Time seems to stop at DVida Body & Skin Care; it even manages to reverse from time to time. The doctors and licensed medical aestheticians lead this charge against the cosmetic ravages of time, armed with an arsenal of products and technology intended to restore patients' youthful glows. The technicians use a Cutera cosmetic laser system to zap unwanted stubble, jump-start skin-firming collagen production, or minimize the appearance of facial and leg veins. Dermal fillers and microdermabrasion wands help turn back the cosmetic clock, while, the med spa's team also performs custom facial treatments to purify pores.
Certified in plastic and general surgery, Dr. James McAdoo transforms fading facial façades into enchanting visages at both of his clinic locations. Botox treatments safely flatten furrows by paralyzing wrinkle-causing muscles with miniscule injections of toxins, leaving skin as soft and smooth as a kitten on a Segway. Side effects are generally minimal, with most patients reporting only a mild stinging that quickly subsides and a precognizant tingling that warns of oncoming danger. Treatments last from 15 minutes to an hour and are effective for up to four months.
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.
Premier Dermatology's board-certified dermatologists and skilled aestheticians draw on years of experience in the beauty industry to improve clients' skin tones and textures with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments. During each one-hour session, products from brands such as SkinCeuticals and NeoStrata voyage onto facial terrain, working to even out complexions and keep them distinct from camouflage ski masks. Exfoliation ousts dead cells loitering on the top layer of skin, helping to reveal a clearer, more evenly toned epidermis. No downtime is needed after the treatment, allowing freshly buffed façades to immediately return to proving whether it requires more muscles to frown, smile, or make a fish face.
For more than two decades, Susie Fricano has put her knowledge and training as a medical aesthetician to use, helping clients with a whole host of ailments. At Blissful Health Center, she utilizes her nursing experience?as well as years of experience with dermatologists and plastic surgeons?to help men and women improve their skin with services such as microdermabrasions and facials. She also offers reflexology and raindrop therapies.
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.