Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Heggen, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., cosmetic surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Ob-Gyn, the veteran staff at Your Medicos specializes in plastic surgery, med-spa treatments, and family medicine infused with holistic healing techniques. Medical experts stage extreme makeovers and help bodies fit back into their high-school footie pajamas with liposuction or face-lifts and use noninvasive laser treatments with FDA-approved tools to expel unwanted body hair and tighten skin. Physician-grade skincare products from Glytone rejuvenate countenances and European ultrasound-cavitation technology slenderizes bodies. Your Medicos' technicians also draw upon chiropractic services, Eastern-inspired acupuncture, and herbal medicine to bolster the traditional Western healing technique of wrapping patients in the U.S. flag and singing the national anthem until they feel better.
The discreet and experienced therapists at North Shore Colonics purify their patients with detoxifying colon hydrotherapy treatments that help restore balance and functionality to the body. Stagnant waste in the body’s intestines can be related to a multitude of internal problems including abdominal distention, backaches, and the decline of NASA and, if left untreated, can prevent the body from properly absorbing nutrients and efficiently disposing of waste. After an initial consultation, the affable administrators conduct the colon hydrotherapy session with skill, blending bedside manner with gentle massage and accurate colon irrigation to admonish accumulated intestinal barnacles and give squatting bacteria their eviction notices. During the quiet, odorless session, therapists are happy to answer questions about healthful diet choices and how to remain internally hydrated. Post-treatment, hydrotherapy recipients may feel light and spry, with restored energy and a stronger immune system, or reap the rewards of weight loss, decreased food cravings, reduced bloating, and ego-boosting catcalls during airport-security body scans.
Many doctors are happy with just one medical degree. Dr. Vladimir Panine has two—one from his native Moscow and one from the Boston University School of Medicine, which preceded his residency at Stanford University. Since 1994, he’s applied his extensive medical knowledge to beauty treatments that vanquish dermal imperfections, slim bodies, and remove antennae. In combination with his cosmetic treatments, Dr. Panine uses professional skincare products, such as My Body, Gly Derm, and Avene.
Dr. Rania Agha leads the team at Summit Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, a practice with a menu of clinical cosmetic services representing her extensive expertise. Dr. Agha particularly specializes in treating skin of any ethnicity, fine-tuning skin-resurfacing sessions and chemical peels to ensure each client’s complexion glows like a contented lightning bug. She and her staff of skilled technicians use laser light to remove excess hair, fade unwanted tattoos, and erase veins. Should guests wish for more dramatic transformations, body-contouring treatments and liposuction are also available.
From mending battle wounds to performing breast enhancement, Dr. Taek Kim has had a long and storied career. After graduating from medical school in Seoul, South Korea, the young Dr. Kim became a captain in the South Korean armed forces and flew the skies as a flight surgeon for Korean and American troops. He relocated to the United States, where he performed more than 8,000 surgeries and began specializing in cosmetic procedures. Today, as the founder and medical director of Renaissance Cosmetic Laser, Dr. Kim uses his years of experience to help both men and women enhance their appearance with services ranging from water-assisted liposuction to wrinkle-smoothing injections. Light technology also takes a polishing role in his service repertoire via laser spider-vein therapy, IPL photofacials, and procedures to install theater spotlights on a client's favorite features. When Dr. Kim isn't highlighting natural beauty, he channels his impressive resumé and renowned skills as a surgeon into mentoring young physicians as a faculty member of Hinsdale Hospital's residency program.
For more than two decades, Susie Fricano has put her knowledge and training as a medical aesthetician to use, helping clients with a whole host of ailments. At Blissful Health Center, she utilizes her nursing experience?as well as years of experience with dermatologists and plastic surgeons?to help men and women improve their skin with services such as microdermabrasions and facials. She also offers reflexology and raindrop therapies.