Depression After Surgery

Is There Such a Thing as Depression After Surgery? You’ve done your research about a plastic surgery procedure and you are ready.  However, you’ve heard that there is such a thing as depression after surgery.  Could it be so?  Are you exempt?  How can you avoid it? When patients first come to see Dr. Makhlouf…Read More

Injectables are for Everyone…

Injectables are for Everyone In “20 Things You Never Knew About Botox”, the author defines the origins of Botilinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox.  Apparently, it was initially used to treat a muscle-related eye condition.  The patients were pleas ed that their wrinkles were less apparent.  They then realized that it could potentially have multiple…Read More

Tummy Tuck in Chicago with Dr. Makhlouf

Why a tummy tuck in Chicago, with Dr. Makhlouf?          There may be several physicians that perform tummy tuck procedures in Chicago.  The real question to ask is why a tummy tuck in Chicago, with Dr. Makhlouf?  Naturally, you have a lot of information to sift through and may even decide to confer with a friend…Read More

Do you have a turkey neck or Marlon Brando cheeks?

Do you have a turkey neck…       …or Marlon Brando cheeks? (Think “The Godfather”) Have you been plagued by laxity in the lower cheeks and upper neck?  But, perhaps you may be thinking that you’re not ready for a face or neck lift. Have you ever said… I want to look natural… I…Read More

Tummy tuck now, beach body in 6 weeks…

Tummy Tuck Now, Beach Body in 6 weeks… Consider the possibility of getting a tummy tuck now and having a beach body in 6 weeks.  Have you been trying to get rid of that extra skin that’s sagging, after giving birth to children?  Or, have you successfully lost a significant amount of weight?  In either…Read More

Obagi improves fine lines, dark spots & uneven skin tone

Obagi Nu-Derm®… Improves fine lines, dark spots, & uneven skin tone… Corinne’s story about using Obagi Nu-Derm for her skin care regiment: The Obagi Nu-Derm System plus 1.0% retinol helps to improve these signs of visible skin aging: • Hyperpigmentation and sun spots • Rough, uneven skin • Unwanted lax-looking or loose-looking skin • The look of fine…Read More

Obagi clears up Adult Acne

Obagi CLENZIderm MD … Clears up Adult Acne… Arianne’s story about using Obagi CLENZIderm MD, and how it cleared up her adult acne: There are 2 systems to choose from: Normal Dry Normal Oily Results appear within 1 week.  You can learn more from a previous post, here. Ready to make an appointment? Call: 847.297.8001.  You can also…Read More

Treating Aging Skin with Obagi

Treating Aging Skin with Obagi Nu-Derm® Aging skin has many symptoms.   It ranges from dark spots, rough or uneven skin, sun spots, loose-looking skin and/or fine lines and wrinkles.  The good news is that they can be treated with the Obagi Nu-Derm System.  The system includes 1.0% retinol to improve the visible signs of skin…Read More

Are you prone to adult acne?

Prone to Adult Acne? It’s been found that adult acne in the United States is on the rise.  As per Obagi Medical, in a study of 1013 adults aged 20 years and older**: 62.2% of women noted that their acne worsened around the time of menstruation 13.3% of women noted that their acne worsened post…Read More

Is it Labiaplasty or labioplasty? All you need to know…

Is it Labiaplasty or labioplasty? Labiaplasty is a popular procedure that’s sometimes incorrectly referred to as labioplasty.  It started as a natural progression over the last decade.  Women had been increasingly paying attention to the area of their body covered by a bikini.  It started with trimming the hair, then shaving it, and now to…Read More