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How to Lift Sagging Cheeks Without Surgery

Are you bothered by sagging cheeks that make you look older than you feel? You're not alone! Many people start to experience this natural sign of aging as early as 30. The good news is that there are ways to tackle cheek droopiness without going under the knife. In this article, we’ll discuss everything from home remedies to non-invasive procedures to help you regain a youthful appearance. What Causes Saggy Cheeks? As we age, collagen production decreases, causing our skin to lose its firmness and elasticity. Other factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices can accelerate this process. The result? Saggy cheeks that can make us look tired or sad. Aging As we age, the fat pads that provide fullness to our cheeks begin to diminish, resulting in a sunken appearance. Cheek tissues and muscles weaken, and this natural aging process results in sagging cheeks. In addition to our body’s aging processes, gravity takes its toll on our facial skin, gradually pulling it downward over the years. Sun Damage Sun exposure is a significant contributor to premature aging. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun break down collagen and elastin fibers, accelerating the sagging process. This is why wearing sunscreen and protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is crucial in maintaining a youthful appearance. Genetics Our genetic composition plays a substantial role in how our skin ages. Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to developing saggy cheeks at an earlier age due to their family's skin type and aging patterns. Lifestyle Unhealthy lifestyle choices, like smoking and excessive drinking, can also impact the condition of your skin. Smoking, in particular, reduces blood flow to the skin and damages collagen and elastin fibers, leading to premature aging. Natural Remedies for Cheek Drooping Natural remedies may not be as effective as cosmetic procedures, but they can still offer some reduction in cheek droopiness. Face Exercises Facial exercises can help tone the muscles underneath your skin, reducing sagging. Try exercises like cheek lifts, smiling widely, or blowing kisses. Regular practice can make a difference over time. Diet Eating a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and collagen-boosting nutrients can contribute to healthier skin. Foods like berries, fish, and vegetables can be particularly beneficial. Facial Massage Massaging your cheeks in an upward motion can stimulate blood circulation and promote collagen production. Use a moisturizer or facial oil to avoid tugging on your skin. How to Get Rid of Saggy Cheeks Without Surgery When natural remedies aren't providing the results you want, you may want to explore more advanced options, like dermal fillers or EMFACE. Both of these treatment options provide impressive results without surgery. Non Surgical Cheek Lift Options Dermal Fillers Injectable fillers like hyaluronic acid injections can restore volume and lift sagging cheeks. This minimally invasive treatment provides immediate results with little to no downtime. EMFACE EMFACE is a groundbreaking non-surgical cheek lift procedure that harnesses the power of electromagnetic (EM) energy to stimulate muscle contractions and tighten the skin. This treatment option restores lost volume without the scars or recovery time of surgery. This innovative technology has gained popularity among those looking for facial rejuvenation without the downtime or scars of surgery. It's a quick and painless treatment that provides natural-looking results. How Does EMFACE Work? EMFACE employs high-frequency electromagnetic waves to target the muscles beneath your cheeks. By emitting these electromagnetic pulses, EMFACE induces involuntary muscle contractions, similar to an intense workout. These contractions work to strengthen and tone the underlying facial muscles, effectively lifting sagging cheeks. Additionally, EMFACE stimulates collagen and elastin production within your skin. These two essential proteins play a pivotal role in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. As the treatment encourages your body to produce more collagen and elastin, you'll notice improvements in skin tightness and texture. Achieve Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin at CCSD If you’re looking to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin, turn to the cosmetic experts at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. Our practice delivers state-of-the-art technology combined with personalized care and patient-focused treatment. Our board-certified team will help you find the perfect treatment for your needs, whether that’s dermal fillers, EMFACE, or another non-invasive skin tightening option. Call (312) 245-9965 to schedule an initial cosmetic consultation.

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Cosmetic Procedures for Men: Get Summer-Ready!

Summer is a time when many people want to look their best. With the hot weather and more time spent outdoors, it's a great time to take a closer look at your appearance and consider cosmetic procedures that can help you achieve the look you want. While cosmetic procedures are often associated with women, men can also benefit from these treatments. In this blog, we'll discuss some cosmetic procedures that men can have to look their best for summer. Emsculpt NEO This non-invasive body contouring treatment reduces fat and improves muscle tone. Using radiofrequency (RF) waves and high-intensity electromagnetic energy concurrently helps patients achieve a more sculpted and toned physique. This procedure can be performed on the abdomen, flanks, and other areas of the body. Emsculpt NEO is safe and effective for those who want to improve their body contour without plastic surgery or downtime. Laser Hair Removal Excessive hair can be a source of embarrassment for some men. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce unwanted body hair. This treatment uses laser energy to target the hair follicles, preventing them from growing back. Laser hair removal is a long-term solution that can save men time and money in the long run, as they no longer need to spend time and money on shaving or waxing. These are just two of many cosmetic procedures that men can have to look their best for summer. To learn more about other options for men or to schedule a consultation, please reach out online or call Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.

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Treat Yourself to a Mommy Makeover in Chicago

It’s no secret that mothers have some of the most challenging jobs out there and make a multitude of sacrifices for their children. Some give up careers, others have to work multiple jobs, and single moms are simply doing it all on their own. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, here’s a reminder to thank moms everywhere. Mother’s Day is also a great time for moms everywhere to celebrate their accomplishments and do something nice for themselves. If you’re longing for the pre-pregnancy body you used to have, a mommy makeover may be just the thing you need. Common complaints from moms about their bodies include: Extra tummy weight Stretch marks Sagging breasts Stubborn pockets of fat deposits on hips and thighs Facial stress lines and wrinkles Mommy makeovers are customized to address many issues, and because everyone is different, your makeover will be tailored specifically for you and your goals. In most cases, combinations of procedures can be done at the same time for a true makeover. Surgical options include a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, facelift, and more. Non-surgical options may include laser treatments, skin tightening procedures, injectables, and chemical peels. With a combination of these procedures, your mommy makeover can help you look and feel your best. Your surgeon will be able to recommend the best combination of procedures to help you achieve your desired results. Not feeling confident about your body can seriously affect your self-esteem, motivation, productivity, and more. Think about how good it feels to buy a new outfit or get your hair done—that simple act of self-care can be rejuvenating enough to help you get through a rough time. Mommy makeovers can help similarly, but the effects last longer and have far more impact. To learn more about mommy makeovers, schedule a consultation for an in-depth discussion about your cosmetic goals. Reach out online or call Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.

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4 Best Ways to Protect Skin From Sun Damage

The sun’s rays can be incredibly damaging to your skin, even on cloudy days. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect your skin from sun damage. Here are some tips to keep your skin safe, healthy, and hydrated. 1. Wear Protective Clothing One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your skin from sun exposure is to wear protective clothing. This includes long-sleeved shirts, pants, and wide-brimmed hats that provide shade for your face and neck. Clothing made from lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen helps you keep cool in the sun and prevents overheating. 2. Apply Sunscreen Sunscreen is a must for protecting your skin from UV radiation. Use a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of at least 30. Apply it generously to all exposed areas of skin for at least 15 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if you are swimming or sweating. 3. Stay Hydrated Staying hydrated is important for maintaining healthy skin, especially during the summer months. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin moisturized and hydrated, which can further protect your skin from sun damage. 4. Avoid Tanning Beds Tanning beds are not a safe alternative to natural sunlight. They expose your skin to high levels of UV radiation, increasing your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. Instead, use a self-tanning product. Following these tips will help protect skin from sun damage and keep it looking healthy for years to come. Remember, prevention is key when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. To schedule a skin cancer screening, please contact Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.

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NEW! A-LIST Aesthetics Membership

Coming to CCSD this January, our new A-LIST Aesthetics Membership is perfect for all esthetic treatment and skincare enthusiasts wanting to maintain their skin goals AND save! For just $99 per month, the A-LIST Aesthetics Membership unlocks: Special member discounted pricing on esthetic services (listed below) Get 10% OFF skincare purchases Complimentary Dermaplane treatment during your birthday month ($165 value) Receive up to six complimentary Professional Treatment Mask add-ons to your esthetic service ($270) One complimentary Omnilux LED Therapy treatment per year ($125 value) Personalized skincare plan assessment with one of our Licensed Estheticians Unlimited complimentary VISIA Skin Analysis to help track your skin improvement and devise the best treatment plan for you Special A-LIST Member Discounted Pricing $150 DiamondGlow Microdermabrasion (per month) $150 PCA Chemical Face Peel $125 Dermaplaning (per month) $325 Vi Face Peel $325 Vi Body Peel (small area – hands, neck, chest) $450 Vi Body Peel (large area – back, legs, arms) $225 CCSD Restart Peel FINE PRINT The A-LIST Aesthetics membership fee can be applied to any combination esthetic services at regular cost, additional balance can be paid at the time of service. Membership fee can only rollover for only 1 month. A one year minimum commitment and 30-day cancellation notice is required. Any money in your account must be used on treatments and services (cannot be refunded). Discounted membership esthetic pricing cannot be used with other discounts including CCSD rewards or monthly specials. COMBINATION TREATMENTS ARE ALREADY DISCOUNTED AND PRICING WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

It’s finally here – our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have dropped for 2022! To save with our Black Friday treatment specials on November 25th, one of the appointments below has to booked on Friday, while time slots last. So make your Black Friday treatment appointment today before they run out – book online or by calling 312-245-9965 opt. 2! Black Friday Treatment Specials: Dr. Carolyn Jacob: Get $50 off Dysport, $75 off Restylane Filler OR $150 off 1 Dysport + 2 Restylane Must be a member of Aspire to qualify; free sign up & download the app In-office treatments on Nov. 25 only, no prepayments accepted Whitney Hersh, PA: $1,000 off EMFACE package of 4, $200 off a CoolSculpting Elite package (Must be a member of Alle to qualify; free sign up & download the app) OR $1,000 off EMSCULPT NEO package of 4 In-office treatments on Nov. 25 only, no prepayments accepted Nicki Loizzi, LE: Save $25 on a Age Defying DiamondGlow Microdermabrasion In-office treatments on Nov. 25 only, no prepayments accepted Black Friday Product Specials (online & in-store): 25% OFF an Alastin Best Seller Kit 25% OFF an Alastin Body Essentials Kit Cyber Monday Online Sales: 10% OFF your skincare purchase on – use code “save10” at checkout (excludes sale items. Discount only available for online purchases, sale is live all-day on November 28.) These specials cannot be combined with any other promotions (like Day of Beauty prepayments) except for Aspire and Alle points.

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It’s Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month

The medical condition hyperhidrosis is when the body sweats four or five times more than normal. When sweating is this extreme it can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and anxiety-inducing. It can disrupt all aspects of a person’s life. Luckily, we have many treatment options available to our patients!  Prescription strength topical antiperspirants and oral medications.  miraDry is a non-invasive procedure that permanently reduces underarm sweat and odor. Even better news, book a complimentary miraDry consultation in November and be automatically entered to win one free treatment!   Botox for hyperhidrosis is an option for underarms, palms of hands and hairline. The sweat-blocking response time is usually 2 to 4 days after treatment and lasts for 9 months.  Call or text our office at 312-245-9965, or book online to schedule a consultation and find relief for your hyperhidrosis. 

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Welcome our newest treatment, EmFace!

We are thrilled to welcome our newest treatment, EmFace! Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology is one of the first offices in the country to offer EmFace to our patients. Our providers have been using injectable fillers for years to help volumize the face, however there was no solution for muscle loss. There aren’t many solutions to also simultaneously restore loss of collagen and elastic tissue in the skin. But now there is, thanks to the EmFace! What is EmFace? EmFace is the first and ONLY needle-free procedure that simultaneously treats facial skin and muscles in just 4 sessions. Starting at the age of 20, we loose collagen about 1% per year until age 30. After the age of 30, some of the underlying structures have loosened, resulting in sagging skin. Patients who can benefit most from EmFace are of the ages 30 and up, however, everybody can benefit from less wrinkles and more lift! Clinical Studies showed that the simultaneous energies of EmFace reduces the effects of the facial aging process. 37% Wrinkle Reduction 23% Lifting Effect 30% Increase in Muscle Tone How does EmFace work? EmFace is the first device on the market utilizing the simultaneous application of both the Synchronized RF and HIFES. Synchronized REF smooths skin by heating the dermis and increasing the levels of collagen and elastin fibers. While the HIFES technology restores & elevates support of facial tissues by selectively contracting muscles and increasing density & quality of muscle structure. Treatment will consist of 4 – 20 minute sessions performed once a week, where you can relax while you let the device gently stimulate the facial muscles and thicken the skin. The results achieve what younger faces have – which is better / thicker muscles and thicker skin.  EmFace can help your skin in 3 ways        Replenishing collagen       Thickening and tightening the muscle for better lift       Improving the overall appearance of your skin Call to schedule an EmFace consultation today! EmFace can be used with fillers, neuromodulators, skincare and more to give you a more youthful, fresh appearance. 

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Virtual Chat with Dr. Niki Christopoulos

SAVE THE DATE! Dr. Niki Christopoulos invites you to an exclusive virtual chat regarding all of the vaginal rejuvenation options we have at CCSD, both surgical and non-invasive. Join us on October 25, 2022, 5:00pm-5:30pm as Dr. Christopoulos, Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, discusses labiaplasties, shows real patient results, followed by a real time Q&A discussion! She will be joined by our own Whitney Hersh, PA-C, who will talk about ThermiVa, a non-surgical procedure for labia and vaginal tightening and rejuvenation. Thanks to all that attended this event! We’ll be having more in the future like this, so stay tuned! If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Mandy, our Plastic Surgery Coordinator at (312) 940-6629.

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Client Reviews

Thank you to the friendly staff at CCSD for always making my visits pleasant and efficient! An even bigger thank you to Dr. Jacob for the phenomenal job she did all but erasing a scar on my face from skin cancer, and the amazing job she always does defying Mother Nature keeping my face looking young and alert!

— Christopher

Dr. Ibrahim is AMAZING. He has such a wonderful “bed side manner” and his experience is multifaceted. I go to him for both regular skin concerns and cosmetic reasons and he has been able to help with every issue I have! He is by far the best dermatologist I have been to and I recommend him 100%!

— Maddy

Loved results..and my daughter had microdermabrasion and beautiful results..they r so professional and very organized..appointment times right on waiting. I would say this is the best place in Chicago..for any needs of the face. They are the experts..

— Rosalina

What a great experience! I love this office, every time I come everyone has a great smile, and the office is always bright and clean. Dr. Pritzker is awesome, she is so fast and efficient and knows exactly how to combat those pesky wrinkles.

— Valarie


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