I am so pleased with Dr. Kovak and his wonderful supportive staff. Dr. Kovak is knowledgeable, intelligent, friendly, caring, and understanding. I have been to a multitude of dermatologist across the country and I choose to see Dr. Kovak to ensure I get the accurate diagnosis of any issue I may be having, and also so I can get his professional opinion for what services he would suggest for aesthetic treatments. I have seen dermatologists from Southern California rated as “top docs” on the cover of Beverly Hills Magazines, and although these MDs are good I have found that Dr. Kovak’s services are still superior in all aspects of care -regarding both Medical needs and Aesthetic offerings / opinions. In terms of his support team of assistants and nurses, they too are friendly, supportive, caring, understanding, and just outstanding. I could not ask for better service. I will continue to fly from Southern California to see Dr. Kovak despite the number of quality resources I have surrounding me in this prestigious area of the country for dermatology, as I can fully trust Dr. Kovak with all my care needs, and find that his skills cannot be surpassed by those physicians considered the best in the world in this specialty. If I could give this team a rating of 100 stars I would!
I had tried two other doctors for BOTOX treatment in the past and since I came to see Dr. Kovak I realize that I had been wasting my time. Dr. Kovak understood exactly what my treatment goals were and so far I have nothing but positive results. Thanks Dr. Kovak!
I’ve gone to many “high-profile” skin experts throughout Chicago and I have never found anyone as effective as Dr. Kovak. Dr. Kovak’s cutting edge laser procedures have exceed all my expectations. He is extremely personable, professional and thorough; He & his staff have earned my trust and loyalty. I tell everyone I know about him!
I have been battling Melasma for a few years now, ever since I turned 30. I have done Photorejuvination and it has helped. Recently I tried the new MicroLaser Peel and my skin looks better than when I was in college. My skin is even toned and smoother, less wrinkles too. Yes, there is some down time, about 4 days, but it is well worth it. I would highly recommend it to anyone with discoloration of the skin or brown spots. I feel and look 5 years younger. Thank you Dr. Kovak!
If anyone is in the Chicagoland area is looking for a superb, caring and a dedicated dermatologist, it would be Dr. Kovak. When you are in his office, you are his only patient. The laser institute is top notch. I love his work.
I have tried to find a closer doctor, but none give the attention to my problems that Dr. Kovak does. -T.S.
Dr. Kovak is so great and so is his staff.
Love/hate photofacials -tough recovery, but great results.
Kovak Laser Institute is my only choice for receiving injections of any sort. Dr. Kovak and his staff exceed all my expectations in all areas.
Good morning Dr. Kovak and staff,
I wanted to send you a few pictures of my lower lip that you treated. But most of all wanted to THANK YOU! and Dr. Stefani for recommending you because I just love how the laser treatment turned out and I could not be happier!!!!!!!!!
- The first picture is how I have tried to smile over the years when pictures were taken of me.
- Second picture is my current SMILE all the time!
- Third picture is an over all of my current lip! FABULOUS
All the best,
NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE
I have been a patient at the Kovak Laser Institute for the past seven years. I had seen a TV news story in which Dr. Kovak was administering Intense Pulsed Light to a patient, the result being skin with more even coloring and texture, fresher looking, dewy. What did I have to lose? After 50 years of being exposed to the sun and wind while biking, golfing, and running, I had developed dark spots on my chest, face, neck and hands. Regular facials just weren’t having a big enough impact on the aging process – I needed something more aggressive. Also, I noticed that women who had had facelifts still didn’t look great, because the texture and condition of their skin showed the effects of many years of exposure to external elements.
After my first three IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments, the skin on my face and chest was restored to an even coloration and texture. I find IPL to be very tolerable in terms of discomfort and never require an anesthetic. My face is slightly swollen for about a day, and the sun damaged areas become darker. This can be covered with makeup. As the week goes by, some of the dark spots exfoliate during cleansing. A final microdermabrasion one week after treatment removes the remaining dead skin and, there you are, with skin that is noticeably smoother and fresher looking with no brown spots. Even with the religious use of 55 sunscreen, my skin still gets some sun damage during the summer. So every fall, as soon as my tan fades, I make an annual appointment for maintenance IPL. This year, I will include my hands and forearms as well. This is a very beneficial treatment with minimal downtime or discomfort, and it is affordable.
In the “filler” department, I have tried collagen, cosmoplast, and restylane, but my current favorite is Sculptra. Dr. Kovak uses it under my eyes and in the naso-labial folds to plump and fill hollow areas. It is very long-lasting, up to two years. Again, I tolerate this procedure without anesthetic. The injected areas can be a little swollen for a couple of days, and I usually bruise slightly at some of the injection sites, but again, this can be covered with makeup and is totally gone in less than a week. The procedure restores a feeling of fullness, giving a more youthful look to the face. It produces very subtle but noticeable results, and best of all, it does not require constant maintenance.
I started a series of full face Fraxell treatments last spring. I will resume these in the fall, after my summer color fades. For this procedure, I do require local anesthesia. Afterwards, there is noticeable swelling for 3 – 5 days. This differs for each person. My skin feels rough and I have continuous exfoliation for a couple of weeks after treatment. However, I feel comfortable going out after 3 or 4 days. I need more time between treatments than the suggested two weeks. As a result of Fraxell, my skin looks firmer with more even coloration, and fine lines are less noticeable. I am anxious to try the “new and improved” Fraxell coming in September 2007.
I also like Botox, but find that I now want it only around the eyes, and at the top of my forehead. I prefer to retain more of a natural look than the immovable fixed look of too much Botox.
As we age, it is important to understand that, while we can never stop the clock, we can slow it down. It is a long-term, continuous process requiring a doctor who specializes in cosmetic procedures, and who has an artful eye when treating faces, both female and male.
For me, the objective is to enhance my features in a natural looking way – to feel comfortable in my own skin – to still feel like myself – not just another pretty face.
Dr. Stan Kovak and his staff are the best team in Chicagoland for helping you achieve a more youthful but natural look. I am one of his biggest fans, and I recommend his practice at every opportunity.