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Dry Skin Remedies

Warding off dry skin in the windy city seems like a never ending battle, especially as we head into the coldest months! Keeping the skin hydrated is one of the most simple ways to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, redness or irritated skin, as well as breakouts and enlarged pores. The MedSpa offers several treatments […]


Enjoy a Curvier Rear End

The Brazilian butt lift is a butt augmentation procedure that will leave you with perky, prominent rear end. It’s the perfect way to increase the sensual appeal of your buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift utilizes your existing body fat to augment the size and shape of your buttocks. This procedure is one of the most […]


New Tummy for the New Year

Tummy Tuck  is an excellent way to smooth the contour of the abdomen by removing the excess skin on the abdomen.  When combined with liposuction, these two procedures allow for contouring of the abdomen to create a significantly changed abdominal contour and an excellent outcome. See our before and after pictures here. Recent advancements in […]


The Incredibly Versatile Lumenis AcuPulse Laser

Skin-resurfacing treatments make use of lasers for reducing aging signs while improving skin texture, tone, and laxity. The lasers are also produce excellent results when used for stretch marks, scars, and other cosmetic issues. It is possible to achieve skin resurfacing with both ablative and non-ablative lasers. With ablative resurfacing, it is possible to remove […]


Liposuction Options

Liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure for fat reduction. It is a good alternative for people who are unable to lose excess fatty tissue the traditional way due to health, medical, or other reasons. Liposuction is primarily aimed at body contouring and does not treat weight-related disorders such as diabetes and heart disease. There […]


Flap Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Removal

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, making up about 40 percent of overall cases. It also has the distinction of having higher survival rates than most of its peers. Symptoms of skin cancer are clearly visible as they present themselves in the form of ulcers, discolored moles, bumps, and scales […]


Social Media in Plastic Surgery

Recent increased exposure to medical procedures through social media has not escaped the plastic surgery world. In fact, plastic surgeons were among the first group of physicians to create websites for their practices. But, as the desire to have access to this kind of information grows among our patient population, the questions regarding what constitutes […]


Jan Marini Love Letter

My name is Christal Walstead, I am a licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Northwestern Specialist in Plastic Surgery in Chicago, Illinois. I was first introduced to Jan Marini Skin Research five years ago while working at Paradise MedSpa in Phoenix, Arizona. At the time our MedSpa was carrying Skin Medica, Obagi, and PCA all […]


IDEAL Implant – Feels like silicone, safe like saline

At NSPS, we strive to stay at the forefront of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.  In doing so, we continually look for ways to improve and provide the best patient experience.  This philosophy brought about the idea of writing this blog about the new IDEAL implant. The idea of the IDEAL implant was actually first […]


The Breast Cancer Journey: Treating the Whole Patient

When patients embark on breast reconstruction, it can often be an overwhelming process. There are oftentimes many steps involved in the breast reconstruction process, so we, as providers, tend to become very close with our patients as they progress throughout their journey. This is something I love about my job, as I feel I am […]



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