Center for Aesthetics

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Center for Aesthetics

The doctors at Benefi Center for Aesthetics understand that each and every patient, no matter what treatment they are seeking, expect optimal results delivered with precision care and attention to detail. Some may consider us perfectionists, but we don’t take the trust you place in our abilities lightly, which is why we begin every patient relationship with a consultation, during which we will discuss YOUR personal goals and expectations so that everything is about YOU, start to finish.


LASER HAIR REMOVAL WITH THE VECTUS™ LASER

The secret to laser hair removal with the Vectus laser is the clinically-proven technology that targets and destroys the stem cells responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding skin. It’s a simple approach to long-term hair reduction that’s fast, easy, and FDA-cleared. Best of all, with the largest spot size and most uniform beam profile available today, the Vectus laser allows staff to quickly treat unwanted hair, even in the largest areas, such as the back, in less time than other IPL/BBL lasers.


BODY CONTOURING

SCULPSURE
SculpSure is the FDA-cleared breakthrough laser system designed to reduce stubborn fat in areas resistant to diet and exercise - without surgery or downtime. SculpSure treatments are non-invasive and treat areas such as the abdomen, “love handles”, thighs, and upper arm “batwings”. SculpSure body sculpting is ideal for someone who leads an overall healthy lifestyle, but has troublesome areas that are not responding to regular diet and exercise.

  • FDA-cleared
  • No surgery or scars
  • No anesthesia
  • No suction
  • Effective on most skin types
  • Can treat multiple areas at once
  • Noticeable results after one treatment*
  • Multiple treatments for optimal results

HOW DO SCULPSURE FAT REDUCTION TREATMENTS WORK?
SculpSure uses a light-based energy laser to target stubborn fat on problematic areas. This machine has 4 applicators that can be placed anywhere on the abdomen, “love handles”, inner/outer thighs, and upper arm “batwings” which makes this procedure very customizable. The laser energy targets and treats fat cells which your body naturally expels in the weeks following laser body contouring treatment. SculpSure fat reduction treatments can remove up to 24% of treated fat cells1 in problem areas. SculpSure treatments are safe for most skin types and use Contact Cooling™ technology to make the procedure more comfortable.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING BODY SCULPTING TREATMENT
A single area laser fat reduction procedure takes less than a half hour and has the ability to treat multiple areas during one office visit. Our protocol is 2 treatments 6 weeks apart for each area treated. Some patients notice results 6 weeks after the first treatment, while best results are typically seen 6 weeks following the second treatment.* Unlike other body contouring procedures that involve freezing the fat, there is no suction component involved, which means there is no damage caused to the surrounding tissue. A warm tingling sensation can be felt during treatment, but is usually well-tolerated by patients.2 SculpSure treatments have few side effects, which most often include mild swelling, tenderness, and redness.* Most patients are able to resume their regular routines following treatment without any downtime.

Schedule a consultation today and start redefining your shape!


*individual patient experience may vary

Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.

Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser. Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.

 

LIPOSUCTION VS. NON-SURGICAL BODY CONTOURING
Areas of stubborn fat despite a healthy diet and exercise routine are a common concern for many patients. Young moms with post-pregnancy stomach “pooches”, post-menopausal women frustrated with belly fat that only seems to only grow larger with age or brides desiring to appear their very best in their wedding dress are just a few of the many types of candidates seeking to remove unwanted fat in troublesome areas.

For years, surgical liposuction with general anesthesia, tumescent liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction with localized anesthesia had been the only option for fat reduction, and very costly, with significant downtime. Now there is SculpSure a new non-surgical option for body contouring that provides patients with a solution for stubborn fat destruction without anesthesia!

 

SKIN REJUVENTATION

SKIN TIGHTENING AND WRINKLE TREATMENT WITH VShape Ultra® RADIOFREQUENCY
The natural aging process can take a toll on your skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to look older than you feel. As we age, collagen production slows down causing our skin to lose laxity and firmness. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines form leaving you with smile lines, crow’s feet, and other bothersome creases. VShape Ultra® is a non-invasive radio frequency solution for skin tightening and wrinkle treatment without needles or surgery. Best results are achieved in 4-6 treatments every 4 weeks.

  • Non-Surgical
  • No Anesthesia
  • No Injections
  • In-office Procedure
  • No Downtime


ICON™ LASER WRINKLE REDUCTION TREATMENTS
If you’ve begun noticing more wrinkles, our aesthetic laser treatments are designed to give you a smoother, more youthful appearance. Laser wrinkle reduction treatments with the Icon Aesthetic System work to improve the tone and texture of facial wrinkles. These treatments are non-invasive, meaning they don’t include the pain and side effects associated with a more invasive surgery to treat wrinkles.

  • No Surgery or Scars
  • No Anesthesia Required
  • Effective on Most Skin Types
  • No Downtime


HOW DO LASER SKIN REVITALIZATION TREATMENTS WORK?
The Icon™ laser Aesthetic System uses non-ablative fractional micro-beams of laser energy delivered directly to the skin. This alters the tissue in the epidermis and the dermis, which triggers a healing response from your body. The natural healing process creates new and healthy collagen to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Laser skin revitalization treatments are safe for most skin types and are non-invasive, unlike other options for wrinkle reduction.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING WRINKLE REDUCTION
Icon™ laser wrinkle reduction facial treatments take less than a half hour to perform. You can typically see results after a single treatment, although patient experience may vary. This is considered to be moderately uncomfortable, along with topical anesthesia and the Contact Cooling™ technology of the Icon™ laser, discomfort is minimal for the patient. Icon laser skin revitalization provides long-lasting results with the stimulation of new collagen improving your skin’s tone and texture to help you look and feel more youthful.*

Call today to schedule a consultation and make your outer appearance match how you feel on the inside!

*individual patient experience may vary

ICON™ LASER TO REDUCE SUN DAMAGE
It is normal with age to begin seeing dark spots appear on your face and body. The Icon™ Aesthetic Laser System is designed to reduce the appearance of sun damage for clearer skin overall. This is a non-invasive laser treatment and does not require anesthesia. Topical anesthetic is available for reduced patient discomfort.

  • No Surgery
  • No Downtime
  • No Anesthesia Required
  • Effective on Most Skin Types

HOW DOES LASER PIGMENTATION REDUCTION WORK?
The Icon™ laser delivers pulses of laser energy into the skin to target sun damaged areas. Pigmentation on the face and body should begin to gradually fade with each treatment for a more even skin tone.* Icon™ laser pigmentation reduction treatments are safe for most skin types and are a non-invasive way to treat unwanted pigmentation.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING PIGMENTATION REDUCTION TREATMENT
Icon™pigmentation reduction treatments take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to perform. While each patient’s skin and condition varies, we typically recommend 3-4 sessions to see the best possible results. Some people may want to continue treatment in some cases.* The Contact Cooling™ technology reduces the mild discomfort associated with this treatment. For full face treatments, topical anesthetic is available.

Call today to schedule a consultation and make your outer appearance match how you feel on the inside!

*individual patient experience may vary

DIMINISH THE APPEARANCE OF FACIAL VEINS AND ROSACEA WITH ICON™
Do you have broken blood vessels, facial veins, and/or rosacea? With the Icon™ Aesthetic System it is now possible to reduce facial veins to reveal a revitalized complexion.* Rosacea redness reduction treatments with the Icon™ use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to address unwanted issues and give your skin a brighter, more youthful appearance.*

  • No Surgery
  • No Downtime
  • No Anesthesia Required
  • Effective on Most Skin Types
HOW DOES ROSACEA TREATMENT WORK?

The Icon™ laser uses IPL technology to target and constrict the small cappillaries to diminish their appearance. Your skin should begin to naturally respond to laser rosacea reduction treatments, allowing trouble areas to gradually fade away to reveal clearer skin.* This is a non-invasive treatment that is effective on most skin types.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING ROSACEA TREATMENT
Icon™Laser facial vein reduction and rosacea treatments last about 15-30 minutes and do not require anesthesia. Every patient is different, but we typically recommend 3-4 treatments at one-month intervals. You should see a continued improvement in your skin’s appearance during and after treatment. As your skin naturally responds to laser treatments, you should see redness fading gradually in the six months following treatment. There is minimal discomfort associated with this treatment, aided by the Contact Cooling™ technology used during Icon™ laser treatment. Some patients experience minor redness and swelling similar to a mild sunburn following treatment.

*individual patient experience may vary

SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL WITH THE ICON™ AESTHETIC SYSTEM
Are you tired of trying to cover up your legs to hide veins? The Icon™ Aesthetic System is designed to clear a variety of leg veins, from the smaller red vessels (spider veins) to some larger blue reticular veins so you can bare your legs again! This is a non-invasive laser treatment, so you don’t have to deal with the pain and recovery time that comes with surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of leg veins.

  • No Surgery or Scars
  • No Anesthesia Needed
  • Effective on Most Skin Types
  • No Downtime

HOW DO LEG VEIN REDUCTION TREATMENTS WORK?
The Icon™ laser 1064 wave length is used to target unwanted leg veins. The energy from the laser constricts blood vessels in the leg without harming the surrounding skin. This helps veins to slowly diminish and fade away, leaving behind clearer skin.* This is a non-invasive leg vein reduction treatment that can be used on most skin types.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING LASER LEG VEIN REDUCTION
A single Icon™ laser leg vein treatment takes anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on size of area being treated. While some patients report seeing improvement in the appearance of their leg veins after only one session. Individual patient conditions and experience may vary, so more than one treatment may be needed to reduce the appearance of leg veins, you may require 1-3 treatments for complete vein reduction. Contact Cooling™ technology helps to make this low discomfort treatment even more comfortable.

* There is no anesthesia needed with laser vein reduction, so you can resume your regular activities following treatment without downtime.

*individual patient experience may vary

ICON™ LASER SURGICAL AND ACNE SCAR REDUCTION
For years, chemical peels and ablative laser treatments were the only options for treatment of acne and surgical scars. Now you can reduce, lighten, and soften their appearance the Icon™ laser utilizing the Icon™1540XD non-ablative laser hand-piece! Treatments reduce the appearance of acne and surgical scars and improve the overall tone and texture of the scar. Topical anesthetic is available for full face treatments.

  • Fast Treatment
  • Non-Surgical
  • Minimal Downtime
HOW DO LASER SCAR REDUCTION TREATMENTS WORK?

The Icon™ Aesthetic System uses pulses of laser light which is delivered into the dermis to treat acne and surgical scars. This aids in breaking down and softening scar tissue to help generate new collagen and healthier skin. The healthy tissue that is generated during laser scar treatment should help the scar fade, leaving clearer, revealing smoother skin.* This is a non-invasive treatment and works on most skin types.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING LASER SCAR REMOVAL

Each acne and surgical scar reduction treatment with the Icon takes less than 30 minutes. Each patient’s skin and scar condition is different, although 3-5 sessions are typically needed to provide optimal results. Depending on the severity of the scar, more sessions may be needed for complete scar removal. This treatment is considered to be of mild discomfort, although Contact Cooling™ technology is provided to help keep the patient more comfortable. For larger areas of scarring, topical anesthetic is available.

*individual patient experience may vary

ICON™ TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS

Stretch marks are a fairly common occurrence for both men and women, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Icon™ laser stretch mark treatments are designed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and reveal smoother skin. Stretch marks can appear for a number of reasons, including puberty, pregnancy, a fluctuation in weight, or can be your genetics.

  • No Surgery

  • No Downtime

  • No Anesthesia Required

HOW DOES STRETCH MARK REMOVAL WORK?

The Icon™ Aesthetic System uses non-ablative fractional laser technology to treat stretch marks. This laser light energy targets and breaks down and softens stretch marks to help reduce their appearance. Icon™ laser stretch mark reduction treatments also stimulate new collagen production revealing smoother, healthy skin with improved tone and texture of stretch marks. This is a non-invasive way to treat stretch marks and can be used on most skin types.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING LASER STRETCH MARK REDUCTION

Each stretch mark removal treatment is 30 minutes or less and can be performed without anesthesia. While individual patient experience will vary, we recommend at least 4-6 treatments to achieve best results in reducing the appearance of stretch marks. In addition to Icon™ Contact Cooling™ technology, a cool roller is used to help make the procedure more comfortable for patients.

* There is minimal downtime with laser stretch mark reduction, so you are able to continue most of your daily activities following treatment.

Schedule a consultation today to begin the process of fading your stretch marks!

*individual patient experience may vary


SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL WITH THE ICON™ AESTHETIC SYSTEM

Are you tired of trying to cover up your legs to hide veins? The Icon™ Aesthetic System is designed to clear a variety of leg veins, from the smaller red vessels (spider veins) to some larger blue reticular veins so you can bare your legs again! This is a non-invasive laser treatment, so you don’t have to deal with the pain and recovery time that comes with surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of leg veins.

  • No Surgery or Scars

  • No Anesthesia Needed

  • Effective on Most Skin Types

  • No Downtime

HOW DO LEG VEIN REDUCTION TREATMENTS WORK?

The Icon™ laser 1064 wave length is used to target unwanted leg veins. The energy from the laser constricts blood vessels in the leg without harming the surrounding skin. This helps veins to slowly diminish and fade away, leaving behind clearer skin.* This is a non-invasive leg vein reduction treatment that can be used on most skin types.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING LASER LEG VEIN REDUCTION

A single Icon™ laser leg vein treatment takes anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on size of area being treated. While some patients report seeing improvement in the appearance of their leg veins after only one session. Individual patient conditions and experience may vary, so more than one treatment may be needed to reduce the appearance of leg veins, you may require 1-3 treatments for complete vein reduction. Contact Cooling™ technology helps to make this low discomfort treatment even more comfortable.

* There is no anesthesia needed with laser vein reduction, so you can resume your regular activities following treatment without downtime.

Schedule a consultation and bare your legs again!

*individual patient experience may vary

 

MEDSPA TREATMENTS

FOR THE FACE
HydraFacial MD™
Uncover a new, beautiful layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and calming resurfacing. Clear and minimize pores with mild suction, then infuse the skin with essential antioxidants and peptides to hydrate, improve the complexion and restore skin health.
60 minutes

Signature Facial
HydraFacial MD combined with Microdermabrasion or Dermplaning and a customized skin peel and infusion
90 minutes

Skin Medica Peels™
Illuminize - "Red Carpet" glow, great for mile skin imperfections. If you're looking for a brighter, more radiant complexion, with no down time, this is the peel for you!

Vitalize - a three step exfoliation procedure composed of a blended pharmaceutical solution designed to address mild to moderate skin imperfections such as sun damage, mild hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and uneven texture. Mild peeling occurs.

Rejuvenize - For a noticeable improvement in more severe skin issues, such as extreme sun-damage, melasma, acne scaring and wrinkles. With this more concentrated solution you will see a smoother, more even and firmer skin.

The Perfect Derma Peel™ - The Premier Peel is formulated with the most advanced and effective unique blend of medical grade ingredients. Provides superior results for aging skin, severe hyper-pigmentation, active acne scarring, noticeably reduces pore size and fine lines or wrinkles. Patient home care kit included.

Dermaplaning
Cleaning, exfoliation, mild facial peel, application of customized antioxidants, serums and moisture
45 minutes

Brow and Facial Waxing
Includes eye mask and sunscreen.
25 minutes

MICRO-NEEDLING

WHAT IS MICRO-NEEDLING?
Micro-needling device designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars on the face and body.

It allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation.

Micro-needling has been safely used in a wide variety of patient-types including patients of all skin-types. It stimulates your skin’s natural ability to repair itself.

Variable depths (.25mm to 2.5mm) are used to provide significant versatility to create change in many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. The actual procedure typically takes 60 minutes start to finish, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the severity of damage on the skin and results in little to no downtime for the patient.

Micro-Needling With PRP
WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY?

Platelet Rich Plasma is relatively simple to obtain and the entire process can be done in-office in less than a half-hour. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and then spun in a centrifuge. This separates the platelets – which comprise just a tiny percentage of the blood – from red and white blood cells. By isolating the platelets, you’re able to produce a highly-concentrated plasma. This is then injected into the area of skin being treated, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase reparative cells. Since platelet rich plasma is produced from the patient’s own blood, it stimulates your own Growth Factors to “rev up” which makes it is the ultimate in “natural” healing.

NO RISK OF SIDE-EFFECTS
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has been well-received by physicians and patients because it is safe and effective. PRP takes a small amount of the patient’s own blood, therefore there is no risk of disease transmission, rejection, or toxic reaction. This reduces the risk of infection and makes the procedure much less complicated to apply to the patient.

INJECTABLES
At Benefi Center for Aesthetics we offer Botox® Cosmetic, Juvaderm, Voluma, Vobella™ and Dermal Fillers. Botox is a very safe treatment to help minimize facial expression lines, like frown lines or crows feet. These small injections can also enhance your appearance. Dermal fillers are used to correct and enhance many facial concerns. The most common areas are treated to soften laugh lines, add subtle volume to lips or reduce lip lines. These natural looking fillers are great to minimize shadows or hallow areas, and to lift and rejuvenate the cheeks and facial skin.

Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy involves a simple series of small injections which help break down unwanted localized areas of fat. This process of breaking down body fat is referred to as lipolysis. This technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer of skin [mesoderm]. Mesotherapy can correct underlying issues like pore circulation, and fatty pockets under the skin. Evaluation with your provider can help you learn how many treatments may be needed. A single session can cost between $250-$500.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Well over ten years ago, medical scientists began to realize that a specific portion of human blood contained special growth factors and healing-inducing properties. This portion of blood is known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), is without red blood cells but contains blood serum. It is what’s responsible for blood clotting and tissue healing. In addition to speeding the healing process, PRP also contains a significant array of growth factors that make it an enhancer of the function of tissue that it comes into contact with. PRP is used in many areas of medicine, including acceleration of healing of tendon injuries, the treatment of osteoarthritis, in some aspects of dental work, and in cardiovascular medicine. PRP is isolated from one’s own blood and re-injected into an area of the body where it may induce healing or growth-enhancing properties including cell growth, new tissue generation and repair, formation on new blood vessels, and collagen production.

PRP for Hair Restoration
About 50 million American men and 30 million women have male- or female-pattern baldness. It can begin early in life, but is much more common after age 50. Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is a genetic problem that can leave you feeling helpless. Options, like prescription drugs, are often partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects. Surgical hair restoration can be expensive. PRP for hair restoration involves the injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp..

PRP for Hair Restoration:

  • Increases blood supply to the hair follicle

  • Increases hair shaft thickness

  • Triggers and maintains the hair growth phase

  • Controls hair growth cycle

  • Decreases hair loss

Good candidates:

  • More recent hair loss

  • Not on blood thinners

  • No underlying disorder such as thyroid disease or lupus

  • Hair present, just thin and small-PRP will not work on bald scalp

The Procedure:

  • Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm

  • The blood is spun in a special centrifuge (we use PureSpin) to separate the blood from the plasma and to concentrate the plasma

  • PRP is then placed in a syringe with a thin needle and injected into the scalp in the areas of thinning hair

  • Topical or injectable anesthetics can be used per patient preference

  • There is no downtime or long recovery

  • Initially, 3 sessions are done spaced four to six weeks apart

  • Treatments must be continued periodically to maintain results

  • It takes 2-3 months for results to occur

It is important to keep in mind that PRP can, and should, be a part of a multifaceted program to treat hair thinning and loss. We carry a specially formulated shampoo and a scientifically formulated scalp solution that is specific to females or males to help with hair growth and decrease hair loss.

PRP for Vaginal Rejuvenation
The loss of sexual desire, sexual dysfunction, sexual performance or urine incontinence affects millions of women on a daily basis. Independent of age, these disorders can significantly affect a woman’s life. Many factors can cause these problems. Hormonal, physical, psychological and relationship issues are some of the more common reasons for sexual disorders in women. When these factors have been addressed and problems remain, vaginal PRP injections may help. Although each woman’s results can be different, here is a list of some changes patients have noticed.

Vaginal PRP Benefits:

  • Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation

  • Stronger orgasm

  • More frequent orgasm

  • Increased sexual desire

  • Increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm

  • Decreased pain for those with painful sex

  • Increased natural lubrication

  • Decreased urinary incontinence

  • A tighter vaginal opening

  • Younger, smoother skin around the vagina


Some women will notice immediate effects from the PRP injections, but it takes several weeks to achieve the full effects.

The Procedure:

  • Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and the PRP is prepared

  • A potent numbing cream is applied to the vaginal tissue by the patient

  • PRP is injected into the clitoris and around the urethra and upper vagina

  • There is no downtime and no limitations to sexual activity.

Get in touch

Benefi Center for Aesthetics
544 W. Pershing Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 872-2400