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 aging process. Sadly every day we are losing collagen and elastin.

Injectable filler is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments that increases facial volume, lifts the face, and decreases the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. Injectable filler is not only popular but a quick and simple outpatient procedure with minimal downtime that can last up to several years. An injectable filler treatment is sometimes referred to as a liquid facelift. We are excited to introduce and offer 2 new injectable fillers to our repertoire of already popular injectables such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®.

Restylane® Refyne and Defyne

While Restylane® Refyne and Defyne have been practiced in Europe since 2010, they are newer injectables to the United States aesthetic market. They are manufactured by Galderma the makers of Dysport and other popular Restylane® fillers. What makes Restylane® Refyne and Defyne unique is the hyaluronic acid technology called XpresHAn which provides a smooth and natural result with specially designed stability and support for expression lines and folds. Refyne is designed for moderate folds and expression lines while Defyne is designed for deeper lines that require more plumping. These new fillers are a game changer and can benefit almost anyone concerned with facial folds, wrinkles and volume loss!

Try Restylane® Refyne and Defyne in Chicago

For the past 20 years Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa has mastered the art of injectable fillers and even has national trainers on staff for Allergan and Galderma, the makers of BOTOX® and Restylane® injectable products. Having an experienced injector is key in providing a natural and desired outcome. Here at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa we understand it is important for our patients to leave not looking different but a more beautiful or handsome, natural, refreshed and youthful version of themselves. Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa offers the latest and greatest treatments as well as some of the best injectors in the country on staff. Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation today to learn more about injectable fillers. Restylane® Refyne and Defyne could be just the anti-aging refresher needed to look and feel your best!

Get Younger Looking Lips: Lip Enhancement Options in the Chicago Area

Who doesn’t want full and youthful lips? Unfortunately as we age we lose collagen and elasticity which can lead to thin lips, sagging skin, and fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. The good news is there are many lip enhancement options available that can reverse and prevent signs of aging in the lips and around the mouth. Learn how to get younger looking lips in the Greater Chicago area below.

Lip Enhancement Options in our Northern Chicago Medspa

Injectable Fillers

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Common injectable fillers used for lip rejuvenation are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body. These include:

Injectable fillers are a quick procedure that offers safe and effective results with minimal downtime. Having an experienced injector is key to help provide a natural and beautiful result. Topical anesthetic is applied to the lips or lip lines prior to injection. The injections themselves are quick and they can be administered to the lip for volume and into the lip lines to improve wrinkles. Your injector will go over post-care with you which may include applying ice and avoiding makeup that day. Lips often appear swollen the first few days after treatment and there is a small risk of bruising which typically resolves within one week. Optimal results are seen about 2 weeks after treatment and last approximately 1 year. Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is an Allergan and Galderma training facility, the makers or Juvéderm® and Restylane®. Our injectors are highly experienced national trainers.

Laser Resurfacing/DermaPen®/Fractora

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Textural irregularities such as fine lines and wrinkles can be improved with a series of DermaPen® microneedling or laser treatments. Laser resurfacing offers dramatic improvement to wrinkles by removing a layer of damaged skin leaving behind softer and smoother skin. Downtime varies based on the aggressiveness of the procedure and can range anywhere from a few days to a week. Laser resurfacing is an efficacious option for moderate to severe wrinkles. DermaPen® microneedling uses tiny virtually painless needles to precisely stimulate collagen in a gentle manner and offers downtime of only a mild sun burnt appearance. It is typically performed in a series of 6 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. DermaPen® is a great option for those looking to treat mild textural irregularities and to stimulate collagen as an anti-aging preventative. Fractora is also an efficacious laser treatment for improving texture and stimulating collagen and it uses the latest radiofrequency technology. Fractora tightens and improve texture offering results comparable to laser resurfacing without the downtime. Fractora can be a great lip enhancement option for mild to severe wrinkles.

Glytone Eye and Lip Peel

The Glytone eye and lip peel is formulated with lactic acid and trichloroacetic acid. This unique peel is specifically designed to improve the appearance of pigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles. There is minimal downtime with this peel unlike other standard peels. The glytone eye and lip peel is usually performed in a series of 4 treatments.

ThermiSmooth and Ultherapy

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ThermiSmooth and Ultherapy are designed to tighten sagging skin. Thermismooth uses radiofrequency to precisely heat the skin to a temperature that stimulates collagen for a firming and lifted appearance. Thermismooth is done is a series of 3 to 6 treatments and there is no downtime or discomfort with the procedure. Ultherapy uses advanced ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen on a deeper level with a precise imaging system. With Ulthera there may be some swelling that typically resides within one week. Both treatments work gradually as the body builds new collagen and tightens in the months post treatment. Both ThermiSmooth and Ultherapy offer long lasting results.

Explore Your Lip Enhancement Options with Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL

There are a variety of lip enhancement options available to rejuvenate the lips and mouth. Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa offers complimentary consultations to find the perfect treatment for you based on individual need, goals, and candidacy. Call us at (847)367-8815 today to schedule your appointment.