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While professional medical spa treatments are powerful allies to have at your back in the fight against aging, the skin care regimen you follow at home on a daily basis is at least equally important for keeping skin looking young and healthy. Incorporating medical-grade skin care products into your normal skincare routine can dramatically improve overall skin tone and texture and promote a more vibrant complexion.

Dr. Otto Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon who offers Chicago men and women a superior selection of medical-grade skin care products to help protect and repair the skin and restore a more youthful appearance. For more serious complexion concerns, Dr. Placik also performs a variety of resurfacing treatments, including chemical peels.

Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on our skin care products, including prices.

Dr. Placik promises you his best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about the treatments available from our medical spa, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago

Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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About Skin Care

Skin aging is a natural and inevitable reality that everyone faces. In addition to the degenerative age-related processes that change the appearance of the skin, other factors, such as sun damage, pollution and lifestyle choices, can take a toll as well. With age, naturally decreasing levels of collagen and elastin in the skin can rob the complexion of youthful firmness and radiance.

Years of UV exposure can result in sun spots, while the effects of gravity can compromise the integrity of facial muscles and lead to sagging and wrinkles. Poor nutrition or smoking can contribute to a breakdown of healthy, supportive skin tissues and lead to a prematurely aged appearance. However, harnessing the power of medical-grade, cutting-edge skin care products can significantly help repair damage that has already occurred and better protect the skin into the future.

Dr. Placik is proud to offer his patients a wide array of innovative, clinically-proven products that deliver powerful results. Highly-effective, anti-aging products focus on a three-step philosophy for optimal at-home skin care: prevent, protect and correct. As a result, the skin is better protected from the visible signs of photoaging. For damage that has already occurred in the skin, advanced ingredients work to correct wrinkles, discolorations, acne and more. Patients who are concerned with hyper-pigmentation, fine lines or redness can benefit from the advanced healing formulas.

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Skin Care FAQ

Am I a good candidate?

Anyone is a good candidate for the customized and scientifically developed solutions that medical-grade skin care products have to offer. The beauty of these products is that, with the help of Dr. Placik, you can create a customized skin care regimen that will optimally benefit your skin and address your unique complexion concerns.

Why are medical-grade skincare products better than drug store or department store products?

Skin care manufacturers spend a lot of money on packaging and marketing to convince customers their products are the best available. However, the true value of any product line lies in the quality of its ingredients and its measurable effects.

If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about medical-grade skincare products, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 24th, 2020

With businesses all around us closing by either mandate or voluntarily you may be wondering how long we will continue to operate, or even why we are still open at this point.

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are limiting the practice until April 7th.

We are diligently monitoring conditions and recommendations from professional organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and understand that the situation is ever-changing and may alter our plans at any point in the future

As physicians, we are cognizant of protecting our own patient population most at risk and the need to conserve our own limited resources. Actions have already been taken to postpone or cancel appointments and surgeries for patients who are best served staying home to limit potential exposure. We have also canceled or rescheduled appointments for services that are not immediately necessary in many cases.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be limited until April 7th. This may be revised in the following week.
  • The office will be (not fully) staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for our fees for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.

  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an (NO accredited) medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. (We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.)

As previous communications have shared, procedures and protocols have been put in place (and continue to evolve) to protect our employees in the workplace. However, no one can guarantee the absolute protection from infection or potential exposure despite recommended precautions being taken.

The virus can be transmitted before an infected person starts exhibiting symptoms. It is possible for a person to be infected and also not experience symptoms. We are doing everything possible to prevent people exposed or exhibiting symptoms from access to our facilities. Even with all of our precautions, exposure to patients with the COVID-19 virus can happen. When we become aware of any potential exposure, our response is immediate and actions are taken to protect everyone directly involved.

Experts are predicting that 40% of the Chicagoland population will be infected within the next month. Current information demonstrates that for 97% of the people infected the symptoms will be mild or flu-like. 3-5% of patients will require hospital care, and the mortality rate is less than 2%.

Risk of exposure will occur at every touchpoint of our daily lives outside of our home-- including gas stations, grocery stores, and medical facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions

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Call us at our current phone line to leave a non-urgent message or via our online email, contact form, virtual consultation or apex chat service popup box. As always for any emergency services, please call 911