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How Does PRP Work to Restore Hair?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is concentrated blood plasma which contains a much heavier concentration of platelets than normal (about five times as much). Platelets are blood cells which aid the healing of wounds by promoting the blood to clot. PRP has been an active ingredient in medicines for the last twenty years. The potential which PRP… Read More »

How Does FUE Work to Restore Your Hair?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is becoming a preferred hair restoration procedure by men and women alike. This relatively new method of harvesting donor grafts is less invasive than previous procedures and is a well-established hair replacement treatment. However, outcomes can differ drastically due to the skill level of the health care provider who administers the treatment. At… Read More »

Let Freedom Ring: Free Yourself from Dimpled Skin with Cellfina

Cellulite is one of the most common—and most frustrating—aesthetic issues that women face. Cellulite can strike anyone, whether they’re young or old, thin or heavy, sedentary or crazy about fitness. In fact, these embarrassing dimples (which most frequently occur on the thighs and buttocks) are estimated to affect more than 85% of adult women… And… Read More »

Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Or Both?

If you’ve ever heard someone quip “She had a tummy tuck!” about a celebrity who has rapidly shed her “baby weight,” then you know that liposuction and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery are often confused. In reality, that celebrity has probably done most of the hard work of weight loss herself… But she might have made… Read More »

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 »