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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 many plastic surgeons take pride in the way they can sculpt the body, not many are actually accomplished sculptors like board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Geroulis. He strives to weave the artistry of his sculptures into each procedure and leave his patients with a natural look, and has garnered media mentions from the likes of Chicago Magazine and North Shore Magazine. He directs Skinmedispa, a fully accredited medical facility and division of the North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, with this philosophy as well. His team of licensed aestheticians, clinical technologists, and certified therapists, on the other hand, wield only noninvasive treatments to improve the look and feel of the face, skin, and body. Their services boost collagen production, balance pigmentation, and give skin a glow rivaled only by an active volcano that has recently fallen in love or swallowed a flaming Cheeto. Free parking is available.
Sherry Methling had settled comfortably into the corporate world when life threw an unexpected curve ball her way in the form of chronic, unexplainable pain. She waded through a sea of unhelpful prescriptions and proposed cures from Western doctors before stumbling upon the only thing that promised relief: alternative healing. During the process, Sherry unearthed a special talent for sharing in others’ pain—known as clairsentience—that granted her a unique level of empathy with the afflicted. With that discovery in mind, she sculpted her background in science into a new career as an energy healer, massage therapist, and practitioner of emotional-freedom techniques.
Sherry’s studies primed her to open Ancient Healings, where ancient healing techniques are the building blocks for her treatment plans. Though the methods differ in application, they all share a common goal: the removal of the mental and spiritual blockages that manifest themselves physically by assessing and treating the source. Some of the treatments Sherry enlists, such as massage and meditation, are familiar to the average client. Others inclue energy healing, charka balancing, color therapy, and spiritual healing. Crystal and sound healing, draw their power from unusual catalysts: sounds that calm and crystals that, in their unswerving stability and day job as footstools, encourage balance.
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.
Sono Bella Clinica's medically supervised staff deploys FDA-cleared VelaSmooth treatments that coalesce radio frequencies, infrared light, and gentle vacuuming to smooth puckered epidermises. Invisible waves and rays delve stealthily beneath the skin's surface, catalyzing metabolism within embedded fat cells to leave behind a smoothened façade. Cellulite colonies of the hips, abs, buttocks, arms, calves, neck, and bra line capitulate under the invisible auspices of VelaSmooth technologies. Most patients require six to eight weekly sessions lasting 45- to 60-minutes each to achieve ideally dimpleless skin, and results typically last six to eight weeks after the last session. Because of its non-invasive nature, VelaSmooth treatments incur no recovery time, so clients can immediately return to prior engagements such as a Rockette's body double.