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.
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 before opening 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 in smoke signals above the office.
At Clear Vein Center, Dr. Yariv Cohen and his staff clear darkened veins from the skin with a trio of treatments that result in very little downtime. For sclerotherapy treatments, they inject an irritant into problem veins, which can cause them to fade in about three to six months. During phlebectomy treatments, they remove varicose veins through incisions tiny enough that no stitches are needed to close them. Laser treatments send light into veins via a thin fiber, which can cause the vein to seal shut.
Endermologie Chicago keeps its machines humming seven days a week behind the quaint façade of Red Cottage Salon & Spa. Endermologie's combination of deep massage and suction smoothes and contours faces, thighs, buttocks, and bellies, augmenting the work of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The procedure imparts special benefits to bodies taxed from undergoing liposuction, giving birth, or being born.
Metropolitan MD's board-certified doctors perform both cosmetic and medical, as well as both surgical and nonsurgical, treatments for the face, body, and skin. Dr. John Rachel is triple-board-certified in otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery, qualifying him to treat nose and throat ailments as well as beautify bodies and land airplanes in Siberia. Both doctors remain active in the medical community through their publications and membership in medical associations.
CLCW Hair Growing Center’s team of hair experts takes a scientific approach to hair loss. Their six-step hair-exam process’s first goal is to determine the condition of the scalp and severity of hair loss, then to correct underlying problems to promote hair regrowth and maintenance of a healthy scalp. This process is carried out with an array of techniques and equipment that includes basic and complex procedures ranging from shampoo and massage to LED therapy and phototrichogram analysis.
Marianne Depaul’s medical and cosmetic expertise helps her clients achieve the look they desire while the small size of her staff maintains a familial office environment. This friendly band of aestheticians and physicians turns to electrolysis and lasers to execute their wide array of services. The menu runs the cosmetic gamut, from removing hair or micropigmentation across the body to noninvasive face-lifts and skin rejuvenation. The team also carries a large stock of skincare products so clients can maintain youthful visages without holding séances with Ponce de León.