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.
Dr. Parol Pitroda hails from the Chicago area and completed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Once she became board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Pitroda opened Pitroda Medical, where she and her team treat disease and illness and provide medical weight-loss programs and cosmetic services. At the clinic, a staff of licensed aestheticians also beautifies clients with med-spa treatments including facials, Botox, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, sending them back into the world with more confidence than a professional baseball player pitching at a Little League game.
As its name suggests, Mind & Body Care seeks to address both the aesthetic and emotional center of each guest who enters its cozy studio. The physical side of this goal finds fulfillment through the efforts of two technicians: Beth, a licensed and certified medical aesthetician with 10 years of skin care experience, and Lori, an aesthetician who pursued medical aesthetics after earning her license from Pivot Point Academy. Their areas of expertise echo the spa's offerings, which range from Swedish massage to medical-grade peels. Nails and tresses find creative shaping through the mastery of Elyse, an innovative hairstylist, and Arlette, a veteran nail artist with 18 years of experience.
Those seeking emotional respite can schedule wellness treatments with Bobbi, a former nurse whose 25 years of experience eventually led her toward more holistic therapies. Hypnotherapy, guided imagery, and EFT all take different paths in helping to rid clients of repressed traumas, harmful addictions, and subconscious negativity accrued from sleeping on pillowcases embroidered with curse words.
To the staff at Renaissance Med Spa, a client's request for facial tightening never conjures images of a surgical procedure. Instead, the lateral-thinking staff would probably envision the Inmode fractora laser—a device that glides over skin to painlessly promote collagen production and fade wrinkles, acne scars, and Sharpie-drawn goatees. The spa offers nonsurgical solutions to other skincare woes, including laser hair removal, massage, and age-fighting dermal fillers. Each treatment is performed under the supervision of Dr. Carl Cucco, and the certified staff comprises registered nurses, nurse injector specialists, licensed massage therapists, and licensed aestheticians.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Certified in both internal medicine and venous and lymphatic medicine, Skypoint Vein Center founder and primary physician Dr. Sameer Naseeruddin grew up in the Chicago area, completed an internal-medicine residency at Cook County Hospital, and picked up fluency in several languages along the way, including Spanish. A member of the American College of Phlebology, he treats a diverse, multicultural client base at Skypoint Vein Center, where he uses a menu of spider-vein removal treatments to whisk away unwanted signs of varicose-vein disease and pulling faces behind the boss's back. Dr. Naseeruddin's three primary treatments include endovenous laser therapy, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy with ultrasound screenings conducted by Gregory Gleyzer, RVT RDMS. Phlebectomy and sclerotherapy involve small incisions and injections to deal with problem veins, whereas endovenous therapy uses noninvasive lasers to minimize the appearance of and discomfort from varicose veins.