Dr. Jon A. Kotis’s career has taken him down the hallways of many hospitals and universities. After graduating from Midwestern University School of Medicine and completing a general surgery residency at St. John’s University Hospital, he became vice president of the medical staff at Lincoln Park Hospital. Since then, Dr. Kotis has loaded walls, mantles, and refrigerators with titles and honors, most notably a board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. His work has been recognized in various press outlets, including the television show The Doctors, which featured his pain-relieving knuckle transplant procedure.
Today, Dr. Kotis shares his aesthetic expertise at The Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He and his staff fine-tune faces with less intensive procedures, such as Botox injections and microdermabrasion, and dramatically transform bodies with procedures including liposuction and rhinoplasty.
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.
M.E. Laser and Beauty's certified technicians brandish ultramodern technology and old-fashioned techniques to noninvasively smooth, brighten, and exfoliate skin. When they're not restoring the youthful glow to careworn surfaces, they also harness the power of their IPL lasers to remove unwanted hair from all areas of the body without the need for waxing or razors. In addition to their namesake laser treatments, they also soothe careworn faces with restorative facials and untangle knotted muscles with expert massage techniques.
As its name suggests, AH Laser Aesthetics specializes in remodeling bodies with high-energy beams of light. Signature offerings include i-Lipo, a noninvasive treatment that melts away fat deposits, contouring figures without undergoing surgery. Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted fuzz, heading off time-consuming shaving or painful waxing in time for swimsuit season, and spider-vein removal vanishes visible blood vessels with alacrity.
In more than two decades, Dr. Mark Golden has performed more than 23,000 LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, and Conductive Keratoplasty procedures for eliminating the need for glasses and contacts. This extensive experience along with his own firsthand knowledge—he has received both LASIK and Conductive Keratoplasty treatments himself—helps him relate to patients and calm their nerves before and after procedures.
But refractive eye procedures aren't the only treatments offered. Traditional eye exams and treatments for dry eyes, glaucoma, and astigmatism are also listed on the Doctors For Visual Freedom's service menu. In addition, Dr. Golden performs dermal filler injections to erase facial lines and offers Latisse products to help clients grow long natural lashes that will cool their cheekbones on hot summer days.
The skilled beauty devotees of Your New Image pamper budding eye apples with a soothing, skillful polishing. The spa's experienced staff bombard unsightly dead skin cells with a stream of crystallized motherly love, which encourages them to finish writing their one-cell shows, leave their freeloading roosts, and reveal the youthful hides beneath. The microdermabrasion process lasts up to an hour, and may be more effective as part of a series.