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Cosmetic Services Specialist

Mark Golden, MD, FACS -  - Ophthalmologist

Doctors For Visual Freedom

Mark Golden, MD, FACS

Ophthalmologist located in Streeterville, Chicago, IL

Are you curious about the wide range of medical aesthetics that promise to help you look younger or better rested? If so, ophthalmologist Mark Golden, MD, and the team at Doctors For Visual Freedom in Chicago, Illinois, are happy to discuss the array of cosmetic services available from the practice. Learn more about which options are best suited for your needs and goals during a personalized consultation. Request your visit online or call the office in Streeterville today.

Cosmetic Services Q&A

What cosmetic services are available?

Doctors for Visual Freedom offers many cosmetic services to enhance your appearance and rejuvenate your skin. Whether you need to smooth out lines with Botox® and neurotoxins or need to add volume to your skin with dermal fillers, the team can help develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. 

The team also offers microneedling, which involves a device that pricks the superficial layer of skin with tiny sterile needles. These micro-wounds increase the production of collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. Microneedling can help with acne and acne scars, dark patches of skin, scars, large pores, reduced skin elasticity, stretch marks, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles. A typical treatment takes 45-60 minutes and may be repeated several times for optimal results. 

Additional treatments at Doctors For Visual Freedom include various cosmeceuticals, such as the SkinMedica® line of products, Latisse® for lash growth, and Golden Repair®, which is an oil-soluble form of Vitamin C that substantially reduces dark circles under the eye in as little as two weeks.

How does BotoxⓇ cosmetic work?

Botox is an injectable medication that changes the way that treated muscles perform. It is also the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world, and for good reason. 

Botox has been used in medical applications for more than 50 years and in cosmetic applications for more than 15 years. The medication is the subject of numerous scientific studies and trials, and it has a long and impressive safety record. 

Made from a carefully controlled volume of neurotoxin, Botox works by preventing targeted facial muscles from going through their full range of motion. Dr. Golden has been treating crow's feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal forehead lines since Botox® was FDA approved in 2002. He also has experience in using neurotoxins for sweating, headaches, and temporal-mandibular joint (TMJ) issues.  

Results last for around four months. At that time, you’ll notice your lines slowly returning, and you can decide if you’d like to move forward with another round of injections. 

What are dermal fillers and how do they work?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that work to replace or enhance facial volume. They are placed in the deeper layers of your skin using a sterile needle and syringe. 

Many dermal fillers are formulated from synthetic hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally. There are fillers that can enhance volume in the following areas:

  • Cheeks
  • Sides of the eyes
  • Lips
  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Lip lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Backs of the hands

There are many types of dermal fillers to choose from. Each is designed to create unique effects in certain areas of the face, and some are thicker than others. 

Doctors for Visual Freedom offers some of the best dermal fillers currently on the market. Some available options include Jeuveau®, Voluma®, and Revanesse®. 

How do I know which cosmetic services are right for me?

Many cosmetic services are marketed directly to consumers, making it hard to know which options are the right fit. The best way to make an informed decision about these advanced cosmetic services is to work with a medical professional with the training and experience needed to leverage these tools to their greatest advantage. 

What happens at a cosmetic services appointment? 

Dr. Golden can evaluate your facial contouring and learn more about your treatment goals. This information allows him to create a customized treatment plan to bring you as close as possible to your aesthetic ideal. 

In many cases, a combination of neurotoxin treatments and dermal fillers is the best way to achieve your desired results. Commonly known as a “liquid facelift,” this approach uses multiple products during the same session. 

Botox and dermal fillers all offer temporary results. Some fillers last longer than others, but Dr. Golden can explain the options during your initial visit, allowing you to move forward with a full understanding of what to expect with each option. 

Book your appointment today using the easy online scheduling tool. You are also welcome to call and speak with one of the friendly administrative staff members regarding appointment availability.