Hyaluronic acid is the key to instantly plumping fine lines and making skin look glowy. It can be found in everything from serums to sheet masks and even injectables—but what exactly is it?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. Just like collagen and elastin, the amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older.
When used in skin care products like creams and serums, hyaluronic acid brings moisture to the surface of your skin. Because of its ability to draw and hold water, it can be used in your skin care regimen to continually keep skin moisturized and dewy looking throughout the day.
Give this Hydrating Complex a try and see the results for yourself. For more info and to purchase click here.
Exfoliation is the removal of dry/dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and is one of the most important aspects of your home skincare routine for face and body. Exfoliation not only helps many skin problems, it also increases blood circulation, which in turn helps you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.
Cold weather, too much sun exposure and the natural aging process can cause skin to look dull. Add this beneficial scrub to your skin regiment and see the difference. Manolis MD Polishing Facial Scrub is medical grade to give you the highest concentration of active ingredients and naturally derived to nurture your skin. Fragrance, parben and propylene free, no animal testing on any of our products.
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Feeling good about ourselves is a multi-dimensional process. Diet and exercise along with proper skin care and nutrition is the first step in feeling good. Often times though, due to age, dry weather conditions and other factors, our outside appearance does not match how we feel on the inside or present the look we want to show the world.
Whether it’s a small tweak such as Botox or fillers or you’re interested in a cosmetic procedure, Orland Park Plastic Surgery is here to meet your needs and help you achieve your desired look.
Join us for our Red Carpet Event on Wednesday, May 15th and learn more about all of our services. Meet Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Evan Manolis and get answers to questions you may have regarding cosmetic procedures. Learn about Botox and fillers from our reps and see live demonstrations. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served along with an incredible raffle to win services. Exclusive event only pricing. RSVP now and join us for this special event. www.orlandparkplasticsurgery.com/red-carpet-event.html
Orland Park Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce our newest technology. We are one of the few medical practices in the midwest to carry this laser specifically for skin tightening. No toxins, fillers or surgery. A single treatment that creates elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid - building blocks to keep your skin smooth and elastic.
Profound is a radio frequency treatment using the Profound laser to tighten the skin but also create more volume and elastic tissue especially in the area around the jowls. Profound stimulates the reproduction of hyaluronic acid, new collagen and elastin.
Good candidates for the Profound procedure are people who have sagging skin, especially in the cheeks or jowls, wrinkles along the cheeks and loss of volume around the mouth and cheeks, as well as upper lip wrinkles. Profound is good for all skin types as the radio frequency energy is color-blind, allowing this to be a safe treatment for persons with Asian, Hispanic, African-American or Indian skin.
One of the best features of Profound is that it is only one treatment and little, if any, downtime. As an introductory offer you will receive 36 units of botox and a microdermabrasion treatment FREE when you book your appointment for Profound. For more details check out our before and after pictures on our specials page and see if the Profound treatment is right for you.
Does it seem like some of your skincare products are reading more like a food label these days? With ingredients like enzymes, vitamins, probiotics, soy and more, the line between food and personal care is becoming blurry. The question is, do these ingredients do anything for your skin?
While there are many types of facials, enzyme facials have become very popular. Enzymes have two primary uses in skin care, for exfoliation and anti-inflammation. Certain enzymes are effective exfoliants and can be a gentler option than other methods such as scrubs and microdermabrasion. The upper layer of your skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. The enzymes work by specifically breaking down the keratin protein, resulting in smoother skin.
Our exclusive Enzyme Facial Treatment is designed to energize the skin cells with a unique rejuvenating enzyme process. The Enzyme Facial Treatment uses a blend of digestive enzymes, fruit acids, resorcinol, hydroxyacetic acid, herbal extracts and distillates. Call for your FREE cosmetic consultation and find out more about Enzyme Facials. $59 dollars now through August 15th.
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a skin-rejuvenating procedure in which tiny needles create punctures in the top layer of skin with the goal of improving overall texture and appearance. Once an old-school beauty treatment, microneedling is making a comeback among both the skincare-obsessed and A-listers alike.
The treatment works well and is long-lasting which is why some use it proactively to combat wrinkles and fine lines as they first appear. Another noticeable benefit of microneelding is that It can help reduce pore size and improve texture adding a more even tone to the skin. By promoting collagen growth, microneedling may help reverse signs of aging (such as fine lines), fade acne scars, and make skin look refreshed.
Until the end of May Orland Park Plastic Surgery is running a special on Microneedling - $199. Call for your FREE cosmetic consultation and see how microneedling can improve the look of your skin. For more information check out our webpage. You can also find an article on the benefits of Microneedling by clicking this link.
Botox has been getting a lot of press in the last few years. We all know someone who has had “a little touch up.” It could be the elevens in between your eyebrows or those pesky wrinkles on the forehead but it turns out that Botox is more than just a pretty face.
Botox is FDA-approved for excessive armpit sweating," says Dr. Manolis of Orland Park Plastic Surgery. "It’s something that for most patients antiperspirant or even prescription grade antiperspirant doesn’t do the job.” Botox minimizes and blocks out the body’s sweat glands, anywhere from six months to one year and can be a life changer for those suffering from Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). "We have seen great results" says Dr. Manolis and we often hear patients say that it was one of the best decisions that they made.
Hyperhidrosis is the official term for those who sweat constantly out of the underarms, hands, feet, groin, and face. You know if you are a sufferer — you sweat in everyday situations; when you are stressed or anxious, in a new situation, or when meeting new people. And you ruin all of your clothes. For some people it is only those special occasions, when they are dressed in their finest clothes or have a day of high anxiety that the sweating becomes a nuisance but for others it is a issue that plagues them on a daily basis. Excessive sweating is a medical condition and there is a solution, Botox can help. Take advantage of this great offer. Now until September 15th. $350 per underarm. Call for your FREE consultation.
Now you can improve the appearance of your aging hands with RADIESSE®, the only dermal filler proven to immediately restore volume loss in hands for smooth, natural-looking results that won’t give away your age.
In just one treatment, RADIESSE® for hands provides immediate volume restoration to enhance the appearance of your hands, and it continues to work stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen.
• Helps restore a more youthful appearance to hands
• Quick, in-office treatment
• Reduces the appearance of tendons and veins
• Delivers smooth, natural-looking results that last up to a year in most patients
• Immediate results that last
More than 86% of patients reported an improvement in the appearance of their hands 12 months after treatment with RADIESSE®, according to a recent clinical study. RADIESSE® is the only filler currently used in the face that is also approved for use in the hands.
This is a quick in-office procedure, less than 15 minutes. Can be done as an add-on to your existing appointment or on a lunch time break. Mention this blog and receive $100 off RADIESSE® for hands now until July 31st.