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

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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Long-Lasting Rejuvenation With Facial Fat Transfer

Long-Lasting Rejuvenation With Facial Fat Transfer

Modern aesthetic science has given today’s plastic surgeons many ways to help you reduce the appearance of facial signs of aging. There are facial rejuvenation solutions for every concern, level of need and budget. Whether you are seeking a quick fix for newly budding...

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AquaGold for Skin Renewal

AquaGold for Skin Renewal

AquaGold is excellent for refreshing and renewing the tissue in difficult to treat areas like around the lips and eyes. The rejuvenating qualities we can achieve with AquaGold extends beyond the face and is a great treatment for the hands, neck and décolleté. AquaGold...

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The Benefits of PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

The Benefits of PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP Treatment Results Include: • A Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles • Improvement in the Appearance of Scars including Acne Scars and Stretch Marks • Enhancement in the Quality of Crepey and Uneven Skin Textures Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is quickly becoming a...

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