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 doctors at Hauser-Ross Eye Institute carry on the mission originally set forth by the husband-wife founders, Dr. Lynn Hauser and Dr. Neil Ross, more than 30 years ago. Though they draw on a range of technology that was unavailable three decades ago, they still work to treat all manner medical and aesthetic ocular issues. In their surgical center, they work over precise beams, performing LASIK procedures. Wielding products such as Latisse and Botox, they perform eyelid lifts, medical-grade facials, and other cosmetic treatments. The team works to stay on top of the latest advances and technology to beautify eyes and make them good for something other than winking at trial juries.
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.
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.
Helmed by certified physician Richard Parfitt, AestheticA Skin Health Center staffs a squad of experienced medical professionals all skilled at the art of hair eradication using the concentrated heat of a high-power Intense Pulsed Light laser. IPL is known to reduce hair in a virtually pain-free procedure that some have said is less painful than waxing or whittling with a dull stick. The included initial consultation (a $30 value) takes about 30 minutes, with the procedure itself lasting roughly 15 to 30 minutes per session. AestheticA's experienced, licensed staff will do its best to make customers feel comfortable in a relaxing spa-like environment. Laser therapy can ensure a relentlessly smooth surface that won't compromise times at the human-dolphin relay leg of the upcoming swim meet.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Allan Parungao has written the book on plastic surgery—quite literally, in fact. The co-author of A Woman's Guide to Cosmetic Breast Surgery and Body Contouring, who has also written about surgery for physicians' textbooks and presented his skin-cancer research to a number of physicians' associations, Dr. Parungao knows the concerns and questions that may arise when patients consider plastic surgery. Before beginning any procedure, Dr. Parungao takes time with each client to understand his or her unique goals and desired results, whether from facial, breast, or body-contouring surgery.