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Cosmetic Medicine

Optimum Endocrine Care

Nidal Hasan, MD

Endocrinologist located in Highland, IN & Orland Park, IL

Beauty is all about being comfortable in your own skin. But while you may have born with flawless skin, you can’t escape the effects of time — as you grow older, your skin loses some of its natural elasticity, sun exposure makes your complexion uneven, and wrinkles become more noticeable. At Optimum Endocrine Care in Calumet Heights, Chicago and Munster, Indiana, aesthetic medicine specialist Nidal Hasan, MD, and his team of experts offer a complete menu of cosmetic services, including Botox® and laser skin rejuvenation. Call your nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.

Cosmetic Medicine Q & A

How does Botox work?

Botulinum toxin (Type A), commonly known as Botox Cosmetic, is one of the most effective cosmetic tools for temporary wrinkle reduction. This natural, purified protein is injected into specific points in your facial anatomy to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines for up to four months.

As a neurotoxin, Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause your facial muscles to contract, leaving your skin looking naturally smooth.

Botox is FDA approved to help improve the appearance of angry 11s, or the deep furrows between your eyebrows, and crow’s feet, or the smile lines at the corners of your eyes.

Botox is the world’s No. 1 cosmetic injectable because it delivers immediate results — most patients begin to see smoother skin in 24-48 hours — carries few risks or side effects, and requires no downtime afterward.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

As you grow older, your facial skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkling and sagging. At the same time, the muscles that help you chew, squint, smile, and talk also start to break down, causing your cheeks to look flatter and your lips to appear thinner.

If you’re interested in finding a safe and effective way to temporarily reverse the effects of age-related facial deflation without resorting to cosmetic surgery, dermal fillers can help.

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive injectable cosmetic products made with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial substances that help add facial volume, revitalize skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

With immediate results that last up to a year, few risks or side effects, and little to no downtime, it makes sense that dermal fillers are one of the most commonly requested cosmetic treatments.

How does laser skin rejuvenation work?

Laser skin rejuvenation is considered the gold-standard cosmetic treatment for unwanted wrinkles, age spots, uneven texture, scars, and other skin surface abnormalities.

The noninvasive treatment uses a handheld device to deliver therapeutic levels of laser energy into the deepest layers of your skin, where it stimulates collagen growth and helps tighten underlying tissues.

As the heated tissue begins a healing process to form new, healthier tissue, you’ll see smoother, more youthful skin with fewer wrinkles, age spots, and flaws. Most patients achieve optimal results after multiple treatments.

What is a vampire facial?

A vampire facial uses tiny microneedles to inject your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparation directly into the areas of skin that you’d like to revitalize.

PRP is a highly concentrated serum of powerful growth factors that’s created by spinning a small amount of your own blood in a centrifuge machine to separate the plasma from the blood cells and the platelets. Your personal PRP serum contains up to five times as many platelets as what’s found in your normal, circulating blood.

Also known as PRP facial rejuvenation, a vampire facial works on two levels. First, the needles create microwounds on the surface of your skin, stimulating collagen renewal and elastin production.

Second, the PRP’s growth factors encourage active skin cell growth and healing, resulting in smoother, tighter skin, restored facial volume, and a more even complexion with fewer lines and wrinkles or noticeable flaws.

To learn more about any of the cosmetic treatments at Optimum Endocrine Care, call your nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary