Archive for August, 2011
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Scars can cause people to feel self-conscious, especially if they are in very visible places such as on the face. Through Chicago Dermabrasion, both skin quality and self-confidence can be improved. Dermabrasion works by mechanically removing the top layers of the skin which softens scars and produces a smoother, healthier skin appearance. Dermabrasion is not right for all patients so it’s important to come in for a consultation to asses whether or not Dermabrasion may be the right treatment option for you.
You can learn more about the effects of Dermabrasion on our Laser Skin Resurfacing information page. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
The skin around our face is one of the first parts of the body to begin to show signs of aging. This skin is delicate and can easily be marred by sun damage. One of the easiest way to achieve a healthy, youthful appearance by making sure your skin is in good condition. If you are dissatisfied with the skin on your face due to premature signs of aging, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX Injections.
BOTOX Injections have become increasingly popular since their first burst onto the market. It’s a way to achieve a more youthful, smooth appearance without undergoing drastic surgery. There is no recovery time and the entire process generally takes up only about 15 minutes time. With ease like that women can run out on their lunch break for a quick touch up as needed. The results will last you anywhere from 2 to 4 months.
If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX and if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Placik.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Being born with ears that stick out or are abnormally large can be extremely difficult for children on into adolescence and even adulthood. Chicago Cosmetic Ear Surgery, or Otoplasty, is a procedure to set the ears back closer to the sides of the head. The cartilage may also be re-shaped or some bits of it removed, as need to create a more symmetrical and harmonious appearance. Cosmetic ear surgery can also be used to correct torn ear lobes and other imperfections in the structure of the ear.
Children as young as age 5 may be eligible for Cosmetic Ear Surgery and Dr. Placik has extensive experience in working with both children and adults in this area. If you are concerned for you child or are frustrated with living with it yourself and are ready to discuss your options with Dr. Placik, we invite you to contact us to schedule your one on once consultation today.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Many men and women alike dissatisfied with their Buttocks or Thighs which may sag or bulge due to the effects of pregnancy, sun exposure or simply genetics and age, may choose to undergo Chicago Buttock and Thigh Lift or Thigh Dermolipectomy. During the procedure excess skin and fat is removed and the thighs and buttocks are tightened. The procedure can be catered to fit each individual patient’s needs and may be combined with other body contouring procedures such as liposuction or tummy tuck.
Learn more about Buttock and Thigh Lifts in our FAQ page.View Before and After Photos of Thigh Dermolipectomy.