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John Q. Cook, M.D. and the Whole Beauty Institute Blog

BeautyGoals – The Skin Issue

BeautyGoals – The Skin Issue

In the latest issue of BeautyGoals, read about the next generation of skin rejuvenation treatments and products at the Whole Beauty® Institute. Facial Peels, IPL and BBL, BBL™ HERO, Moxi™, SkinShopMD™ medical grade skincare products.

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The Two Main Types of Wrinkles and How to Treat Them

The Two Main Types of Wrinkles and How to Treat Them

Not all wrinkles are the same. Knowing where wrinkles and lines are located and what causes them to form can help you determine which cosmetic treatment will be best suited for minimizing them. For years, BOTOX® has been considered a gold standard for creating a more...

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The Top 5 Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

The Top 5 Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

It can be challenging to lose extra fat around the midsection. For many people, this region is their least favorite body area. Even when diet and exercise are successful, loose skin can remain, creating a flabby look. Though not a substitute for weight loss and a...

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7 Easy Solutions for Fresh Spring Skin

7 Easy Solutions for Fresh Spring Skin

We are beginning to emerge from Winter. The days are perceptively longer and early Spring flowers are pushing their way up to sunlight. Now is the time to freshen your skin for Spring, so that it will be at its best as we return to outdoor life. During the Winter we...

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Essential Skincare Products for Men

Article written by John Q. Cook, MD and Joy Edmonds, LC Skincare for men is a growing interest of male patients who come to us at the Chicago and Winnetka offices of the Whole Beauty® Institute. After their Botox and other aesthetic treatments, men often ask us about...

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Lifting the Lower Face

Lifting the Lower Face: Surgical and Minimally Invasive Options  While the term “facelift” sounds to many people like it involves everything from chin to forehead, facelift surgery at the Chicago area’s Whole Beauty® Institute is based upon a precise analysis of...

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Exfoliation Is The Key!

Exfoliation Is The Key!

Article written by John Q. Cook, MD and Joy Edmonds, LC Because of the Illinois shelter-at-home, it has been at least 3 weeks since you have been able to come in for a medical-grade exfoliation. We miss our patients and always want to help, even if we can’t see you in...

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The Effect of Stress on Your Skin

The Effect of Stress on Your Skin

Almost everyone has experienced an increase in stress due to the coronavirus outbreak. Stress can have many negative effects on the entire body, especially the largest organ of the body — your skin.

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Which Breast Implants Feel More Natural?

Which Breast Implants Feel More Natural?

Many patients wonder if it is possible to have natural feeling breasts after breast augmentation. They may think that placing an implant under the breast automatically makes the breast feel fake or hard. Fortunately, improvements to breast augmentation procedures, as...

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Answers to the Top Breast Augmentation FAQs: Part 2

Answers to the Top Breast Augmentation FAQs: Part 2

The Whole Beauty Institute believes in empowering patients through education, transparency and clear communication. Our website includes other valuable information about breast augmentation, including our pages on ten questions to ask a surgeon during your breast...

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