Plastic Surgeon John Q. Cook, M.D.
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Enhanced Oxygen Facials have emerged as an extremely popular treatment at the Whole Beauty® Institute. In this pleasant spa-like treatment one of our skilled aesthetics team uses a stream of oxygen to gently push beneficial compounds into the skin.
Cellulaze® is an FDA approved therapy that provides permanent cellulite reduction with a single treatment. Many of the women who come to me as patients are very athletic. They exercise 5 to 6 days a week, do Yoga, eat a Mediterranean diet, and yet when it comes to cellulite, it is all to no avail. Cellulite is an irregularity of the skin and the fat just beneath it, most commonly in the back of the thigh, the buttock, and the outer thigh, but sometimes in other areas.
The Whole Beauty® line of skin care products is an important part of our efforts to provide our patients with optimum skin care. We have formulated a line of products that can provide significant improvement in skin quality yet require less than two minutes of your time at the beginning and end of the day.
Dr. Cook was recently named a US News Top Doctor. Physicians on this list are selected according to rigorous criteria and reviews by peers.
Many patients who consider facial rejuvenation surgery forego the procedures because they do not want to experience general anesthesia. Over the past few years we have worked to develop techniques of facial rejuvenation surgery that allow us to rejuvenate all of the major facial zones under local anesthesia.
John Q. Cook M.D. was featured in the Chicago Edition of the Super Doctors list in New York Times Magazine, September 29th 2013. This list includes the top 5% of Doctors in a given state.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. It comprises about 15% of the body weight. Roughly 50% of the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our body is found in the skin. HA and Collagen are vital to maintaining the skins layers and structure. Collagen gives the skin its firmness and the HA nourishes and hydrates the collagen.
We have been very pleased with the consistency and quality of skin tightening that we can obtain for our patients with mild to moderate degrees of looseness of skin in the face, neck, upper abdomen, and knees. We make use of the Fractora Firm® technology and have developed a treatment protocol around this.
We have recently added the Smartlipo® laser liposuction technology to the array of services available to our patients.
In the last decade the most common method of breast reconstruction has been the placement of a tissue expander at the time of mastectomy. This is known as immediate reconstruction. After the general surgeon completes the mastectomy, the plastic surgeon places a tissue expander underneath the pectoral muscle and the fascia beyond the bottom edge of the muscle.
We have developed a technique of non-surgical skin tightening that produces consistent benefits in various zones of the face and neck as well as in other body areas. We utilize the fractora firm® technology as the platform for our treatment methods. This technology has only recently become available in the United States.
When patients come to see me for a facelift consultation one of their biggest concerns is that the result will somehow appear unnatural or over-pulled. I tell these patients that I am equally concerned with these issues. Unnatural face lifts tend to stand out in a crowd while natural ones tend to blend in seamlessly. What then is the key to achieving a natural facelift?
Here in the Midwest, Summer is for many of us the favorite time of year, but the sun that we crave so much leaves a lasting effect on your skin. There are ways to restore your skin from the stress inflicted by UVA and UVB rays during the summer months.
The Whole Beauty Institute® offers a quick and noninvasive exfoliating treatment that removes inactive or dead skin cells. The treatment is known as dermaplaning. This helps new cells regenerate and come to the surface and removes the vellus hairs that create debris and oil, which can clog pores. It is a safe and simple procedure that is done in a comfortable and relaxing environment.
The changes that a woman experiences as a result of pregnancy, breast feeding, and weight fluctuation may alter the contour of her breasts and abdomen in different ways. Someone coined the term “mommy makeover” to describe the combination of surgery to the abdomen and breasts that restores beautiful form and function to these areas.
Microchanneling with Dermapen® Technology rejuvenates skin, reduces fine lines, improves scars, and decreases stretch marks.
When I travel to a city for a plastic surgery meeting, I often bring home as much new insight from a visit to the art museum as I do from the technical presentations of the scientific panels at the meeting.
Many patients come to see us during the Spring and Summer months for consultation about surgery that they plan for the Winter months.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial therapy at the Whole Beauty® Institute reduces brown and red areas on the face and beyond.
Beth Harris, aesthetic nurse specialist, joins the Whole Beauty® Institute
The Whole Beauty® Institute is pleased to announce that Beth Harris RN, CANS has achieved certification from the Plastic Surgery Nursing Certification Board as a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Beth, who works in our Winnetka office, is well-known for her...
WBR3™, an innovative new formulation developed by Dr. Cook, addresses three important aspects of skin rejuvenation: restoration of the skin’s protective barrier, replenishes water content, and structural rejuvenation suitable for all skin types.
Most of my patients are aware of the importance of protecting the face from the sun and are generally quite good about applying sun protection as a daily routine. The same cannot be said for the hands.
Kybella® can help reduce fullness underneath the chin. Its commercial name is Deoxycholic Acid, a substance that helps the body break down fat during digestion. This fat-disrupting tendency has been recognized for many years.
Patients choose Dr. John Q. Cook for breast implant surgery at the Whole Beauty® Institute in Chicago and Winnetka for several reasons. With over 2000 breast implant procedures to his credit, Dr. Cook has established a strong and consistent track record driven by a natural aesthetic.
Exclusively at the Whole Beauty® Institute in the Midwest, Sculpsure® is the next generation of non-surgical fat reduction. The product of several years of research, Sculpsure was developed by Cynosure, a company with a long history of leadership in the field of laser and light-based medicine.
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Dr. John Q. Cook shares his personal thoughts on well-being, quality of life, and more—all drawn from his decades of experience in the industry, studying and working with advanced technology and techniques.
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Learn important information about surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you make informed decisions about your desired treatment based on your goals. Topics cover facial surgery, injectables, lasers, breast surgery, body contouring, and other treatments.
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