The Secret to Beautiful Contouring – without using makeup

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The makeup contouring trend is all the rage, but wouldn’t you prefer to have the look without the daily routine? 

Restoring your youthful contours or augmenting your cheeks has become a very popular treatment. If you’re interested in natural-looking results that can make your makeup contouring routine obsolete, talk to your dermatologist about trying one or more of these treatments. 


 

Replacing Lost Collagen – Face and Jawline

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable treatment that gradually stimulates growth of your own collagen!

In the months after your treatment, Sculptra can restore more youthful skin and contours, lifting and creating definition where you may have lost it over the years. On average, three sessions over a few months can last for more than two years – so you can skip all the daily bronzers and highlighters.


Volumizing and the Lifting- Face and Jawline


Soft Tissue Fillers 

Soft Tissue Fillers, like RADIESSE Volumizing Filler, Juvéderm, and Restylane provide immediate volume and correction in places like:

  • The deep lines between the nose and mouth, sometimes called “smile lines”
  • Lines framing the mouth, also known as “marionette lines” or “parentheses”
  • Hollow temples
  • Deeper contours or lines under the eyes, also known as the “tear troughs”
  • The lip line, the lips, the chin, and the jowls

Voluma 

Voluma, also a soft tissue filler, is a unique injectable gel specifically made for instantly volumizing the cheek area – which can lift the mid and lower face, including the jowls and jawline! A treatment with Voluma can help restore contour and a more youthful profile, and can last for up to two years!img_2123img_2124


 

Slimming and Defining- Neck and Jawline

Kybella 

Kybella is an injectable treatment for contouring and improving the appearance of submental fullness, frequently referred to as ‘the double chin’. Made up of a naturally occurring molecule in the body, this treatment actually aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat for a more defined, younger-looking jawline. img_2127img_2121
BOTOX Cosmetic 

During what is called “the Nefertiti Lift” procedure, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into the vertical bands in the neck, resulting in a more defined jawline, a smoother neck, and prevention of the pull-down that leads to the turkey neck look.


Board certified Dermatologist, Dr. Quenby Erickson, sometimes uses one or more combinations of these treatments to achieve significant, yet natural-looking results.

“It’s like having all the crayons in the box to work with, not just one color,” says Dr. Erickson. “With the availability of these cutting-edge injectables, we can address multiple areas to achieve beautiful contours and lift,”

…without spending all morning in your makeup mirror.

What’s the celebrity procedure that keeps the stars looking “unaged” for years? Find out at our Sculptra Soirée!

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It’s the celebrity procedure that keeps the stars looking ‘ageless’!

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Join Us for an Educational Event:

A Sculptra Soirée


Learn how Sculptra Aesthetic can reduce your wrinkles, reinforce your skin’s structure, replace lost volume, and help to refresh your appearance!

Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, Champagne, and

Personalized Sculptra Aesthetic Consultations!


Call to RSVP Today!

312-300-6858


Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser & MedSpa

737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905

Chicago, IL 60611

Tonight! Get ‘Gifted & Gorgeous’

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Please Join Us Tonight for our Annual Holiday Celebration Event:

Gifted & Gorgeous

Sip Champagne while we Celebrate the Season in Style with a Holiday Trunk Show from Alexis Bittar

Enjoy Exclusive offers on Gift Cards for your Favorite Treatments

and More!

Tonight: Thursday, December 10

4:30-7:30pm

At Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser & MedSpa

737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 905, Chicago, IL 60611

312-300-6858

You’re Invited to Get Gifted and Gorgeous!

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You’re Invited to the Shopping & Beauty Event of the Season:

Gifted and Gorgeous

at Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology Gifted 2 2015

Join Us For Champagne, Shopping,

Light Bites, & Exclusive One-Night-Only

Pricing on Gift Cards!

 

Featuring A Holiday Jewelry Trunk Show by Alex Bittar


Thursday, December 10th

4:30-7:30PM


Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology

737 N. Michigan Avenue

Suite 905

Chicago, IL 60611

Call Today to RSVP: 312-300-6858

 

You’re Invited! Don’t Miss Out on Wine On Nine

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Join Us THIS Thursday, October 15th from 4:30-7:30 for an annual event for Clients and Friends, Neighbors, and Fun!

We’re partnering with our neighbors at Dr. Neal Nealis’ office on the Ninth Floor to mingle, offer many fabulous raffle prizes, & enjoy (you guessed it!) wine & hors d’oeuvres.

While you’re here, watch live demonstrations, including BOTOX Cosmetic and Coolsculpting, enter to win amazing raffle prizes, and enjoy exclusive event pricing on Coolsculpting treatments!

 



We would love to see you there!

Wine On Nine

October 15, 2015

4:30-7:30pm

737 N. Michigan Avenue, 9th Floor

Chicago, IL 60611

Join Us for Wine, Demonstrations, Raffles, and Fun on Nine!

Join Us for Wine, Demonstrations, Raffles, and Fun on Nine!

www.EricksonDermatology.com


You’re Invited to an Erickson Dermatology Event: THIS THURSDAY

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Ever wonder what your ‘after’ would look like?


Learn How to Rid Yourself of Unwanted Fat

at an Erickson Dermatology Educational Event:

Thursday, August 6th

Choose your topic and start time:

4PM: Say Goodbye to a Double-Chin with the Kybella Treatment

5PM: Body Contouring with Coolsculpting

 6PM: Body Contouring with Coolsculpting

Call to RSVP today: Space is limited! 312-300-6858


Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology

737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905

Chicago, IL 60611

Rid Yourself of unwanted fat at Erickson Dermatology

Rid Yourself of unwanted fat at Erickson Dermatology

Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology is offering the NEW Halo Treatment!

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Have you heard about our new and exciting laser technology?

“Halo” is a great new rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that focuses the laser energy on the deeper layers of the skin while leaving the surface of the skin largely intact. This means quicker healing and less downtime for amazing results!

Sciton HALO Laser

Here is a great Halo Laser before and after photo. Halo is unique because the energy is focused deeply in the skin, treating UV damage and wrinkles with little to no downtime!

Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology Chicago is proud to be the first in the nation to provide this technology!
Here’s a link to our site to learn more: http://www.ericksondermatology.com/new-halo-technology

Treatments that are a Treat: Botox in the Bands, A.K.A. the ‘Nefertiti Lift’

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Nefertiti was arguably one of the most famous and beautiful women of the ancient world,  and perhaps one of the very first icons of beauty. One very notable feature is her elegant and long neck, which is complemented by a beautifully defined jawline.

Nefertiti demonstrates a beautiful neck and jawline

Nefertiti demonstrates a beautiful neck and jawline

The WHAT: Enter the present-day Nefertiti Lift technique, a contemporary treatment focused on relaxing the depressor action of the platysmal bands (the pulling-down on the neck) and other muscles to re-contour the jawline without surgery.

Dr Quenby Erickson injected BOTOX Cosmetic into the platysmal bands to recontour the neck and jawline without surgery.

Dr Quenby Erickson injected BOTOX Cosmetic into the platysmal bands to recontour the neck and jawline without surgery.

The WHY: In short, the platysma basically spreads from the chest up the neck, and to the jaw.  When we age, (and due to genetics) the platysma separates into ropey bands, which can pull downward, exaggerating the jowls and creating the ‘turkey neck’ or ‘gobbler’ effect.

The HOW: During the Nefertiti Lift treatment, Botox Cosmetic is used to relax those bands, and sometimes the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth/chin down.  Dr. Quenby Erickson uses this advanced, non-invasive (and pretty much painless) technique to smooth and lift without surgery or downtime. The result is a beautiful and elegant jawline and smooth neck.  The results last up to 3-4 months, and usually take at least 20-25 units of Botox (increasing from there, depending on your individual needs).

Nefertiti Lift with BOTOX Cosmetic, performed by Dr Quenby Erickson

Nefertiti Lift with BOTOX Cosmetic, performed by Dr Quenby Erickson

In or Around Chicago and need a bit of a lift? Call Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology today to schedule your consultation!

Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser & MedSpa

312-300-6858

http://www.EricksonDermatology.com

E’s 3 Current Faves: a Sunscreen for Everyone

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Hi, Elizabeth for Erickson Cosmetic Dermatology here!
I think many of us thought it would never happen, but Spring is upon us… and the sun is out Chicago! Well, it’s THINKING about it. =)
Though it’s important to be aware of daily sunlight exposure all year-round, the thought of daylight in Chicago after this winter is suddenly inspiring! So, I thought I would take a moment to share some of my favorite daily-use facial sunscreen products.

My favorite for a smooth, powdery finish (AND there’s bonus Vitamin C!!!):
Obagi Medical Products Gentle Rejuvenation Fortified Sunscreen. 

This awesome makeup primer-consistency Sunscreen is fortified with Vit C. This is like winning the  multitasking skin care lotto!

This awesome makeup primer-consistency Sunscreen is fortified with Vit C. This is like winning the multitasking skin care lotto!

This is sunscreen is unique because it features the ever-important antioxidant Vitamin C in its broad spectrum, matte finish sunscreen formulation.I love this one for it’s fresh, almost citrusy (yet subtle) scent. This line rocks, by the way, and so does the Obagi 360 system, but I digress…

My favorite for a tinted sunscreen:
Revision Skin Care Intellishade Original SPF 45

Yes, I took this photo myself. Impressive, eh?

Yes, I took this photo myself. Impressive, eh?

This anti-aging tinted moisturizer with sunscreen is a New Beauty  Magazine “Beauty Choice Product Winner”, likely due to its ability to blend naturally with almost every skin tone.Peptides in this formulation, along with hydrators and antioxidants make this broad-spectrum protection a MUST! Available in two finishes, Matte (clean, shine-free) and Original (dewey, hydrated-looking), there is a finish for everyone.

My favorite for sensitive skin:
SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30

SkinMedica's SPF won't make your skin angry... AND it's Dermatologist Approved! =)

SkinMedica’s SPF won’t make your skin angry… AND it’s Dermatologist Approved! =)

This oil-free, fragrance-free SPF offers fairly-creamy-yet-sheer broad spectrum defense against UVA/UVB for even the most reactive or sensitive skin types. (If you despise coconut-scented, greasy SPF that makes your eyes water, this might be good for you)
The “physical” part of the title means that this is product features non-chemical SPF ingredients (Dr. Erickson’s favorite sunscreen elements) titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Not sure what type of sunscreen is best for you? We have tons of other options too, and can help you incorporate new and fun goodies into your existing regimen, too. Give us a call anytime: 312-300-6858, the girls here at Erickson Dermatology will help steer you in the right direction! Jennifer and I are both licensed Aestheticians, so we LOVE chatting about this kind of thing.
…Oh, and there’s free shipping for our clients within the US, so give us a ring even if you’re busy enjoying the Spring!

Erickson Dermatology Opens in Chicago!

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Erickson Dermatology Launches in Chicago

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Weiler, Practice Manager and Aesthetic Director at Erickson Dermatology. I will be one of the contributors to Erickson Dermatology’s blog. If you are reading this, You are either digging way back in our archives, or you are embarking on this journey with us! So, let’s start with who we are and what we are all about.

Who we are:

Dr. Quenby Erickson is a practicing board certified dermatologist.

Dr. Quenby Erickson

Here she is, the Dermatologist herself!

Dr. Erickson received her Fellowship Training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology (at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas) and is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. (WHEW, if you try reading that out loud, you’d need to take a deep breath there) For more info on Dr. Erickson, click here.

 

At Erickson Dermatology, we will primarily offer cosmetic services like laser treatments and rejuvenation, VISIA skin analysis, BOTOX and fillers, chemical peels, and Hydrafacials. Our product lines include SkinMedica, Obagi Medical Products, Revision SkinCare, and Latisse.

So, why Erickson Dermatology?

Dr. Erickson fell in love with the city of Chicago, and decided it was time to open a cosmetic dermatology practice here. Living in the city, she saw that there was a gap that needed to be filled: people who needed the expertise of a board-certified dermatologist sometimes had to wait months to be seen. Additionally, waiting room times were ultra long, and people often described the doctor rushing, maybe even backing out of the room as they tried to ask their questions. So, Dr. Erickson set out to provide a whole new experience. Our cosmetic dermatology office is all about the client experience. Dr. Erickson’s vision is to provide a five-star experience, that’s convenient for you. You won’t find long waiting room times or a rushed appointment here. It’s all about you. This is your time.

What makes us different:

Our goal is to get you in when you desire to be seen. No time to come down to the office? We can schedule you a dermatology on demand cosmetic consultation via Skype. We want to provide you with access to your dermatologist, even if you have small children who need naps or if can’t find the time to escape your office. We also offer an ultra modern, contemporary, and relaxing office space in a great, easy to access location: on the magnificent mile, just above the Neiman Marcus. (yes, we validate parking in our building!) Our actual address is 737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 905.

Here is one of our treatment rooms, overlooking THE Water Tower and WaterTower Place

Here is one of our treatment rooms, overlooking THE Water Tower and WaterTower Place

Our providers are highly trained and credentialed, always providing the best treatments at the highest quality. And, as a concierge dermatology practice, if there is anything that we can do to make your experience better, we want to know it …and will do our best to fulfill your needs. We are always looking to make your experience more amazing.

Hello, Beautiful!

So, hello Chicago! We are thrilled to be here, And we can’t wait to meet you!

Check out our website at www.ericksondermatology.com and we hope to see you soon!