Both women and men can experience the benefits of nonsurgical treatments such as Juvéderm™, Radiesse®, collagen, anti-aging skincare, and laser hair removal at our Decatur, Champaign, and Springfield, Illinois area office. At The Center for Cosmetic Medicine™, Dr. Stuart Baker and his staff offer many nonsurgical treatments for the face and body that can revitalize and rejuvenate your appearance — without the time, cost, and recovery associated with surgical procedures.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is very popular at the Champaign, Decatur, and Springfield, Illinois-area office of The Center for Cosmetic Medicine™ — for good reason. The hassles of shaving, waxing, electrolysis, etc. can all be done away with, permanently. You may be a good candidate for laser hair removal if you have unwanted hair on your :
- bikini line
- or other areas
With modern laser technology, there are a variety of lasers and techniques that effectively reduce or totally eliminate unwanted hair. The number of treatments necessary depends on the area to be treated and on the patient's characteristics. Laser hair removal works best on dark hair.
The benefits of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal technology has advanced significantly, and its popularity is based on its safety, effectiveness and comfort level.
- The irritation that other hair removal methods cause is not experienced with laser hair removal.
- Large body areas can be treated at one time.
- Laser hair removal is a gentle treatment, unlike waxing or electrolysis.
- Almost any part of the body where there is unwanted hair can be treated with laser hair removal.
Learn more about laser hair removal for yourself. Contact the Decatur, Champaign, and Springfield, Illinois area office of The Center for Cosmetic Medicine™ to schedule a consultation.
JUVÉDERM XC is a "next-generation" dermal filler that is very long-lasting. Facial wrinkles, creases and folds can be successfully treated with JUVÉDERM XC injections, with excellent results that last for six months or longer. In addition, JUVÉDERM XC has a very smooth consistency, with a gel formulation that flows very easily into the skin for a natural-looking result. The softness of JUVÉDERM XC also helps minimize the discomfort that injections of older dermal fillers may sometimes cause.
JUVÉDERM XC is injected into areas of the face where there are moderate to severe wrinkles or folds. The JUVÉDERM XC temporarily adds volume to the skin, reducing or eliminating the defect where it's injected. A very fine, small-gauge needle is used for the injections. Potential side effects are generally limited to temporary site injection reactions such as redness, tenderness, and swelling. Most patients need just one injection of JUVÉDERM XC to correct their facial wrinkles or folds, and the results of JUVÉDERM XC injections are apparent.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
As we age, our face loses much of its youthful volume in the cheeks, often giving us a tired or drawn appearance. Most skin care routines and anti-aging treatments do little to restore the fullness in our mid-face, since the aging occurs deep within the skin. Fortunately, there is an FDA-approved dermal filler that has been formulated to specifically rejuvenate the contours of our cheeks, and give the area a beautiful, subtle lift. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can be injected into the cheek area as a quick, highly effective treatment that brings back beautiful volume for an overall younger, more vibrant appearance.
Radiesse® is another excellent injectable dermal filler. The results of Radiesse® injections are immediate, and they typically last for one year or more! Radiesse® is a great treatment for filling wrinkles, smile lines, and the nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. Made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel, Radiesse® does more than add volume; it helps to rebuild your skin's foundation by forming a "scaffold" that supports and stimulates the growth of your body's own collagen.
With Radiesse®, normal injection-related reactions are possible, such as swelling, redness, and itching. These typically resolve on their own within hours or days. Over a period of months to years, the microspheres gradually break down and are absorbed safely by your body.
Collagen is a type of protein that is already present in your body. It gives skin its elasticity. Collagen injections are used to fill wrinkles, lines, and scars, giving a more uniform, healthy and younger appearance.
Dr. Baker would determine first whether you are allergic to injected collagen (it's not likely, but our patients' comfort and safety are of paramount importance to us). The collagen is injected with a very fine-gauge needle at several points along the area being treated. A local anesthetic can be used first. Immediately after the treatment, you may have some minor discomfort in the injected area, and there may be some swelling or bruising, but these effects go away quickly. The effects of collagen injections last longer in some people than others, depending on several factors such as where it was injected and how active you are.
Collagen injections can also be combined with other aesthetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, a chemical peel, or laser skin resurfacing to correct or improve several aspects of your appearance at one time.
Anti-aging Skin Care
Tired of fighting the signs of aging, such as low energy, decreased sex drive, higher body fat levels, loss of lean muscle, and poor moods? If so, the excitingCenegenics® program, which is the largest and most popular antiaging program of its kind, may be just the answer for you. Cenegenics® is a medical program designed to make you feel young and healthy again by increasing your energy level and repairing damaged or burdened cells in the body. Up to 95 percent of patients see results! To learn more about our anti-aging options, please contact us today.
Schedule a Nonsurgical Treatment Consultation
Find out how dramatically you can improve your appearance with nonsurgical cosmetic treatments! Contact Stuart Baker, M.D. today for more information about Radiesse®, collagen, endermologie, Cenegenics®, Restylane®, and laser hair removal for Decatur, Champaign, and Springfield, Illinois area residents.