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Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures to Boost Your Confidence

Laser & Light-Based Treatments

If you are looking for a cosmetic fix without going under the knife, check out our list of some of the non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by our certified plastic surgeons near Palatine, IL at Ashpole Plastic Surgery.

  • Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 (Laser Skin Resurfacing)
      If you are looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate and restore damaged skin, this laser Fraxel treatment may be the right option for you. It can be used to reduce the appearance of scars, dark spots, and many other skin damages that affect your self-confidence.

    • The Procedure
      • A topical anesthetic will be applied to the area designated for treatment. A small laser will then be used to pinpoint damaged skin and avoid healthy areas. The sensation of the laser will feel warm during the treatment, but intermittent cold air blasts will be used to soothe the skin throughout. The treated area will feel comparable to sunburn for the first few hours after the treatment. It is also normal for swelling and redness in the area to last for 1-2 days.
    • The Results
      • The laser skin resurfacing will leave you with revitalized skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. Results can be seen in as little as a few weeks after treatment! Damaged skin will look healthier as new skin cells are stimulated and resurfaced.
  • Laser Hair Removal
    Laser hair removal is utilized as a permanent solution to keep body hair at bay. If you are tired of spending money and time on at-home hair removal this non-invasive procedure may be the perfect solution for you.

    • The Procedure
      • The procedure includes using light from the IPL handpiece or a laser to detect and target hair’s roots. The process heats up the hair bulb and shaft, destroying the papilla that produces hair. Unfortunately, since the process is only able to target active hair follicles, multiple visits are required to achieve lasting results.
    • The Results
      • After about 6-10 treatments by our certified plastic surgeons near Palatine, IL, 4-6 weeks apart many patients see hair growth diminish entirely.
  • Laser Vein Therapy
    Laser vein therapy is a good non-surgical alternative to diminish the appearance of pesky veins that keep you from showing off your skin.

    • The Procedure
      • A specialized excel V laser is used to treat hemoglobin in the veins without damaging surrounding tissues. Heat is transferred to the targeted vessel to destroy it and keep it from returning. Overall, the procedure is nearly painless and requires no recovery time.
    • The Results
      • Results are usually noticeable to patients after two treatment sessions. It is recommended that treatments are spaced out by at least 6 weeks to allow for intermittent healing. After the veins have been treated and disappear, they will not reappear.

If you think this is the right procedure for you contact our certified plastic surgeons near Palatine, IL for more information.

Skin Tightening

  • Ultherapy
    The ultherapy non-surgical procedure is a way for you to get a mini face lift without the cost and recovery of a surgical lift.

    • The Procedure
      • Ultrasound energy is targeted towards loose, aging skin to promote the creation of a new collagen cycle in those areas. The intense ultrasound waves painlessly penetrate the outer layer of skin and prompt collagen production.
    • The Results
      • Most patients begin to see tighter, firmer skin 2-3 months after a treatment, but some can see results immediately after the skin stimulation.
  • Thermage
    Like ultherapy, thermage is a non-invasive procedure used to tighten loose skin. Unlike ultherapy, thermage can be used on the body as well as the face to tighten up unwanted sagging.

    • The Procedure
      • Thermage directs radio frequency to areas of loose skin that began to sag. The radio frequency begins to enable new collagen formation, which tightens and refreshes problem areas.
    • The Results
      • Skin tightening can be seen almost immediately after treatment for some patients and continue for up to one year! The results are long lasting, most patients’ skin remains lifted for several years.

Cosmetic Injections

  • PRP Hair Restoration
    PRP hair restoration, or platelet-rich plasma hair restoration, is a procedure used to promote natural hair growth. If you have tried all the over-the-counter treatments and home remedies and haven’t found success, maybe PRP hair restoration is for you.

    • The Procedure
      • PRP hair restoration involves a 3-step procedure that includes drawing blood, separating the platelet-rich plasma from the blood, and injecting it into areas of the scalp that need more hair growth. The process works to increase blood supply to the hair follicle, which promotes natural hair growth. Most patients receive three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart followed by maintenance treatments every 4-6 months.
    • The Results
      • The speed at which patients see results from PRP therapy differs depending on how well your hair follicles react to the treatment. Patients will usually first notice their hair sheds less frequently, then the hair will begin to thicken and grow back.

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction

  • Exilis Ultra 360
    The Exilis Ultra 360 is a device that can be used to painlessly reduce fat and tighten skin on all areas of the body.

    • The Procedure
      • With radio frequency and ultrasound energy, this procedure allows our certified plastic surgeons to non-invasively target areas that were previously thought of as impossible to treat without surgery.
    • The Results
      • Some will be able to see results after one treatment while others see improvement beginning later on. Depending on your skin, improvement and tightening can continue for up to three months after sessions.
  • Liposonix
    Liposonix is an alternative to the surgical procedure of liposuction. Without going under the knife many patients see amazing results from just one session of liposonix treatment from our certified plastic surgeons near Palatine, IL.

    • The Procedure
      • A handpiece is used to target areas with unwanted, problem fat. It is completely non-invasive and requires no recovery time. The fat is targeted with ultrasound energy during an hour-long treatment session. As the body heals the fat is eliminated by natural biological processes.
    • The Results
      • Many patients see results in anywhere from 8-12 weeks after treatment. On average, patients see a 1-inch reduction in their waistline after a single hour-long session.

For recommendation on which of these non-surgical procedures is right for you contact Dr. Ashpole. To arrange an initial consultation you can call our office at (630) 221-1883 or schedule on our website.