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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New Skin Treatments: Dr. Few on CoolSculpting

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3 Solutions for Uneven Skin Texture

 

Beautiful woman half-face close up studio isolated on white backgroundSun damage. Aging. Acne. Any one of these can be blamed for rough and irregular skin texture. Unfortunately, that means skin looks older than its years and applying makeup evenly can be difficult. But simply pointing the finger won’t return your skin to the soft and smooth canvas it once was. Instead, we’ve got three Skin Clinic solutions to help restore skin in a snap: Dermaplane, SilkPeel and SkinPen.

Dermaplane Away

Sometimes all you need is to shave your way to smoother skin. Dermaplaning is a safe and simple Skin Clinic treatment that removes the outermost layer of facial skin (dead skin cells) and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). During treatment, we use a sterile blade to gently exfoliate away rough skin, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles. Results are immediate: clear, smooth, glowing skin!

SilkPeel to Smooth

SilkPeel offers all the benefits of skin exfoliation plus a “boost” with dermal infusion technology. During treatment, a crystal-free, diamond head tip is used to safely and effectively remove the outer layer of dead skin cells while infusing a skin-specific serum to target issues ranging from acne, melasma and brown spots to fine lines and dehydration. You’ve never seen smoother, fresher skin!

SkinPen for Life

If you’re looking for more dramatic changes in skin texture, SkinPen may be just what the doctor ordered. This state-of-the-art microneedling device stimulates collagen production to non-surgically treat aging skin, sun damage and other skin imperfections including acne scars, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation. Multiple SkinPen sessions are generally recommended to achieve optimal results. The result is overall younger looking skin that glows. All with little to no downtime.

Are you ready to say goodbye to uneven skin texture? Call to learn more or to schedule your appointment with us today! 312.202.0882

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Can You Age Backwards?

could silhouette instalift reverse aging?Aging may be inevitable, but what if you could find a way to reverse it and age backwards? If you’re looking to reverse the aging process gradually, without downtime, we’ve got good news: You can with Silhouette Instalift.

Silhouette Instalift is a 30-minute facelifting procedure performed in the office that gently lifts the deeper tissues of the skin and recontours the midface and cheeks. This “lunchtime” treatment delivers immediate improvements that continue to get better over time, and no one will know you had anything done.

During the procedure, Dr. Few places the Silhouette Instalift threads and cones into the cheeks and jawline areas to gently lift and tighten the skin. Treatment is quick, taking 30 to 45 minutes, and does not require general anesthesia. The threads and cones are absorbed into the body over time, and stimulate the production of collagen for healthy looking, renewed skin. Downtime is limited, though patients may experience some mild redness or swelling, which typically resolves within a few days. Subtle results are immediately visible, and will continue to improve gradually over the next three to six months.

The Silhouette Instalift is best for patients with mild to moderately drooping skin and jowls who do not want incisions or scars and desire a fast recovery. Results last 18 to 24 months.

Curious to learn more? Call to schedule your Silhouette Instalift consultation with us today! 312.202.0882

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12 Simple Answers to Weird Questions: Men’s Health

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SkinPen Microneedling at TFI

skinpen microneedlingWhether it’s end-of-summer sun damage, acne scars or skin discolorations, at The Few Institute we’ve got the perfect skin solution this fall for all your unwanted skin imperfections. Meet the SkinPen.

SkinPen is a versatile, medical grade, state-of-the-art microneedling device used to non-surgically rejuvenate aging skin, reverse years of sun damage, and treat other skin imperfections including acne scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.

Here’s how it works:

When used on the face, neck and décolleté, the 30-minute treatment creates thousands of micro “injuries” to the skin, which stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. The result is fewer wrinkles, tighter skin, less pigmentation and discoloration, and overall younger looking skin that glows. All with little to no downtime.

Here’s what you need to know:

SkinPen treatment is for everyone — all skin types and colors can use SkinPen. There’s just one exception: skip it if you have severe active acne or are on Accutane.

SkinPen treatments are offered in a series of three or six, and for best results we recommend that you have one treatment every 2 to 3 months.

Are you ready? Call to learn more or to schedule your SkinPen appointment with us today! 312.202.0882

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