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Skin Care & Rejuvenation Treatments in Chicago

Our licensed skin aesthetician Norma oversees the majority of our non-invasive "Afterglow" Skin Rejuvenation Services. Our skin care treatments can include exfoliation, chemical peels, or gentle laser skin resurfacing for Chicago and North Shore residents.

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The cornerstone of our mechanical skin resurfacing services is the Régenique™ Skin Rejuvenation System. This treatment employs ultrasound energy to help exfoliate dead skin cells, loosen oil, dirt and cellular debris from the follicular layers, and stimulate deeper collagen-based layers. Pores and fine lines/wrinkles will diminish in size and bacterial levels are reduced, to achieve a cleaner, healthier complexion without redness or irritation.

The Régenique™ Skin Rejuvenation System is an enjoyable, spa-like experience which is gentle, non-invasive, safe and suitable for all skin types, and takes about 45 minutes. This 3-step process specifically utilizes microdermabrasion to exfoliate dead or dried layers of skin, followed by ultrasound therapy to stimulate the deeper collagen, elastin and fibroblast components of the dermis. The final step features a warm silicone face mask as a third component to super-hydrate the skin, leach away toxins and debris via perspiration, and simultaneously dilate the pores to facilitate the deeper absorption of skin care products. Even the most sensitive skin will benefit from these treatments and there is virtually no downtime. For the very best results we recommend a series of treatments.

A Chicago microdermabrasion treatment on its own can also benefit virtually any skin type. This is a non-invasive procedure during which fine crystals help exfoliate dead skin cells, which are then micro-vacuumed away along with the crystals. Microdermabrasion revitalizes dull skin, diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and acnes scars, reduces large pores and helps minimize mild pigment irregularities. Again, best results for both of these microdermabrasion-based procedures are generally achieved following a series of treatments.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels in Chicago are chemical-based methods of skin resurfacing, generally better suited to acneiform scarring or oilier skin types. Chemical peels help clear acne-based lesions and scarring, minimize pigmentation irregularities, and decrease fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen tightening and formation, ultimately yielding firmer, brighter and more evenly-toned skin. The chemical peels we offer include:

Patients with more severe complexion issues may need to undergo a series of peels (usually utilizing glycolic acid) which can help reverse the cumulative effects of sun damage.


Norma, our licensed aesthetician, also offers customized facials for our Chicago-area patients, designed to address your individual skin concerns. These generally include deep-pore cleansing and hydration to tone and moisturize your skin, and minimize of the effects of sun damage and/or rosacea.

Our facials utilize medical-grade products and are relaxing 30-60 minutes sessions that involve a skin consultation/analysis, cleansing, exfoliation/extractions, light massage and moisturizing. Antioxidant and proteolytic enzyme facials use pharmaceutical-grade levels of vitamin C products to further reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and hyperpigmentation.

Your Next Step

Norma will gladly guide you through the many excellent options available for your skin care and rejuvenation needs. She will also formulate an at-home treatment plan most appropriate for your skin type.

Skin evaluations and treatments are by appointment only in our Lake Forest office. Norma is happy to see patients for med spa treatments from Chicago, Lake Forest and all over the North Shore, who may not yet be ready for facial plastic surgery, but are interested in non-invasive skin rejuvenation. Please call The Center for Cosmetic Surgery at (303) 278-2600 or request a consultation online.

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