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HydraFacial at the Whole Beauty® Institute

Abrasion-free Liquid Rejuvenation at WBI Chicago and Winnetka

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John Q. Cook, M.D.

Chicago 312-751-2112
Winnetka 847-446-7562

Are You a Busy Person Who Wants Fresher Skin with No Downtime? HydraFacial can help you.

Like many of our Chicago patients you are looking for a way to freshen your skin, but your busy schedule doesn’t allow for the recovery time from laser procedures. A HydraFacial with our skilled aesthetics team offers the perfect solution to a number of skin problems with no discomfort or downtime. You can think of HydraFacial as the next generation of microdermabrasion, but it really is much more. Unlike microdermabrasion, which simply buffs down the skin surface, HydraFacial MD improves the skin surface, cleanses pores, evens skin pigment, and improves skin tone. The result is radiant fresher skin from a treatment that lasts less than an hour. HydraFacial is also much more than a facial such as you might find in a medispa. Facials, although pleasant, have a limited effect on skin health.

How Can HydraFacial MD Help My Skin?

HydraFacial addresses a number of common skin problems:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Loss of Skin Elasticity
Diminished Skin Tone
Rough Skin Texture
Uneven Skin Pigmentation
Enlarged Pores
Oily/Congested Skin
Aged Appearance to the Skin

How Do I Prepare for a HydraFacial?

Preparation for the WBI HydraFacial is easy! Simply avoid the use of glycolic or retinoid creams for a few days before your treatment. You will need to remove all cosmetics from your face prior to treatment, which can be done in our Chicago and Winnetka centers. Since we apply rejuvenating serums during your treatment, you should not wash your face for the rest of the day after your HydraFacial.

Is the Procedure Really that Easy?

When Dr. Cook underwent a microdermabrasion he described the treatment as “mildly annoying.” That is not the case with the WBI HydraFacial. Because the treatment is liquid-based, the exfoliation process is gentle, but effective. When you arrive at the Whole Beauty® for your treatment we will help you remove your makeup and clean your skin. You will lie on one of our comfortable treatments, which take about 45 minutes. At the end of your treatment your aesthetician will apply sunblock. You can then resume normal activity.

There are 4 steps to the treatment. The first step is a gentle liquid exfoliation. Next the skin is cleansed with a gentle lactic acid solution and a non-irritating glycolic/salicylic peel. The third step is a cleansing of the pores with a patented vacuum extraction process. The treatment ends with a customized selection of ingredients to enhance your skin. In addition to the basic steps we often treat you with red or blue LED light therapy to rejuvenate the skin and reduce harmful bacteria. The treatment may also include manual lymphatic drainage.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

The number of treatments depends on the condition of your skin and your goals. For optimum effects many of our patients come in for treatment once a month. For patients who are treating acne it is possible to come in every 2 weeks.

If your skin is very oily and clogged or if you have very damaged skin your best choice is a series of 3 treatments one week apart followed by monthly maintenance

HydraFacials Treat More than the Face

It is possible to freshen the appearance of your skin in other areas than the face. Our team can use the HydraFacial to refresh the appearance of the arms, legs, and other body areas.

 Our Team Will Be Your Guide to Fresher Skin

Andrea Knox-Hochstedt and Danielle Hanek are our expert aestheticians.

Our skilled aesthetics team has many years of experience working with Dr. John Q. Cook at the Whole Beauty® Institute. We offer a comprehensive approach to rejuvenation and deliver high-level results in all the treatments we perform. As the founder and owner of the Whole Beauty® Institute Dr. Cook, a highly-credentialed plastic surgeon, offers a deep knowledge approach to all medical aesthetics treatments. He reviews the treatment records of every patient who comes to us. We are firmly committed to an individualized and naturalistic approach to medical and surgical aesthetics.

HydraFacial at WBI Can Open the Door to Comprehensive Rejuvenation

The Visia UV Facial Mapping and Analysis System

The Whole Beauty® Institute is Chicago’s leader in advanced medical and surgical aesthetics. Patients who come to us for HydraFacial treatments are welcome to participate in our comprehensive facial evaluation. Our high-level team can analyze the four key variables of facial aging and provide a map for rejuvenation that fits your needs.

Are You Really too Busy to Give Yourself One Hour a Month for Fresher Skin?

facial patientWe understand your challenge. Many busy successful people fall into a trap. They know they should change their habits of diet and exercise for their long-term well-being, but they can never seem to find the time. Once they make the commitment to make these healthy habits a priority, they find they have an energy dividend that enables them to accomplish more in less time.

Good skin health follows a similar pattern. If you take the time to improve the quality of your skin you will set up a positive feedback cycle. When you look in the mirror at the start of the day and your skin looks great, you will feel better about yourself, and the positive energy you experience will carry over to your day’s activity.

Your Friends at the Whole Beauty® Institute Will Guide You to Beautiful Skin

The Hydrafacial MD is just one part of our extensive portfolio of carefully vetted products and treatments at the Whole Beauty® Institute. Although great as a stand-alone treatment, Hydrafacial can often be combined with WBI medical-grade products and other treatments that will power your results to an even higher level. Start your process of rejuvenation by contacting us or calling 312-751-2112 to schedule an appointment at our Chicago or Winnetka centers.