Signs of aging, scars, acne, and unwanted hair can keep us from being the most confident versions of ourselves.
Non-surgical procedures are minimally invasive treatments that can correct these concerns, improving how you look and how you feel.
See which procedures are available when you choose Dr. Stuart Baker to rejuvenate your face and body.
The Center for Cosmetic Medicine has offices in Champaign, IL; Decatur, IL; and Monticello, IL, to make care more accessible to the residents of Central Illinois.
What Are Non-Surgical Procedures?
Non-surgical procedures include revitalizing and rejuvenating services that accomplish many of the same things surgical procedures can, without the time, cost, and recovery associated with more invasive treatments. Though the results may be less dramatic, non-surgical procedures can help correct cosmetic concerns such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Acne and acne scarring
- Unwanted hair
Rejuvenate Your Appearance Without Surgical Procedures
Procedures that don't require surgery can provide patients with many of the same benefits as surgical procedures. Dr. Stuart Baker offers a myriad of cosmetic treatment options that can be mixed and matched to create a customized treatment plan just for you.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the depth of knowledge to ensure treatments are safe, effective, and match your goals.
If you have skin concerns or unwanted body hair, we invite you to request an appointment at one of our practices in Champaign, Decatur, or Monticello.
You can contact us right now by filling out our contact form or calling:
"Dr. Stuart Baker performed cosmetic surgery, specifically a lower facelift, on me last year. I’m a "sixty-something" grandmother who has had lots of sun damage and fine wrinkling of my face and neck. To prepare my skin for optimum surgical results, Dr. Baker suggested I have several cool touch laser and medical microdermabrasion treatments to stimulate collagen growth and to even out my skin tones. I’m glad I decided to do this before the actual procedure.
I’m thrilled with the final results. I look very "natural," not at all pulled or distorted. My favorite comment from a friend was, "you look great, but you look like you!" Family and friends are still complimenting me on the benefits of Dr. Baker’s cosmetic surgical skills." P.B.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Though non-surgical methods of rejuvenating the body don't require the amount of preparation and aftercare that go into surgical procedures, a consultation can still be beneficial when considering these cosmetic treatment options.
During your consultation at one of our practice in Champaign, Monticello, or Decatur, you can discuss your concerns, goals, and medical history with Dr. Baker. He can then determine if you're a good candidate for the treatment you're interested in or if another procedure would be better suited for reaching your goals. If you are interested in optimum enhancement, he can create a tailored treatment plan that maps out aesthetic procedures that will let you reach and maintain a revitalized appearance.
Take Advantage of Our Rejuvenating Treatments In Champaign, Decatur & Monticello
Laser Hair Removal
Shaving, waxing, and electrolysis can all be costly and time-consuming. Laser hair removal uses modern laser technology to remove hair right down to the follicle and inhibit regrowth. The result is finer, thinner, and less noticeable hair that takes longer to grow back.
Laser hair removal typically requires several treatments, depending on the treatment area and the patient's characteristics. Laser hair removal works best on patients with dark hair.
Most people see permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
Our patients take advantage of laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair from several areas, including:
- Bikini line
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Advancements in laser technology have made laser hair removal safer, more comfortable, and more effective. With laser hair removal, patients can experience hair removal that is less painful and less irritating. New techniques also allow us to cover large areas almost anywhere you have unwanted hair.
Collagen provides our skin with resiliency, elasticity, and shape. As we age, our body produces less collagen, resulting in skin that is thinner and more prone to wrinkles. Dr. Baker can inject collagen to fill out wrinkles and scars, plump sunken areas, and enhance the appearance of lips.
Our options for injectable treatments also include injectable dermal fillers. Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC can add volume to areas of the face while fillers like RADIESSE® and Restylane® can smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can be used to temporarily block signals from the nerves to the muscles, so the muscles can't contract. This softens wrinkles and may help prevent them from forming in the first place. BOTOX is most often used to address crow's feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Dr. Baker has been recognized as a master injector by Allergan, the creators of BOTOX.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing uses a medical laser to remove damaged and wrinkled outer layers of skin and stimulate the production of collagen. During the healing period, new skin cells form, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more even-toned skin. Laser skin resurfacing can target a variety of flaws such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Redness and rosacea
- Pigment problems
Laser skin resurfacing can be used on the face, neck, chest, and other areas of the body.
Anti-Aging Skin Care To Help You Look Younger and Healthier
The Center for Cosmetic Medicine offers the patients of Champaign and surrounding communities a variety of high-quality skincare products that can help correct concerns like acne and signs of aging. Our products have been selectively chosen to target facial and body concerns, resulting in skin that looks smoother, healthier, and younger.The Center for Cosmetic Medicine and its Estique Medical Spa also offer advanced skin treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
To Help You Feel Younger and Healthier
As we age, our bodies change and we may miss the way we felt in our youth. Cenegenics® is a medical anti-aging program designed to make you feel young and healthier by increasing your energy levels and repairing the body through exercise, nutrition, supplements, and nutraceuticals. Our Cenegenics specialists can design a personalized program to address how your aging process is impacting your overall health.
You could benefit from Cenegenics if you are struggling with signs of aging such as:
- High stress levels
- Low energy
- Poor sleep quality
- Drowsiness during the day
- Decreased sex drive
- Loss of lean muscle
- Higher body fat levels
A Solution for Cellulite "Body endermologie" Deep-Tissue Massage
Sometimes weight loss has no effect on the cellulite that appears on the legs, buttocks, and stomach. Body endermologie® is an FDA-approved procedure that can reduce the appearance of cellulite by providing a deep tissue massage to deep connective tissue, improving circulation, and stimulating the production of collagen.
This non-aggressive and non-invasive procedure can provide patients with results after a series of treatment sessions that are about 15 to 35 minutes long.
"I started going to see the Clinical Esthetician [at Dr. Baker's practice] after she arrived in town. Before then my skincare was minimal. During the past five years that we have worked together I have had really good results. My skin has never looked better, and I am five years older ... I have skincare professionals ask me frequently what I use on my skin; doctors complement me and make statements about how obviously I was never in the sun (I was, the first 35 years of my life). I can’t tell you the number of different people and in odd places who have commented on my complexion. I frankly didn’t think that that many people would notice. It didn’t happen overnight and boy I wish that I would have started at 20 years old instead of 40, but it is never too late ... Trust me, it really is worth it." K. B.
Insurance typically doesn't cover the cost of cosmetic treatments, but we can make aesthetic care a comfortable fit for your budget with CareCredit® financing. Our healthcare financing provider allows you to spread payments out over several months.