At The Women’s Institute, we understand women as only another woman can. A woman wants to feel confident, beautiful and maintain a personal appearance that she can be proud of. Our facial cosmetic procedures are specialized to treat Chicago area women with sensitivity, grace and experience. We perform our procedures with fully licensed medical and board-certified surgeon(s).
To turn back the signs of aging, an individual may choose to have a facelift procedure (Rhytidectomy). This procedure lifts the cheek and neck skin in an up and backward direction thereby decrease the hanging neck skin and jowls. In some cases, other procedures are combined along with a facelift in order to attain optimal results, such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose surgery.
In order to reshape the nose, our qualified plastic surgeon(s) of the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery can perform a rhinoplasty (“nose surgery”) – one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among both men and women.
In order to remove excess fat along the skin and muscle around the upper and lower eyelids, an individual may choose to undergo eyelid surgery or “blepharoplasty”.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is very often the first cosmetic procedure people try and has become the leading nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in patient satisfaction. It is an injection treatment that prevents and corrects minor wrinkles. It is a very simple process that is done on an outpatient basis at the Women’s Institute.
CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are highly purified human collagen injectables. These collagen implants are meant to provide volume and lift for wrinkles and scars on the face; these injections provide a safe, natural alternative to synthetic and bovine fillers.
A chemical peel improves the texture of the skin by using a chemical solution to smooth out and improve the overall facial structure by removing damaged layers. Chemical peels are effective in repairing damaged skin, such as facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.
Our talented physicians perform microdermabrasion for patients who would like to achieve a smoother complexion without the need for surgery. This non-surgical skin treatment can diminish skin abnormalities by removing the outermost layer of the skin through light abrasion with aluminum oxide crystals.
The makers of Botox and Juvéderm have created a new product that is meant to elongate, darken, and thicken one’s own lashes. Patients who are interested in enhancing their eyelashes may now do so with Latisse.
This facial filler is a clear gel made of hyaluronic acid that is injected into the skin with a very fine needle. Fine lines on the forehead, around the eyes and mouth, can often become rejuvenated with this treatment. Restylane can also be used for chin and/or cheek augmentation for contouring of the face.
With these injections, patients are able to see results within minutes of receiving them. Should the patient wish to maintain the rejuvenated appearance achieved with Juvederm, touch-up injections may be performed. These are usually done six months to a year after the initial injections.
Very similar to injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, Prevelle Silk is comprised of hyaluronic acid. Much like the hyaluronic acid in our skin, the solution adds volume where it has been lost. When our skin loses volume, the effects are lines and wrinkles that make the skin look aged and dehydrated. Prevelle Silk is ideal for filling lost volumes and lines that denser fillers may not fill as effectively.
Radiesse® is a safe, next generation cosmetic dermal filler that lasts longer than the former leading filler. It is setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles, restoring a natural, youthful look in an easy, convenient treatment.
Captique is used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as the smile lines that appear between your nose and mouth, or the marionette lines that turn down the corners of your mouth. Captique is injected just below the surface of the skin in order to temporarily correct wrinkles. Captique adds volume to the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles and the treatment results are immediate.