Non-Surgical Rejuvenation Treatments

An overview of Non-Surgical Treatments available for patients at Whole Beauty® Institute
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Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

At the Whole Beauty® Institute, Chicago plastic surgeon John Q. Cook extends the range of possibilities for his patients with a carefully selected portfolio of advanced medical aesthetics procedures. These include relaxants such as Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®, fillers such as Voluma®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, Juvederm ULTRA®, Belotero®, Sculptra®, and Radiesse®. We also offer the most advanced techniques of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for treatment of uneven skin color, advanced technology for permanent hair reduction and fractional resurfacing for reduction of fine surface lines. Our patients benefit from our extensive experience with non-invasive skin rejuvenation. We employ advanced radio-frequency technology to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. We also offer high level technology for MicroDermabrasion, a wide range of medical grade peels and a portfolio of high grade medical products including Whole Beauty® Skincare, and the Environ® line of skin products.

Patients who come to Whole Beauty® Institute benefit from Dr. Cook’s experience, artistic sensibilities, and healthy skepticism. They know that Dr. Cook has selected from what rightly appears to the patient as a confusing and always growing array of products and services. As in the surgical end of the practice, Dr. Cook’s experience is the patient’s best ally. Twenty years ago, when the field of medical aesthetics was in its infancy, Dr. Cook looked at chemical peels, lasers, pulsed light, and injectables and saw them as ways to help his patients extend the value of the facial rejuvenation surgery he had performed on them. Dr. Cook traveled to Europe in order to evaluate a range of products and therapies that were not yet available in the United States. This enabled his practice to offer patients a high level of knowledge and technical skill when these products became available.

This emphasis an in-depth evaluation of potential new products and services extends to the present day at Whole Beauty® Institute. Competing technologies and products are carefully tested and scrutinized by our clinicians before we offer them to our patients. Inclusion of a product or technology in our portfolio of services is considered a prize by the companies that develop these products, since they know that our selection process is extremely rigorous.

We are particularly proud of the list of procedures that we have not offered our patients over the years, as this list includes a number of spectacular disappointments.

Success in medical skin enhancement comes when the best available product is selected and delivered by a highly skilled clinician with an eye to natural form. This is the key to our approach and has allowed us to develop a reputation that sets the industry standard. Dr. Cook has selected a team of leadership level clinicians who share his passion for excellence and his commitment to the highest level of care and service.

When you come to the Whole Beauty® Institute you will undergo an in-depth evaluation that includes an exploration of your goals, a review of your personal habits and medical history, and a review of stresses that affect your appearance. Your clinician will then develop a customized plan that will repair and refresh damage and signs of aging, optimize your appearance, and help you to maintain your appearance.

Video: Lip Enhancement

Dr. Cook demonstrates lip enhancement with the use of an injectable. The injectable plumps up the lips and restores volume that the patient has lost due to aging. Lip enhancement is a popular option at our Chicago and Winnetka offices.

Four Key Components of a Unique Appearance

Our continuum of therapies, surgical and non-surgical, address each of these components: Tone, Contour, Dynamics and Surface Quality

Tone

Tone of the face and other body regions can be addressed by medical grade products, non-ablative therapies, and surgical procedures. Each clinician at Whole Beauty® Institute has been trained by Dr. John Q. Cook to understand the continuum of possible treatments, both non-surgical and surgical. If a surgical procedure will provide a better solution to your needs, Dr. Cook will address these issues with you.

Contour

Contour is most often enhanced with a wide range of injectable fillers including Autologous Fat Transfer, Radiesse®, Perlane®, Restylane®, and Juvederm®. Our extensive experience with each of these materials allows us to select the optimum choice for each region of the face. We are able to replenish the fullness of the upper cheek and diminish tear troughs (grooves beneath the lower eyelid), replenish and enhance the lips and surrounding areas, and soften the nasal labial folds. We also offer advanced techniques to restore volume beneath the brow and the temple.

Dynamics

Excess activity of expressive muscles in the face can produce “frown lines” between the brows and distort facial appearance in other areas. Our highly experience clinicians provide each patient with an individualized analysis of the dynamics of his or her expressive patterns. This is the basis of our therapy to re-balance facial activity in a way that enhances appearance but does not lead to an inexpressive face. Careful individualized treatments with relaxants such as Botox® are a key component of this therapy.

Surface Quality

The skin’s surface quality reflects its underlying dynamic balance and health. At Whole Beauty® Institute we offer individualized programs of medical grade products to repair and refresh the skin. Our team will design a program that takes into account your skin’s hydration, tone, history of sun damage, and oil content. With this foundation established, we can then address other aspects of the skin’s surface quality. We employ advanced techniques of medical grade MicroDermabrasion to restore smoothness to the skin surface. Medical grade skin peels can help regulate pigment structure of the skin. Redness or areas of brown pigment are reduced with IPL pulsed light therapy. Fine surface lines and prominent pore structure are reduced with fractional resurfacing, highly effective treatments with minimum downtime. Permanent hair reduction is carried out with the latest system, the Palomar 500 Starlux®, which reduces treatment time for our patients.

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For more information on advanced injectable facial rejuvenation and skin rejuvenation treatments at our Chicago and Winnetka centers, please contact Whole Beauty ® Institute today to schedule a consultation.

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