By Christina Clemente | May 1, 2017 | Style & Beauty
Hit “refresh” this season with three innovative new med-spa treatments.
Three beauty and wellness experts are making it easier than ever for Chicagoans to embrace the new season.
Boost Hair Growth: This year, the best approach to anti-aging (specifically hair loss) is regenerative biological procedures, says Dr. William Yates of Chicago’s Dr. Yates Lifestyle Med. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, restarts hair follicles by activating platelets from the patient’s own blood to release growth factors and, in turn, produce a better-quality mane. “It’s using your own natural defensive mechanisms to heal yourself, so there’s no risk,” says Yates.
Beat Depression: Researchers have changed the way depression is remedied with a revolutionary treatment that utilizes ketamine—yes, ketamine. Available at the new IV Solution Ketamine Centers of Chicago, founded by Dr. Bal Nandra and Dr. Irvin Wiesman, the treatment begins with six 45-minute infusions over two weeks, followed by more infusions as needed. Though the drug is associated with recreational use, when administered via an IV at a smaller dose it’s an effective (and FDA-approved) treatment for depression. Says Nandra, “Experts have said it’s the greatest advancement in mental health in half a century.”
Recharge Skin: Why have a single treatment when you can have four? The new Illume Micro Fusion Facial at Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique combines microdermabrasion, microneedling, LED light therapy, and an infusion of organic products from the spa’s collection for a fresh, dewy complexion.
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