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Juvéderm® Vollure ™ XC

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is excited to announce that we are among the first in the country to offer Allergan’s newest dermal filler: Juvéderm® Vollure ™ XC. Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is a Black Diamond account with Allergan, ranking top 2% in the country by volume. Juvéderm® Vollure™XC is the first and only… Read More »

Tattoo Removal FAQ

Tattoos are a trendy and growing form of body art and self-expression. According to a Harris Poll taken a little over a year ago nearly half of Millennials (ages 18-35) and 1/3 of Gen Xers (ages 36-50) have at least one tattoo. Even older generations such as Baby Boomers make up a small percentage of… Read More »

Specialized Skincare For Men

Let’s face it men and women have different skin that comes along with different skin care needs. Some of the differences between male skin and female skin are skin thickness, facial hair and different hormones which can all play a role in skin oil production, skin sensitivity and the aging process. While men can also… Read More »

NEW Restylane® Refyne and Defyne in Chicago

We are excited to be one of the first practices to offer new injectable fillers Restylane® Refyne and Defyne! Facial volume loss, wrinkles and sagging skin are very common signs of aging. These signs of aging can be caused by a variety of factors such as genetics, sun damage, repetitive facial expression, and the natural… Read More »

Non-Surgical Kybella® for Double Chin Reduction: Does it Really Work?

Kybella® is an aesthetic treatment from Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® and Juvéderm® indicated for treating submental fat also known as the double chin without surgery. Kybella® for double chin reduction has been featured all over the media and even had Khloe Kardashian as a spokesperson for their live chin up campaign. The idea of… Read More »

Is BOTOX® Safe?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments currently on the aesthetic market. BOTOX® was featured in Times Magazine this month and Times stated that in the 28 years BOTOX® has been approved, 12.2 billion doses have been administered. BOTOX® is featured as the drug that is treating everything. It is currently used… Read More »

How to get Lips on Fleek

Having full pouty lips is desired by many women as they represent both beauty and youth. Voluminous lips are also a common trend in Hollywood and on social media from celebrities to trendy makeup blogs and tutorials. Lips on fleek is a popular hashtag (#LipsonFleek) used on social media meaning lips on point. Yes we… Read More »

The Best Solutions for a Turkey Neck

There are many factors that can cause unwanted submental fat also known as the double chin as well as loose skin commonly referred to as a turkey neck. Weight gain, weight loss, genetics and the aging process can all play a role in submental fat and loose skin. Often diet and exercise alone are not… Read More »

The Most Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments for the Holidays

The holidays are a time of year to spend quality time with family and friends. Along with comfort food, gift giving, family get-togethers, and holiday parties, it is a time of year we want to look and feel our absolute personal best. Whether your concern is fat reduction, wrinkles, or sagging skin, there is a… Read More »

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Safe?

Laser tattoo removal and tattoo excisions are two of the most popular and efficacious methods for removing a tattoo. An excision is typically performed under local anesthesia by an experienced surgeon with a quick recovery. The benefit of an excision is fast removal. Not every tattoo is a candidate for excision most commonly because of… Read More »