Arawan MedSpa + Wellness
Phone: (847) 440-3417
Where did you grow up?
Our owners, Dr. Eric de la Cruz MD FACS and Sunshine de la Cruz RN, are Filipino-Americans who grew up in Lincolnwood and Morton Grove, respectively. They both attended Niles West High School together.
How long have you lived in the area?
Both Eric and Sunshine grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago but moved their family to the East Coast (DC / Maryland / Virginia area) in 2009 for Dr. de la Cruz to start his service in the US Army as an active-duty military surgeon. Dr. de la Cruz completed his surgical training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and was later stationed at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital where Dr. de la Cruz ultimately served as the Chief of Surgery. During that time frame, Sunshine worked as an intensive care unit nurse and supervisor at Walter Reed. The family's last duty station was in South Korea before moving back to Annapolis, Maryland. While in Korea, Dr. de la Cruz had the privilege of continuing to serve as the Chief of Surgery while closing down the historic Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (Yongsan-Gu, Seoul) and subsequently opening the new Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital further south in the area of Pyeongtaek. After leaving active duty, Dr. de la Cruz completed his trauma / surgical critical care training at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The family completed a staggered move back to the Chicago land area and fully relocated together in mid-2021. The husband and wife / doctor-nurse duo realized their passion for aesthetics and opened Arawan MedSpa + Wellness in Buffalo Grove in June 2023 to provide top-notch wellness and Medspa services.
How did you come into your profession? What was your path that led you to where you are now?
Nurse Sunshine’s journey into the aesthetics field began with a strong passion for helping others achieve their optimal health and well-being as an ER and ICU nurse. After 20 years of being a registered nurse and holding multiple leadership positions, Sunshine transitioned to the field of permanent makeup and medical tattooing after having her eyebrows microbladed in hopes of giving others the same confidence she gained from the procedure. Soon after, she and her husband, Dr. de la Cruz, expanded their aesthetic services and opened Arawan MedSpa + Wellness in Buffalo Grove with the intention of helping others age gracefully.
What is your business?
Arawan MedSpa + Wellness is a medical spa that offers a wide range of skin care services to help individuals enhance their natural beauty. Arawan Medspa provides an array of anti-aging treatments using mindfully made serum boosters to give a nice glow-up as one of the authorized HydraFacialists in the United States, microneedling to induce collagen production for healthier / smoother skin, topical plant-based stem cell treatments or PRP for hair rejuvenation and skin resurfacing, neuromodulators such as Botox and Jeuveau to help minimize wrinkles, nonsurgical facelifts with PDO threads, medical weight loss with injectable medications, and body contouring for noninvasive fat loss. We are expanding our services to include painless laser hair removal and liposuction with the ability to perform autologous fat transfer to act as a natural filler for the face or other areas of the body where enhancement is desired.
How long have you been in business?
We have been proudly serving our community for six months and look forward to continuing to do so as we expand our services.
Where is your business located?
We are located at 1431 McHenry Road, Suite 106, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. We have a comfortable facility and restorative experience for our clients.
What is the problem your company solves for the consumer?
Arawan MedSpa + Wellness addresses a variety of wellness and aesthetic concerns. We help our clients look and feel their best, offering solutions to help maintain healthy skin, anti-aging (HydraFacial, tox injections, PDO Thread lifts, microneedling), medical weight loss with medications, body sculpting for noninvasive fat loss, and will eventually be offering laser hair removal as well as liposuction with the option for autologous fat transfer.
Do you do it better, faster, or cheaper than others?
We take pride in our highly trained and experienced team giving a personalized approach to each client. Our commitment to personalized experience without rushing treatments, as well as providing high-quality care and results, sets us apart.
Given your expertise, what educational advice can you offer?
For those seeking to enhance their natural beauty, it’s essential to understand that what it means to age gracefully is defined by each person individually and that definition will lead to a journey. While certain treatments provide instant gratification, the overall process will take time and dedication. It is crucial to work with professionals who can help guide your unique journey to help you reach your goals over that time.
If you’ve had clients from our publication’s area(s), do you have any great stories, references, or testimonials that you’d like to include?
We’ve had the pleasure of serving clients from various areas, and their stories of transformation and satisfaction are a testament to our dedication. We would be happy to provide references and testimonials upon request.
What is your favorite part about what you do?
Our favorite part is witnessing the positive impact we have on our clients’ lives. Helping them regain confidence, improve their health, and enhance their natural beauty is incredibly rewarding.
What is the hardest part of your job?
Balancing the ever-evolving field of medical aesthetics and wellness can be challenging. Staying updated with the latest advancements and ensuring our clients receive the best care requires constant dedication.
What else should we know about you, your family, or your business?
Arawan MedSpa + Wellness is a family-oriented business owned by Dr. Eric de la Cruz (a proud veteran with two deployments to the Middle East as an Army surgeon currently serving in the Army Reserves) and his wife, Nurse Sunshine. They have assembled a team with the goal of treating every client like an extended family by ensuring a warm and welcoming experience on the road to reaching their aesthetic goals.
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