Friday, September 4, 2009

Loyola Center for Aesthetics Welcomes New Member

Aesthetician brings personal touch to patient care

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) recently added an aesthetician to its well established Center for Aesthetics at Oakbrook Terrace North. Aimee Faciano is a licensed medical aesthetician, certified laser technologist, camouflage make-up artist and reconstructive tattoo artist. Faciano will work closely with LUHS’ seasoned plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer services and treatments that beautify and rejuvenate patients.

“Medical aestheticians serve as an integral part of any cosmetic enhancement process,” said Victor Cimino, MD, associate professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, LUHS. “Aimee’s background and skills will be invaluable to our patients and the entire medical and nursing team.”

Faciano has worked in the field of aesthetics for more than a decade. She decided to enter this industry after suffering from acne as an adolescent.

“After experiencing the embarrassing side effects of teen acne, I knew that I wanted to pursue a profession where I could help others with skin problems,” Faciano said. “My personal connection to aesthetics has brought more compassion and empathy to my work with patients.”

Faciano began her career at a large skin spa in Chicago. She immediately went on to work in private cosmetic and plastic surgery practices and traveled nationally for a large laser company before coming to LUHS. She currently is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists and the American Aestheticians Education Association.

“I am pleased to now work in a facility that combines the expertise and resources of a major academic medical center with the conveniences and comfort of an outpatient setting,” Faciano added. “I enjoy helping patients care for skin, their body’s largest organ, and find it rewarding to see them feel better about themselves.”

The Loyola Center for Aesthetics’ services range from anti-aging procedures, laser hair removal and eyelash-enhancing treatments to cosmetic facial and body surgery. The center also provides free skin analyses and consultations to new patients.

To schedule an appointment with a Loyola physician or aesthetician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.