During free one-hour consultations at the Chicago Center for Anti-Aging, licensed nurses sit down with patients to help them choose among an immense array of treatments. The staff brings diverse specialties to the table, from plastic surgery and psychology to acupuncture and massage therapy. This eclecticism points to the center's philosophy, which holds that health is not simply the absence of disease and excessive body glitter, but the aligning of one's physical and mental well-being. That's why the sprawling service menu places nutrition counseling and body wraps beside cosmetic surgery, vision care, and spa treatments such as facials and Botox injections.
Cosmetic Enhancement Clinic draws natural beauty out of their clients like water from a sponge. Assisted by aesthetician Kathy Kelly, who has worked at the clinic for more than two years, the team works to enhance clients' existing features with services such as permanent makeup, facials and microdermabrasion, and eyelash and brow tinting. For more in-depth corrections, they can help clients camouflage scars to create a uniform complexion or remove tattoos with lasers, as opposed to just wearing an arm cast for the rest of your life.
American Photon Lipo Centers’ physician-supervised staff offers noninvasive alternatives to liposuction and facelifts. Using BioSlim technology's red light, they can shrink fat cells during BioSculpt treatments or tighten skin during BioLift and BioRejuv treatments. The FDA-approved treatments yield similar results to their surgical equals, and they do so without the threat of scars, downtime, or hospital-room neighbors who lie awake plotting to steal your jello.
Though science is the basis for their body-shaping treatments, the trained technicians at Body Science Chicago help clients look more beautiful with non-invasive technology. They employ FDA-approved Lipomassage and Endermologie devices to battle cellulite, boost circulation, and tighten skin without resorting to painful surgery. The devices use rolling massagers, which can help break down fat deposits and increase collagen production. Endermologie can even be used on the face to help firm complexions and reduce puffiness.
A board-certified surgeon by trade, ReNu Cosmetic Laser Center's medical director, Dr. Arvind Patel, addresses medical concerns as well as cosmetic ones. Much like a professional cat distracter, Dr. Patel's services rely predominantly on lasers, which he employs to smooth out unwanted wrinkles and remove hair or deal with more serious imperfections such as melasma or keloid scars.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Peter Johnson has a work ethic that not only drove him to earn highest honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society at Northwestern University Medical School, but also to become a clinical assistant professor at the University of Chicago and to open his Center for Aesthetic Surgery. When he's not performing face-lifts, nasal shaping, liposuction, or breast enhancements, Dr. Johnson is answering questions about cosmetic surgery and doling out advice on RealSelf's online doctor-patient forum or obtaining a perfect score while playing Operation.