847-296-5470 8901 W. Golf Road, Suite 204, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Skin Treatments in Chicago Illinois

Our Aesthetic Services

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photo Facial Rejuvenation

Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging in the skin. The damage accumulates over time in the form of unwanted redness, blotchiness, broken blood vessels, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) targets that damage with high intensity pulses of light to eradicate signs of aging on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. IPL Photo Rejuvenation also helps tighten the pores and minimizes fine lines. After several treatments, the skin is visibly clearer and smoother with a rejuvenated, youthful looking complexion.

 

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Hair Reduction

IPL hair reduction offers a gentle and lasting solution for unwanted facial and body hair, with no downtime. Intense Pulse Light Hair Reduction uses a broad spectrum filtered light source to target the pigment located in the hair follicle, and permanently disables the cells responsible for hair growth. Best results are seen with multiple treatment sessions, (since hair growth cycles can vary.) IPL hair removal successfully treats unwanted hair on the upper lip, chin, face, neck, underarms, bikini area, legs, chest, and back with proven, long-lasting results.

 

Clinical Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive clarifying treatment to reduce the signs of aging, turning the complexion from dull to glowing. Tiny medical-grade aluminum oxide crystals polish and exfoliate the skin while a vacuum setting removes dead skins cells. Microdermabrasion softens and smoothes the skin, minimizing fine lines, and stimulates collagen. The treatment can also be done in conjunction with an advanced chemical peel, for added benefits.

 

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning offers a simple and safe way of exfoliating the skin’s surface and removing fine vellus hair, (or “peach fuzz”), for those wanting to achieve velvety smooth skin. This treatment is an excellent alternative for those unable to use chemical peels, or those who are pregnant or nursing.

 

Dermafiling

Our latest innovation, Dermafile, takes skin resurfacing to the next level. A stainless steel tool with a polishing head of crushed cosmetic diamonds buffs away dead skin cells revealing smoother, and brighter skin. This non-invasive treatment is suited to a variety of skin types and concerns, including those with sensitive skin, or a loss of skin elasticity. Combine it with an enzyme treatment for a deeper exfoliation, and enhanced results.

 

Advanced Chemical Peels

A secret weapon in promoting healthier, more youthful skin, advanced chemical peels utilize acids to exfoliate the non-regenerative layer of the skin, encouraging newer, younger, and healthier cells to the skin’s surface. It stimulates collagen and elastin, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, acne, dark spots, scarring, and uneven skin tone. The type of peel used varies depending on your skin type and concerns. Our esthetician will evaluate your skin to determine the best possible options for you. A series of peels is recommended for optimal results, and healing time can vary based on the strength of the peel, though most people can resume daily activities immediately.

 

Microneedling: The new “must have” in skin care

Skin freshening and resurfacing has always been a cornerstone of rejuvenation and looking your best. Since the advent of Cleopatra’s famous milk baths and the discovery of lactic acid to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, skin care specialists have continuously searched for the most promising alternatives, such as the hyaluronic and glycolic acids used today. In order to accelerate the repair of the skin we have introduced dermabrasion and microdermabrasion to attack fine lines, scaring and hyperpigmentation, as well as deeper rejuvenating facial peels. In the 1990’s plastic surgeon’s discovered needling of deeper scars to improve skin repair and appearance. This technique has led to what is referred to as collagen induction therapy or microneedling, the latest evolution in the ability to improve fine lines, acne scars, and the overall appearance of the skin.

Aesthetic microneedling involves a roller with tiny needles that penetrate just through the epidermis, the more superficial layer of the skin. This process creates channels that stimulate collagen and elastin production by the skin. As an added benefit, microneedling allows the other skin building and rejuvenation ingredients that we use as a pathway to be more efficiently absorbed by the skin. The microneedle roller penetrates just superficial to where skin sensation begins, so when properly applied the application is painless.

As with any skin rejuvenation regimen, skin care basics really enhance your results. Start with a good cleansing program combined with alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, such as SkinCeuticals’ C & E Ferulic, a Retinol product when needed, and a mineral based sun protection. The microneedling treatment is applied at four to six week intervals and might produce a pink blush to the skin for several hours afterward. This is a normal response to treatment as the skin repairs itself. The post treatment program developed at the Center for Aesthetic Surgery will speed the epidermal repair and recovery and hold inflammation at bay.

Microneedling has proven benefits to rejuvenate aging or pigmented skin, improve the appearance of fine lines, reduce skin laxity, smooth acne scars, and give your skin an overall healthy glow. But as a word of caution, don’t try this at home! Home kits abound on the internet; however the risk of scaring and infection is a real one. Call our aesthetic services at 847-296-5470 to schedule a skin care consultation. Let us get you off to a safe start to becoming the best that you can be.

 

Signature Facial Treatments

Designed to hydrate, heal, and balance the skin, our signature facials are customized to your skin’s individual needs to maximize desired results. Detox impurities with deep cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions, then relax and rejuvenate with our signature massage and customized masque designed to target your areas of concern. View our four most popular facial treatment options below to further tailor your experience to fit your specific needs, from introductory care to intensive anti-aging treatments.

Luxe European Facial

Introducing our signature facial designed to relax, balance, and enhance the skin’s overall appearance. Ideal for all skin types. Includes: a deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage, and applied balancing masque.

Illuminating Radiance Facial

Combat dull, discolored, and hyper-pigmented skin with potent vitamins and minerals, designed to leave your skin glowing and radiant. Ideal for all skin types including: sun-damaged, post-acne, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, and sallow skin. Includes: a deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage, and customize illuminating masque.

Prevent and Protect Anti-Aging Facial

An intensive infusion of antioxidants and vitamins help prevent and protect the skin from future damage, while nourishing the skin, helping restore firmness and radiance. Ideal for normal/dry, and mature skin types. Includes: a deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage, and customized anti-aging masque.

Intensive Collagen Building Facial

Our most advanced facial boosts collagen protein in the skin and lips, improving skin firmness and elasticity while helping to combat premature aging. Ideal for normal/dry, and mature skin types. Includes: a deep cleansing, exfoliation, massage, and customized collagen masque for face and lips.