Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
50 E Washington St.
Ste. 200

Chicago, IL 60602

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Treatments (53)

Acne Scars Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Acne treatments refer to any method used to lessen acne, both non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads, and milia), or inflammatory (pustules, papules, nodules and cysts). Treatments can include topicals that include retinoids, like Retin-A, or a prescription oral medication like Accutane. Other common treatments include: salicylic acid peels, laser and LED therapies, photodynamic therapy (Levulan), Fraxel laser, and intense pulsed light (IPL).

Bellafill

93% Worth It Rating

Bellafill is an FDA-approved, collagen-based filler used to reduce the appearance of smile lines and pitted acne scars on the cheeks. The injection immediately adds volume below the surface of the skin for smooth results that last about a year. Formerly known as Artefill and available in the UK and Australia under that name.

Belotero

84% Worth It Rating

An FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler, Belotero temporarily adds volume to the face and smooths skin, much like Restylane and Juvederm.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel in the UK)is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. Botox can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.

Collagen Injection

82% Worth It Rating

Collagen injections are used in lip augmentation or to smooth and plump the skin. Results typically last from 3 to 4 months.

Deep FX

77% Worth It Rating

DeepFX is a fractional CO2 laser treatment thatgoes deeperthanActive FX,another laser that is a popular treatmentfor sunspots and othersurface damage on the skin.Deep FX penetrates to a lower part of the collagen layer to treat deeperscars, dermal lesions, wrinkles, and lines. Deep FXcan be used with Active FX to improve the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Dysport

77% Worth It Rating

Dysport is an FDA-approved, prescription injection for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults under 65. Results typically last for four to six months, though they can sometimes last for a year.

Eyebrow Transplant

88% Worth It Rating

Eyebrow transplant surgery involves taking hair from another part of the body and transplanting it to the brow area. Healthy follicles are harvested from the donor site,typically the back of the head, and transferred to create the desired brow shape. Hair transplanted to this area will begin to grow like it did in its original location, so regular trimming will be needed.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Hyaluronidase

73% Worth It Rating

Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme solution that speeds the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid. It is used to counteract the effects of hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm or Restylane—for those whose original dermal filler treatments did not turn out as they had envisioned.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

Injectable Fillers

91% Worth It Rating

Injectable fillers, like Juvederm or Restylane, can be used for everything from lip augmentation to wrinkle treatment to scar removal. There are lots to choose from, and the Real Self community has tried them all.Injectable fillers may be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, thin lips, acne scars, and dark or puffy under-eyes.

Isolaz

68% Worth It Rating

Isolaz is an FDA-approved acne treatment that uses light therapy and suction to clean pores.Clinics offer Isolaz as a way to treat pustular and comedonal acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, as well as mild to moderate and acne vulgaris. Isolaz may be also used to treat benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and perform permanent hair reduction.

Juvederm

83% Worth It Rating

Juvederm is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used for a variety of reasons, including lifting the cheeks, smoothing marionette lines around the mouth, and plumping the lips. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scars or reduce the appearance of aging hands. Juvederm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

LED Skin Treatment

88% Worth It Rating

Dermatologist and medi-spas use LED skin treatments, sometimes called photorejuvenation, to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and acne.

Laser Resurfacing

80% Worth It Rating

Laser resurfacing uses an intense light beam to treat several skin issues, from acne scars to age spots. There are two categories of lasers: Ablative, which removes thin layers of skin and is more invasive, and nonablative, less invasive lasers that tighten skin and stimulate collagen.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lip Augmentation

86% Worth It Rating

Lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, using one of a variety of surgical or minimally invasive techniques. While the most popular methods use fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, fat grafts, and lip implants may also be options.

Lip Lift

85% Worth It Rating

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that can reshape and add volume to thin or aging lips. This procedure increases fullness in the upper or lower lip by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the lip line, or enhance the facial area above to a more aesthetically pleasing shape. There are a several variations of lip lifts that can affect color, shape, or both.

Melasma Treatment

70% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Pelleve

87% Worth It Rating

Pellevé is a non-invasive wrinkle reduction system. It uses radiofrequency technology to heat deep layers of the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen in the face, including the skin around the eyes.A series of monthly treatments is recommended with yearly touch-ups for optimal results.

Perlane

78% Worth It Rating

Perlane is an injectable filler used to treat facial folds, wrinkles, and lips. Some have used Perlane to augment the chin and cheeks as well. In July 2015, Perlane was rebranded asRestylane Lyft and FDA approved to correct both smile lines and loss of volume in the cheeks.

Photodynamic Therapy

86% Worth It Rating

This non-invasive procedure was created to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in an effort to treat sun damage, severe acne, and even superficial skin cancers .

Photofacial

80% Worth It Rating

Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name forIPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness.

Radiesse

70% Worth It Rating

Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and smooth marionette lines around the mouth. It can also be used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. In many patients, results can last a year or more.

Restylane

80% Worth It Rating

Restylane is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, smooth marionette lines around the mouth, and plump the lips. Restylane fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between three to six months.

ResurFX

67% Worth It Rating

ResurFX is a photo-fractional, non-ablative laser treatment used for facial skin resurfacing and to stimulate the production of new collagen.

Silikon 1000

94% Worth It Rating

Only FDA approved for retina surgery, Silikon 1000 is medical-grade silicone that has been used off-label to fill in wrinkles and create volume in the face. It is silicone, so results are permanent, and it cannot be broken down by the body, or easily removed.

Thermage

40% Worth It Rating

FDA-approved Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to smooth and tighten skin. A non-invasive treatment, the applicator targets energy to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin's surface. There is no downtime, but it can take months and multiple treatments to see results.

Total FX

58% Worth It Rating

Total FX is a combinedlaser treatment intended to zap away acne scars and sun damage with just 1-2 weeks of recovery.

Vampire Facelift

81% Worth It Rating

The "Vampire Facelift" is a procedurethat involves withdrawing a patient's blood, processing it to isolate theplatelet-rich plasma (PRP),then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look. Selphyl is another type of PRP procedure that uses a similar technique.

Voluma

91% Worth It Rating

Voluma is an FDA-approved filler that's part of the Juvederm collection of injectables. It's designed to be used specifically in the mid-face, adding volume to the cheeks. Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Wrinkle Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Wrinkles can’t be helped but they can be treated. Dermatologists may employ everything from injectable fillers to laser resurfacing to leave you fresh-faced.

Xeomin

80% Worth It Rating

Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, the same active ingredient found in Botox and Dysport. The only botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration, it's used off-label to smooth facial wrinkles.

ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant

93% Worth It Rating

The ARTAS System is a robotic method used for minimally invasive hair transplantation. The system uses advanced algorithms to select the best hairs to use for the transplant, then harvests them in a way that preserves the natural look of the donor site, without stitches or a linear scar. The ARTAS System is indicated for men with black or brown straight hair.

FUE Hair Transplant

97% Worth It Rating

FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is a minimally invasive method used to harvest and transplant hair. The treatment removes individual follicular units directly from the patient's donor site, which are then replanted into the scalp.

Hair Loss Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

The average person can lose 100 hairs every day, but more substantial hair loss can be a sign of more than just age. Read up on the causes, and the treatments.

Hair Transplant

92% Worth It Rating

A hair transplant (also called hair restoration or hair implantation) permanently restores the hair by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas. Healthy follicles are taken from other areas of the body, most often the back or the sides of the head. This can be done by removing a single strip of skin and hair or removing the follicles individually. The number of grafts needed depends on the patient and the size of the area being treated. A typical surgery involves anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 grafts.

Laser Hair Removal

83% Worth It Rating

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses lasers to target the roots of hair beneath the surface of the skin. Though it's not guaranteed to be permanent, a majority do experience permanent hair removal after a series of treatments. There’s a variety of lasers on the market, some more effective than others on certain skin tones, hair colors, and treatment areas. Laser hair removal can be performed on any part of the body.

NeoGraft

98% Worth It Rating

NeoGraft is an FDA-cleared machine used for hair transplantation. It uses a minimally invasive method that is a variation of the FUE technique, which involves harvesting hair grafts one at a time instead of cutting a strip of skin from a donor site like the back of the head (FUG technique). NeoGraft uses an automated handheld device to remove follicles and implant them in balding areas.

Deep FX

77% Worth It Rating

DeepFX is a fractional CO2 laser treatment thatgoes deeperthanActive FX,another laser that is a popular treatmentfor sunspots and othersurface damage on the skin.Deep FX penetrates to a lower part of the collagen layer to treat deeperscars, dermal lesions, wrinkles, and lines. Deep FXcan be used with Active FX to improve the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

91% Worth It Rating

There are several treatments available for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, including underarm Botox injections and miraDry.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

Isolaz

68% Worth It Rating

Isolaz is an FDA-approved acne treatment that uses light therapy and suction to clean pores.Clinics offer Isolaz as a way to treat pustular and comedonal acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, as well as mild to moderate and acne vulgaris. Isolaz may be also used to treat benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and perform permanent hair reduction.

Kybella

87% Worth It Rating

Kybellais a non-surgical injectable for reducingmoderate to severe fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a "double chin."The injection contains a naturally occurring molecule which eats away at fat. When injected properly, all other cells are left healthy and intact. Using Kybella for treatment on areas other than the double chin is not approved or recommended. The treatment is calledBelkyra in Canada, Australia, and U.K.

LED Skin Treatment

88% Worth It Rating

Dermatologist and medi-spas use LED skin treatments, sometimes called photorejuvenation, to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and acne.

Laser Liposuction

85% Worth It Rating

Laser liposuction is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses low-wave laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, resulting in a less aggressive procedure, which may lead to faster recovery times. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that isresistant to diet and exercise.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lipoma Removal

96% Worth It Rating

A non-cancerous fatty growth, a lipoma can be removed with surgery. These benign tumors are soft, movable, and often painless. This procedurecan also be called a lipoma excision or lipoma treatment surgery.

Liposculpture

91% Worth It Rating

Like liposuction, liposculpture is a surgical procedure that improves body contour by removing fat cells between the skin and underlying muscles. The difference is that liposculpture typically involves removing or leaving fat in specific areas to create the appearance of muscle definition. When performed on the abs, this technique is commonly referred to as abdominal etching. >

Liposuction

89% Worth It Rating

Liposuction is an invasive procedure used to remove areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Thin tubes called cannulas are inserted into the body, dislodging fat cells and suctioning them out. Lipo can be performed on various body parts, including the abdomen and waist, hips and thighs, and cheeks, chin, and neck. It's important to note that liposuction is intended to improve body contour and not to significantly reduce weight, cellulite, or sagging skin.

Melasma Treatment

70% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Mesotherapy

45% Worth It Rating

Mesotherapy is a series of chemical injections that areintended to break up localized fat deposits, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and tighten sagging skin, especially on the neck. It is not approved by the FDA, and several medical organizations caution against the procedure.

Silicone Injections

48% Worth It Rating

Silicone injections are sometimes used in augmentation or enhancement procedures.

Stretch Marks Treatment

79% Worth It Rating

From puberty to pregnancy, stretch marks can occur at any time of life for a variety of reasons. Ways to remove these pesky marks include topical creams and tummy tucks.

Tattoo Removal

88% Worth It Rating

There are many options for those who want to get rid of a tattoo, including lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. Lasers are by far the most popular methods, with leading technologies including PicoSure and PicoWay.

Thermage

40% Worth It Rating

FDA-approved Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to smooth and tighten skin. A non-invasive treatment, the applicator targets energy to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin's surface. There is no downtime, but it can take months and multiple treatments to see results.

Eye Bags Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

Treament for undereye bags may range from cold compresses to invasive surgery. Those who don't want to undergo a lower eyelid surgery may opt for fat transfer or injectable fillers, which can restore a youthful appearance by blending the eye bag with the upper cheek.

Latisse

83% Worth It Rating

Latisse is an FDA-approved topical treatment used to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Latisse is typically applied to the base of the upper eyelashes once per day. Most users begin to see results within four to eight weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing between weeks 12 and 16. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state. In some cases, Latisse may cause permanent changes to eye color.Latisse is approved for salein the U.S. andCanadabut not in the U.K. or Australia.

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