‘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:

Botox

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

Voluma

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

Volbella

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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“The Way We Look Now”

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Summer Aftershock? Bounce Back to Beauty This Fall

Now that summer is officially behind us and the kids are back in school, you know what that means — it’s finally time for you! Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, we’ve got the skinny on what’s trending now for face, skin and body treatments this fall!

Fall Fixes — by Decade

IF YOU’RE IN YOUR 20s…

fall-fairyYou’re young. You’re beautiful. And, yes, even your skin could use a little love after a long, hot summer. You may not see the damage yet, but treating your skin well during this decade will slow down the aging process down the road (your future self thanks you!). Our Oxygenating Trio Facial is the perfect post-summer skin fix to correct and prevent free radical damage, a significant contributor to the aging process. Prevent future damage by using Smooth Shade Sunscreen daily. For an added boost, incorporate Daily Anti-Oxidant Power Serum into your daily skin care routine.

Looking for a little more? Here’s what’s trending for 20-somethings:

Pucker up with lip augmentation
Refine your profile with rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
Prevent early fine lines and wrinkles with neurotoxin injections

FOR THE 30-SOMETHINGS

Have you noticed new lines and wrinkles? You didn’t have those brown spots three months ago… did you? Whatever skin flaws popped up over the summer months can become painfully obvious once the season changes. Not to worry. Erase hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles with one of several simple post-summer skin treatments:

Dermaplane to exfoliate and treat rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

SilkPeel to exfoliate the skin with a skin-specific serum boost for acne, melasma and brown spots, or fine lines and dehydration!

Want More? These are popular procedures for women in their 30s:

Feel more confident with a breast augmentation
Trim down with a tummy tuck
Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles with injectable treatments

IF YOU’RE 40+

woman in her 40sPost summer skin treatment is a must! Not only does the sun leave behind unwanted skin imperfections, but this is the decade that the face could use a little pick-me-up! And thanks to Dr. Few’s Stackable Treatment, you can have nonsurgical treatments with surgical-like results!

Stackable Treatment is a process that uses Ultherapy, injectables and laser resurfacing to address the three aspects of the aging face by lifting, filling and resurfacing the skin and tissue in one treatment session.

It’s a proven combination to reverse signs of aging and reveal a more youthful face!

Other popular treatments for 40 somethings:

Say goodbye to stubborn fat pockets with CoolSculpting
Restore volume to the cheeks with Voluma
Open up the eyes with a surgical or non-surgical brow lift

FOR THE 50s AND BEYOND…

woman in 50sIt’s never too late to turn back the hands of time — or to continue to slow down the aging process! In your 50s, you begin to experience more noticeable skin laxity (drooping) around the eyes, in the cheek area and even on the neck, and there are options that range from non-surgical to surgical to treat each. So whether it’s your first time seeking out professional solutions or you already follow an anti-aging protocol, fall is the perfect time of year to design a plan to look as good as you feel! It all starts with a consultation to discuss your individual wants and needs.

Treatment trends in your 50s:

Look more rested with a brow lift or eye lift
Restore a youthful jawline with a neck lift
Say goodbye to jowls with a mid-facelift

If you’re ready to bounce back to beauty, call to learn more or to schedule your appointment today! 312.202.0882

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