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Better Skin with Non Invasive Procedures: Chicago Cosmetic Institute

Having beautiful skin adds to confidence and makes us feel our best. Acne causes a lack of self-esteem and makes people feel bad about themselves. Low self-esteem affects how you interact with others, and how well you can promote yourself in your professional and personal life. Looking youthful and healthy is often a matter of having the right medical advice. We offer you qualified help that fits your specific needs.

Non Invasive Procedures for the Face

Cosmetic Procedures Chicago: You have Options for Better Skin

Not all cosmetic procedures are invasive. Some problems can be resolved with relatively simple but effective procedures:

  • Chemical Peels
  • Jessner Peel
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Oxygenating Peel
  • Intense Pulsed Light Photo Rejuvenation
  • Custom Medi-Facials
Dermal Fillers and Botox

Facial Injections Chicago: Minimally Invasive Skin Treatments

These procedures work to fill in sagging skin or deep grooves in the face. These leave you with a smoother, healthier, and younger look:

  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Medical Grade Skin Care Products
  • PCA Skin
  • Latisse
  • Obagi Nu-Derm System
Body Treatments

Healthy Skin Chicago: Full Body Skin Treatments

Skin treatments aren’t only for the face. There are many of the same skin treatments available for the rest of the body. Some of the full body skin treatments available are: 

  • Smoothing Body Peel
  • Perfecting Neck & Decollete
  • Laser Hair Removal
Facial Fillers

Skin Resurfacing Chicago: Beautiful Skin on a Beautiful Budget 

Smooth, perfect, radiant skin is one everyone’s wishlist, but few of us possess it. At any age, infections, unwanted hair, skin problems, and scarring can hurt our skin and have lasting effects. At Chicago Cosmetic Institute, our staff can discuss a number of options with you to improve your skin’s appearance with low impact procedures and little down time. These options are more effective and less frustrating than home remedies, or other measures you might have used in the past.

Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing 

Irregularities such as acne scars, wrinkles, visible blood vessels, loss of skin tone, and cellulite on the skin can be addressed through skin rejuvenation and resurfacing techniques. The skin rejuvenation techniques we have available are listed here:

Injection Therapies 

Injection Therapy is minimally invasive and yields amazing results with little effort. Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Sculptra®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® all have unique benefits capable of not only firming, and filling the skin, but also promoting the development of collagen in the skin.

Juvederm Ultra

Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are two versions of the same facial filler. Juvederm is a great product for the nasolabial area as well as lips and temples. Juvederm Ultra Plus is the same filler, it simply applies a thicker version of Juvederm meant for treating deeper wrinkles.

For the best results, consult with a board certified dermatologist who has experience with these facial fillers.

Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma is formulated with lidocaine, which is FDA approved to restore volume changes in the cheeks caused by age. Unlike other fillers used for this task, Voluma is a Hyaluronic Acid filler. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is an acid made from sugars that occur naturally in the skin.

Radiesse

Radiesse is an injectable filler used to treat facial wrinkles of moderate to the severe depth and smooth marionette lines around the mouth. This filler can also be used to address volume loss on the backs of the hands where ligaments may become more pronounced. Results can last for a year or more. 

The Difference is Radiesse 

Radiesse stimulates the body and causes a boost in the production of collagen. This naturally tightens the skin, giving it a firm, youthful appearance without stretching or harming skin tone. Because this is a more natural product, it is absorbed by the body more easily, with your own naturally produced collagen taking its place. This is what makes it possible to come in for treatments much less than with other fillers. While other results will last only for about 6 months, you can expect your results from Radiesse to last a year or more.

Restylane Silk

Surgery should always remain the last option for any type of treatment. Injectable fillers are the way of the future. Restylane Silk is an injectable option to increase fullness in the lips without surgery. Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved product designed specifically for augmenting the lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. Restylane is only for patients 21 and older.

What’s Different about this Dermal Filler

Designed with safety in mind, Restylane is a dermal filler gel made from hyaluronic acid. Used in over 15 million treatments around the world, it has helped those seeking a fresher appearance easily without the risks associated with other methods and fillers.

As an injectable, this dermal filler is clear and liquid. Once injected it becomes a gel that’s fully biocompatible with the human body. As Restylane breaks down and begins to fade, it is absorbed by the cells surrounding it. The smooth, refreshed look Restylane offers will remain for six months or longer. The treatment can be repeated as often as you want with few risks of side effects.

How Restylane Works

This dermal filler is made from hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the human body. The production of hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, leaving the skin with less elasticity and fullness. Along with immediately giving skin a fuller look, this filler boosts the levels of this important acid, which is the reason the effects last longer and the skin has a more natural look.

To find out if this option is the right one for you, schedule an appointment and let our trained staff explain why Restylane might be a good option for you with your goals in mind.

Sculptra

A sudden dramatic change in the appearance of the face invites speculation. No one wants to be considered the person who had “work done”. Many hope to find a procedure that will erase lines and problem areas from the face quickly, and without a new look being so easily noticed. We have the perfect method for you in a simple procedure using Sculptra.

Rather than having surgery, this is a newer facial filler that is used at intervals during a 12 week period to fill in the deepest lines in the face without leaving a noticeable trace other than youthful, smooth skin.

How Is This Natural Effect Achieved?

Our clients are surprised at the ease of using Sculptra. Developed for use in the nasolabial fold, it fills the lines between the nose, the outer corner of the lips, and the deeper wrinkles around the eyes.

Like other fillers for facial lines, Sculptra is able to help replace the loss of natural collagen. The loss of facial collagen is the reason behind the deep lines that develop around the mouth, the nose, and the eyes. During the course of treatment with this filler, it gradually lifts the skin up into the folds creating a much smoother and more naturally youthful look.

What You Will See with Sculptra

Over the course of 12 weeks, you will have 3 or 4 treatments scheduled 3 weeks apart. During these three months, the deep lines on your face will gradually become less pronounced. The skin around the injection sites is supported by the filler, and this fresher appearance can last up to 25 months or more.

Many people are interested in having a fresh look occur slowly, with the appearance of a natural decrease in smile lines, and the deep creases of the face. Rather than the more obvious dramatic change that occurs suddenly those around you will notice only how healthy and firm your skin appears over time.

Please let us know if you have any questions about Sculptra and our highly trained staff will give you the information you need to make this positive change toward a more youthful, healthy look.

Bellafill

Bellafill is a dermal filler used to correct nasolabial folds, smile lines, and acne scars. Though dermal fillers are often the preferred choice for lines and wrinkles, most of them show results that last temporarily and require touch-ups to keep looking the way they should.

Bellafill for Acne Scars

Even after acne is long gone, the scars can remain. The same volumizing formula that makes Bellafill great for treating wrinkles also applies very well to acne scarring. Scars are volumized and brought up to the same plane as the rest of the skin for a full year. Bellafill is the only injectable filler approved by the FDA to treat acne scars.

For more information on any of the above-mentioned treatments, get in touch with CCI or follow our blog to see more content on a regular basis! 

Botox & Dysport

Botox Chicago: Getting Fast Results with Botox Injections

Botox is a safe way to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face without surgery. This procedure has long been the standard among cosmetic treatments for refreshing the appearance of the face. Unlike a face lift, which has a long recovery time due to swelling, Botox is painless and results are fast with no down time. With a quick recovery time it’s possible to have injections in advance of an important event with no worries about swelling or discoloration. There’s little aftercare treatment, and while the results are temporary, it’s possible to repeat the procedure every few months.

Botox gives the skin a fresh, youthful appearance only possible with smooth skin. As with all other services we offer, we have professional staff who will take the time to explain botox treatments to you and consult with you to discover if this is the best treatment option for what you are trying to accomplish.

What is Botox? How does Botox Work?

Botox is a drug made from the botulinum toxin. It is used medically in many cases to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders by numbing the muscles in the body. The cosmetic benefits of the drug were noticed as a side effect of medical treatment. 

The toxins, or “tox” in Botox numb the muscles under the skin, relaxing it and alleviating wrinkles.

Is Botox Right for Me?

Are people constantly telling you you look tired, angry, or sad? Are you getting tired of it? No pun intended. What people are most likely seeing is the way time has had an effect on your skin. you could be showing signs of sleep loss due to stress at work or at home. You could also be showing wrinkles from smiling and laughing. It’s not always a bad thing!

Botox is a temporary fix to wrinkles. If you are looking for a minimally invasive injection with no down time or healing necessary then Botox is your best option. Permanent results can be seen with other procedures, but many patients choose Botox because it’s easy and it isn’t permanent.

Seeing a Difference with Dysport

Dysport is an injectable cosmetic, much like Botox. Dysport reduces the look of facial lines and wrinkles by alleviating muscle contractions under the skin.

Dysport vs Botox: What’s the Difference?

Botox and Dysport are similar treatments. They both temporarily immobilize muscles under the skin that create wrinkles and other lines. There are a few differences between them, though.

Dysport can work within 1 to 3 days, While Botox usually sees results in 3 to 5. Dysport is also known to diffuse more quickly, making it better for addressing crow’s feet and other wrinkle types that fan out over a larger area on the face. Doctors at CCI work with each patient to determine which treatment is better.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Laser Resurfacing Chicago: Providing the Gift of Beautiful, Even Skin

Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic technique that uses the power of lasers and intense light to treat many different skin related imperfections. Wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, facial blemishes, stretch marks, scar, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation are the most common imperfections treated by laser resurfacing.

Laser resurfacing is a highly effective and widely used procedure but is not for everyone. Consult with an experienced physician to see if laser resurfacing treatment is right for you.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Chicago

Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL treatment for short, is used in various skin treatments, from hair removal to photo facials. A handheld laser is passed across the skin in the area or areas being treated. The laser treatment can re-tone the skin in areas that have seen sun damage, age spots, or rosacea effectively.

IPL can also be used for hair removal but will require several treatments because it only works on active hair follicles. Not all hair follicles are active at a given time, so more treatments are necessary for this purpose. IPL works best on people with darker hair relative to their skin tone.

Improving You Complexion — Clear Skin with IPL Photo Facial Treatments

When you have problem skin you try anything. You give up favorite foods, use painful treatments that sting or burn your skin, and as a last ditch effort, you try to hide the blemishes, scars, or wrinkles under makeup. Intense Pulsed Light is an effective treatment that will help you finally see your skin free of flaws permanently.

You can seek a consultation with our professional staff about IPL Photo Facial Treatment if you have problems such as:

  • Sun Spots
  • Brown Spots
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Age Spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Melasma
  • Stretch marks
  • Spider veins
  • Large visible pores
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea

In this procedure, direct light is applied gently to the skin surface in precise pulses. This procedure is usually pain-free, although you might see some redness for one to two hours after a procedure. In most cases, the entire face is treated. It’s also possible to treat the neck, hands, and chest. After a full series of treatments, there’s a noticeable positive effect on the skin as this not only treats the damaged skin on the surface, it also delivers thermal energy to deeper tissue which is beneficial to skin health.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Chicago: Fast and Effective Hair Removal with Laser Hair Removal Treatment 

Laser hair removal or laser hair reduction is a procedure that can quickly and effectively remove unwanted body hair or facial hair. A non-invasive treatment like this is far more comfortable and less time consuming than shaving or waxing, plus it’s permanent! It also leaves the skin smoother and silkier than other treatments.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

In a matter of just minutes, the hair follicles in the skin are destroyed with minimal pain. High energy pulses of light are emitted, targeting hair follicles directly. Hair that contrasts more with the skin, like dark hair color on a fair complexion, will see the best results, however, any combination of hair color and complexion can see great results with this treatment when done correctly. Darker colors absorb light more quickly. Whether it be sunlight or laser light, this rule still applies.

Chicago Cosmetic Institute has many different types of lasers used for treatment in various circumstances. We are able to treat the full array of skin complexions, types, and hair colors. We don’t use the same type of laser for each patient, like some of our competitors. Everyone has different skin, and everyone should receive a customized treatment tailored to their specific needs. There is no cookie cutting at the Chicago Cosmetic Institute!

When to Consider Laser Hair Removal

  • Dark or coarse facial hair
  • Tired of waxing, shaving, bleaching or electrolysis
  • Need a cost-effective way to remove hair permanently
  • Want a gentle way to remove hair

We can help you discover this effective and comfortable method of having smooth, flawless skin.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning Chicago: Revealing Newer, Smoother Skin

Dermaplaning is a technique performed by an Aesthetician using a 10 gauge scalpel to manually remove the top layer of the dulling, dead skin cells to reveal a smoother complexion. It might sound scary, but it really isn’t. In the right hands, the process can actually be almost therapeutic.

Many Hollywood actresses and other on-screen celebrities are advocates for dermaplaning. Not only does it smooth the skin, but it also removes that annoying peach fuzz. Tiny amounts of hair on the face can show up on high-resolution cameras and can make it harder to apply makeup. Dermaplaning removes the dead skin as well as the hair, making makeup glide across the skin effortlessly. It also enhances the absorption rate of moisturizing skin care products for the face. Cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning as a pre-requisite for other skin care techniques like chemical peels because it preps the skin, keeping it smooth and ready to absorb.

Dermaplaning vs Microdermabrasion

Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are forms of physical exfoliation, but the two are very different. During microdermabrasion, aestheticians use an automatic tool to sand the skin and vacuum the dead skin cells. This can also help to clean out clogged pores around the nose, mouth, and chin. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, does not use an automatic tool. A surgical scalpel and a steady hand are used to remove the top layer of the skin manually. Dermaplaning tends to be a better solution for dry skin and removal of peach fuzz. Most of the time the choice comes down to personal preference.

The aesthetic staff at Chicago Cosmetic Institute is ready to answer any other questions you may have about any of the above-mentioned techniques. Get in touch with us today to go over how we might be able to help you beautify your skin!

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  • Board-certified plastic surgeons and doctors
  • PA committed team of licenced aestheticians
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Medical grade skincare products and treatments
  • Competitive pricing and payment plans
  • Welcoming, friendly, multi-lingual staff
  • Stunning mid-century modern facility
  • Convenient hours and location
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Chicago Cosmetic Institute: Med Spa Services The Chicago Cosmetic Institute offers a variety of medical spa services, also known as med spa services. We have a variety of options that focus on the eyes, face, breast, body, and the skin. Our caring and results-oriented team strives for patient satisfaction. Book a consultation today to learn about options that help you feel your best. Our Chicago Med Spa Services include: Laser Hair Removal, Tummy Tuck services, Liposuction, Botox, Lifestyle Lift Beyond cosmetic services and plastic surgery, our team of medical estheticians, physicians, and their support staff can help you with additional services, including: acne treatment options, a chemical peel, skin tightening procedures, stretch mark removal, and other skin care services that look and feel great.