Meet the staff from The Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery (CCLS,) voted 7 years running as the Best in Naperville for their services. The dedicated team at CCLS prides themselves in providing consistent, quality outcomes for their patients. During your consultation, they will formulate a plan designed specifically for you to create a soft and natural looking result. Below are some professional suggestions so that on the big day, you’re still you.
How long has CCLS been in business? Any area of specialty?
Over 20 years ago, The Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery was founded by Bryan W. Rubach, M.D., a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Dr Rubach believes exceptional outcomes are achieved by specializing in a focused area of clinical care. He specialized in Facial Plastic surgery while his associate, Dr. Joseph Franco, specializes in breast and body contouring. Their staff specializes and has expertise in other areas of aesthetics. Jill Jensen, R.N. specializes in facial injectables. Pam Keveloh is a Medical Aesthetician and brings significant experiences with light based therapies and new technologies such as CoolSculpting, which non-invasively freezes fat.
What is your best piece of advice for brides before their wedding day? For Mother’s of the bride?
Dr. Rubach: The first is to allow plenty of time beforehand for consultation and treatment. Depending on the specific issues to be addressed, recovery from potential swelling or bruising after a treatment could be anywhere from several days to up to four weeks. Because of this, it is essential to be aware of treatment timelines so that the appropriate planning, recovery and outcome can be accomplished.
Jill Jensen: Start preparing for your wedding at least 6 months in advance for injectables like Botox and fillers.
Pam Keveloh: It all starts with the consultation. Bring a list of concerns with you so your skin care treatments are properly selected. This should begin, if possible a year before the wedding. soon as one year before the wedding for both Bride and Mother. Corrective skin care for pigment issues and anti-aging do take time, giving a year to correct will make photos bright and clear. Brides that are younger need to prevent any damage and keep skin clear from acne.
What services do your recommend for the bride? Mother of the bride? What should their expectations of the outcome be?
Dr Ruback: Ultimately, it is essential to have a formal consultation well before the big date of the wedding so that the appropriate treatment plan can be developed and completed. For younger patients, very often non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments such as Botox and fillers are ideal. Mother’s of the bride and groom can experience more significant changes, namely skin laxity and loss of volume, which may or may not need surgical procedures.
Jill Jensen: For both the bride and wedding party: botox and filler should be done approximately one month prior to the big day. Results will be at their finest and should there be any bruising, it will be resolved by the wedding day.
Botox is used to treat the “11’s” in the glabella area, crow’s feet and forehead. Botox will relax the lines.
Filler can correct volume loss. Typically, this occurs at the corners of the mouth, as they tend to droop. The cheeks can lose volume causing them to begin to sag and making the shadows increase. All these issues can be improved with fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma and Teosyal.
Botox can also be used to treat excessive perspiration. Your dress is an investment and the last thing you need to worry about is perspiration stains. Botox for hyperhidrosis is the treatment of choice for underarm perspiration. The treatment can be effective for up to six months.
Pam Keveloh: Corrective skin care for pigment issues and anti-aging do take time, giving a year to correct will make photos bright and clear. Brides that are younger need to prevent any damage and keep skin clear from acne.
What’s the best timeline for the above service?
Dr. Rubach: The amount of time between treatment and being ready for your wedding depends on the type of treatment to be completed. For non-surgical services I would recommend 3 to 4 weeks minimum to ensure resolution of bruising or swelling should this occur. Botox takes 7 to 10 days to fully take effect and lasts for 3 to 4 months. In regard to filler, it is possible to have a small amount of bruising. Bruising typically takes seven days but can, in extreme instances, take up to three weeks to resolve. Fillers last anywhere from 10 months to 18 months depending on the type of filler used. We currently offer the new Sciton HALO laser treatment, which has very little downtime, and gives skin a much brighter, radiant look. In regard to surgical services, I recommend three months of healing. It is possible to look fully healed after four weeks in most cases, however I recommend three months as the optimal amount of time to heal.
Pam Keveloh: Facials will always expedite the correction process so both mom and bride can start on a regular monthly basis. The final facial should be done no less than 2 weeks before the big event. This will give plenty of time for any peeling to resolve by the set date.
All laser treatments should start at least 6 months before the wedding and be finished a month before. Broadband light treatments will eliminate redness, flushing and pigment problems. These treatments will make your skin look flawless.
What sets you apart from other Cosmetic Centers? Why would a client choose to work with you?
Dr. Rubach: At the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, we provide the highest level of quality and patient care. I’ve always set my expectations to achieve patient outcomes that exceed their expectations. This not only is true for myself but for all of the staff and providers at our center. We spend a significant amount of time with each patient consultation to first understand the patient’s goals and expectations and then to explain the different options, including the pros and cons of each. Our patients can always count on an honest opinion and an explanation of each and every service and how this would benefit them so that ultimately they are confident that they are making the correct informed and educated decision.
Jill Jensen: Be sure to pick a provider with a good reputation. Some questions to ask: How long have they been in business? Did you feel comfortable with the provider? Was everything explained in detail? Read the patient reviews.
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