Not all patients that desire a more youthful appearance require surgery. You may be able to minimize signs of aging and see rejuvenating results through nonsurgical treatment with Dr. Marco Ellis. Thanks to the latest breakthroughs in medical technology, the trusted Chicago plastic surgeon can reset the clock and give you smoother, firmer skin without incisions, injections or anesthesia.
What Can You Expect when Working with Dr. Ellis?
Dr. Ellis is a premier plastic surgeon offering a wide range of treatments to help you look your best. In many cases, results of his Chicago nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments can rival those of surgical procedures, only without the time and expense required of surgery.
Dr. Ellis is dedicated to staying at the leading edge of all advances in medical technology to make treatment quicker, safer and more comfortable for patients. He takes continuing education courses and maintains membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to help keep his skills sharp.
A Harvard graduate, Dr. Ellis has trained under the tutelage of some of the finest minds in cosmetic medicine through programs at Johns Hopkins and Northwestern University. In addition to his private medical practice, Dr. Ellis educates future plastic surgeons as a professor at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine.
Your Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Options
Dr. Ellis can rejuvenate your appearance with one or more of the following nonsurgical treatment options:
- Botox, a cosmetic injectable that minimizes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which form due to repeated facial expressions. Botox is typically used to erase lines around the eyes and forehead. Small amounts of the product are injected into specific facial muscles to temporarily relax them; as a result, the overlying wrinkle smoothes out. Botox results usually last three to six months; repeat treatment is required to maintain the effects.
- Dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm are designed to restore youthful fullness and volume to areas of the face that need it. When injected into areas of the face such as the cheeks, temples or lips, dermal fillers have a plumping effect. Results last up to a year or more and treatment must be repeated to maintain the effects.
- Dermabrasion is an excellent way to smooth fine contour irregularities like acne scars. During treatment, a mechanical instrument is used to gently scrape away the outermost layer of skin, revealing smooth and healthy skin.
- Laser skin resurfacing is another way to smooth contour irregularities like scars and wrinkles and improve the tone and texture of the skin. There are several types of laser skin resurfacing, including ablative and fractional. An added benefit of laser skin resurfacing is the fact that the heat from the laser stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin for firmer, smoother skin.
Evaluating Your Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Options with Dr. Ellis
No two patients are exactly alike; everyone has an individual set of needs and expectations. One of Dr. Ellis’s skills is to identify the unique needs of a patient and formulate a specific plan of action to deliver the desired results.
Upon meeting Dr. Ellis and explaining what you hope to achieve through nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, he can recommend a treatment plan suited to your skin care needs. He may suggest combining two procedures to attain your ideal outcomes. Together, you and Dr. Ellis can decide how to proceed.
Meet Dr. Marco Ellis
To book a consultation with Dr. Ellis, please call or email Northwestern Plastic Surgery today.