The staff at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa aims to balance both art and science in each surgical and nonsurgical procedure they perform. Whether patients seek tattoo removal, a face lift, vein therapy, or lip augmentation, the specialists outline custom solutions tailored to their clients' wishes and their skin's fear of falling. These plans accompany detailed information about each procedure to help patients to make the best health decision.
Decked in Renaissance–inspired art, stately wood accents, and plush leather furniture, the medical spa of Ritacca's upper level focuses on bringing inner beauty outward. The spa's skin specialists use lasers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments to help to reverse the signs of aging without subjecting faces to hours of Saturday-morning cartoons. Customers can further enhance silhouettes with expert waxing, gentle facials, and applications of permanent makeup.
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.
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.
The lab specialists and licensed phlebotomists of Park Ridge Lab do one thing and one thing only — run tests for patients who come in needing blood analyses. With that distinct focus and hours that extend into the evening seven days a week, the team is able to provide patients and their doctors with results that are efficient, accurate, and make for great ice breakers at parties. And in a further show of their commitment to patient convenience, the staff does not require a doctor’s order for testing, though they can send results to a physician on the patient’s behalf. Whether patients use the lab for comprehensive wellness screenings or for specific tests—such as those for STDs, iron levels, or pregnancy—the team produces results that adhere to the guidelines set by the CDC and OSHA for testing and for lab equipment standards.
Though Allure's taupe walls and elegant furniture evoke bygone glamour, the cosmetic treatments offered by its staff champion futuristic techniques. With the guidance of medical director Rodney Berger, MD, injector Rea Lorence banishes wrinkles with Botox and facial filler injections, while Tracey and Jill wield hair-banishing and skin-correcting lasers and individually tailor facial services to address skin imperfections like blemishes or milk mustaches. Laser skin treatments are offered by Christina, who uses her certified skills to banish hair from bodily areas and fade unwanted tattoos from sight. The center also provides weight-loss programs, body-contouring services, and spray-tanning sessions.
After earning her degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and fulfilling a residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Bernadette Mayer dedicated her career as a healer to the practice of anti-aging medicine. Using her 20 years of broad medical experience and a board certification in internal medicine, she helps patients achieve their beauty goals while simultaneously treating the underlying physical flaws that threaten self-confidence. Her med spa houses therapeutic skin treatments including photofacials and microdermabrasion sessions that clarify skin tone and rough patches. Aided by lasers harnessed from medical-grade lightsaber replicas, her laser tattoo- and hair-removal services zap away offending pigments and hair follicles.
Dr.Mark Mass use his considerable medical and technological might to help erase the unerasable. Harnessing the power of RevLite SI lasers, he carefully target the pigment deposits in unwanted artwork, breaking them up so that the body can discard them naturally. A cooling device helps to ease or prevent discomfort throughout the procedures, whereas detailed aftercare instructions make scarring unlikely and help clients convince rejected tattoos not to seek revenge. The clinic also deploys its laser fleet in the spirit of generosity: Its Dots Program helps cancer survivors remove radiation tattoos after treatment has concluded.