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)
Clear + Brilliant
Lumenis duet (Hair removal)
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.
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.
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.
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How to Prepare for Laser Treatment
During Your Laser Therapy Procedure
Laser Treatments Aftercare & Recovery Timeline
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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
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