September Skin Treatments

As the summer glow begins to fade, you may notice some of the not-so-nice reminders of your days spent in the sun. Not only is UV exposure responsible for skin discolorations (including brown spots), but it also degrades collagen, a basic building block of the skin, which can affect firmness.

Reverse the Damage

If your skin is showing signs of post-summer stress — from brown spots and wrinkles to overall lackluster — we have a couple of tricks up our sleeve to help you clean up summer skin damage and leave your skin perfectly pretty for fall:

SilkPeel Microdermabrasion

SilkPeel Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin with state-of-the-art technology using dermal infusion. This medical grade treatment uses a crystal-free, diamond head tip to exfoliate the skin, while serum is infused into the freshly exfoliated skin to target issues ranging from acne, melasma and brown spots to fine lines and dehydration. This is a highly customized treatment based on individual skin care requirements.

Smooth Clear

Reverse signs of sun damage with our unique skin lightening cream, Smooth Clear, formatted to safely and effectively lighten brown spots and improve the appearance of aging skin.

Stimulate Collagen

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and comprises a large part of our skin, hair and nails. While collagen breaks down naturally with age, UV rays from the sun cause collagen to break down more rapidly. But we have some good news: We can help to reverse collagen damage!

Dermal Needling

Dermal needling is a safe and effective treatment for collagen stimulation of the skin and allows for deeper medical-grade product penetration. Dermal needling helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars while improving skin elasticity and smoothness.

Radio Frequency

Radiofrequency energy (Venus Freeze) safely and effectively heats tissue and stimulates subdermal collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. Improvements to the dermal layers of the skin can take up to 6 months, so the cooler months are the perfect time to begin treatment.

Ready to learn more?

Call us to schedule your appointment with our skin experts today! 312.202.0882

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Silhouette InstaLift: Not Just Another Pretty Face

It all started at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Wellness Day earlier this year where Dr. Few performed a Silhouette InstaLift treatment in front of a live audience. Since then it’s been affectionately called the 10-minute facelift (despite being closer to 30 minutes) by a variety of media personalities and magazine outlets. Cathy DeFrancesco, Founder of Gorgie Wellness, got in touch with Dr. Few for a follow-up Q&A.

We’re paraphrasing, but you can read the full interview here: Adventures in Beauty: The 10-Minute Facelift

Q: What is Silhouette Instalift?

Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive technology that uses thread (biodegradable, bi-directional suture) with cones to create a lift to the face without surgery or anesthesia. This technology lifts deeper layers of the skin and works best on those with moderate sagging skin in the mid-face.

Results are immediately visible and continue to improve over time as the sutures stimulate collagen production. Results typically last 18 months or longer.

Q: Is this a fly-by-night treatment or does it have lasting power?

There’s really no other treatment like Silhouette InstaLift that requires no anesthesia and has no scarring or recovery time. It offers results without having to take time off work or break the bank. I believe it will become more popular and widely available as more doctors continue learning and sharing our success.

Q: How long does the treatment take, is there downtime and how much does it cost?

The treatment typically takes 30 minutes. Patients can return to most of their regular activities immediately after the treatment. Where cost is concerned, it varies by geographic region and number of sutures to be used. On average, the fee for Silhouette InstaLift is $3,500. Compare this to the average cost of a facelift which is $12,000.

Click here to read the full Q&A.

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‘Beauty Our Way’

Get Summer Ready!

BODY — Summer is supposed to be relaxing, not stressful. Dr. Julius Few offers his advice to Latina readers (below) on how to get summer ready with Cellfina, the only nonsurgical solution that smoothes away cellulite for at least two years.

FACE — We all strive for perfect-looking skin. Positive Health Wellness shares their step-by-step guide for a healthy complexion to set the right tone for the natural look.

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Let’s Talk About CoolSculpting

This is the time of the year that everyone want to know what they can do to get ready for the fast-approaching summer season. If it’s unwanted fat around the waist, hips or thighs, we’ve got just the solution: CoolSculpting.

Female patient shown before (left) and after (right) Coolsculpting treatment of the inner and outer thighs.

What CoolSculpting Is

Coolsculpting is an innovative treatment that freezes and destroys fat permanently. This high-tech device is FDA-cleared for nonsurgical fat reduction to the abdomen, flanks and inner and outer thighs.  Coolsculpting works by using controlled cooling that targets and freezes fat cells under the skin to eliminate fat without damaging the skin. Fat cells die, which the body naturally processes and eliminates over time.

Does It Really Work?

Yes. In a single treatment, CoolSculpting can provide a 20% to 25% reduction in fat to the treatment area. As with any treatment, results depend on patient selection and realistic expectations. CoolSculpting isn’t a weight-loss solution, but it is very effective for those patients who have a healthy, active lifestyle and are looking for assistance with stubborn areas, including the love handles, tummy, thighs and back.

It works and you’ll love your results. Call us for your consultation! 312.202.0882

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Q&A: Is it too late to have a breast augmentation by summer?

The short answer is no. Here’s the good news: Any time of the year is a good time for breast augmentation surgery. Although it is a surgical procedure, breast augmentation requires little downtime and results are immediate, though post-operative swelling will temporarily make your new breasts appear to be larger than the final result. Otherwise, it only takes a few days to return to normal activity, and you’ll be lounging beachside before you know it!

Interested in filling out your bikini a little better before his year’s pool season is over? Call us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Few today! 312.202.0882

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2 Non-Surgical Body Solutions for Summer

All it takes is the mere mention of swimsuit shopping to launch that feeling so many of us get every year: dread and despair. Why didn’t I workout more often? Why did I buy so many boxes of Girl Scout cookies? Because you’re busy. And you deserve a treat now and again too! Trust us, we understand. What’s more, we’re here to make you look great and feel more confident just in time for summer. Whether you have extra bumps and bulges or if cellulite just won’t cease and desist (or both!), we’ve got the perfect 1-2 punch to get your body ready for anything the summer throws at you this year!

Flanks? No Thanks

Whether it’s stubborn fat around the middle or a little extra on the thighs, it’s time to get real: if you don’t want to live with it for another summer season, it’s time to get a little help… and we have the perfect solution: Coolsculpting. Yes, you’ve heard about it. It’s the fat-freezing technology that’s time-tested for delivering safe and effective results.

Female patient shown before (left) and after (right) Coolsculpting treatment of the inner and outer thighs.

Muffin top? We can melt it.

Flanks? Say, no thanks.

As the saying goes, if you can pinch it, we can freeze it. And with just 2 to 3 months for meaningful results, right now is the time for treatment.

Sayonara, Cellulite

It’s estimated that 85% to 90% of women over the age of 30 have some degree of cellulite. No wonder there are creams, lotions, potions and devices that all make claim to being a cellulite cure. But if you’ve tried any of these, you know that results are minimal and inconsistent. (Are we right?) That’s one of the reasons we’re excited to offer a cellulite treatment that gets to the root of the problem and smooths away those undesirable dimples and bumps we call cellulite — Cellfina.

Cellfina is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a needle-sized microblade to release the connective bands under the skin that are responsible for creating the appearance of cellulite. It’s FDA-cleared and clinically proven to deliver results that last 2 years or more. No surgery and very minimal downtime!

Call today to schedule your consultation for CoolSculpting and/or Cellfina: 312.202.0882

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‘Why New Isn’t Always Better’

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Redefining the Facelift

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You might be in your 30s… or 40s… maybe even your 50s — regardless of age, it’s the moment you never really believed would come. It’s the moment you realize that the face staring back at you in mirror looks different and you wonder… am I getting enough sleep? Why do I look so tired? Chances are, it’s a few decades of gravity finally revealing that you’re not impervious to it’s long-term effects. But before you regretfully wave goodbye to youth in the rearview mirror… or begin counting down the years until you think it’s “appropriate” to start researching a “facelift,” we’ve got good news: In 2017 (and beyond), we’re redefining the means and method of giving your face a “lift.”

A Cheeky Little Lift

The first signs of aging generally show up as the skin and tissues of the face lose volume. It’s subtle — just enough to make you realize you’re, a-hem, beginning to “mature.” Just ever so slightly, of course. This is where Voluma comes in. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that is designed and FDA-approved for injection into the mid face (cheek) area to restore lost volume. So if your cheeks have flattened out and you feel like your face is missing those youthful curves it once had, this simple solution may be all you need.

Streamline Your Jawline

As aging progresses, not only do your cheeks flatten out, but skin will begin to sag and pre-jowls can muddle a once-perfectly defined jawline. You need a little extra pick-me-up. Meet Silhouette Instalift, the 30-minute instant lift. In this minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Few uses biodegradable thread and absorbable cones to literally lift skin and tissues of the face, which also stimulate and regenerate the skin in and around the cheeks and jawline over time to restore fullness and definition.

Stackable Strategy

Most of us have been conditioned to believe that as we age, our options for turning back the clock become more invasive. But thanks to Dr. Few’s innovation and research, it’s simply not true. Stackable Treatment is a method Dr. Few discovered that safely and effectively uses multiple modalities to address the three primary aspects of the aging face: skin damage (laser resurfacing), volume loss (injectables) and drooping (Ultherapy) in one treatment session. Together these deliver near surgical results, with minimal trauma and downtime.

How do you know which is right for you? Call for your consultation with Dr. Few: 312.202.0882

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Top Treatments for the Holidays

party-champagne-womanIt’s what everyone wants to know this time of year: Is it too late to get a treatment in time for the holidays? The short answer is no. There are several injectable treatments you can still have before we ring in the New Year! Here are our top 3 solutions for looking your best this holiday season:


You can still get your Botox injections and reap the beautiful benefits before the New Year! It takes several days to see the effects. No downtime makes it the perfect lunch-time procedure:

– Look younger by smoothing away wrinkles

– Look rested with a mini eye lift!

Recovery: none
Results: about a week


Take off 5 years in just a few minutes with Juvéderm Voluma to the mid face (cheeks)! Results are apparent immediately. Some patients may experience minimal bruising, but generally no downtime is required.

– Look 5 years younger instantly!

– Downtime is minimal, if any

Recovery: 1-2 days for soreness
Results: Immediate, with full results in up to 2 weeks


It’s the hot new dermal filler that’s designed especially for enhancing the lips and mouth area.

– Fuller lips instantly!

– Smooth away lines around the mouth

Recovery: 2 days for swelling to subside
Results: Immediate, with full results in about 1 week

Are you ready for the holiday? Call us to schedule your appointment today! 312.202.0882

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‘Saving Face.’ Michigan Avenue. December 2016.


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