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Botox and Fillers

Dr. John Q. Cook and his team offer advanced techniques for injectable facial rejuvenation and a range of the best facial fillers and relaxants available to meet our patients needs and goals.

Non-Surgical Treatments

The Difference between Relaxants and Fillers

Relaxants, such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® can soften expression lines that come from the activity of facial muscles and rebalance the position of certain facial structures, such as the corner of the mouth and the brows.

Fillers are used to soften creases that come from habits of expression and structural descent with the aging process. They can also, in skilled hands, be used to restore volume to areas of the face that have become hollow.

Botox

Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® have FDA approval for use in treating frown lines between the eyes and other facial zones. Botox® also been approved by the FDA for a number of years for the treatment of medical conditions such as hyperhydrosis, blepharospasm and extraocular muscle balance.

Lip Fillers

There are many fillers that can be used in the lip depending on the patients lip structure and they way they pull the obicularis oris (lip muscle). Fillers in the the lip can include: Restylane®, Juvederm® Ultra, Restylane® Refyne, Juvederm® Ultra Plus, Volbella®, and Restylane® Silk. The injector will choose the corresponding filler according the the patients anatomy and the desires.

Kybella

Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that successfully reduces fat under the chin. Many patients would like to reduce excess fullness due to fat in this facial zone. The “double chin” can be a stubborn area to correct with diet and exercise alone. Many factors can contribute to fullness in this area, such as a genetic tendency to carry weight in this zone, weight gain, and normal aging.

Facial Fillers

Under the direct guidance of Dr. John Q. Cook, the experienced clinical team  maintains a leadership position in the field of injectable filler rejuvenation. We offer our patients a wide range of techniques and filler materials so that we can tailor a treatment plan that suits each patient’s needs and aesthetic preferences.

PRP

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, has become a staple in aesthetic medicine. PRP has been utilized in other areas of medicine for years to speed healing, reduce inflammation and accelerate the body’s natural restorative mechanisms. We now utilize these same principles by including PRP in a variety of our anti-aging and regenerative treatments.

Radiesse

Radiesse® dermal filler incorporates a patented formulation of CaHA microspheres suspended in a gel carrier and is designed to provide satisfying, long-lasting, cost-effective and safe aesthetic benefits for patients. At the Whole Beauty® Institute we often make use of Radiesse® for rejuvenation of the hands.

HA Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers are available in a wide range of consistencies, so that we can use different fillers for different purposes and different levels of the face. Our portfolio of HA fillers includes: Voluma®, Juvederm®, Juvederm Ultra®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Belotero®.

Voluma

Voluma® can restore a youthful fullness to the cheek, along the jaw line, and in other areas of the face. Two particular advantages of Voluma® over other HA fillers is its relative firmness, which allows it to support the overlying tissue in areas such as the cheek. The second advantage is durability, which means that Voluma® lasts longer than most other hyaluronic injectibles.

3 Essentials for Success with Injectable Fillers & Relaxants

Injectable fillers and relaxants will not by themselves produce a beautiful result. A brief walk down Michigan Avenue or a look at various media personalities will reveal many examples of faces that have been altered in a strange way. Many potential patients are understandably concerned that their experience with injectable rejuvenation will lead in this direction. You can significantly diminish the likelihood of an unnatural result by searching for a clinician who has three characteristics.

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Understanding of Facial Anatomy

The person who does the injection must have a detailed understanding of the details of facial anatomy, including the range of variations that can occur from person to person and how that anatomy can change with the aging process. That knowledge cannot come from a weekend course sponsored by one of the companies that sell the fillers.

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Advanced Injection Techniques

The injector must have dexterity and in-depth experience with advanced injection techniques. This is particularly true if fillers are being used for restoring facial volume.

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Internalized Understanding of Beauty

The injector must have an internalized sense of what makes a face beautiful. This is true both in terms of facial contour and facial motion. Some people have a natural “eye” for what is beautiful, but everyone can further his or her aesthetic sensibility in two ways. First it is important to study what the great artists have taught us about beauty. Second long-term observation of the work of a master injector can help develop a practical artistic sense of cause and effect, in other words an understanding of how to create beauty with these useful tools.

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Our Office Locations

Our locations in the Gold Coast of Chicago and Winnetka in the North Shore reflect our commitment to convenient and discrete concierge-level service.

The Whole Beauty® Institute location led by Dr. John Q. Cook in Chicago's Gold Coast

Chicago Office

737 North Michigan Ave., Suite 760 Chicago IL 60611 (312) 751-2112 Entrance at 151 E. Chicago Avenue

The Whole Beauty® Institute location led by Dr. John Q. Cook in Winnetka of the North Shore

Winnetka Office

118 Green Bay Road Winnetka IL 60093  (847) 446-7562
Located directly across from Indian Hill Metra Station

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