Minimally Invasive Facelifts: A Happy Medium

Minimally Invasive Facelift Chicago, ILSagging skin, drooping eyelids, and other signs of aging might have you feeling frustrated and self-conscience. You have tried every anti-aging cream and lotion on the market, but none of them do what they promise. Is plastic surgery a dramatic route to take? Not necessarily. The minimally invasive Timeless Lift™ facelift offers a compromise.

When you hear “facelift,” you might get a little nervous. You might be asking yourself, “Aren’t facelifts painful procedures with too much downtime?”. With our Timeless Lift™ technology, the facelift procedural time is drastically reduced, as is the invasiveness. This means that your procedure will be comfortable while also safe and most patients return to their normal activities within two weeks. Most importantly, Timeless Lift™ is effective! Patients report that they can still see the effects of their facelift six to ten years after the procedure.

Timeless Lift™ will do wonders for your skin, erasing fine lines and annoying wrinkles while simultaneously tightening and defining the jawline. But what really matters is how you’ll feel. Imagine, waking up, looking in the mirror, and seeing a more youthful you. Imagine yourself, but with your confidence restored, ready to tackle whatever challenge life throws at you. Dr. Rachel and his team will help you achieve these results and more.

There’s no better day than today to take advantage of this life-changing procedure. Start your journey with a free complimentary consultation. You’ll get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Dr. Rachel and discuss options to suite your individual needs.

Dr. Rachel Gives Back This Holiday Season

Chicago, IL Holiday Dog‘Tis the season for holiday giving at Timeless You™ Chicago. Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Rachel, is giving back this holiday season by donating a portion of proceeds to two local organizations: North Chicago Animal Control and Friends and Our House of Hope Rescue.

Both of these Chicago area organizations are committed to providing a safe and nurturing place for animals to rehabilitate and connect with adopters. The entire staff at Timeless You Chicago is passionate about the work that both of these organizations do.

During the month of December, Dr. Rachel will be donating a portion of proceeds from all Botox procedures to each organization. Botox is one of several facial plastic surgery procedures included in the Timeless Glow™ portfolio.

To learn more read the full press release about this great opportunity to give during the holiday season.

3 Natural Ways to Fight Loose Facial Skin

Loose and sagging skin can rob a woman of her self-confidence. Fight back using these 3 natural methods!

1.) Avoid the 3 S’s. Loose and sagging facial skin is a tough problem to solve. An easy step to improving the overall health and elasticity of your skin is to avoid the 3 S’s; (1) Sun Damage (2) Smoking, and (3) Inadequate Sleep. Wearing sunscreen, or cosmetics with an SPF of 30 or more, can delay, and in some cases, reverse facial wrinkles – while protecting you from skin cancer. Smoking, the leading cause of cancer-related death among U.S. women, thins the skin which can contribute to the development of saggy and wrinkled skin in women as young as 20-years-old! Lastly, recent studies show a correlation between skin elasticity and sleep. Getting adequate rest will give you the best chance of looking your best! Protect your skin from the 3 S’s to delay and help reverse sagging skin.

2.) Incorporate these Foods. A healthy diet can help promote healing of damaged skin, increase the thickness and elasticity of affected areas, and give you your best chance to look great! Fruits and Vegetables like berries, cherries, kale, spinach, and beets are rich in anti-oxidants and other nutrients that can protect against some effects of photoaging. There is a growing body of research indicating that foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as Salmon and other cold-water fish, may provide a similar benefit. Incorporating nutrient rich food choices into your normal routine is easy! Berries go great with most breakfast dishes, cherries work well with sweets, spinach salads are easy to prepare and are a welcome addition to most meals. The key to getting the maximum benefit from these foods is to put together your weekly grocery list in advance and be creative!

3.) Don’t Over-Strain Your Face. Dehydration and excessive movement of the skin on the face are among the causes of facial wrinkles. Facial wrinkles come in two varieties. First are the deeper wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead that occur from repeated, lifelong contraction of the muscles in those areas, e.g., smiling, squinting, and frowning. Second are the more superficial, crepe paper-like wrinkles that occur from breakdown in the integrity of the skin. The collagen and elastic elements of the skin can be damaged from dehydration due to lack of fluid intake, or from fluid loss from the skin following damage to the skin’s natural barrier due to over-zealous scrubbing of the face, excessive tanning, and smoking. Do your part to prevent loose facial skin by avoiding unnecessarily straining the skin on your face!

What to do if this isn’t enough?

These natural steps are a good starting point, but what if it’s not enough? Like so many things in life, there is no easy cure for loose or sagging skin on the neck or face. Women who are ready to look and feel their best should consider consulting with a Doctor they trust. Ranella Hirsch M.D., the spokesperson for the American Society of Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery supports this point of view, “Tightening sagging skin requires more intervention than any other problem” – and there are many options available today that can provide great results. “Over the years, we have worked with thousands of women who were not seeing the results they wanted from creams and cosmetics – at some point, topical treatments cannot effectively address excess skin, there is no easy way around it!”, says Dr. John Rachel of Timeless You in Chicago. “In our Glenview office we have a number of minimally invasive technologies and approaches that put the individual in charge of the specific course of action to help them look and feel their best.”

Taking the Next Step

If you have exhausted the natural methods to fight loose skin, working with a trusted Physician is the next step for getting serious about addressing sagging skin on the face and neck. “It is important that you meet with a Doctor you trust. We have helped so many women meet their individual goals and improve their appearance, and it has all started with an informational consultation. I would highly recommend that anyone who is curious about what else they could be doing request more information.”