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  • Intro to Body Contouring (Deposit Paid)

    Ready to transform your body into the best version of itself? Look no further than Arawan MedSpa + Wellness and take advantage of our Introduction to Body Contouring service. Using a combination of ultrasound cavitation, radio frequency, vacuum therapy, and vibration therapy, we will help you achieve the body of your dreams. Remember to hydrate - drinking plenty of water and rest is key to maximizing your results. Take a deeper look about non-invasive body contouring by visiting our blog:

  • Permanent Make Up Color Correction

    Permanent makeup color correction is a specialized procedure designed to rectify and improve the appearance of previously applied permanent makeup that has resulted in undesirable or faded colors. It is a meticulous process performed by experienced technicians who aim to restore the natural look and balance of the permanent makeup. The color correction process involves assessing the existing pigments, identifying areas that need adjustment, and selecting corrective pigments to counteract the unwanted colors. The technician carefully applies the corrective pigments to neutralize or balance the existing tones, creating a more natural and harmonious result. The target color may be applied on the same session depending on the condition of the skin. The success of permanent makeup color correction depends on the technician's expertise in color theory, understanding of skin undertones, and knowledge of pigments' interactions. They must accurately analyze the existing colors and choose corrective pigments that effectively address the issues. It is important to note that color correction may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired outcome, especially if the existing pigments are deeply saturated or significantly faded. The number of sessions and the duration of the correction process can vary depending on the individual's specific needs and the complexity of the color correction required. By undergoing permanent makeup color correction, individuals can rectify previous cosmetic tattooing issues and enhance the appearance of their permanent makeup. With the expertise of a skilled technician, it is possible to achieve more balanced, natural-looking results that restore confidence and satisfaction with the permanent makeup.

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  • Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures: A Winter Skin Chemical Peel Guide

    Achieve a Youthful Glow Just in Time for the Holidays Written by Sunshine de la Cruz RN It's the perfect season to rejuvenate your skin and look your best for the upcoming holiday gatherings. The other path to achieving that youthful glow is through our chemical peels to help you look and feel your best this winter. Embrace the Magic of Chemical Peels: What is a Chemical Peel? A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves applying a solution to the skin to exfoliate and remove the top layer. This process stimulates collagen production and reveals fresh, radiant skin beneath. Benefits for Winter: Improves skin texture and tone. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Addresses hyperpigmentation and sun damage. Skin treatments are customized to your skin's needs. Improving skin texture refers to making the surface of your skin smoother, more even, and healthier in appearance and feel. Skin texture can be affected by various factors, including genetics, age, sun exposure, skincare habits, and environmental factors. When people talk about improving skin texture, they usually mean addressing the following aspects: Smoothness: Smooth skin lacks roughness, bumps, or irregularities on the surface. It feels soft and even to the touch. Evenness: An even skin texture means no noticeable color, tone, or consistency disparities across the skin's surface. Skin treatments can involve reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Fine Lines and Wrinkles: These are often associated with aging and can make the skin appear less smooth. Improving skin texture can reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look more youthful. Pores: Large or enlarged pores can create an uneven appearance on the skin. Improving texture can include minimizing the appearance of pores. Acne Scarring: Acne scars can leave behind uneven skin texture. Treatments aimed at improving skin texture may involve reducing the visibility of these scars. Hyperpigmentation and Discoloration: Uneven pigmentation or dark spots can also affect skin texture. Improving texture may involve addressing these issues to create a more uniform skin tone. Overall Health: Skin that looks healthy and well-hydrated tends to have a smoother and more appealing texture. Adequate hydration, a balanced diet, and a good skincare routine can contribute to healthier skin. To improve skin texture, people often turn to various skincare products, treatments, and procedures, such as exfoliation, dermaplaning, chemical peels, Hydrafacials, and the use of skin care products containing ingredients like retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), and vitamin C. The approach depends on an individual's skin type, concerns, and goals. It's essential to consult with us to determine the best strategy for improving your skin texture based on your unique needs. Consultation is Key: Before embarking on your winter skin rejuvenation journey, schedule a consultation with Arawan MedSpa + Wellness medical aestheticians to help you understand how to correct skin concerns, prevent further issues, and protect your skin. We are open 7 days a week, 7a-7p by appointment only, to serve you best with our undivided attention. Request a consultation appointment now by visiting us at You may also call or text us at 847-440-3417. All consultation fees go towards the cost of the treatment or service.

  • Arawan MedSpa + Wellness FAQS

    Arawan MedSpa + Wellness Website: Email: 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. Are there any social media handles you’d like us to include? Please include our social media handles: Facebook: @Arawan.Co Instagram: @arawan_artistry TikTok: @ArawanArtistryAesthetics LinkedIn: Dr. Eric de la Cruz: Sunshine de la Cruz:

  • October is Nurse Sunshine's Birth Month, and Here is Her Guide to Exploring Chicago in October

    Introduction: October brings a unique charm to Chicago as the leaves change colors and a crisp breeze fills the air. This month offers many exciting activities and cultural experiences in this vibrant city. From pumpkin patches to fall festivals, there's something for everyone to savor during this lovely season. This article will take you through the best things to do in Chicago in October. Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden: October is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Japanese Garden, in particular, is a serene spot to enjoy the autumn foliage. Remember to capture the picturesque landscapes for your Instagram or Facebook feed! Pumpkin Patch Adventures: For a quintessential fall experience, venture out to one of Chicago's many pumpkin patches. Places like Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch offer pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, and more. It's an excellent opportunity for family bonding and capturing those cherished memories. Take a Haunted Tour: October is synonymous with Halloween, and Chicago has its fair share of spooky stories. Explore the city's darker side by joining a haunted tour. Locations like the Hull House and the Congress Plaza Hotel are known for their eerie history, making for an intriguing and spine-tingling adventure. Attend a Comedy Show: Sunshine loves to watch the Instagram feed by Nurse Blake. Nurse Blake's show hits Chicago on October 29th, 2023, at The Chicago Theater. Whether you're a nurse yourself, know someone in the healthcare field, or appreciate a good laugh, this is an event you won't want to miss. Sunshine will be there laughing out loud! Conclusion: October in Chicago is a magical time. The city's blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and exciting events make it a fantastic place to celebrate the fall season. Whether you're enjoying the changing leaves, savoring different cuisines, or immersing yourself in cultural festivities, there's no shortage of things to do and explore. So, embrace the season's spirit and make the most of this October in the Windy City!

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  • Skin Classic Information | Arawan Artistry Aesthetics

    AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR EYEBROW MICROPIGMENTATION Please follow these instructions to improve and prolong the results of Arawan Artistry microblading and micropigmentation. Even when following these aftercare instructions, fading, blurring, or poor retention may still happen depending on your skin and lifestyle. Everyone heals and accepts the pigment differently. How your body heals is out of our control. Healed results will vary between clients based on skin type and condition, bone structure, immune system, metabolism, overall health, lifestyle, and the amount of existing hair. Our aftercare instructions are meant to help you achieve the best results while avoiding infections. ​ These instructions are not a guarantee your results will last for any certain period, nor is it guaranteed problems will not arise. ​ Blot your brows every 15 minutes for the first hour using a clean hand to hold the clean tissue or cotton round to dab and remove excess lymphatic fluids. This action helps prevent the formation of a thick scab. A thick scab may slightly pull pigment implantation, decrease color retention, and cause undesirable healed results. Keep the area clean and protected with the provided aftercare cream. ​ Washing Instructions: Day of the procedure (at night) - Wash your brows gently with cool water and mild cleanser. Use your ring fingers and clean with a feather-like touch in a circular motion (no rubbing) for 10-20 seconds. Repeat brow washing twice daily until brows are healed (closed). You may still form a scab even though you have been blotting. Wash with a mild cleanser, and apply aftercare moisturizer. If scab formation persists, DO NOT pick the scabs. Do not face the shower. A shower shield is not required, but you may use a shower shield to prevent too much water from rinsing the brow area if you face the water while in the shower. ​ Drying Instructions: Gently pat the area completely dry before applying aftercare cream. Apply aftercare moisturizer sparingly (the size of a rice grain). Only a superlight layer is needed to allow natural oxygen (room air) to penetrate for healing. Use clean Q-tips to gently remove any previous layer of balm before repeating the brow-washing process. After the procedure, you may wash your face with gentle soap, but be very careful around the treated area. Use any special soap provided or mild soap such as Cetaphil or CeraVe. Skin closure from a minor injury usually begins in 3-7 days, but this will not mean the treated area is completely healed. If the skin is closed, you may resume washing your entire face – be gentle and dab dry. You may resume your usual skincare after four weeks since your microblading treatment. However, serums, creams, and topicals that penetrate deep into the skin can potentially cause pigment to migrate and change color over time. Please avoid using these skincare products on your eyebrows to reduce this risk. PLEASE DO NOT DO NOT touch, rub, wipe, pick, or scratch your eyebrows. The flakes must fall off on their own, or you will risk removing the color and possible scarring. DO NOT take prolonged hot showers during the first 3 days. The heat opens your pores, jeopardizing the pigment fanning and altering your results. DO NOT soak the treated area in the bath, pool, hot tub, ocean, lake, or river, and no saunas, steam rooms, or hot yoga for 30 days. Your eyebrows will form a scab or feel dry following the treatment. If they itch, DO NOT SCRATCH. Just tap lightly to alleviate the discomfort. PLEASE DO AVOID direct sunlight to the treated area. Wear a hat when outdoors to promote retention and prevent scarring. After healing, use sunscreen to avoid fading from the sun. AVOID makeup application directly on the brows during the healing process. Makeup may be old and cause infection if applied to open wounds. AVOID using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows until healed. AVOID excessive sweating for at least 3 days afterward, but 30 days are recommended for best results. Sweat contains salts, which reduces color retention because saline is used for tattoo removal. Wear a sweatband to avoid sweat dripping on the brow area when exercising. Sweat also comes out of the eyebrows, especially in the tail area. AVOID touching your brows (always remember to wash your hands first if you have to touch your eyebrows). AVOID sleeping on your face for the first 7 days. Use a fresh and clean pillowcase. Be mindful of the linens rubbing on your eyebrows, which may reduce retention. AVOID chlorinated water until micropigmentation is closed (3-7 days) or fully healed (6 weeks) – chemicals reduce color retention. Schedule a follow-up “perfection session” (also known as touch-up). This session is usually needed between 6 and 8 weeks after the procedure; please schedule this with your provider for the best results. ​ Maintenance: After your brows are fully healed, it is encouraged to keep up with the shape of your brows. Remove unwanted brow hair scattered beyond the brow's shape. Let’s meet again for the perfection session in 6-8 weeks! Schedule a color boost session within 6-12 months. Send a frontal assessment photo without brow makeup, and your provider will determine if a color boost is required. If your brows are still very well saturated, a color boost may not be needed. ​ Notify your primary care provider if you have any of the following: Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reaction or infection. Please inform your provider as well if this occurs. Signs and symptoms of infection are as follows: Fever or chills and the affected area are hot to the touch. Redness – prolonged redness and swelling. Oozing yellow or green fluid in color. Swollen (puffy) skin surrounding the tattoo for a few days. Prolonged itching or hives days or weeks after pigment implantation can indicate a delayed allergic reaction. If you have an MRI scan, please inform your doctor that you have had microblading or micropigmentation (a cosmetic tattoo). If you are planning a chemical peel or any other medical procedure, please inform the therapist or the artist of the procedure you have had. The procedure should only be done once the healing process is complete. If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform this provider about the microblading or micropigmentation (cosmetic tattoo) procedure you have had, as this might alter the results.

  • Arawan Artistry Aesthetics | botox | 1431 McHenry Rd ste 106, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, United States

    Rediscover your radiance at Arawan Artistry Aesthetics: Where men and women embrace timeless elegance by aging gracefully with our transformative medical spa treatments. SERVICES SERVICES Welcome to Arawan Artistry Aesthetics Medical Spa, where art meets science to deliver transformative beauty experiences. Our expert team offers advanced treatments and personalized care to help you look and feel your best. From rejuvenating treatments to precision-driven cosmetic injectables, we enhance your natural beauty with spectacular results. Discover the fusion of beauty and wellness at Arawan Artistry Aesthetics Medical Spa. CONSULTATIONS ALL SERVICES SKINCARE HYDRAFACIAL BODY AND SCULPTING HAIR AND SCALP INJECTIONS PERMANENT MAKE UP THREADS TO BOOST COLLAGEN OR TO LIFT COMBINATION TREATMENTS SPECIALS Get $40 Off Read More About ABOUT A unique boutique medical spa working diligently to provide for our patients by delivering exceptional service and results. READ MORE "Oh my gosh. She is so thorough and professional! She’s also a nurse, so I totally trust her. I love that she has paperwork for you to sign and she gives you everything you need for aftercare. 100% would recommend her! I wake up confident everyday because now I have brows! It cuts down time to do my makeup." READ MORE THE TEAM Meet the team that makes Arawan Artistry Aesthetics CEO Sunshine de la Cruz, RN Sunshine de la Cruz has been a registered nurse since 2001, working in critical care units such as the surgical ICU, medical ICU, and burn ICU. CMO Eric de la Cruz, MD FACS Eric graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his surgical residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and his trauma fellowship at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, MD. ABOUT US Tiffany Mei Aesthetician Lilah Kalanzi Aesthetician Jenny Sanchez Aesthetician READ MORE INSTAGRAM FEED

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