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.
As a physician with board certification in emergency and bariatric medicine as well as more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Manohar Jethani provides family care as well as basic urgent care at Health Stop. The center's diagnostic arsenal includes x-ray systems, EKGs, and laboratory blood-testing equipment capable of screening for everything from infection to cancer. In addition, Health Stop can treat common cosmetic issues by offering numerous anti-aging and weight-loss procedures. Injectable dermal fillers smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, a cosmetic laser system erases acne scarring, and body-contouring treatments provide an alternative to invasive liposuction procedures.
A team of doctors and staff of trained laser technicians and certified aestheticians send clients back into the world free of the imperfections that previously obstructed their image goals and self-confidence. Their services include skin-tightening and skin rejuvenation treatments to help clients look younger, iLipo treatments to help them look slimmer, and hair-removal services to help their skin look softer and less appealing to yetis looking for mates. The team also offers laser peels, plastic surgery, facelifts, and wrinkle-reduction treatments, all with the singular goal of improving the way folks look and feel.
Fine Skin Dermatology and Medical Spa director Renuka H. Bhatt, MD keeps a close eye on her staff of board-certified dermatologists, aestheticians, and physicians' assistants as they work to foster skin rejuvenation. Like schoolchildren solving a word problem about peaches, techs trained in IPL hair removal deftly subtract fuzz, and visages in need of a pick-me-up can turn to a range of dermal fillers and UV-light treatments. Throughout their myriad treatments, skin specialists employ skin-preserving product lines such as NeoStrata, Pevonia, Kinerase, and Obagi.
The physicians and aesthetic staff all possess warm, friendly demeanors, ensuring that clients feel comfortable as they undergo one of the center's many beautifying treatments. Continually looking for new ways to rejuvenate exteriors, the aestheticians have developed a facial that harnesses the flavonoids and resveratrol in chocolate to neutralize free radicals that may have waged a microscopic poke war on skin. The spa's mission statement, etched into tan-hued walls, promises "a soothing, comfortable experience" during all services, such as Thai massage and Jane Iredale–makeup applications. Several services take a more scientific approach, employing lasers to remove spider veins, hairs, and cellulite.
• For $40, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (an $85 value). • For $65, you get a four-layer face-lift facial (an $85 value) with a microdermabrasion treatment (a $50 value; a $135 total value). • For $69, you get a Steamy Wonder cellulite treatment (a $150 value).