Chicago IL Facial Aesthetics | Education, Experience, and Happiness: A Beginner’s Guide to Our Favorite Doctor, Dr. McCullom

When you come to Timeless Beauty for you facial cosmetic solution, you’ll be working with one of the most skilled and dedicated doctors in the business. As one of only five African-American Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons in the country with a medical degree, Dr. Cornell McCullom III brings excellence to everything he does. Get to know our favorite doctor with this brief beginner’s guide and see for yourself why Dr. McCullom should be your number one choice.

Chicago IL Facial Aesthetics | Education, Experience, and Happiness: A Beginner’s Guide to Our Favorite Doctor, Dr. McCullom

Education:

Graduating from Yale would be an impressive accomplishment for anyone. But for Dr. McCullom it was only the beginning of an extensive scholarly career. Seeking the next challenge, Dr. McCullom went on to earn his dental degree from Howard University. After a few years of assistant professorship at Northwestern and the University of Illinois, Dr. McCullom once again endeavored for more. He returned to school, earning his medical degree from Northwestern University and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in implant surgery, facial surgeries and more.

Today, Dr. McCullom believes in staying up-to-date with the newest procedures. To ensure you get the best available care, he attends lectures and education seminars regularly. With all this education under his belt, it’s no wonder that he wants to share it with each of his patients. One of Dr. McCullom’s goals when working with you is to make sure you learn about your procedure, its benefits, and maybe even a little about yourself.

Experience:

In addition to all the years gaining invaluable experience through his schooling, Dr. McCullom completed a year long general anesthesia fellowship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He has also assisted in live videotaped surgeries for continuing education seminars. Dr. McCullom is a member of numerous professional organizations and is even starting his own teaching institute in Chicago to pass along his knowledge.

Happiness:

Dr. McCullom has been featured in newspapers and even on ABC News for his commitment to his field. In his free time, he finds happiness through regular exercise, including coaching youth soccer teams and practicing the Japanese martial art Aikido.

Dr. McCullom is also interested in making sure you leave his office feeling happy with your results. Don’t hesitate to schedule your next appointment and experience Dr. McCullom’s authentic and driven style of care.

Chicago IL Facial Aesthetics | What the Heck is Xeomin?

WXeomin. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. And yet, it’s been around on our planet for years. So what is this treatment and what does it do? Read on for your crash course in Xeomin.

Chicago IL Facial Aesthetics | What the Heck is Xeomin?

At the most basic level, Xeomin is a different form of botulinum toxin, aka Botox. It works almost the same way as Botox and is used to relax muscle movement in areas that contribute to wrinkles, such as the forehead.

While they share the same ingredients, Xeomin is created after an extra step of purification. While Botox retains a protective layer of proteins, this same layer is stripped from Xeomin.

As far as patients like you are concerned, these treatments offer nearly identical services. So why would you choose Xeomin over Botox?

Because of that stripped layer of proteins, it’s a great alternative for those who are feeling like their botox treatments aren’t working as well as they used to. The lack of a protective protein coating means that our bodies are less likely to develop antibodies to negate the effects of the treatment.

In blind studies, neither patients nor doctors could distinguish between the final results of the two treatments. However, many patients did note that there were reduced feelings of “tightness” with Xeomin as compared to Botox.

To determine which treatment, Botox or Xeomin, is right for you, you should consult with your doctor. Dr. McCullom has the expertise and in depth understanding of facial cosmetics that this short article could never provide. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and get started on achieving your own timeless beauty.  

Chicago IL Facial Cosmetics | The Not-So-Scary Vampire Facelift

Ageless and beautiful, the depiction of vampires in popular culture has shifted quite a bit in recent times. If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you could have their timeless beauty, the vampire facelift might be an option for you.

This non-surgical option can be a great solution to restore some youth to your face, making you appear brighter and rejuvenated. Using only the natural platelets found in your own blood stream, this procedure can smooth out lines while stimulating skin regeneration and collagen formation in as little as half an hour. The best part? You don’t have to get bitten for the process to work. We’ll use a much more sanitary method. 

Although your blood in mainly a liquid, it also contains a few solid components, some of which are called platelets. Platelets are usually responsible for normal clotting, but have a unique use for your appearance as well. When isolated, concentrated and then activated, platelets release proteins and growth factors that cause the body to release stem cells. These natural factors stimulate skin regeneration and increase collagen formation to cause skin tightening and overall rejuvenation.   

The vampire facelift also has great financial and safety benefits. Other types of procedures use artificial materials which can be a lot more expensive. The nature of the products used in the vampire facelift also eliminate the risks usually involved in other procedures. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of rejection, infection or allergic reaction. There may be some small amounts of swelling, redness or bruising from the needle itself, but these issues are resolved quickly.   

If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to gradually improve skin texture and tone, the vampire facelift is an ideal treatment for you. Contact our office to learn more about the treatment options available to you courtesy of Dr. Cornell McCullom. 

Chicago IL Facial Cosmetics | How To Prepare For Your Cosmetic Surgery

From your very first consultation, to the last day of your recovery period, Dr. Cornell McCullom of Timeless Beauty is here to make sure your cosmetic surgery is a wonderful experience. The following list will help guide you through the process.

Chicago IL Facial Cosmetics | How To Prepare For Your Cosmetic Surgery

Before Meeting Your Surgeon  

Make sure you consider your procedure and write down any questions you have. You won’t have to worry about forgetting any of them and you’ll be able to express any concerns you have. Also, don’t be afraid to ask your questions. Dr. McCullom welcomes any and all questions that you may have and wants to help put your mind at ease. Get to know your doctor through this question and answer process.   

During Your Visit 

To make things easier on yourself, you should have your medical history available. Fill out your paperwork as completely as possible. This will help ensure the proper planning and safety measures taken throughout the process. 

After Your Procedure 

Make sure you follow all the instructions and advice given to you., As an experienced medical professional, Dr. McCullom has the know-how to make sure your recovery is as quick as possible, with minimal complications.  

As always, your care is our number one priority. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule your next appointment, do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you.    

Chicago Nose Job | Could a Non-Surgical Nose Job Be Right For You?

If you’re not satisfied with the shape of your nose, but don’t want to undergo any invasive surgical procedures, there may still be hope for you. As our skill with injectable fillers continues to increase, more people are looking at a “liquid” nose job.  

Traditionally, rhinoplasty is a surgery that requires anesthesia and a significant amount of time to heal. The resulting changes to the nose are permanent. A liquid nose job, or non-surgical rhinoplasty uses ice to numb the injection area before using small needles to change the shape of the nose with fillers or Botox. Unlike a surgical procedure, the results are only temporary (lasting anywhere from 9 months – 2 years) which could be a big positive if you end up not liking the results.  

Not all people and not all issues can be fixed with this non-surgical option, but if you’re the right candidate, this procedure can be used to cover issues like a crooked nose, or a bump to make the nose appear straighter, more refined and even smaller. 

Non surgical rhinoplasty can not be used to slim the width of the base of the nose, narrow the nasal tip or bring the nostrils in. The procedure also can’t bring the top of the nose closer to the face.  

While there are risks involved with any procedure, this non-surgical option has limited risks and complications are extremely rare. In fact, it is most likely one of the safest procedures you can have done.  

If you’d like to learn more, or want to see if non-surgical rhinoplasty may be an option for you, please contact our office. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Facelift Chicago | How Fat Grafting Can Rewind the Clock

Looking for a youthful, natural appearance? Fat grafting can be added to dermal fillers or used on its own to help create a smoother skin. Unlike dermal fillers alone, fat grafting can have a longer lasting effect. 

What is Fat Grafting? 

As we age, our face loses fat and volume around the eyes, jaws and cheeks. As the face loses volume, wrinkles and lines can become more prominent. Fat grafting gives us the ability to remove excess fat deposits  from other areas of the body and gently place it in the areas where it has depleted with age, subtly restoring your youthful appearance.  

How Does it Work? 

Once fat is collected, it is purified, and carefully placed. The result is a natural look that typically lasts longer than dermal fillers.  Platelet rich plasma can be included in the injection for a longer lasting result. Recovery from the procedure is minimal and can last up to a week. Cold compresses can alleviate any swelling that occurs.  

Is it Right for Me? 

Everybody’s skin is unique. If you’re interested in seeing if fat grafting is right for you, contact our office for an appointment. 

Chicago Facial Cosmetics | Tips for Glowing Summer Skin

Summer is finally here, but is your skin summer-ready? Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a few helpful tips on how to prepare your skin for summer and get the glowing summer skin you dream of. 

Protect Your Skin 

Make sure your skin is protected from harsh UVA and UVB radiation. This radiation not only damages your skin, but will cause premature aging. To prevent this, your sunscreen should be fresh – check the expiration date on your bottle from last year. When buying sunscreen, check to see if it protects against both UVA and UVB radiation for the best protection. 

It’s important to reapply sunscreen every two hours and/or after swimming. It’s easy to forget to reapply, so set a timer on your phone if you need a reminder. Some people hate the feel of greasy sunscreen on their face, which deters them from reapplying or applying at all. If you relate, look into sunscreens that are specifically made for your face. They are often lightly moisturizing, non greasy and some come in spray form as to not mess up makeup.   

Lips are often forgotten when it comes to sunscreen and as a result are a common place for skin cancer. Protect your lips with a balm or gloss that contains SPF – remember to reapply! 

Remove Dead Skin 

No matter what time of the year, exfoliation is an important part of skincare. Our skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells and, if not removed, they make the skin look dull. Some people have issues with clogged pores or itchy, flaky skin from dead skin as well. A gentle exfoliation a few times a week will help to keep your skin looking bright and healthy. 

Moisturize Daily 

Summer can make your skin feel hot and sticky – but you still need a moisturizer! Pack away the heavy butters and creams from winter and look to a light, refreshing moisturizer. Gels and lotions are the lightest form of moisturizers and will absorb quickly into the skin. Apply your daily moisturizer after the shower for quick absorption.  

For more tips on how to get glowing summer skin, contact our office. 

Timeless Beauty Phone: (773) 488-3738 820 East 87th Street Suite 201 Chicago, IL 60619


Facial Aesthetics Chicago | Facelifts Without the Surgery – Nova Threads

Ready to turn back the hands of time?  

Want a facelift without going under the knife? 

Did you know there is a non-invasive, office procedure with IMMEDIATE results?! 

Dr. Cornell McCollum offers NovaThread Lifts.  Treatment takes less than an hour and works to lift and contour loose, sagging skin.  NovaThread utilizes PDO (polydioxanone) sutures to offer instant skin lifting, skin tightening, and even new collagen growth and neovascularization–improving skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity.  So not only will your skin look younger, it will actually feel younger and healthier.  And the best news yet–the body-shaping results can last up to 2 years! 

NovaThread is a minimally invasive procedure which requires only local anesthesia.  It is an injection-based procedure, so there are no cuts, which means no scars or scar tissue. The NovaThread sutures are naturally absorbed by the body in 4-6 months.  And NovaThreads can be used in more than just the face and neck–they can target other sagging skin areas, too, like the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and/or knees. 

Contact Timeless Beauty Facial Aesthetics Chicago to schedule your consultation with Dr. McCollum today.   

Dr. McCollum is welcoming new patients.  

Timeless Beauty Phone: (773) 488-3738 820 East 87th Street Suite 201 Chicago, IL 60619

Think Spring

Now that the cold weather is behind us, it’s time to get ready for Spring and Summer weather.   But before you start breaking out the shorts and short-sleeved shirts, you’ll want to prepare your skin for more sun exposure.

Changes in Your Skin

Spring in Chicago means rain.  The sudden influx of humidity paired with the on-again, off-again of the heat (and sometimes even the A/C) can start showing up on your skin.  Areas of your face may be extra oily, which can lead to acne and redness.  Continue to moisturize, but try something that has a water-based formula instead of an oil-base.

Exfoliate

If you toned back on exfoliating in the winter, it may be time to bring that back into your normal routine.  Shedding dry skin can be a nuisance but under that dry, dead skin lies fresh, beautiful, new skin waiting to be revealed.  Exfoliating helps remove that top layer of skin and helps prevent dead skin from clogging your pores.

For the ultimate spring-cleaning of your pores, schedule a chemical peel with Dr. Cornell McCullom.  Dr. McCullom will meet with you and determine which peel is right for your skin based on your skin’s needs.

Protect Your Skin

Even though rainy days are a staple of spring, UV exposure doesn’t take a vacation.  Be sure to always wear SPF, especially on your face (and don’t forget your ears!).  Dr. McCullom recommends using a minimum of a 30 SPF on a daily basis.  Be sure to reapply often if you’re outdoors for extended durations, or if you’re perspiring.

Stay Hydrated

Evening walks and extended sunlight hours are some of everyone’s favorite parts of Spring.  But don’t forget to grab a bottle of water with you on your walks.  Staying properly hydrated by drinking at least eight 8-oz glasses of water a day is a must to keep your skin healthy.  As a bonus, you’ll feel energized and proper hydration can even help keep your appetite under control and aid in breaking down fat.  That’s a win-win-win!

These simple changes will help your skin look and feel it’s best.  Dr. McCullom is welcoming new patients to his practice.  If you’re ready to put your best face forward, contact Timeless Beauty, Facial Aesthetics Chicago to schedule your cosmetic consultation today.

Chicago Facial Aesthetics | Sculptra: The Long Lasting Facial Filler

If you have deep wrinkles or creases, or need to plump areas of fat loss (sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, or skin indentations), then the Sculptra Aesthetic filler may be just what you need!

Dr. Cornell McCullom offers this treatment in his convenient Chicago office.  Sculptra injection treatments take about 30 minutes.  The treatments have virtually no down time at all.  Full results are typically achieved in about two to four treatments.  Unlike other fillers, Sculptra produces gradual results that are long-lasting, with effects lasting up to 2 years.

Sculptra is injected beneath the skin and works by replacing lost collagen. Sculptra uses poly-L lactic acid, which the human body naturally produces and has been used in sutures (also known as stitches) for many years. Following the injection, an easy aftercare procedure helps to ensure the lasting effects.  Results become apparent gradually during the first weeks following the procedure, leaving the skin surface appearing younger and restored.

Dr. McCollum is welcoming new patients to his office.  If you’re considering a filler and interested in learning more about Sculptra or other fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, or Belotero, contact our team to schedule your consultation today.