Dr Turowski – Plastic Surgery Chicago http://drturowski.com New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery Chicago Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:11:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.4 Early Aging Mid Facelift – Video http://drturowski.com/early-aging-mid-facelift-video.html Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:22:41 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=4921 ]]>


Dr. Gregory Turowski explains a mid-face lift and what to expect.

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Liposuction of the neck http://drturowski.com/liposuction-of-the-neck.html Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:19:20 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=3945

In some cases when elasticity of the skin is good or excellent liposuction of the neck can be a great option with sometimes dramatic results. no matter if you have a heavy “double neck” or just a little fullness liposuction can positively change your appearance. It gives impression of a significant weight loss without visible scars and minimal recovery.

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Medical Spa Chicago – Video http://drturowski.com/medical-spa-chicago-video.html Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:36:33 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2903 ]]>

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truSculpt™ Non-Surgical Body Contouring http://drturowski.com/trusculpt-non-surgical-body-contouring.html Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:45:13 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=4761

For a comfortable, non-surgical way to reshape your body, consider truSculpt™. This new body contouring treatment uses warming radiofrequency energy to heat deep layers of skin and fat to improve your overall body contours by reducing fat and the appearance of cellulite. After only 1 or 2 truSculpt sessions, you’ll notice that your trouble zones look slimmer and smoother.

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What is truSculpt?

The truSculpt system is a safe, effective FDA cleared device. This procedure is most beneficial for the thighs, buttocks and abdomen, but it can be used on other areas of stubborn fat as well including under the chin, arms, underarms, knees, and more.

The truSculpt Procedure

One of the main advantages of truSculpt is that the procedure is very simple and comfortable, requiring no anesthetic before and no downtime afterward. Depending on the size of the treated area, treatments last 15 minutes to an hour. During your treatment, a hand piece that emits radiofrequency energy is placed over the targeted area. Pulses of energy cause fat cells to heat up and shrink, promoting skin contraction for a slimming and smoothing effect. The level of heat can be adjusted for each person, ensuring a positive experience free of pain or discomfort.

Most people begin to see results from truSculpt in about 4 weeks, with the final results appearing after about 12 weeks. One or 2 sessions are usually enough to create significant improvements, but more treatments can be performed if necessary.

truSculpt Compared to Liposuction

Although truSculpt can improve your body contours and shrink fat cells, it cannot remove large amounts of fat the way liposuction can. Those who need more dramatic improvements may want to consider liposuction or non-surgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting®. truSculpt may be used in areas not suitable or large enough for liposuction or CoolSculpting, and can also be used to enhance the results of these procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions about truSculpt:

Q: Am I the right candidate for truSculpt?

A: Our truSculpt treatment specialists at New Horizons Center will determine whether truSculpt is the best treatment for you during your one-on-one consultation and assessment of your target areas.  You’ll receive a customized treatment plan to help you reach your personal goals.

Q: Who cannot be treated with truSculpt?

A: Patients that cannot be treated with truSculpt include:
– Those who are pregnant
– Those with cardiac pacemakers or internal defibrillators
– Those with malignant or benign tumors in area to be treated
– Those with metallic implants of any kind (including joint replacements) in area to be treated

Q: Can truSculpt be used on all skin types?

Yes, in general truSculpt can be used on all skin types.

Q: How long does a treatment take?

Treatment time depends on the area(s) treated, but typically a treatment takes between 15 minutes and an hour per area treated.

Q: How many treatments will be needed?

Your truSculpt treatment specialist will discuss with you the likely number of treatments that will be needed based upon the area(s) you wish to have treated and your desired results. One or 2 sessions are usually enough to create significant improvements, but more treatments can be performed if necessary.

Q: When will I start seeing visible results?

Most people begin to see results from truSculpt in about 4 weeks, with the final results appearing after about 12 weeks.

Q: What do I need to do before a treatment?

There is no special preparation needed. You will have to remove any jewelry or body piercings in the area prior to treatment.

Q: What happens during the treatment?

After a brief pre-treatment preparation, the truSculpt hand piece is applied to your skin and will deliver targeted pulses of appropriately calibrated RF energy. Each pulse will last on average 4 minutes; upon completion, the hand piece will move to an adjacent area to begin a new pulse. The actual treatment will typically last between 15 minutes and an hour, depending on the number of pulses applied.

Q: What does it feel like?

The RF energy will heat deep layers of the skin, but most patients find the resulting discomfort easily tolerable. Your treatment specialist can adjust the temperature depending upon your comfort level. Typically no pain medication, topical anesthetics, gels, or active cooling will be needed.

Q: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes, the procedure is non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients frequently return to work right after the session.

Q: Is truSculpt safe? Is it painful? Are there side effects?

The truSculpt system is designed to provide a safe and comfortable procedure. Typically, there is no downtime after the treatment though patients may experience mild discomfort. Side effects are minimal and can include redness and mild tenderness in the treated areas. Usually these resolve within a few hours. Your treatment specialist will discuss what to expect during and after treatment during your consultation, and will answer any questions you may have.

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Kybella Chicago http://drturowski.com/kybella-chicago.html Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:17:53 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=4584

KYBELLA™ is a new treatment option for reducing neck fat below the chin (submental fat), also known as “the double chin.” Such fat deposits are a common aesthetic issue that affects many adults, including men and women. The condition can be influenced by several factors, such as aging, weight gain, or genetics. Many patients find it frustrating that this fat is resistant to changes in diet or exercise.

KYBELLA™is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment option for adults who want to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat deposits below the chin. The medicine has been studied through over 20 clinical trials, which included more than 2,600 patients from around the world.

The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, which helps with breaking down and absorbing dietary fats. When injected, the medicine destroys the chin’s fat cells, which prevents this area’s ability to accrue fat. Based on desired results, you and your doctor will create a unique treatment plan that is just right for you. The physician will administer several injections during each visit, which are usually about a month or more apart. Most patients see significant results and improved appearance within two to four clinical visits. Studies show that up to 6 treatments can be administered to the patient. After the desired effects are achieved, no further maintenance treatments are needed.

As with any clinical treatment, side effects do exist. The most common of these include slight swelling, bruising, pain and numbness, redness and hardening in some areas, especially around the injection site. It is important to discuss these possible effects with your physician before beginning treatments. These treatments should always be performed by the highest trained medical professionals, who understand the anatomy of the chin and the makeup of this medication.

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Skin Rejuvenation Techniques http://drturowski.com/skin-rejuvenation-techniques.html Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:48:26 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=3124

Look Younger and More Beautiful with Skin Rejuvenation

As we age our skin can begin to sag, become rough, discolored and simply less beautiful. Skin rejuvenation procedures can bring back that youthful appearance, making your skin, smoother, clearer and tighter again.

Skin Rejuvenation can be achieved by the use of a number of non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Not everyone will need each of these techniques. A consultation with one of our doctors will give you guidance and help to discover which of these is right for your skin.

With these skin rejuvenation procedures, you can look 10 years younger in less than an hour.

Ultherapy

If you are concerned about wrinkles, slack skin or “chicken neck”, Ultherapy could be perfect for you. This exciting, non-invasive cosmetic procedure uses ultrasound technology to send sound waves deep into the tissue to tighten and lift the muscles and skin on your face and neck. Ultherapy is done quickly, sometimes in as little as 30 minutes; needs no anesthesia; leaves no scarring and needs no recovery time.

Read more about Ultherapy

Fraxel Laser Treatment

As we get older we begin to see brown spots or other discolorations appearing on the backs of our hands, our arms and face. These blemishes are called lentigines and are a natural part of aging. Fraxel laser treatment works by delivering a laser beam that is divided into thousands of tiny, but deep columns of treatment into the top two layers of your skin. The treatment leaves your skin even in color and glowing. So, for wrinkles, acne, scarring or sagging skin your dermatologist may recommend Fraxel Laser Treatment.

Usually three to five treatments one month apart will complete the process. Most patients will notice an improvement after the first treatment.

Read more about Fraxel Laser

Wrinkle Reduction with Thermage

Thermage is a radio-frequency skin tightening procedure. Thermage treatment is non-invasive. The doctor uses a hand-held device to direct radio-frequency waves at the collagen beneath the surface layers of the skin. These waves warm and tighten the collagen reducing wrinkles, producing tighter skin, renewing contours, and creating healthier collagen and better skin tone. The procedure is fast and requires no surgical incisions or anesthesia.

Read more about Thermage – non-surgical skin tightening and lifting

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Therapy

A relative of the laser is Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy. Sometimes your dermatologist will recommend IPL for the removal of brown spots or background redness on your skin. This device can be tuned to different wavelengths or ranges of wavelengths to properly remove your specific brown spots and can be adjusted for your natural skin color. Treatment involves no surgery or anesthesia and involves little or no discomfort.

The procedure takes as little as 30 minutes and requires only one to two treatments.

Read more about Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Microdermabrasion Treatment

Not as aggressive as dermabrasion, microdermabrasion uses minimally abrasive instruments to rejuvenate the skin by removing the uneven outer layer (epidermis). This procedure is used to treat sun damage, stretch marks, light scarring, and discoloration. Microdermabrasion also helps to thicken your collagen, giving you a taut, smooth, younger-looking appearance.

Microdermabrasion is done without the need for surgery or anesthesia, and no recovery time is needed after completing the procedure. You’re ready to go.

Read more about Microdermabrasion

Not all faces age at the same rate or in the same fashion and not all procedures are needed for each individual. If you are looking for a way to give your skin that fresh, young look, and think Skin Rejuvenation might be right for you, give us a call at (847) 268-4625 and schedule a consultation. We’d love to talk with you.

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Micro-Needling & PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Chicago http://drturowski.com/micro-needling-prp-platelet-rich-plasma-chicago.html Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:03:29 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=4173

Micro-Needling (also called Collagen Induction Therapy) can be used for the successful treatment of a variety of indications including acne scars, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation, large pores, fine wrinkles, and (when combined with platelet-rich plasma) hair restoration. The results are overall younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.

Micro-Needling Helps Treat: 

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Uneven texture, tone & color
  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne Scars
  • Traumatic and surgical scars
  • Photo aging
  • Mild to moderate skin laxity

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Using multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the surface layers of skin, Micro-Needling tightens, lifts, and rejuvenates skin by naturally stimulating collagen production. Your physiological wound response stimulates new healthy dermal and epidermal tissue growth.

No laser heat is introduced, so unlike fractional laser treatments, IPL, and laser resurfacing, Micro-Needling is safe for all skin tones and there is minimal downtime, minimal discomfort, and an almost immediate outcome.

This treatment provides dramatic results in wrinkle and fine line reduction, pore size reduction, scar and acne scar, pigmentation and stretch mark reduction. Some patients will see visible results after just one treatment, however most will need several treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, dependent on the condition to be treated and the desired outcome.

When Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is infused with the Micro-Needling device, your procedure is taken to a whole new level! PRP is cutting edge therapy in the field of cosmetic enhancements. Although the procedure is relatively new to aesthetics in the U.S., for many years PRP has been recognized as an effective treatment in sports injury, diabetic ulcer treatment, and orthopedics to name a few.

Now cosmetic patients who wish to use their own body’s regenerative powers can do so without the concerns of infection, foreign material, or surgical interventions. PRP enhances the outcome of your procedure because the internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors which aid in promoting new collagen plus cell & tissue growth.

PRP is obtained with a simple & quick process:

  • The practitioner draws an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
  • The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge. It spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.

Your PRP professional is able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma which is then infused with the Micro-Needling device, leaving you fresh-faced and glowing!

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Coolsculpting and Zeltiq Chicago http://drturowski.com/coolsculpting-zeltiq-chicago.html Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:35:01 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=3016

Cool Sculpting – Reducing Fat Without Surgery or Liposuction

Do you have fatty areas that don’t seem to reduce no matter how well you eat or how you target your exercise routine?  Perhaps you’d like to trim a few inches off your abdomen, thighs, upper arms, even your knees. Or maybe you’d finally like to get rid of those love handles.  Then, Cool Sculpting is a cosmetic procedure that may be perfect for you.

With this revolutionary, non-invasive procedure, you can get rid of stubborn areas of fat.  You can slim and reshape your body, without liposuction or surgery; no scalpel, no anesthesia, no needles and no down time.

Cool Sculpting works by freezing the excess fat in the target area, such as the thigh or abdomen.  This freezing process kills the fat cells, which are then, over time, absorbed back into the body and excreted as waste.  The procedure is effective, FDA-approved and completely safe.  No long-lasting side effects have been reported.

To commence a treatment session, the doctor or dermatologist will position the Cool Sculpting device on the target area of your body.  The device will be set to draw a bulge of excess fat between two cooling panels.  You will feel a pull, some pressure and the sensation of cooling as the fat is lowered in temperature.

Since Cool Sculpting in non-invasive and virtually painless, when undergoing the procedure you might spend your time reading, working on your computer or just relaxing.  Some patients experience some redness, minor bruising, numbness or tingling; all of which are temporary and resolve completely.  Each treatment takes about an hour, depending on the target area.  No anesthesia is necessary, and you can continue with your normal activities as soon as you’re done.

You will see improvement in the target areas over a period of three weeks to three months after treatment.  The most dramatic results will occur after one to three months but will continue for up to four to six months as your body continues to flush out the fat cells.  Your transformation will be gradual, giving it a natural appearance.  With a single treatment patients had a 20% to 25% reduction in the fat layer treated with cool sculpting at six months after the procedure.

And the best news is, as long as you continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle, your results should remain completely stable.

If you want to find out if Cool Sculpting is right for your body, come on in and talk to Dr. Gregory Turowski and the team at New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Schedule a consultation by calling us at (847) 268-4937.

There is finally a quick way to get rid of those annoying fat bulges and reveal your beautiful body!

The best part? Your results will be so natural your friends and family will not even know you visited a doctor! In fact, you can resume all of your normal activities immediately after leaving the physician’s office!

Scared of liposuction surgery? There is now a different option!

CoolSculpting, a trademark owned by Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc., is a medical devise used to break up fat cells in the body. This devise uses innovative cooling technology to non-invasively destroy fat deposits and literally sculpt your body contours without damaging the outer skin layer. This is the best nonsurgical alternative to the traditional liposuction procedure.

Are you a possible CoolSculpting candidate?

Typical CoolSculpting patients are those who have tried other forms of weight loss, yet continue to experience stubborn fat areas on their body. CoolSculpting is a quicker and more effective way to eliminate this fat! An added advantage of this procedure is that results are very natural. This is because other options for cosmetic fat removal, such as lasers, sonic waves, or surgery, are more invasive and often leave behind visible marks and scars on your body. The cooling technology only crystallizes targeted fat cells, which are later naturally removed by the body.

CoolSculpture – What can you expect?

The quick procedure and recovery time are just added benefits. A typical appointment is about an hour long and most patients are able to return to daily activities immediately after the procedure.

Effects of CoolSculpting can be seen after just one visit! Full results appear within a few months after the procedure, as this is how long it takes for the body to completely remove the destroyed fat cells. If needed, you and your physician may decide to do an additional treatment session for further fat removal. As long as typical diet and exercise are maintained, all results have shown to remain stable over time.

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Voluma Chicago http://drturowski.com/voluma-chicago.html Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:17:19 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2933

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years Vluma is different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.

Immediate results of cheek augmentation and lift with Voluma - newly FDA approved filler - works great and for 2 years!

Immediate results of cheek augmentation and lift with Voluma – newly FDA approved filler – works great and for 2 years!

What else should you know about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?

  • First and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
  • Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
  • After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities

Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.

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Laser Tattoo Removal Chicago http://drturowski.com/laser-tattoo-removal-chicago.html Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:22:04 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2916

New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery is excited to offer tattoo removal with the most technologically advanced laser on the market, the Lumenis QX Max. The Lumenis QX Max is undoubtedly the most powerful and effective tattoo removal device available.

Worldwide, tattooing has become a popular trend. In many markets, more than 15% of adults have tattoos. Plus, it is estimated that 50% of those receiving tattoos will want to have them removed within 10 years of their application. If you are one of those people looking to have a tattoo removed, this is the treatment for YOU! And, it has the capability to remove black and dark blue inks.

How it works

The laser delivers specific wavelengths in ultra-short, very high energy pulses that are absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo resulting in an acoustic shockwave. The shockwave shatters the pigment particles, releasing them from their encapsulation and breaking them into fragments small enough for removal and elimination by the body. Since the laser light must be absorbed by the pigment particles, the laser wavelength is carefully selected to match the absorption spectrum of the pigment.

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Hair Transplantation Chicago – Video http://drturowski.com/hair-transplantation-chicago-video.html Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:24:10 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2910 ]]>

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Medical Spa Treatments Chicago http://drturowski.com/medical-spa-treatments-chicago.html Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:10:20 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2806

Medical Spa skin care treatment technology allows for providing our patients with noninvasive alternatives – delivered through the use of the finest products and equipment, all clinically proven to bring tangible results. At The Medical Spa at New Horizons every treatment takes advantage of the latest advances in therapeutic skin care to produce great results without the downtime of invasive plastic surgery. Of course, even though these treatments do not answer all patient’s skin and body improvement needs, they should be considered first. This is why the consultation with our medical aestheticians should be a first step in building our relationship. Once decided as a best alternative, we believe that each patient can and should expect to receive outstanding cosmetic improvements in a warm and relaxed setting with no interruption to their busy lifestyle.

In an environment designed to nurture your skin, body and spirit, you will experience personalized services performed by excellently skilled medically supervised aestheticians. We are committed to making a difference by delivering aesthetic enhancement with our medical-level treatments, as well as unparalleled pampering and relaxation.

The following are the available Medical Spa skin care treatments.

Deep pore cleansing facial

Our Deep Pore Cleansing Facial will help to replenish and renew tired and environmentally stressed skin. We will cleanse and exfoliate the skin to help remove surface impurities and unclog pores. We will pamper your face with an aromatherapy steam and calming serum and mask. The final touches of this facial include moisturizing and sun protection. Extractions are performed with this facial. For optimal results, it is important to maintain this regimen every 6-8 weeks.

Four layer facial

The premier Four Layer Facial is suitable for all skin types, and is designed to rehydrate, remineralize and rebalance the skin. This facial is based on seaweed that is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and trace elements. The benefits include improved skin-tone and texture, new softness and smoothness, and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides firmer facial contours. The Four-Layer delivers instant dramatic results, and younger looking skin. The Four Layer Facial is an ideal facial before a big event or when your skin needs a little extra pampering.

Medical Spa Treatments

Medical Spa Treatments

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Facial reshaping and complex facial rejuvenation Chicago http://drturowski.com/facial-reshaping-and-complex-facial-rejuvenation-chicago.html Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:21:30 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2798

Here are the examples of complex facial procedure that utilize combination of different facial cosmetic procedures to either rejuvenate the face or beautify the face.

Smart Complex Facial Rejuvenation

Facial reshaping and complex facial rejuvenation – Testimonials

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Ultherapy Chicago http://drturowski.com/ultherapy-chicago.html Tue, 14 May 2013 11:04:46 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2642

Ultherapy for Décolletage (cleavage area)

Dr. Turowski and his medical staff at New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery have for a couple years, been using ultrasound waves as a non-invasive, non-surgical face and neck tightening procedure called Ultherapy.

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Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy lifts and tones the skin. It does this by targeting the collagen layers deep below the surface. The use of ultrasound imaging allows Dr. Turowski and his team to see these layers of tissue and to place an energy flow in precisely the place where it will be most effective in tightening skin and reducing wrinkles. This is all done without cutting or in anyway disrupting the surface of the skin. There is no scarring and no downtime.

Any side effects from Ultherapy are mild and temporary. These may include slight redness and rarely a little swelling, tingling or tenderness. If these effects do occur, they are mild and disappear quickly.

Until just recently, this great technology has only been FDA approved and used for treating the brow, face, jaw line, neck, and jowls.

But, how about the upper chest? As your face and neck become smoother, more beautiful and youthful with cosmetic procedures, your age can still be detected every time you wear a swimsuit or low cut top.

The area of the upper chest between the collarbone and the cleavage is called the décolleté or decollage. The term comes from the French meaning, “to bare the neck”. This part of the skin is one of the least protected areas of a woman’s body; highly susceptible to sun damage and a sure sign of age. Up to now, there has been no FDA approved non-surgical way of removing wrinkles and tightening the skin in this part of the body.

Now for the exciting news! The FDA just gave clearance for use of the Ultherapy System to treat the chest and to improve the lines and wrinkles of the décolleté. This is the first non-invasive procedure to be approved by the FDA to treat this area.

The Ultherapy system utilizes the same ultrasound guidance and energy placement technology for the treatment of the décolletage as it does the brow, face and neck. The treatment stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin under the surface of the skin to gradually and naturally smooth out chest wrinkles and lines. As with other uses of the ultherapy results are achieved in just one treatment, there is no downtime and no post-treatment care requirements or concerns.

The décolleté treatment fills a very needed void for patients. Now, women can look younger and more beautiful from brow to cleavage with ultherapy treatment alone.

Since Ultherapy has just recently been approved and become available for this expanded use, not all cosmetic surgery centers are capable of offering this great, new treatment. Dr. Turowski and his team at New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery are among the first offering this.

Here is how it works. We will first cleanse the skin of your upper chest (décolleté area). Ultrasound gel will be applied and a smooth Ultherapy hand-piece will be placed and moved along your skin. We will be looking at a screen to see the exact location and depth within the tissue where the collagen stimulating energy will be deposited. As the energy is sent to the layers beneath your skin, the collagen activating, skin tightening and wrinkle reducing work will have begun.

You will experience the sensation related to the focused ultrasound energy. Before you start your procedure, our highly trained and experience staff will carefully go over what you can expect to feel during the procedure.

After the procedure is completed you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately. For a short time you skin may appear flushed but that will dissipate quickly.

Now you can look great from brow to breast with no surgery, no incisions and no recovery time.

Give a call and come in and visit Dr. Turowski and his team at the New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery. See how smooth Ultherapy can make your skin. You can see some before and after pictures of what we have done for others using this procedure.

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Ultherapy – Before & After Pictures

Ultherapy - Before & After Pictures

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Ultherapy - Before & After Pictures

Ultherapy - Before & After Pictures

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Ultherapy – Testimonials

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Complex Facial Rejuvenation http://drturowski.com/complex-facial-rejuvenation.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:29:22 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2593

Most of the facial rejuventation procedures are complex procedures involving combination of surgeries. Just like the face does not age in just one segment rejuvenation works best and looks most natural if all areas of concern are addressed.

Smart Complex Facial Rejuvenation

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Microdermabrasion Chicago http://drturowski.com/microdermabrasion-chicago.html Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:23:11 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2464

Minimally Invasive Procedure with medical grade Sodium Bicarbonate

Microdermabrasion – How does it work? 

Are you looking for a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin on your face or body?  A Microdermabrasion treatment, a less aggressive approach than dermabrasion, uses minimally abrasive instruments to gently sand the skin and remove the thicker, uneven outer layer.  This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration and sun damage and even stretch marks.

One way to describe a microdermabrasian treatment is by imagining a very fine sand blaster. Microdermabrasian utilizes micro particles of medical grade crystals of baking soda to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth.  This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein, which is abundant when you are a child and makes appearance of skin taut and smooth.  Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.

There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.

We use Advanced Microderm, the only system engineered to utilize medical grade sodium bicarbonate’s all natural properties.  Baking soda allows you to give the same depth of abrasion as aluminum oxide-without any of the potentially harmful side effects.  Aluminum oxide is not to be used on the under-eye area and lips due to the potential risk of cornea scratches and crystal ingestion.  Baking soda residue is not associated with either of these risks.  In addition, it will not leave the skin red or irritated and is beneficial to helping treat acne. Once you have been treated with baking soda, you will never want to have another aluminum oxide treatment again.

Microdermabrasion results

Microdermabrasion can:

  • Eliminate age spots and black heads
  • Eliminate hyper pigmentation (patches of darkened skin)
  • Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance
  • Lessen the appearance of stretch marks
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores
  • Treat acne and the scars left by acne

How many treatments are necessary to see results?

You will see results after the first treatment however the most dramatic results will be seen after about 3-6 treatments.

How often should Microdermabrasion be performed?

Once every 7-10 days for the first 4-5 treatments.  After this initial treatment cycle, a maintenance schedule of about one treatment every 4-6 weeks is usually recommended.

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Latisse http://drturowski.com/latisse.html Sun, 28 Oct 2012 22:10:01 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2353

Longer, fuller, darker lashes.

Did you know?

  • Aging may affect lashes.
  • Lashes may thin over time.
  • Lashes may get shorter and lighter with age.

Are your lashes changing as you get older?

Ask yourself:

  •  Have my lashes lost their fullness?
  •  Do my lashes appear shorter?
  • Are my lashes lighter in color?
  • Do I have inadequate lashes?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone.

Ask us if LATISSE is right for you.

You can’t reverse time, but you can grow your lashes in just 16 weeks!

LATISSE – the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes by making them longer, thicker, and darker.  Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

How does it work?

LATISSE is believed to prolong the anagen phase  (active growth phase) of your lashes.   Eyelashes grow in a cycle.  The normal eyelash growth cycle has 4 phases: anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen.  The anagen phase is the active growth phase.  LATISSE is believed to prolong this phase.

How soon will I see results?

The onset of LATISSE’s effects are gradual. In clinical trials, the majority of LATISSE users saw significant improvements in their lashes within 2 months, meaning more than double the fullness and thickness!   Clinical trial results showed lashes that were:  106 % fuller, 25 % longer and 18% darker.

If you stop using LATISSE, your eyelashes are expected to slowly return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

Important Safety Information:

If you are using prescription products for lowering eye pressure or have a history of eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE under close doctor supervision. LATISSE could cause eyelid skin darkening, which may be reversible and there is potential for increased iris pigmentation, which is likely to be permanent.

Applying LATISSE

  1. Before applying LATISSE 0.03% daily, insure your face is clean and all makeup and contact lenses are removed.
  2. Remove the applicator from its tray.  Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place 1 drop of LATISSE solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip, but not on the tip.
  3. Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part.
  4. Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
  5. Dispose of the applicator after 1 use.  Repeat for opposite eyelid, using a new, sterile applicator to help minimize any potential for contamination from 1 eyelid to another.

Latisse – Before and after photos:

Latisse - before and after pictures

Latisse - before and after pictures

Latisse - before and after pictures

Latisse - before and after pictures

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OBAGI Medical Products http://drturowski.com/obagi-medical-products.html Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:57:14 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2350

New possibilities for your skin!

Transform yourself and see what Obagi can do for you and your skin!

Obagi Nu-Derm System

The Obagi medical Nu-Derm system is the #1 prescription-strength, physician-dispensed skincare system.  Obagi Nu-Derm is clinically proven to complement your facial procedures by tightening, lightening, and rejuvenating your skin cells on a daily basis, making your overall aesthetic facial appearance more radiant and helping you achieve healthy, younger-looking skin.

The Condition & Enhance system utilizes a patented technology that helps ingredients to penetrate deep into the skin, to address the sign of aging such as age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin, skin laxity and hyper pigmentation. Administered using a specific sequence of dosage and frequency that’s unique to your skin condition, the prescription-based System triggers a therapeutic cascade that makes your skin look and act younger and healthier.

If you’ve chosen to undergo a nonsurgical or surgical facial procedure such as:

Botox Cosmetic, Lasers, Fillers, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels or Facial Surgery, let Obagi Medical products further your skin improvements!

Obagi-C Rx

The patented Obagi-C Rx System is a complete skincare program that proactively corrects early signs of damage by restoring and maintaining your healthy, youthful –looking skin.  Obagi-C Rx is the first and only regimen offering the benefits of both prescription-strength hydroquinone and potent Vitamin C in one comprehensive system.  Only the Obagi-C Rx System addresses all the needs of aging skin by:

  • Correcting hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
    • Evens skin tone and enhances color uniformity by regulating the production of your skin’s pigment producing cells
  • Promoting skin cell turnover through gentle exfoliation to unveil more glowing and healthy skin.
  • Preventing future skin cell damage by neutralizing free radicals and protecting the skin from UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.

ELASTIderm

ELASTIderm is a one of a kind eye treatment brought to you by Obagi Medical.  ELASTIderm is clinically proven to help restore the elasticity of the delicate skin around your eyes and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 2 weeks.

ELASTIderm

DECOLLETAGE SYSTEM

The ELASTIderm Decolletage System is a revolutionary skincare system designed to reduce hyperpigmentation (discoloration), age spots and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your delicate chest and neck area. In your early 20s, your body stops producing elastin, a protein which helps make the skin frim, smooth, flexible and resistant to wrinkling.  Over time, sun exposure and the normal aging process contribute not only to the loss of elastin and collagen, but also to the emergence of hyperpigmentation and age spots.

CLENZIderm M.D.

CLENZIderm M.D. Systems are physician-dispensed for a reason.  These three-step acne therapies can clear skin quickly when used under the supervision of a skincare professional.  CLENZIderm treatments are available in two distinct systems, depending on your skin type. One therapy system is for normal to oily skin and the other is for normal to dry skin. Talk to our skincare professionals about which CLENZIderm M. D. Acne Therapeutic System is right for you!  Unlike other benzoyl peroxide acne products, CLENZIderm M.D. Systems contain a unique, patent-pending liquefied form of 5% benzoyl peroxide, known as SoluZyl Technology.  Because the benzoyl peroxide is liquefied, this powerful medication can penetrate quickly and deeply into your pores for rapid and successful results.

 

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Lip Lift Chicago http://drturowski.com/lip-lift-chicago.html Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:54:16 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2215

A Lip Lift is a good option for patients looking for a more permanent lip enhancement. This small surgical correction can be very rewarding, especially for aging patients. Often, with age, the upper lip tends to elongate. For example, if one were to compare the height of his or her lips during their twenties to that in their fifties or sixties, there is usually a considerable and visible increase in length and loss off pout as a person ages. A simple solution for lip enhancement is injection with either fillers (such as Juvederm) or fat injection. However, a filler will only last about 10 months and fat transfer has even more limitations. It is also important to remember that both of these filler procedures do not, in fact, shorten the lip but just enlarge it. A Lip Lift procedure truly corrects the problem of elongated lips and can even be beneficial to younger patients.

Lip lift – Before and After Pictures

Lip Lift – FAQs:

What is a Lip lift?

A Lip Lift is a surgical procedure performed in order to shorten the height of elongated lips, enhance lip appearance and provide more pout.

How is it performed?

A Lip Lift is usually performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, a segment of the upper lip skin under the nose is excised and removed and a new lip is reconstructed. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and one follow up procedure. The follow up is for the purpose of removing sutures placed under the nose and is usually done about 5 days after the Lip Lift.

What are the complications?

As with any surgical procedure, infection and bleeding are a risk but the chances of these side effects occurring are extremely low. There is a slight concern of a visible scar forming under the nose, but such a possible scar is usually hidden well in the creases of the naso-labial junction.

Patient Reviews & Recommendations

RealSelf Patient Reviews of Gregory Turowski, MD, PhD, FACS

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MiraDry Chicago http://drturowski.com/miradry-chicago.html Thu, 01 Mar 2012 09:53:50 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=2045

MiraDry - nonsurgical permanent excessive sweating reductionMiraDry – nonsurgical permanent excessive sweating reduction

  • fast
  • permanent
  • effective
  • significantly reduces excessive armpit sweating
  • well tolerated
  • eliminates need for Botox, invasive surgery

For millions of Americans, excessive sweating is a serious problem, which can interfere with all aspects of daily life. If you suffer from excessive sweating, you are not alone. In fact, excessive sweating, or Hyperhidrosis is a lot more common than you might think. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition, which causes a person to sweat excessively and unpredictably. People presenting with this condition report sweating even at such times as when they are sitting at rest or when the temperature around them is cool. Over the years, many treatments have come out in order to help those suffering from hyperhidrosis. Several of these treatments, including Botox under the arms or aluminum chloride prescription anti-perspirants, have proven to be somewhat successful. However, many of these treatments do not have truly long-term effects. Finally, there is a lasting solution. Finally, there is miraDry.

MiraDry - nonsurgical permanent excessive sweating reduction

MiraDry – nonsurgical permanent excessive sweating reduction procedure

The miraDry procedure is a safe and effective non-invasive outpatient procedure, which deactivates sweat glands of the underarms. The procedure is performed in three simple steps. First, the doctor draws temporary markings on the skin as a guide for treatment. Next, local anesthesia is administered for increased comfort. Lastly, the customized miraDry procedure is performed. The total appointment time is about an hour with the actual miraDry treatment lasting only about 40 minutes. The electromagnetic energy delivered to the underarms targets and deactivates sweat glands. The sweat glands of the underarms are essentially eliminated and because these glands do not regenerate, miraDry’s effects are truly long lasting and effective. This is a safe and non-invasive procedure.

MiraDry - nonsurgical permanent excessive sweating reductionAccording to Miramar Labs, the producers of miraDry, deactivating the sweat glands of the underarms (only about 2% of the body’s sweat glands) does not affect the body’s overall temperature regulation system. Patients usually notice positive effects immediately. Finally, there is a safe and truly effective solution to the highly common and irritating condition of excessive sweating.

FAQ – MiraDry – nonsurgical permanent excessive sweating reduction

What is the miraDry procedure?

The miraDry procedure is a safe and effective non-invasive outpatient procedure, which deactivates sweat glands of the underarms. MiraDry offers the longest lasting and best results for excessive underarm sweating. This is a very easy procedure that is performed right in your doctor’s office. The customized treatment is performed using a miraDry system hand piece, which delivers precise electromagnetic energy to the underarms to target and deactivate sweat glands. Essentially, miraDry eliminates underarm sweat glands because these glands are not able to regenerate.

What can I expect the procedure to feel like?

The miraDry procedure is a safe and easy solution to excessive underarm sweating. The procedure involves no painful cuts or incisions. The deliverance of electromagnetic energy to the underarms is customized for each patient. In order to eliminate the possibility of any pain, local anesthesia is applied to the area prior to starting the procedure. You can expect the entire appointment to last about an hour. In order to maximize results, most patients are advised to return for a touch-up procedure about three months after the original treatment.

What happens when I’m done with the procedure?

Not only does miraDry result in lasting effects, the procedure also requires very little recovery time. Your doctor may recommend some over-the-counter pain medication or ice packs to use on the treated area because some minimal swelling or soreness is normal. Some patients have also reported some short-term altered sensations in the underarms. Despite these minor possible issues, most patients report beneficial results immediately.

What results can I expect?

Most patients report a drastic reduction in underarm sweating almost immediately following the miraDry procedure. As with any medical treatment, results may vary by patient. In one recent clinical study, the average sweat reduction reported was 86%.

How long will my results last?

The results of the miraDry procedure are long lasting because miraDry deactivates and eliminates sweat glands from the underarms. These eliminated sweat glands cannot regenerate and therefore there is a dramatic and lasting decrease in the amount of sweat able to be produced by the underarms.

Isn’t it harmful to deactivate underarm sweat glands?

There are about 4 million sweat glands on your body. Only about 2% of these glands are located in the underarms and eliminating this miniscule amount will not affect your body’s abilities to cool itself.

Can miraDry only be used on my underarms?

Currently, the miraDry procedure is recommended for patients that are 18 years and over and suffer from excessive underarm sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis). MiraDry cannot be used to treat excessive sweating in other parts of the body.

Why is miraDry my best option for my problem with excessive sweating?

Unlike other treatments, miraDry has a lasting reducing effect on excessive underarm sweating. The goals of other procedures for sweating are to temporarily disable sweat glands or surgically remove these glands. MiraDry is a safe, non-invasive procedure that permanently deactivates sweat glands.

Is this procedure right for me?

MiraDry is recommended to patients 18 years and older who suffer from excessive underarm sweating. If you suffer from excessive sweating, you are not alone. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition, which causes a person to sweat excessively and unpredictably. People presenting with this condition report sweating even at such times as when they are sitting at rest or when the temperature around them is cool. If excessive sweating is interfering with your daily life, talk to your doctor about if the miraDry treatment is right for you.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment to Reduce Excessive Underarm Sweating

Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, while not in itself physically harmful, is a medical condition that can cause feelings of humiliation and embarrassment.

Many people feel self-conscious about being near other people, raising their arms, or hugging, and many may avoid physical activity because it makes them sweat. The excessive sweating may also interfere with a person’s ability to be successful in their job. Underarm sweating can make it appear the person is hot or nervous when in fact they are not.

Millions of people suffer from what is called axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis, causing their armpits to produce an inordinately large amount of perspiration. This form of hyperhidrosis is called “primary focal hyperhidrosis” and is not caused by any medical condition or drug side effect. In some cases it may be hereditary.

More About Hyperhidrosis

Animals use various means to keep their bodies at an acceptable temperature and to cool themselves when they get overly heated. Elephants use their ears as a cooling device, dogs pant, and pigs cover themselves in mud. Humans sweat. When the sweat evaporates, it takes away some heat and cools down the body.

In humans, many different triggers can activate the sweat glands, including warm temperatures, exercise, nervousness, embarrassment, and fear. In people with hyperhidrosis, the volume of sweat produced by sweat glands is greater than normal and may occur even when the surrounding temperature is cool and they have nothing to be nervous or worried about.

There are about 4 million sweat glands in the human body. Hyperhidrosis is the result of over-active sweat glands. In the case of axillary hyperhidrosis, these glands are in the armpit. With only 2% of the millions of sweat glands located in the underarms, removal or deactivating them will have little effect on the body’s ability to maintain an optimum temperature.

Treatments for Hyperhidrosis

Over the years, many treatments have become available to help those suffering from hyperhidrosis. Several of these treatments, including Botox under the arms, or aluminum chloride prescription antiperspirants, have proven to be somewhat successful. However, many of these treatments don’t have long-term effects and some have serious side effects. Sometimes a doctor will prescribe oral medications that reduce sweating by affecting the nerves. Unfortunately, these medications are associated with side effects including, dry mouth, constipation, increased heart rate, urinary difficulties, and blurry vision.

Safe and Effective Treatment with Dr. Turowski at his Cosmetic Surgery Center in Chicago

What has been needed is a safe, effective, long-lasting, and non-invasive procedure to stop this excessive underarm sweating.

At the New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Turowski and his staff offer exactly such a procedure. This treatment is called the MiraDry. The MiraDry system in used for treatment of primary axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis in adults.

How MiraDry Underarm Hyperhidrosis Treatment Works

First of all, this hyperhidrosis treatment offered by Dr. Turowski is a non-surgical and permanent solution for excessive underarm sweating. The procedure is fast, effective and well-tolerated. The Mira Dry system as practiced by Dr. Turowski at his New Horizons Center for Plastic Surgery in Chicago has the additional advantage of avoiding the need for Botox or invasive surgery.

Dr. Turowski delivers the actual procedure in an outpatient setting.
​Dr Tuowski highly trained staff member ​ uses a MiraDry system hand piece that delivers precisely targeted electromagnetic energy to the patient’s underarms. This treatment deactivates those exact sweat glands, which are then not able to regenerate, thus making this a permanent solution.

The MiraDry system involves no painful cuts or incisions and to ensure the procedure remains pain-free, Dr. Turowski will first apply a local anesthetic to the area.

Recovery and Results from Hyperhidrosis Treatment with Dr. Turowski

When patients come to his Chicago cosmetic surgery treatment center,
​our staff ​memeber ​starts by explaining the procedure, length of time it takes and what the individual patient should expect regarding recovery.

The treatment normally takes less than an hour and requires very little recovery time. Dr. Turowski may recommend some over-the-counter pain medication or ices packs on the treated area. Some minimal swelling and soreness is normal for a few days following the MiraDry procedure.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from my Underarm Hyperhidrosis Treatment from Dr. Turowski?

Patients report a drastic reduction in underarm sweating almost immediately following the procedure. Results vary from patient to patient. However, in one recent clinical study, the average sweat reduction was 86%. And, since the procedure eliminates sweat glands from under the arms, this procedure lasts a very long time.

If your underarm sweat is making you reluctant to raise your arms above your head, wave hello or goodbye or hug a family member or friend, come visit us at the Chicago Cosmetic Surgery Clinic for a Consultation with Dr. Turowski.

You don’t have to be embarrassed by excessive underarm sweat anymore. Hyperhidrosis can be treated safely, quickly, and effectively.

miraDry – Testimonial

miraDry Video – What is the miraDry procedure?

Patient Reviews & Recommendations

RealSelf Patient Reviews of Gregory Turowski, MD, PhD, FACS

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Intense Pulse Light (ipl) Chicago http://drturowski.com/intense-pulse-light-ipl-chicago.html Wed, 02 Nov 2011 11:01:31 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=1845

Intense Pulse Light (ipl) ChicagoPalomar Icon Aesthetic System

The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System is the next generation of platform technology, with high peak powers, state of the art cooling, built in calibration, and the Skintel™ reader – the only FDA-cleared melanin reader. The Palomar Icon system provides fast treatments with excellent outcomes and user experience.

Palomar Icon, the Dawn of a New Era in Laser and Optimized Light Technology

The high-powered Palomar Icon system provides the most-requested aesthetic treatments, with Palomar’s many patented innovations.

  • The Skintel™ Melanin Reader:™ A revolutionary device that provides an additional element of treatment confidence by determining the average melanin density of skin, in a quantitative manner, prior to treatment.
  • Power: Delivering a maximum effective energy of over 350 joules – the Palomar Icon is the most powerful laser and optimized light aesthetic platform2.

Intense Pulse Light (ipl) Chicago

  • Advanced Contact CoolingSM: Cooling maintains temperature at 5 degrees Celsius during treatments for enhanced comfort and skin protection. Adjustable cooling technology keeps epidermal temperature lower to reduce treatment discomfort and minimize skin damage.
  • Hexagonal XFTM Microlens: High speed non-ablative fractional resurfacing with increased surface coverage typically allows for a full face, one pass treatment in less than 15 minutes.
  • Intuitive User Interface: Enhanced user interface features new treatment tracking technology for more streamlined procedures.

Intense Pulse Light (ipl) Chicago

  • Calibration:New external calibration for optimal pulsed light performance
  • AccuSpectrumSM: Dual filters minimize unnecessary epidermal exposure, enhancing client comfort
    • Photon RecyclingSM: Maximizes treatment results by reducing energy loss
    • Smooth PulseSM: Proprietary light delivery system that allows for the usage of greater amounts of energy

Intense Pulse Light (ipl) - Before and After Pictures

Intense Pulse Light (ipl) – FAQ

What is Intense Pulse Light photo rejuvenation?

It is a cosmetic treatment that uses gentle pulses of intense, optimized light to treat undesirable pigment and vessels which can occur as a result of aging and lifestyle choices.

What type of results can I expect?

You can expect to see a decrease in the appearance of skin pigment and vessels for a more even skin tone.

How does it work?

Photo rejuvenation uses an optimized light device to deliver energy into your skin, targeting vascular and pigmented lesions, which slowly disappear as your body’s natural healing process progresses.

How long does it take?

The photo rejuvenation procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

How many treatments will I need?

You can see some improvement immediately. Only one or two treatments may be needed; depending on the severity of your condition, several treatments may be necessary to achieve your best results.

Does it hurt?

Most of the people feel little to no discomfort during the procedure.

How quickly will I recover?

You can resume regular daily activities right away and start to see some improvement immediately.

What can I expect following the treatment?

Typically, most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling, immediately following the treatment. This may usually lasts two to 24 hours.

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Acleara™ Acne Therapy Chicago http://drturowski.com/acleara%e2%84%a2-acne-therapy-chicago.html Tue, 06 Sep 2011 07:38:02 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=1775

Enjoy Clearer Skin with Acleara™ Acne Therapy in Chicago

Acleara™ – revolutionary, painless, fast, easy acne treatment system!

Acleara Acne Treatment ChicagoAcleara is an alternative for you if:

  • You have acne
  • Your skin is oily and /or you have large pores
  • Over the counter acne medications just don’t seem to work
  • You choose to avoid systemic treatments for acne such as oral antibiotics
  • Your acne does not respond to antibiotics
  • You want to avoid the side effects associated with prescription medications
  • Previous acne laser treatments have been too painful and not very effective.

Acleara™ Acne Treatment

Acleara Acne Treatment

What is Acleara acne treatment?

A breakthrough acne treatment that combines a vacuum with pulses of specialty-filtered light to help clear your pore and treat acne outbreaks. The Acleara device is cleared by the FDA to treat a wide range of acne in all skin types.

What types of results can I expect?

Your skin’s pores usually are cleared of oils, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Pores may be reduced in size.

How long does it take?

The Acleara treatment can be performed in as little as 10 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your individual condition, multiple treatments may be required for best results.

Does it hurt?

Most people feel little to no discomfort during the treatment.

How quickly will I recover?

You may resume your regular daily activities right away.

What can I expect following the treatment?

You may immediately notice that your skin is drier, less oily, and feels fresher. Current acne outbreaks usually will begin to clear up over the next two days.

Typically most people experience a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling or bruising, immediately following the treatment. This usually lasts 2 to 24 hours.

Acleara Acne Treatment – Before and After Pictures

Acleara - before and after pictures
Acleara - before and after pictures

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

Acleara - AcneTreatment Chicago

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Brazilian buttock lift http://drturowski.com/brazilian-buttock-lift.html Mon, 06 Jun 2011 05:47:34 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=1624

Some people never develop larger, well-rounded and shapely buttocks. For others, their butts begin to flatten and sag as they age. Whatever your situation may be, if you would like a nicely contoured, full, and nicely-shaped butt, then a Brazilian butt lift may be the perfect cosmetic procedure for you.

Brazilian Buttock Lift - Before and After Pictures

A Brazilian butt lift differs from other butt augmentation procedures in that instead of using implants, Dr. Turowski uses the patient’s own fat to increase the size and reshape the buttocks.

The Brazilian butt lift is actually a combination of procedures; liposuction and butt augmentation.

The first step to a Brazilian butt lift is having a consultation with Dr. Turowski about whether this will be the right type of butt augmentation for you. One of the things he will be looking for is the amount of excess fat you have. Some people are too thin to have the fat available to transfer.

Here is basically how the Brazilian butt lift (fat transfer) procedure works:

Once the patient is anesthetized, Dr. Turowski will liposuction excess fat from the fatty areas of the body, such as the thighs, hips, abdomen or waist. Where the fat is taken from (the donor sites) depends on the amount of fat available and the body contouring you desire. This will have already been established in consultation with Dr. Turowski at his New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery, here in Chicago.

Once sufficient fat has been removed by liposuction, this fat is placed in special machine and carefully processed and purified. The fat is then injected into different places and at varying levels into the buttocks. Sometimes, hundreds of injections are required to achieve the desired effect and permanence.

The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of the buttocks so that it appears lifted and perky. As part of the same surgery that creates a larger more voluptuous butt, Dr, Turowski will be artistically sculpting the parts of the body from which the fat has been removed. The outcome is an overall more youthful, toned, leaner, and sexier appearance.

The surgery takes approximately three to five hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed and how many different “donor” sites are involved.

Following your Brazilian butt augmentation Dr. Turowski will want you to wear a special compression garment for about two weeks and you will be asked to avoid sitting directly on the newly implanted fat for two to three weeks. The doctor will give you specific instructions.

Most people are able to return to work in about a week.

A Brazilian butt augmentation offers several advantages over a butt lift procedure, using implants. The look and feel of the fat transfer augmentation is thoroughly natural. The transferred fat also responds like normal fat cells anywhere else in your body. Because these cells are living tissue, if you lose weight, the fat cells will shrink and if you gain weight, the fat cells will become larger, accentuating the butt lift.

If you are thinking about getting a Brazilian butt Lift, give the team at New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery a call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Turowski. He will answer all your questions.

Brazilian Buttock Lift - Before and After Pictures

Brazilian buttock lift – Testimonials

Abdominoplasty Chicago Testimonial
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Sculptra http://drturowski.com/sculptra.html Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:37:17 +0000 http://drturowski.com/?p=1562

Sculptra - before and after pictures

As we age the volume of our faces decreases, resulting in a hollow, tired look. It is comparable to a balloon deflating leaving wrinkles and folds. In the past we have tried to correct this aging appearance with facial fillers.  Sculptra Aesthetic is a new facial injectable approved by the FDA. It is unique from other facial injectables because of it’s ability to safely replace lost collagen over time. We call this product a “volumizer,”not a filler. Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic biodegradable polymer that is both absorbable and biocompatible. This same substance has been used in absorbable sutures in surgical procedures for over twenty years. These small particles of ply-L-lactic acid are rehydrated in a sterile water solution, which allows us to safely inject unique areas of the face which have lost facial fat. The injections are performed over 3 to 4 treatment sessions separated by 6 to 8 weeks.

Sculptra’s ability to stimulate collagen production results in a fuller more volumized face. The results are not a “quick fix”,but  gradually improve the lost facial fat and volume over time with each injection session. The results are a natural looking appearance. Studies have shown that results may last up to 24 months. Periodic touch ups will help maintain the new natural appearance of a more youthful face.

Sculptra Chicago – How does Sculptra work?

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Peripheral nerve surgery Chicago http://drturowski.com/peripheral-nerve-surgery-chicago.html Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:07:06 +0000 http://female-hair-loss.org/?p=413

Peripheral nerves

What is a Peripheral Nerve?

Nerves run throughout the body, carrying messages for movement and sensation. The nervous system is divided into two parts – the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.

The central nervous system lies in the “center” of the body and is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system extends out from the central nervous system to the extremities, such as the abdomen, groin, knee hands and feet.

Peripheral Nerve Problems?

As nerves travel through the body, certain areas along their course are “tighter” than others, causing problems for the nerve and its function. In these areas, nerve compression can result, characterized by numbness, tingling or chronic pain. Areas of tightness can be in the groin, hands, feet or legs. One of the most common types of compression is carpal tunnel syndrome. Factors leading to nerve compression include diabetes, trauma or injury, chemotherapy, toxins or conditions which are unknown. In many diabetics, the nerves supplying the extremities of the body swell and stiffen, leading to the same symptoms as nerve compression. This condition is known as diabetic neuropathy. For some patients the pain and numbness from diabetic neuropathy is treatable, but not every patient is a candidate for surgery.

Some peripheral nerve problems are due to injured nerves, not due to compression. In those cases, a neuroma can result. This is an abnormal swelling of an injured nerve, resulting in pain, paresthesias (zinging sensation), and numbness. In that case, the injured nerve is typically found, trimmed back, and buried in muscle and soft tissue to prevent it from causing further pain.

Neuromas and Morton’s Neuroma?

When a nerve is cut, the piece of nerve that is beyond the cut point eventually dies, however, the cut end of nerve will send out multiple sprouts in the direction of the nerve growth factor in all directions and eventually cluster and form a knot of nerve fibres. This eventually leads to the formation of a neuroma. If it is in a place on your foot where you put a lot of pressure, it will become very painful. Morton’s Neuroma is another type of peripheral nerve problem in the foot. The pain is caused by the repetitive compression of the common plantar digital nerve. This nerve lies between the heads of the metatarsal bones. Consequently, the neuroma that develops is not a true neuroma, but rather a manifestation of chronic nerve compression.

We Provide Surgical Treatments For:

Chronic Headache (Occipital, Frontal or Temporal Neuralgia) Upper & Lower Extremity Neuropathies: Carpal, Cubital, Tarsal Tunnel Diabetic Symptomatic Neuropathy (Extremity Numbness and/or Pain) Groin Pain Following Surgery (Inguinal hernia, Hysterectomy, Abdominoplasty) Knee pain following Knee Replacement Amputation Stump Pain, Foot Drop, Meralgia Paresthetica Peripheral Nerve Tumors, Brachial Plexus Injury, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Acute Nerve Injury Following Surgery or Trauma

Upper Extremity

What Causes This Type Of Pain?

There are several nerve related problems that affect the upper extremities. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle fingers. Many times these sensations in the hand awaken patients at night, or their hands may go to sleep during normal activities. This numbness and tingling may come and go, or may be present all the time. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the median nerve being pinched or compressed at the wrist in the “Carpal Tunnel”.

Numbness in the little and ring finger may be attributed to Cubital Tunnel Syndrome which causes numbness and tingling in the little finger and the ring finger. Patients may experience weakness in their grip, begin to drop objects, and have trouble opening doors or jars. Also fine motor skills such as buttoning shirts may be difficult. Cubital Tunnel is caused by the ulnar nerve being pinched or compressed at the elbow in the “Cubital Tunnel”.

Radial Tunnel Syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the back of the hand. This is caused by compression of the radial nerve on the forearm in the “Radial Tunnel”.

Many patients have pain in all three nerve distributions referred to as neuropathy. Neuropathy is caused by systemic diseases, the most common of which is diabetes. Patients who are “Pre-diabetic” (those who are overweight with high cholesterol and high blood pressure) exhibit neuropathy symptoms similar to that of diabetic patients. Other causes of neuropathy can include chemotherapy (Vincristine, Thalidomide, Taxol and Cisplatin are common chemotherapy medications that have been proven to cause neuropathy), certain forms of arthritis, thyroid disorders, leprosy, alcoholism, drug use, heavy metal toxicity, and vitamin deficiencies. Still there are many types of neuropathy in which the cause is not known. This is referred to as idiopathic neuropathy.

There are two main types of neuropathy. The first is when the nerve itself has a problem with the body attacking the lining of the nerves. This is a small fiber neuropathy which cannot be treated with surgery. The second is a “Compressive Neuropathy” which is caused by pressure on the nerve like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This type of neuropathy may be treatable by surgically relieving the areas of compression on the nerves caused by the surrounding tissues. Diabetics and “pre-diabetics” often get compression neuropathies. This is because in diabetics the nerves are swollen. When sugar (glucose) from the blood goes into the nerve it changes to sorbitol (another sugar). This chemical reaction causes a greater number of water molecules to enter the nerve causing swelling. The swollen nerves run through tight anatomical tunnels in the body. When swollen nerves are in tight tunnels they get compressed causing pain and numbness. By releasing the areas of compression, (the tight tunnels) sensation can be restored and pain decreased. This is the same operation has been done for carpal tunnel syndrome for many years. The success rate of nerve decompression surgery for diabetic and “pre-diabetic patients is in the eighty-percent range. Decompression of the nerves can reduce or eliminate pain and improve.

Are There Non-Surgical Treatment Options?

Patients usually first try Carpal Tunnel splints at night and during repetitive motions such as typing. Some patients wrap a towel around the elbow to prevent it from being bent at night while sleeping to relieve the pressure in the ulnar nerve. Patients who have neuropathy should first consult their primary care doctor to determine if their type neuropathy is caused by an underlying disease that can be treated, such as a thyroid disorder, vitamin deficiency

Lower extremity

Multiple nerve-related problems can affect the lower extremities. Peripheral neuropathy, Morton’s neuromas and nerve injuries/neuromas (due to trauma or surgery) are some of the conditions that respond to surgical treatments, decreasing, and in many cases eliminating, pain.

Neuropathy

What Causes Neuropathy?

Many types of neuropathy are caused by chronic diseases, the most common of which is diabetes. Patients who are “Pre-diabetic”, those who are overweight with high cholesterol and high blood pressure exhibit neuropathy symptoms similar to that of diabetic patients. Other causes of neuropathy can include chemotherapy (Vincristine, Thalidomide, Taxol and Cisplatin are common chemotherapy medications that have been proven to cause neuropathy), Lyme’s disease,certain forms of arthritis, thyroid disorders, leprosy, alcoholism, drug use, heavy metal toxicity, and vitamin deficiencies. Still there are many types of neuropathy in which the cause is not known. This is referred to as idiopathic neuropathy.

Compressive neuropathy is caused by pressure on the nerve similar to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This type of neuropathy can be corrected by surgically relieving the areas of compression on the nerves caused by the surrounding tissues. Diabetics and “pre-diabetics” most commonly have compression neuropathies. This is because in diabetics the nerves are swollen. When sugar (glucose) from the blood goes into the nerve it changes to sorbitol (another sugar). This chemical reaction causes a greater number of water molecules to enter the nerve causing swelling. The swollen nerves run through tight anatomical tunnels in the body. When swollen nerves are in tight tunnels they get compressed causing pain and numbness. By releasing the areas of compression (the tight tunnels) sensation can be restored and pain decreased. This is the same operation has been done for carpal tunnel syndrome for many years. The success rate of nerve decompression surgery for diabetic and “pre-diabetic” patients is in the eighty-percent range. Decompression of the nerves can reduce or eliminate pain, improve sensation and balance and prevent ulcerations and amputations.

Are There Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Neuropathy?

Patients should first consult their primary care doctor to determine if their type neuropathy is caused by an underlying disease that can be treated, such as a thyroid disorder, vitamin deficiency or diabetes. Treatment of the disease can frequently provide relief for the symptoms. Some anesthesia pain management doctors have medical treatment options for those patients who are not healthy enough to undergo surgery or for those who are not good surgical candidates.

Who Is A Candidate For Neuropathy Surgery?

Surgery is an option once it is determined that your neuropathy is a “Compression Neuropathy” and that you are a good candidate for surgery. There are different physical examination and neurologic tests that together determine if you are likely to benefit from surgery.

What Can I Expect During and After Neuropathy Surgery?

Nerve decompression surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes about two hours. A general anesthetic is administered by an Anesthesiologist and using microsurgical techniques 3-4 incisions are made: one on the top of the foot, one up by the knee on the outside of the leg, one by the calf, and one on the inside of the ankle. Once the nerve is identified, it is followed to the area of compression and the tight band (the top of the tunnel) that is compressing the nerve is released, similar to what is done during carpal tunnel surgery. After the surgery, a simple compressive dressing is placed on the leg and the patient is transferred to the recovery room. There are some patients that notice an immediate difference in there pain as they wake up in the recovery room, others it can take up to several months depending on the amount of compression and the degree of nerve damage from the compression. The patient is sent home and asked to use a walker or crutches for the first week to minimize the amount of pressure placed on the operative leg. After the first week the dressing is removed and the patient may get back into a normal shoe and sock. The final sutures are removed 2-3 weeks after surgery and at this time the patient is released to normal activity. Patients are allowed to immediately walk on the operated leg but we try and limit activity and bending at the ankle to allow proper wound healing.

As the nerves regenerate and grow some patients may experience neuro-regenerative sensations such as shooting, stabbing or electrical types of pain. This is a good sign showing the nerve is growing. As the nerve continues to grow, the numbness the patient had before surgery will improve and the neuro-regenerative pain will improve.

Are There Any Risks Involved With Neuropathy Surgery?

The biggest risk with this operation is that patients may still be left with areas of pain or numbness or there might be no change at all in the amount of numbness and/or pain. The most common risks associated with any type of surgical procedure include minor infections and scaring. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, may slow the healing process increasing the risk of infection. Other risks include an increase in pain (which is usually the progression of the neuropathy and not an operative complication) or DVT which are very uncommon.

Morton’s Neuromas

What Causes Morton’s Neuromas?

Morton’s Neuroma is another type of peripheral nerve problem in the foot caused by the repetitive compression of the common plantar digital nerve. This nerve lies between the heads of the metatarsal bones. Consequently, the neuroma that develops is not a true neuroma, but rather chronic nerve compression. Tight shoes and high heels can intensify this type of pain. If the Morton’s Neuroma has already been operated on by another physician and he/she cut the nerve, then the Morton’s Neuroma is a true neuroma and the nerve needs to be resected. For this type of Morton’s Neuroma see the next section on nerve injuries.

Are There Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Morton’s Neuromas?

Morton’s Neuroma symptoms can often be alleviated by wearing flat, wide-toe shoes or Orthotic devices made by a podiatrist. Other treatments include the use of arch supports or custom-fitted shoes to redistribute weight away from the area.

Who Is A Candidate For Morton’s Neuroma Surgery?

Patients who are under the age of 75 that are in good health with abnormal physical and neurologic tests are typically good surgical candidates.

What Can I Expect During and After Morton’s Neuroma Surgery?

Morton’s Neuroma surgery is an outpatient procedure taking about and hour. A general anesthetic is used in most cases though in rare instances a spinal block may be used. Once the nerve is identified, the area of compression is released. A dressing is placed and the patient is transferred to the recovery room. There are some patients that notice an immediate difference in there pain as they wake up in the recovery room, others it can take up to several months depending on the amount of compression and the amount of time since the compression presented. The patient is sent home and asked to use a walker or crutches for the first week to minimize the amount of pressure placed on the operative foot. After the first week the dressing is removed and the patient may put on a shoe and sock. The final sutures are removed three weeks after surgery and at this time the patient is released to normal activity.

Are There Any Risks Involved With Morton’s Neuroma Surgery?

The biggest risk with this operation is that patients may still be left with areas of pain or there is no change in the amount of pain. The most common risks associated with any type of surgical procedure include bleeding, infection and scaring. Other risks include an increase in pain (which is usually the progression of the neuropathy not an operative complication) or DVT which are very uncommon.

Nerve Injury

What Causes Nerve Pain Due To An Injury?

When a nerve gets injured due to a traumatic injury or surgery the damaged portion of the nerve, the neuroma, causes shooting, stabbing and/ or throbbing pain. There are operations for some of these nerve injuries that can decrease and in most cases eliminate the pain.

Are There Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Nerve Injury Pain?

Patients should first consult their primary care doctor to determine if the cause of the pain is nerve related. Also there are pain management specialists that may be able to help to diagnose and sometimes manage the pain especially for patients that are not good surgical candidates.

Who Is A Candidate For Nerve Surgery?

Surgery is an option once it is determined that the pain is from a neuroma and that you are a good candidate for surgery. Nerve blocks are used to determine which nerve is causing the pain. This is done by injecting the area surrounding the nerve with a local anesthesia similar to what a dentist would use on a patient undergoing dental work. The nerve block should last several hours and will allow the patient to see how the involved are will feel after surgery. After several hours the pain that existed before the block will return.

Patients that are in good health and have appropriate responses to the local anesthesia block may be good candidates for surgery.

What Can I Expect During and After Nerve Surgery?

Neuroma surgery is an outpatient procedure taking about and hour. A general anesthetic is administered by an Anesthesiologist. Using microsurgical techniques the damaged nerve is identified, and the neuroma is cut out and the nerve is buried into muscle. A dressing is placed and the patient is transferred to the recovery room. There are some patients that notice an immediate difference in there pain as they wake up in the recovery room, others it can take up to several months. The patient is sent home and asked to use a walker or crutches for the first week to minimize the amount of pressure placed on the operative foot. After the first week the dressing is removed and the patient may put on a shoe and sock. The final sutures are removed three weeks after surgery and at this time the patient is released to normal activity.

Are There Any Risks Involved With Nerve Surgery?

The biggest risk with this operation is that patients may still be left with areas of pain or there is no change in the amount of pain. The most common risks associated with any type of surgical procedure include bleeding, infection and scaring. Other risks include an increase in pain or DVT which are very uncommon. Unfortunately some patients may continue to have pain and their body never responds to removing the nerve. These patients are often thought to have “centralized pain” which means their pain will not respond to procedures done on the nerve itself and instead need these patients need the expertise of a pain management specialist.

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Non-surgical nose job Chicago http://drturowski.com/non-surgical-nose-job-chicago.html Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:47:32 +0000 http://female-hair-loss.org/?p=312

In some cases surgical rhinoplasty maybe not necessary to achieve nose refinement. Simple injectable, non-surgical procedure may correct appearance of your nose effortlessly in just minutes. A filler, such as Radiesse can be injected to elevate bridge of the nose, cover up a hump or correct surface imperfections.

Patient Case #4239

Patient Case #4695

Case description:

Young woman injected with Juvederm for non-surgical nose correction to address depressed profile

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Evolence Chicago http://drturowski.com/evolence-chicago.html Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:44:20 +0000 http://female-hair-loss.org/?p=309

What is EVOLENCE®?

EVOLENCE® dermal filler represents a breakthrough in treating the effects of aging by replacing the collagen you’ve lost with collagen that lasts. A truly novel dermal filler, EVOLENCE® can immediately improve and refresh your appearance by smoothing out and softening unwanted wrinkles and folds, and restoring structure and facial contour in volume-depleted areas. The visible, natural-looking results are achieved immediately, with minimal-to-no downtime, so you can get right back to your daily activities. These immediate results last for at least 6 months (and 50% in one year), so you can avoid the costly repeat treatments often associated with other fillers and your desired results may be achieved in just 1 visit. Remember results may vary.

Why is collagen so important for achieving a refreshed, youthful apperance?

Collagen is nature’s most fundamental and abundant building block. In fact, collagen makes up 70% to 80% of the skin’s dermis, providing structure, strength, and support. Collagen depletes naturally over time as we age, leading to a tired or aged appearance. This happens through the formation of new wrinkles and folds, and changes in facial contour and structure. The natural pace of collagen loss can be accelerated by such factors as sun exposure, genetics, hormonal changes, and smoking. By replacing lost collagen with an advanced collagen compound, EVOLENCE® dermal filler can help enhance and maintain the structure, volume, and naturally younger-looking appearance of your skin.

What makes EVOLENCE® different?

EVOLENCE® dermal filler is made of natural collagen, one of the most prevalent materials in your body. The advanced collagen in EVOLENCE® has been naturally cross-linked, so it mimics the 3-dimensional structure of your skin’s own collagen. This allows it to integrate beautifully and support your skin’s own existing collagen network by adding structure, strength, and volume for a natural look and feel that last. The unique collagen of EVOLENCE®:

  • Achieves immediate, natural-looking results, so you can walk out of your aesthetic professional’s office looking beautifully refreshed
  • Causes minimal-to-no swelling or bruising, so you can get right back to daily activities
  • Does not require a skin pre-test, so you can get results in 1 visit

Although new to the US, EVOLENCE® has been used extensively in Canada, Europe, and Israel for several years.

Where is EVOLENCE® used?

EVOLENCE® is recommended for the correction of moderate-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, the ones that appear from your nose to the corners of your mouth (“smile lines”).

Is EVOLENCE® right for me?

Dr Gregory Turowski and the team of physicians at new Horizons will help you determine the best treatment approach for achieving your desired results. Together, you may decide EVOLENCE® dermal filler is right for you if you are seeking a refreshed and naturally younger-looking you. The visible results are immediate—with minimal-to-no downtime post-treatment.

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Juvederm Chicago http://drturowski.com/juvederm-chicago.html Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:42:12 +0000 http://female-hair-loss.org/?p=306

What Is Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel?

As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvéderm™ injectable gel, you don’t have to just sit back and let it happen! Recently approved by the FDA, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” dermal filler. The smooth consistency gel helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).?. Developed with safety and longevity in mind, Radiesse is a new generation of injectable filler that features superior versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive use without surgery.

Juvéderm™ is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm™ injectable gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm™ compared to a collagen-based dermal filler.* And, almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both Juvéderm™ injectable gel and another dermal filler* preferred Juvéderm™! In addition, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

JUVEDERM™ dermal filler, a ‘next generation’ hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA in June 2006, contains the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available. These attributes provide optimal results with a single treatment of JUVEDERM™ in the majority of patients and deliver sustained results for up to six months or longer.

In addition, JUVEDERM™ dermal filler is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler developed using a proprietary, technologically advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating a smooth, natural look and feel. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers utilize a gel particle suspension formulation Juvederm is an excellent treatment option for:

  • Lip enhancement
  • Deep folds
  • Facial lines
  • Wrinkle correction
  • Volume augmentation of the lips
  • Shaping facial contours (such as cheeks and chin correcting)
  • Smile lines (correcting thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead)

Lip enhancement with Juvederm – can give you natural results

Lip lift - Before and After Pictures

Lip lift - Before and After Pictures

Lip lift - Before and After Pictures

Lip lift - Before and After Pictures

Juvederm

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MLP- MicroLaserPeelTM – The Weekend Peel Chicago http://drturowski.com/mlp-microlaserpeeltm-the-weekend-peel-chicago.html Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:40:13 +0000 http://female-hair-loss.org/?p=304

MicroLaserPeel treats skin conditions associated with aging and active life styles. MicroLaserPeel is the ideal treatment for those patients that want improved skin with immediate lasting results, little time off, discomfort, or post-treatment care.

Why Profile ContourTM?

Sciton Contour – 2940 Er:Yag is the most versatile system available for MicroLaserPeel and full resurfacing. Profile’s unique technology allows you to select precise levels of ablation and coagulation, while the computer guided scanner ensures maximum precision and treatment uniformity. User selectable depth, rate, and scan pattern make Sciton’s MicroLaserPeel simple, safe, and reproducible.

Does this sound like you?

“I’ ve always been active. Years ago I was unaware of the effects of sun and wind on my skin. Although I don’t feel as old as I sometimes look I’m not ready for surgery or a long recovery process, but I’d love to look as young as I feel!” The “weekend” skin peel, the MicroLaserPeel, treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. You can see real improvements in just a few days.

What is the MicroLaserPeel?

It is a minimal to full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, keratoses,or pigmentation problems.

Who should consider a MicroLaserPeel?

The patient looking for better results than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels can offer, yet, still has little time for the healing process.

How is the MicroLaserPeel different from Microdermabrasion?

Generally, microdermabrasion only removes the outer layer (stratum corneum, 10-15 microns) of the skin. Patients may become dissatisfied when the perceived results do not equal expense and the number of procedures required.

The MicroLaserPeel is a minimal to full epidermal peel (20-50 microns). Because this procedure goes deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and deeper peels.

How often does a MicroLaserPeel need to be done?

One procedure could be sufficient for at least 6 to12 months, but additional procedures can be performed as required. A package of three to four treatments may be best for you. Your physician will determine what is necessary.

What can the patient expect?

Smoother, healthier more vibrant skin. You will notice a significant and immediate change in skin texture and tightness when compared to microdermabrasion.

What type anesthesia is used?

A topical anesthetic is applied thirty to 45 minutes before the procedure.Micro Peel can also be performed under sedation or anesthesia during other cosmetic procedures.

Do I have to wear any type of dressing or bandage after the procedure?

No! Your physician will prescribe an ointment such as Aquafore or Vaseline. This is used as a barrier to keep the air away from your skin while you grow new epithelium. You will probably use it for one to two days. After that, a moisturizer can be used.

How long is the healing process?

The healing process varies from patient to patient but will generally take from two to four days. The procedure can be performed on Thursday or Friday and you can return to work the following Monday. Immediately following the procedure you will feel as if you have a bad sunburn. You will have minor sloughing and itchiness the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade and by day three any redness can be easily covered by makeup.

Micro Laser Peel TM – Before & After Pictures

MicroLaserPeelTM

MicroLaserPeelTM

MicroLaserPeelTM

MicroLaserPeelTM

MicroLaserPeelTM

MicroLaserPeelTM

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Spider vein and varicose vein removal Chicago http://drturowski.com/spider-vein-and-varicose-vein-removal-chicago.html Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:38:02 +0000 http://female-hair-loss.org/?p=302

Depending on the size of these unsightly vessels, Dr Turowski may decide to treat the patient with laser, sclerotherapy, or combination of both. Sometimes, surgical removal of the enlarged vessels may be necessary. Sclerotherapy is a technique in which sclerant solution is injected into small vessels of the legs resulting in obliteration of vessels.

What are the advantages of Lumenis’ Nd:YAG technology?

Lumenis’ proprietary Nd:YAG technology provides multiple synchronized pulsing to selectively heat blood vessels of different sizes and depths. The wavelength of light and pulsing characteristics of the system allow the energy to be virtually invisible to the epidermal melanin, thus protecting the skin and allowing treatment of all skin types and tanned skin. Normally only a few pulses of the laser are required to achieve complete closure and sealing of the vessels. The sapphire cooled Nd:YAG treatment head, increases patient comfort.

How does high-tech laser/light technology compare to traditional sclerotherapy?

The combined light sources of IPL and Nd:YAG offer important benefits over injection therapy. The combination of IPL and Nd:YAG therapy allows treatment of injectable leg veins as well as matting and small spider vessels that are often too small to inject. In addition laser / light therapy is fast, less painful; minimally invasive without needles; and typically does not require compression wrapping.

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