With more than 30 years logged as a board-certified surgeon, Dr. John V. Belmonte, Jr., brings a clinical rigor to Radiance Medspa's laser, radiofrequency, and dermal-filler treatments. Resident scientist Dr. Sonal Patel and the nurses and licensed aestheticians under Dr. Belmonte's supervision lay out various treatment options for each client to choose from. The office’s digital skin-analysis system allows them to further customize treatments using detailed information on the skin's texture, areas of sun damage, and bacteria in the pores.
As a mother of four, Rebecca Riser already lives an active lifestyle. In addition to keeping her family moving, she also helps her clients avoid sedentary lives by pushing them in a variety of fitness classes. She guides yogis through a series of poses and breathing exercises in yoga classes that improve strength, flexibility, and balance more effectively than wishing to be a professional ice dancer. In Pilates classes, she draws from her training with Pilates experts, including Mari Winsor of the famed Winsor Pilates method, to strengthen core muscles. As she does with her own pack of wee ones, she helps kids lay the foundations for a lifetime of fitness with children’s Pilates and yoga classes.
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.
The versatile staff members at Organix Med Spa perform a comprehensive list of health and wellness services and pride themselves on treating each patient with personalized care. Massage therapy and acupuncture sessions nurture bodies as a whole rather than catering separately to the wishes of disparate arms or heads. Organix Med Spa's nonsurgical chiropractic methods, which are customized to suit each spine's needs, assuage achy backs irritated by the feeble prodding of traditional medicine. In addition, the expansive therapy center boasts an organic med spa with an array of soothing treatments, such as facials and waxing.
Together with a team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical staff, the board-certified physicians at Complete Clinics design weight-loss programs based on patients' body chemistry and specific goals. They use health markers such as resting metabolic rate, insulin resistance, and cholesterol and blood-glucose levels to customize their programs. A personalized, calorically nonrestrictive diet helps patrons achieve sustainable results without counting calories, purchasing costly specialized foods, or measuring out portions with a microscope. The clinical crew can bolster weight-loss efforts with doctor-supervised HCG injections, B12 injections, and prescription medications. This hands-on clinical approach has garnered attention from numerous local media outlets, including NBC and CBS News.
To further individualize treatment, the doctor and medical staff offer specialty programs for brides-to-be, new moms, and people with diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome. They help clients meet health and wellness goals with innovative equipment such as Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning technology, a pressure-changing device designed to simulate interval resistance training.