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I am interested in treating my sun-damage, but I am afraid to have a procedure. What do you recommend? Book a DERMALINFUSION SILKPEEL for your face, neck and décolleté. This treatment is as comfortable as getting a facial- with many more benefits. The treatment takes about a half hour and is an advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function and appearance. The infusion serums are customized to address pigmentation, dryness, and fine lines and after the treatment you skin volume increases by 70%. This is a no-downtime treatment and you will see immediate results. Learn more at https://envymedical.com/dermalinfusion. I read about sugar threads on Gweyneth Paltrow’s GOOP blog. Do you offer this treatment? Yes, we do, we offer the SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT and we have been offering these thread lifts for over a year. The SILHOUETTE threads are composed of the sugar molecules Polylactic acid and Polylactic-co-glycolic acid- and they are placed into the skin to produce a lift and to stimulate collagen. The threads are a great tool in our skin toolbox, because they lift the skin without adding too much volume to the face and address the stubborn areas that are resistant to fillers, like the jowls. Just like a filler, the threadlifts can be used to address facial asymmetry, and can be used in combination with a filler if you have laxity and loss of volume. We even pair the threadlifts with our ULTHERAPY skin tightening treatment to give the ultimate non-invasive mini-face lift. The treatment is very comfortable. After your face is cleansed, we mark your skin to determine the optimal lift and then place numbing droplets on the skin’s surface. Once

numbed, we place the suture through the skin- which feels like a facial massage, and then gentle pressure is applied to place the suture for optimal lift. Once placed, the threads gradually dissolve and are replaced by new collagen producing maximal result by six months. And the good news is that the most recent unpublished studies have shown results to last up to three years. (Current package insert states the treatment last for 18-24 months). Downtime is minimal and it is normal to experience a possible bruise and mild swelling. I made a New Year’s resolution to get into shape this year. What body treatments do you offer in your office? We offer many body treatments. To address cellulite we offer three treatments: Cellfina for deep dimples, Exilis for early laxity and light dimpling, and Body Silkpeel for minimal dimpling and fluid retention. Stubborn love handles, bra fat, thigh saddle-bags, or belly fat is treated with our Coolsculpting “ice” device and/or Exilis “fire” device. We can do a “fireand-ice” treatment meaning we use both heat and cold technology to treat the excess fat and skin laxity to get the best non-invasive results to tone and tighten your skin. We even use our Exilis radio-frequency device to treat the vaginal wall to promote vaginal skin tightening and cellular health—a great treatment for post-menopausal woman or women with a history of breast cancer that cannot tolerate hormone supplements, yet suffer from vaginal dryness and laxity. Stretch marks can be treated with our fractional resurfacing device called Fractora or with microneedling. If you just want to make your skin shine- we offer laser hair removal from head to toe or DERMALINFUSION BODY SILKPEEL treatments to treat Keratosis Pilaris- those little bumps on the backs of the upper arms and legs.

630.455.0045

DR. CHRISTINA STEIL DR. RACHEL BOGNET

125 W 2nd Street | Hinsdale 5157 Main St, Ste 205 | Downers Grove www.cscdermatology.com

“If you are looking for a doctor to tell you honestly what will improve your skin, Dr. Steil is the right one.” –KATHY, REALSELF.COM

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Hinsdale Magazine March 2019