If experience were measured in pounds, the laser technicians at Advanced Laser Clinics would be lugging around an aircraft carrier. Across the country, they have performed more than 250,000 treatments, banishing hair, acne, veins, and wrinkles from the body like so many itchy berets. During hair-removal sessions, technicians use the heated energy of the Lumenis LightSheer laser to destroy hair at the root as a built-in ChillTip prevents clients from experiencing excessive discomfort. The LightPulse Skin Renewal system reduces the appearance wrinkles, and other laser treatments work to eliminate surface veins and irritating acne that won't stop singing “MMMBop.” To ensure patients' safety, a medical doctor supervises technicians and oversees procedures such as aluminum-oxide crystal microdermbrasion, which is performed by medical aestheticians armed with skincare products from Cellex-C, Decléor, Dermalogica, Dermablend, and Dr. Brandt.
At each AmeriLaser Center and AmeriCosmetic Surgery Center in Des Plaines and Downers Grove, experienced laser technicians and aestheticians, under a team of supervising doctors, take time to listen to each client?s skincare needs. Building this rapport helps the staffers to craft custom treatment plans that may include non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, as well as invasive procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, face lifts and tummy tucks. Their most celebrated treatment may be noninvasive skin tightening, which uses bipolar radio frequencies and magnetic pulses to help to firm lax skin caused by aging or extreme weight loss, and it has earned ringing endorsements from The Biggest Loser winner Michael Ventrella, WWE pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon, and a cherry tomato that sat untouched in Elvis Presley?s fridge for years.
Many med-spa technicians use one or two lasers to treat a variety of beauty woes. Center for Dermatology & Skin Cancer's board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robert Kolbusz and his staff use no less than 20 medical lasers. They wield both Fraxel and Erbium skin-resurfacing lasers to help spur collagen production, they use a CO2 laser to destroy warts, they operate a Palomar Lux 1064 designed to fade unwanted veins, and they train their KTP laser's beams on faces to combat rosacea. They also use other advanced technologies to fine tune bodies, including everything from skin-tightening radio-frequency devices to acne-bacteria-killing blue lights.
The impressive work of Body's highly skilled staff lineup, which includes doctors and medically trained personnel, has recently earned a shout-out in Time Out Chicago. Level uneven dermal terrain with a series of six VelaShape body treatments, which deploy a high-tech combination of radio frequency, infrared light energy, a gentle vacuum, and mechanical massage to tone skin's surface and reduce the circumference of the treated area. The VelaShape machine skates comfortably across the dermis surface, focusing its skin-perfecting attentions on your choice of areas including the thighs, buttocks, love handles, or abdomen. During the HydraFacial, a diamond-tip dry abrasion applies stylishly compressed coal to your expression factory, sloughing away dead skin without the bourgeois crystals used in traditional microdermabrasion. Next, a pore extraction draws out dirt and vagabond stowaways, followed by a nourishing mask that satiates starving skin. The 60-minute service concludes with a hydrating, free-radical-fighting serum finale. Body's chic interiors ensure eyes equal relishing opportunities for an experience as relaxing for the brain as it is for the body.
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 plastic surgery, facelifts, and wrinkle-reduction treatments, all with the singular goal of improving the way folks look and feel.
Licensed aesthetician Christina Marie has tracked the trends of the skincare industry for more than 20 years, watching techniques that work become refined and perfected while those that don’t become obsolete. Her enthusiasm for up-to-date practices is the driving force behind her spa; it's also what enables her to best correct dermal issues ranging from acne to sagging skin. Before crafting facials from such ingredients as flax, vitamin C, and Bioelements skin products, Christina conducts a personalized skin reading, in which she and the client discuss possible treatment options and nicknames for the client’s freckles.