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Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments
Dr. Michele Burgess, MD - Chicago

The way you look affects the way you feel. Dr. Burgess specializes in safe, effective cosmetic treatments that can help patients feel great about the way they look. From same-day vascular laser treatments for broken blood vessels, freckles, or sun spots to chemical peels and Botox®, she offers a wide range of treatments for numerous conditions that affect the skin. Dr. Burgess also specializes in sclerotherapy for varicose veins and fillers that restore volume lost in areas of the face with age.

Common Questions about Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments

Which patients are good candidates for Botox®?

Botox® is an excellent treatment for lines on the face caused by muscular movements. Patients with frown lines, crow’s feet, or forehead lines will see fantastic results within a few days.

Is Botox® painful?

Botox® involves a small injection, which patients tend to tolerate fairly well. One injection lasts about three to six months, and there is no post-treatment pain associated with the injection.

What’s the difference between Botox® and fillers?

Fillers are used to replace volume naturally lost in the face over time, whereas Botox® treats lines in the face caused by muscle movement. Fillers work well in the cheek area and folds around the nose, but can also be used on lips and other areas where a patient desires more volume. Depending on which filler is used, the treatment can last between six to nine months.

How is sclerotherapy performed?

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose blood vessels and spider veins. It involves the injection of a mild irritant (typically a sugar solution) into the blood vessel. The irritant results in inflammation and coagulation of blood, and it narrows the walls of the blood vessel to fade it from view.

What is a vascular laser?

A vascular laser is a safe and effective same-day treatment for numerous skin conditions, including sun spots, broken blood vessels, and certain types of moles and freckles. Depending on the issue being treated, results are often seen right away, and treatments have virtually no downtime. Most treatments last about 15 minutes, and most conditions require only a single treatment for desired results.

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