One of my biggest complaints is that my teeth look dull and drab. After a few cups of coffee each day, everyday, call them dingy. I try to whiten them at home a few times a year, but the results last a month or so at best. And, I’m not willing to give up my red wine or coffee just yet!
Dr. Daniel Aneszko and Dr. Rana Stino are the resident experts in winning smiles at Chicago’s Water Tower Dental—and they assured me that bright white teeth are a sure-fire way to get noticed and look more attractive.
That’s why I signed up for a Zoom! Whitening treatment. After one appointment with Zoom!, teeth are brightened up to 8 shades whiter. The brightening system works in two parts: A sp
Full confession: just recently, I started to notice that my cheeks were looking a smidge sunken in and dragged down—and though I’m still shy of 40, it was taking the rest of my face with it! I was looking more tired and (dare I say it) older. (Okay, my cheekbones weren’t all that bad—but certainly not Angelina Jolie proportions!).
So after a consultation, Dr. Amy Forman Taub of Advanced Dermatology recommended injectable fillers for my cheekbone area to improve their shape and plumpness. By enhancing the volume of and filling in my “lost” cheekbones, it’s essentially like getting a cheek-lift. Actually, the end result is better. It’s practically a lift. As Dr. Taub expla
VISION GAME CHANGER
I can’t remember not wearing glasses or contacts. One of my happiest days included a visit to my eye doctor during which I was told I was “old enough” for contacts. I was given a pair of gas permeable lenses. I wondered how a lens so hard and so small could really improve my vision… The lens was miniscule and though it basically covered my iris and improved my vision, it did so by uncomfortably floating throughout my eye; often getting trapped under my lid and in the corners. When the lenses weren’t floating, they collected debris and required constant cleaning. In the end, I built up the stamina to wear these lenses for three to four hours at a time. Though
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Dr. Lorenc is considered a front runner in the development of the new generation of dermal fillers. As a leading authority in facial anatomy, he was principle investigator on the Evolence U.S. pivotal study, as well as the sole aesthetic plastic surgeon involved in clinical research for Restylane. In fact, he led the team of experts who presented to the FDA Advisory Panel in 2003 before Restylane was approved to go to market. He is also owner of a patent for a unique endoscopic browlift device. Dr. Lorenc is currently leading clinical trials for Nuvance, a mesh facelift technique. Given his cutting edge credentials, it is fitting that Dr. L
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