Laser Treatments

In Chicago


Laser technology, now a widely embraced and essential part of aesthetic medicine, has seen remarkable advancements. This cutting-edge technology has expanded its scope far beyond its initial uses, now effectively addressing a diverse range of skin concerns. From reducing acne scarring and diminishing brown spots to advanced hair removal techniques, laser therapy stands at the forefront of cosmetic treatment options available at Impressions Face + Body in Chicago.

Laser Treatments in Chicago

Dr. Steven H. Dayan remains a prominent figure in the evolution of laser technology. His extensive research in areas like Pixel, intense pulsed light treatments, laser hair reduction, and laser-based acne treatments has solidified his reputation as an industry leader. Dr. Dayan's groundbreaking work contributes significantly to the field and positions him as a sought-after speaker globally, shedding light on the latest developments and applications of laser technologies in aesthetic medicine.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy harnesses the precision of light to transform skin care and treatment. At its core, a laser is a focused beam of light meticulously calibrated to target specific colors or areas on the skin. This targeted approach ensures that when the laser light strikes its intended mark, it releases energy, often as heat, to effectively treat the area without damaging surrounding tissues.

What Can Be Treated With Laser Therapy?

The versatility of laser technology lies in its variety. Some lasers work well for getting rid of small red spider veins, while others are better for treating deeper, blue veins. There are also lasers that are specifically designed for removing hair, regardless of whether the hair is dark or light. It's crucial to understand that no single laser can do everything. Often, a combination of laser types is necessary to achieve optimal results.

Types of Laser Therapy


ActiveFX (CO2 Laser)

ActiveFX can help eliminate moderate to deep lines and creases due to aging, sun damage, acne scars and more. CO2 laser resurfacing can result in dramatic, long-lasting results with minimal downtime.

Clear + Brilliant

The Clear + Brilliant laser gently penetrates the skin, creating microscopic injuries that trigger the body's healing process. This replaces damaged skin cells with new, healthier ones, giving you a more youthful and radiant complexion.


IPL uses pulses of light to lessen the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions in the skin. Because this technology can target only the undesirable blood vessels and melanin within the skin, the surrounding area remains unharmed following the treatment.


The ResurFX™ is a non-ablative fractional laser treatment that revitalizes the skin by stimulating collagen production, effectively reducing fine lines and scars to improve overall skin texture with minimal downtime.


This line of laser devices offers high-powered, gentle treatments for a variety of skin concerns, including acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. Dr. Dayan currently sits on its Medical Advisory Board.

Lumenis duet (Hair removal)

This laser hair removal solution passes a beam of light through the skin, gently warming hair follicles. As the hair follicles are heated, they become damaged, impeding the future growth of hair at the treatment site.

Chicago’s Trusted Laser Treatments Specialists

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Dayan, we understand the profound impact of skin health on overall beauty and attraction. His approach, termed 'The Subliminal Difference,' delves into the subconscious aspects of beauty, recognizing that a radiant, even skin tone signifies good health and subtly enhances your appeal. We specialize in rejuvenating the skin, employing state-of-the-art laser treatments and top-tier skincare regimens to bestow a natural, healthy glow.

Featured Member

Michelle M. Ruffino, MS, PA-C

A distinguished figure in the field of aesthetic medicine, Michelle M. Ruffino is a certified Physician Assistant who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Her academic studies include a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Medicine from Augustana College and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School, completed in 2003. Michelle’s reputation as an exceptional injection specialist is complemented by her involvement in clinical research and education, where she mentors medical students and Physician Assistants, enhancing the field through her dedication to teaching. Her impact extends nationally as she trains professionals, elevating the standards of aesthetic medicine.

Featured Memebers 3

Selika Gutierrez-Borst, MS, RN

With over two decades of clinical experience, Selika Gutierrez-Borst, MS, RN, enriches the laser treatment team at Impressions Face + Body with her diverse expertise. Holding a Nurse Practitioner degree from North Park University, her career has spanned Aesthetic Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Adult Clinical Psychiatry, underscoring a comprehensive approach to patient care. Embracing aesthetic medicine 11 years ago, Selika merges her broad clinical knowledge with a personalized, empathetic approach to patient care. Her proficiency in non-surgical procedures, including CoolSculpting® certification, complements her collaborative work with Dr. Steven Dayan in both clinical settings and research. Renowned for her meticulous attention to detail in aesthetic treatments, Selika is a cornerstone of our clinic, ensuring superior patient experiences and care.

What to Expect for Your Laser Treatment Procedure

Our experienced team will meticulously guide you through every phase of the procedure, providing clarity on what to expect. This includes detailing the sensations you may experience during the treatment and a clear outline of the anticipated results, ensuring you feel informed and comfortable.

Your Laser Treatment Consultation

Your journey begins with a personalized consultation with the Impressions Face + Body laser treatment specialists. Here, we discuss your skin concerns, goals, and medical history to ensure your laser treatment is safe and effective. We'll also examine your skin type and condition to select the most suitable laser therapy. This session is your opportunity to ask questions and set realistic expectations.

How to Prepare for Laser Treatment

Preparation is key for a successful laser treatment. Before your appointment, we advise avoiding direct sun exposure, tanning treatments, and certain skincare products, such as retinoids. It's also important to arrive with clean skin, free of makeup or lotions. We'll provide you with a detailed list of instructions tailored to the specific laser treatment you'll be receiving.

During Your Laser Therapy Procedure

During your laser therapy session, you'll be provided with protective eyewear. You may experience sensations similar to a light snap against the skin, but comfort levels vary depending on the treatment's intensity. Our experts are committed to ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.

Laser Treatments Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

Post-treatment care is crucial for optimal results. You may notice redness or slight swelling, which typically subsides within a few hours to a few days. We'll provide comprehensive aftercare instructions, including skincare products to use and activities to avoid. The recovery timeline varies, and multiple sessions may be necessary for best results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Treatments?

Ideal candidates for laser treatments are those seeking improvement in skin tone, texture, or addressing specific concerns like fine lines, pigmentation, or hair removal. Factors like skin type, overall health, and realistic expectations will be considered during your consultation to determine your suitability for the treatment.

Laser Treatments Benefits

Laser treatments offer a range of benefits depending on the type used. These include:

  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Effective treatment for pigmentation issues like sunspots and age spots
  • Non-invasive hair removal solution
  • Minimal recovery time compared to more invasive procedures
  • Tailored treatments to suit individual skin types and concerns
How much does laser therapy cost in Chicago?
The cost of laser therapy in Chicago varies depending on the type of laser used and the amount of treatments needed. Contact us to book a consultation at Impressions Face + Body.
Are there any laser treatment risks?
Like any medical procedure, laser treatments carry some risks, though they are generally minimal when performed by a qualified professional. Potential risks include temporary redness, swelling, and discomfort at the treatment site. Rarely, there may be changes in skin pigmentation, blistering, or scarring. We ensure the highest safety standards and will discuss all potential risks and how we mitigate them during your consultation.
Is laser therapy good for the skin?
Laser therapy can be highly beneficial for the skin. These treatments stimulate the skin's natural healing process, promote collagen production, and provide overall rejuvenation. However, the suitability and benefits depend on individual skin type, condition, and laser treatment.
Is laser therapy painful?
The experience of pain during laser therapy varies depending on the individual's pain threshold and the type of laser treatment being administered. Many people describe the sensation as a rubber band snapping against the skin. For more intense treatments, topical anesthetics can be used to minimize discomfort. Our team prioritizes your comfort and will discuss pain management options with you before beginning treatment.
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