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DR. TONI BARK

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Fillers

What Patients Say About My Aestethic Skills

I have always taken pride in the natural looking results I achieve in the aesthetic work I perform on my patients. If you are someone who wants to look frozen in time and would rather have a bizarre looking upper lip than vertical lines, I am not your woman. However, if you just want to…

Filling with blunt tipped cannulas

Every now and then, I write about facial rejeuvenation techniques such as liquid facelifts, something that sets me apart from the average “filler”. What I’d like to write about today is the use of blunt tipped cannulas for facial filling. While this sounds technical (it is ), it can make a world of difference between…

Non-Surgical Facelifts Compared to Just Filling

Everyday, I notice women in the Chicago area who have had obvious facial filler jobs performed on them. They all look similar. Why is this and is it the only way to rejuvenate one’s face? The answer to the second question is, no. The answer to the first question is twofold: Most doctors use fillers…

The Beauty of Radiesse

In my medical office in the Chicago area, I use many forms of facial filler as well as heat treatments such as Fotofacial and Refirme. For younger women with just the beginning signs of aging, filler is ample for the nasolabial folds. But for older women with deeper creases and cheek fat that has fallen,…

Glowing Beautiful Skin

One often hears how healthy someone looks. What prompts people to say that someone looks healthy? Most often, it is subtle cues such as texture of skin, even skin tone with a mild glow and bright eyes. Many of these features are interpreted unconsciously to be equivalent with health, vigor and youth. Proper skin care…

Non Surgical Face Lifts

As we age, we lose volume in key areas. For the purpose of this blog article, I will be writing only about facial aging and changes. Many patients show up to my Chicago area office complaining about smile lines (wrinkles from their nose to their mouth) and about their marionette lines. Women tend to suffer…

The Down Side of Permanent or Almost Permanent Fillers

Be careful what you wish for. I’ve had more than a few patients walk in my Chicago area office with silicone filled lips or problematic bumps on their face from Sculptra that were unhappy with their outcome but could not do anything about it. One of the unhappy patients had silicone enhanced lips and had…

The Benefit of Using Growth Factors in Mesotherapy

Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that promote tissue growth. They are the hottest trend in upscale skin care lines. The growth factors that are being used have been shown in the lab to promote collagen generation and to decrease collagen degeneration. Skin is a wonderful impermeable protective organ. Water soluble topical applications to not…

Does Filler Have to Look Obvious?

Is it necessary to look like a kissing trout or a parading duck after having your lips augmented and having the lines of your top lip filled in? I think not. I notice in my Chicago practice, many women walking around with lips like Daffy Duck. It has become a look that has been accepted…