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Injectable Facial Rejuvenation

An Overview of Injectable Facial Fillers and Relaxants Available at the Whole Beauty® Institute





John Q. Cook, M.D.

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

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.

Meet our injection specialists

Dr. John Q. Cook

Beth Harris, BSN, RN, CANS

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.

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.

Three Absolute Essentials for Success with Injectable Fillers and 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.

First, 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.

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

Third, 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 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.

Our Mission at the Whole Beauty® Institute Is to Create Natural Beauty


Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

At the Whole Beauty® Institute, we take our mission seriously. We adhere to a strongly naturalistic aesthetic in everything we do.

Dr. John Q. Cook could see the potential of injectable fillers and relaxants before they were available for clinical use in the United States. He traveled to Europe in order to observe the techniques of leading injectors, so that when Botox®, Restylane®, and other materials became available he had a considerable fund of knowledge that could benefit his patients. This commitment to in-depth knowledge continues to this day at the Whole Beauty® Institute. Our deep knowledge base gives us a sense of perspective that helps us to evaluate the ever-expanding array of fillers and relaxants.

There is no substitute for experience. Dr. Cook’s work with injectables covers 20 years and a wide range of products that he has used in several thousand patients. He has transmitted his experience to the clinical team at the Whole Beauty® Institute, which works to the advantage of our patients.

Over 15 Years Experience In Facial Volumization

The most advanced application of facial fillers is their use to restore missing volume in faces that have become hollow with the aging process.

Patients who come to the Whole Beauty® Institute benefit from Dr. Cook’s extensive experience with fat transfer for facial volume restoration. Over 15 years ago Dr. Cook recognized the potential benefits of facial volumization, both in and of itself and in combination with facelift surgery. He diligently sought solutions to each of the key areas of facial volume loss and developed the approaches necessary to rejuvenate the temples, the cheek, the tear trough, the chin, the framing zone around the lips, and other areas.

As part of Dr. John Q. Cook’s fat transfer technique he transfers refined fat to areas of deficiency with a tiny metal tube known is the cannula. He has carried out this technique for many years in a very large number of patients.

Why Dr. Cook’s Extensive Experience with Facial Fat Transfer Helps Patients Who Come to Us for Volumization with Injectable Fillers

The techniques that Dr. Cook has developed for volumization with fat are readily transferred to volumization with fillers. By assisting Dr. Cook in his facial fat transfer procedures, the rest of our team of advanced injectors have been able to learn approaches to restore volume to key zones of the face. They have both an artistic and a technical understanding of what can be accomplished. There is no short cut to sophisticated knowledge.

Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® Relax and Rebalance Your Facial Muscles at the Whole Beauty® Institute

Excess activity of certain facial muscles over time will produce undesirable changes in the posture and contour of the face. Patients may develop furrows between the brows, or “crows feet” near the corners of the eye that give the appearance of tiredness or even anger, Over activity of the muscles that lift the brows or pull down the corner of the mouth can produce undesirable consequences.

With sophisticated knowledge of the anatomy of facial muscles and patterns of facial expression, Dr. John Q Cook approaches each face with the goal of obtaining a natural result. He has trained his entire team to follow his principles. We want to achieve for you a face that is softened and relaxed, but that keeps its identity.

Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Belotero®, Sculptra®, Radiesse® Other Fillers To Soften Creases and Restore Facial Volume at the Whole Beauty® Institute

We can solve a wide range of problems for our patients who come to us to diminish surface creases and to restore deeper volume in the face. Our team has extensive experience with the complete range of fillers so that we can customize a solution for each patient’s needs. Often that solution will include several different fillers, since each filler has characteristics that make it most suitable for specific applications. We have moved beyond the era when fillers were just used to fill in lines under the skin to where we are able to address sophisticated issues of facial form and volume.

Specific applications of fillers include a softening of the crease between the upper lip and the cheek (nasolabial fold), lifting the corner of the mouth, strengthening the chin, softening lines in the lips and forehead, and restoring volume to the cheeks, the lips, the temples and other facial areas.

Combinations of Fillers, Relaxants, and Other Therapies at the Whole Beauty® Institute Provide Our Patients with Optimum Results

Very often the best results are accomplished for our patients when we combine fillers with relaxants such as Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®. Creases may be caused by excess muscle activity. If the activity of the muscle is softened with a relaxant, the filler will do a better job of filling the crease and will tend to last longer. Because we have extensive experience with technologies that refine the quality of the skin, we can combine relaxants, fillers and other skin therapies into an individualized package of total non-surgical facial rejuvenation for each patient. We use IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to reduce brown spots and redness of the skin. Fractora® helps to diminish fine lines and Forma® helps to tighten skin. Other treatments include enhanced oxygen facials, microchanneling, medical grade micrdermabrasion, and a wide range of medical grade peels, all of which help to restore a youthful tone and finish to the skin. Our patients benefit from the Whole Beauty® Skin Care Collection of medical-grade products that can help to extend the benefits of treatments at our centers.

Surgery and Non-Surgical Treatments Provide Our Patients with a Wide Range of Individualized Solutions

Our practice is grounded in Dr. John Q. Cook’s extensive knowledge of facial rejuvenation surgery. This is valuable to our patients in two ways. First, it allows us to recognize the limits of what non-surgical therapies can accomplish. If a filler is not going to accomplish what you desire, we will tell you that and educate you about possible surgical solutions to your problem. Second, it allows us to design a comprehensive plan for you that includes both surgical and non-surgical components. Surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation should be regarded as teammates rather than as competitors. Many patients who come to us for facial rejuvenation surgery have been treated by us for years with relaxants, fillers, and other skin therapies. There comes a time when the aging structure of the face calls for a surgical approach in order for the patient to obtain maximum benefit. We often use medical products to prepare our patients for surgery and to set the stage for optimum healing. After the surgery the results are extended by use of the non-surgical techniques at our disposal.

A Comprehensive Facial Evaluation Sets the Stage for Individualized Therapy at the Whole Beauty® Institute

Patients who come to the Whole Beauty® Institute for fillers and relaxants have the benefit of a comprehensive facial evaluation. Our team carefully listens to your priorities and preferences and designs a master plan for facial rejuvenation. This plan is based upon Dr. Cook’s extensive knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the fields of surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation. We are committed to bringing out the natural beauty that is present in every patient who comes to us.

Contact Us to Schedule a Comprehensive Facial Evaluation for Fillers, Relaxants, and Other Therapies or please call 312-751-2112