As a physician with board certification in emergency and bariatric medicine as well as more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Manohar Jethani provides family care as well as basic urgent care at Health Stop. The center's diagnostic arsenal includes x-ray systems, EKGs, and laboratory blood-testing equipment capable of screening for everything from infection to cancer. In addition, Health Stop can treat common cosmetic issues by offering numerous anti-aging and weight-loss procedures. Injectable dermal fillers smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, a cosmetic laser system erases acne scarring, and body-contouring treatments provide an alternative to invasive liposuction procedures.
• For $40, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (an $85 value). • For $65, you get a four-layer face-lift facial (an $85 value) with a microdermabrasion treatment (a $50 value; a $135 total value). • For $69, you get a Steamy Wonder cellulite treatment (a $150 value).
In his own words, surgeon Dr. Wafik Hanna believes firmly that "your face is your calling card." That's why he works with, and not against, his patients' own natural looks. Guided by his philosophy of naturalness, he takes patients' existing bone structure into account when helping them achieve desired complexions and contours. And while many patients opt for surgical services, those preferring non-surgical procedures can opt to rejuvenate their skin with a photofacial, injectables, or thermage, a treatment that tightens the skin. In the 25 years since he opened Hanna Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hanna has showcased his talents not only in his portfolio, but by sharing his wisdom on the pages of The New York Times.
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.
Dr. Vipal Arora of Metamorphosis Med Spa directs a nonsurgical symphony of cosmetic procedures to refresh and relax clients. He injects dermal fillers into façades to smooth wrinkles and crow's feet, and lasers guided by his hands simultaneously rejuvenate the skin and entertain the kittens carried in patients' purses. The doc's experience in photodynamic and light-heat therapies gifts visitors with noninvasive solutions for rosacea, hair reduction, and acne.
The impressive work of Body's highly skilled staff lineup, which includes doctors and medically trained personnel, has recently earned a shout-out in Time Out Chicago. Level uneven dermal terrain with a series of six VelaShape body treatments, which deploy a high-tech combination of radio frequency, infrared light energy, a gentle vacuum, and mechanical massage to tone skin's surface and reduce the circumference of the treated area. The VelaShape machine skates comfortably across the dermis surface, focusing its skin-perfecting attentions on your choice of areas including the thighs, buttocks, love handles, or abdomen. During the HydraFacial, a diamond-tip dry abrasion applies stylishly compressed coal to your expression factory, sloughing away dead skin without the bourgeois crystals used in traditional microdermabrasion. Next, a pore extraction draws out dirt and vagabond stowaways, followed by a nourishing mask that satiates starving skin. The 60-minute service concludes with a hydrating, free-radical-fighting serum finale. Body's chic interiors ensure eyes equal relishing opportunities for an experience as relaxing for the brain as it is for the body.