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.
At Skincare by Melissa, an aesthetician and makeup artist with 15 years of experience helps enhance each client's appearance with facials, peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and waxing. Her skincare services seek to eliminate the effects of acne, reverse the signs of aging, and improve complexions.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.
After graduating from the University of Aesthetics, Lisa founded her spa with the goal of tailoring each treatment to each client's needs. Lisa specializes in facials, but guests can also treat themselves to medical aesthetics, waxing treatments, and personalized service.
Advanced facials use steam, custom masks, and deep cleansings to thwart acne and tone complexions, while others take a more clinical approach with face-lifting enzymes and peels. Men's mugs are treated to A Quickie and the Skin Tune Up, which trues the wheels inside pores. The corrective back facial combines a massage with a pore-clearing bout of steam-assisted extractions.
Staffers use both hard and soft wax to depilate brows, legs, and unremovable toupees. The team is serious about hygiene: their 10 Commandments of Waxing include never double dip, never recycle wax, and always wear gloves. Packages, such as the three-hour, champagne-inclusive couples retreat, combine massages and facials with extra mood-bolstering scents and treatments.
The experienced staff members of Advanced Healthcare Center combine their individual talents with a holistic approach to medicine to give patients a long-term alternative to medications and surgery. Dr. Susie Warden, director, and her staff bolster backbones and overall health through spinal exams, adjustments, and inspirational sports montages. Resident massage therapists provide additional torso restoration with various massage techniques customized following chiropractic exams, and physical therapists strengthen muscular health through prescribed exercise regimens. The office's in-house medical physicians provide insight into metabolic cases, nutritional counselors construct dietary plans to nurture the body, and acupuncturists realign energy flows and destroy nearby balloons.
If there are two things Doctor of Chiropractic David Kortan has learned over nearly two decades of experience, it's that sock drawers make terrible beds and stress negatively affects the body. At Army Trail Chiropractic, he helps erase tension from nerves and muscles with a combination of exercise counseling and noninvasive chiropractic care. As exercise ramps up endorphins, the noninvasive adjustments help the body repair damage wrought by stress.